Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Impressive 32 MPG, With 36 Miles Electric City Range
The EPA has just released detailed ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
Seen below is info straight from the EPA’s internal database. Aside from the previously known figures, we know can see the various highway/city/combined breakdowns, as well as the MPG ratings in all three categories.
First up, electric range. City range is listed at 35.51 miles, while highway range is 29.98. Combined that works out to 33 miles (or 0 to 33 miles, as is typical for most plug-in hybrids rated by the EPA).
Next, in the PHEV Composite MPG category, the breakdown is 54 city, 49 highway and 52 combined.
Last up is MPG. The variance here between driving in the city or country is negligible, with the Pacifica Hybrid returning 32 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined.
For comparative purpose, the non plug-in Pacifica returns 18 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. So a significant 45% efficiency gain is still felt when driving only on petrol over the standard Pacifica thanks to the e-drivetrain set-up.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is priced from $41,995 (plus destination) and production is already underway with first deliveries expected soon (also check out one of the first plug-in Chrysler minivans being produced on FCA’s Windsor assembly line here).
Some additional highlights related to the Pacifica Hybrid:
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid:
- 33 miles of all-electric range and 84 MPGe fuel economy
- all-electric mode capable of up to120 km/h (75 mph)
- 16 kWh battery, which of course qualifies the van for $7,500 in federal tax credit money
- batteries are liquid-cooled (same basic system as the Bolt EV – cells contact an aluminum fin that conducts the heat to a cooling plate), consists of six 16-cell modules
- NMC cathode and graphite anode chemistry, with one of the highest densities for any PHEV at 193 W·h/kg
- 2-hour charging capability
- 3.6-liter Pentastart V6 petrol engine; in this case with a lowered output to 248hp with 230lb ft of torque, and two electric motors
- second-row seats also can be removed, but the battery takes up the area normally reserved for “stow-n-go” seating
Hat tip to Alan H!