Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Wins 2018 Best New Car Award

By Ryan Everson | February 21st, 2018

The team at Good Housekeeping joined up with Car and Driver to name the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid the 2018 Best New Car Award in the Hybrid category. Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles. The editors measured each new vehicle for safety, value, handling, design, comfort, and technology.

“As America’s first-ever and only hybrid minivan, it is by definition a one-of-a-kind, no-compromise family vehicle,” said Laurie Jennings, Deputy Editor & Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute. “Offering all the qualities of the well-received gas model, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid displays substantial real-world electric range for most driver’s daily commutes, great fuel economy when operating as a hybrid and plenty of room for families.”

The Chrysler Pacifica has been breaking records for years as the front-running minivan and now with the Pacifica Hybrid, FCA adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment, including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Chrysler Pacifica was the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017, proving that it continues to reinvent the segment to the delight of drivers and critics alike.

The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment that achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, and 33 miles of all-electric range. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today’s families.

New to the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a standard SafetyTec Package, which offers additional active safety and driver assistive features to all gas and hybrid models. Plus the Uconnect 4 systems are now upgraded to seamlessly sync with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This minivan continues to take the segment by storm.

See our current inventory of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Hybrid models online now and then stop by to test drive one today! Bring along the whole family to experience the exceptional ride and discover helpful features in all three rows. Make an appointment or stop by anytime.

 

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