Chrysler Pacifica Named to Autotrader Best Electric Vehicles of 2019 List

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited still continues to electrify in the automotive industry. Autotrader states that the Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) — which is the first and only electrified minivan out there — is one of the 12 Best Electric Vehicles in 2019. This newest recognition takes the Pacifica’s overall award count over 120, further solidifying it as the most awarded minivan since 2016, according to yahoo finance.

The editors at Autotrader, created the inaugural 12 Best Electric Vehicles list to assist its customers looking to purchase the growing field of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and PHEVs. Editors considered a variety of essential bases, such as the maximum range, the electric-only range (for the PHEVs vehicles), driveability, price, and value, which helps determine their “best of” list. The categories were scored on a 1-to-5 scale, with 5 being the high score and each vehicle included in the list earned at least a combined average rating of at least 3.8 out of a possible 5.

“This is our first annual list of the best EVs, and we expect the cars on this list to change dramatically over the years,” said executive editor at Autotrader, Brian Moody. “That being said, the Chrysler Pacifica is really in a league of its own – there simply aren’t any other minivans that offer the plug-in flexibility of the Pacifica Hybrid. Around town, the Pacifica Hybrid can run on just electricity, making it both quick and quiet. However, the hybrid powertrain means it’s good for long trips too – all the while providing the comfort of a luxurious minivan.”

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides a maximum of 82 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the electric-only mode, a total span of more than 500 miles and an all-electric range of 32 miles. The segment’s first hybrid vehicle features an FCA US-designed, an innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) and it’s coupled with a specially adjusted model of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. The Pacifica Hybrid was designed to offer a seamless driving experience in mind, with no need for the driver to select between hybrid and electric modes.

The Pacifica Hybrid was ranked among the top five best-selling PHEVs in the industry, it’s equipped with a regenerative braking system that redirects the kinetic energy and it’s used to stop the brakes into energy, and it’s also used to charge the vehicle’s battery. The Pacifica Hybrid may be fully recharged, using the 6.6-kWh on-board charger, in two hours while using a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, and the charger is available from Mopar through dealers.

About the Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid

The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid have reinvented the minivan segment with its unprecedented level of technology, functionality, bold-styling, versatility, and technology. The vehicles are re-engineered from the ground up; the Pacifica also delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains in the minivan segment. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this vehicle a step further with its advanced and innovative hybrid powertrain. 

It’s the only electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode; the vehicles come with an all-electric range that delivers over 30 miles with a total range of over 500 miles, according to media.fcanorthamerica.com. The vehicle comes with over 100 available safety and security features; there’s also the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, the available 4G Wifi and a full array of available technologies and comfort. The Chrysler Pacifica has earned the spot as the most awarded minivan, with both the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, as they serve as a no-compromise minivan which is ideally suited for today’s families.

About Autotrader

Autotrader is one of the most visited third-party car shopping sites, with the most engaging audiences of in-market shoppers. It’s the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights with experts online, as well as mobile marketing. Autotrader makes car shopping easy for today’s empowered consumer that is looking to find or sell a new, used or certified pre-owned car. 

Using local market guidance, technology, and shopper insights, Autotrader’s comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow the brand. It also ties the traffic while also connecting the online and in-store shopping experience. 

You can search the inventory of Chrysler Pacifica 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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