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Pacifica hybrid: high on gasoline, too

by David Zatz on

The actual gas mileage numbers for Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid minivan weren’t ready until after production started — but we have them now.

The company already reported that the EPA figure for running on electricity was 84 MPGe, around 5% higher than Chrysler’s estimate. The total range is 33 miles on electricity alone. So what if you want to drive the full 570 miles you get on a full tank and battery?

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According to the EPA’s web site, the combined city/highway mileage on gasoline is 32 mpg. That includes times when the regenerative braking adds power to the battery, which is then spent boosting acceleration as needed. The EPA did not release the city and highway figures separately on their web site.

The hybrid starts at $34,495, well equipped, after a $7,500 U.S. tax credit, and is to arrive at dealers “over the next several months.”

first Pacifica hybrid

Muscle car enthusiast Patrick Rall has taken the Pacifica Hybrid out for an extended test drive, and we have detailed coverage in our 2017 minivan powertrain page.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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