The Chrysler company has given its family-centered Pacifica minivan a complete refashioning for the 2021 model year. Starting things off with a fresh exterior design that resembles a bit more like an SUV rather than a big ol’ station wagon. Other exterior features like the grille, lighting elements, rear liftgate, and styling on the wheels have also been given revisions of their own. There is also an available all-wheel-drive system. In the same way, some of the older models will have this driving mechanism as an option. In any case, the most considerable change will come from the mechanics. On top of this, the Pacifica’s hybrid powertrain makes moves on the city streets, and shows no signs of slowing down.
The Electric Drive
The Pacifica Hybrid keeps its 3.6-liter V6 but fuses it with dual electric motors. The engine also pairs with a 9-speed automatic ZF transmission. The vehicle produces a total output of 260 horsepower. Owing to the electric motors backed by 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, the total power output reaches up to an excellent 287 horsepower. The almost-SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and it’s because of these figures, the minivan outranks its predecessor in terms of its speed. Luckily, the eco-friendly makeup of the car doesn’t require that it skimps out of its power.
The Hybrid SUV also prospers with its fuel economy number, as has 30 mpg for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and then 82 MPe for the highway combined fuel economy. This Chrysler can journey up to 32 miles on electricity alone, before the gasoline engine kicks, providing a total range of 520 miles. However, the automaker has mentioned that these numbers can change with factors like the temperature and humidity levels affecting the numerous aspects of the car.
From the inside-out, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid flaunts a new look. From the nose, the grille is enlarged, with the remolded LED headlights including more of a boxy-shaped appearance. The square air inlet slides down a bit and spaced out to make the whole front area appear even boxier, muscular, and even proportional. Then the rear, the taillight extends from edge to edge.
The only downside is that this particular hybrid model is a 7-seater rather than an 8-seater, nevertheless, the vehicle remains one of the most spacious that you’ve ever been in, making it a no-brainer for families. The cargo space also doesn’t disappoint with 32.3 cubic-feet with the seats up and 87.5 the last row down, then even more so with 140.5 cubic-feet with the chairs in the second row collapsed. Moreover, the car has plenty of compartments to work with, including a new one under the center console.
In spite of the extra weight with 7 passengers and cargo, the 121.6-inch wheelbase makes the Pacifica easy to control. The adjustable strut and trailer trailing-arm suspensions at the front and rear wheels further enhance the stability.
Ultra Modern Interior Tech Features
Believe it or not, the interior is much more than its comfort or even its cargo, as it’s well-equipped with a plethora of upscale safety and entertainment technologies. A few fan-favorites include the newest Uconnect 5 infotainment system with restyled 10.1-inch screen. This system has the ability to receive over-the-air updates and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In truth, most of the in-car features can run wirelessly, alongside with Wi-Fi hotspot that adds just a bit more comfort and convenience in the cabin. What’s more, there are 12 USB ports to work with, as well as various C-type ports that have quicker charging times.
Altogether, the Pacifica styling, spaciousness, comfort, and high-tech features make it even more desirable than an SUV, especially with its eco-friendly powertrain. You can get all of these fancy features at the lowest price of $35,045, (plus destination fee).
Miami Lakes Chrysler is selling the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in various trims and prices, as well as its gasoline counterpart. Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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