The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan has received EPA ratings, and the numbers are even better than what Fiat-Chrysler Automotive was estimating!
According to the EPA, the 2017 plug-in minivan can achieve 33 miles of range from the 16 kWh battery pack. The long EV range gives the van an overall efficiency rating of 84 MPGe in the city, which is very impressive for a vehicle of its size. So impressive, in fact, that the EPA rated it 10 out of 10 on its Green Vehicle Guide. Its the first time a minivan has ever been rated 10 on this scale!
Powering the minivan after the batter pack is depleted is an upgraded version of the award winning 3.6 liter Pentastar engine that uses the atkinson combustion cycle system.
Based on average driving distances, the EPA estimates annual fuel cost for the Pacifica Hybrid to be about $900 – both gas and electricity costs were used in the calculation.
Vehicle pricing starts at $34,495 after $7500 available US federal tax credit. Local and State incentives can lower the price even further.