Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid Named Best Minivans by US News & World Report

Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are getting praises again as the two popular models have earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 6 Best Minivans for the money in 2019. U.S. News writer Joslyn Hatfield states that the Pacifica Hybrid has the second overall highest score on the list and it’s ranked No.2 in their minivan rankings. “In addition to offering a plethora of family-friendly features, the Pacifica-Hybrid also earns the best fuel economy numbers in the class. From a quality perspective, the Pacifica Hybrid is tops.”

CHRYSLER PACIFICA HYBRID:

Standard on the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus is the Pentastar 3.6L V-6 260hp hybrid engine, side seat mounted airbags, 1-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS). Also included are 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, automatic air conditioning, 17” aluminum wheels, and driveline traction control, electronic stability. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is ranked higher on the publication’s list thanks to its innovative storage solutions, its features, and lower price tag than its hybrid counterpart.

When it comes to entertainment and safety its much of the same to its competitors. The Pacifica Hybrid also offers Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go seating, which will take no time between hauling a soccer team to hauling lumber. It is a few thousand dollars less than most competitors; the Pacifica has the third cheapest total cost and cost of ownership.

PERFORMANCE:

Front-wheel drive is also standard along with an automatic continuously variable transmission. Acceleration is swift from a stop, and the transitions between electric and gas power are hardly recognizable. At higher speeds, the engine tends towards being loud.

SEATING:

The Pacifica Hybrid seats seven people, and with only one seating configuration it also offers two second-row captain’s chairs and three third-row seats. Power-adjustable driver’s seats and cloth upholstery are standard. Opt for leather seats, heated or ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and hands-free power sliding doors.

CHRYSLER PACIFICA:

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in six trim levels: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. The Pacifica’s Pentastar V6 powertrain is paired to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain can produce 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.  

PERFORMANCE:

The Pacifica features a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. If you want to feel it’s acceleration you need to put your foot on the gas to get it going.  

According to EPA estimates, the 2019 Pacifica gets 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway (19/28 mpg with the stop-start engine feature). Those are excellent estimates for a minivan. It’s a contender among the minivans already available.

SEATING:

The Chrysler Pacifica has room for seven in its standard figuration. It can be increased to eight if you get the available second-row middle seat. Cloth seats are standard, while leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and eight-way power adjustable front seats are available.  

You can search the inventory of Chrysler Pacifica near Doral and at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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