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Pacifica to get stop-start?

by David Zatz on

All Chrysler Pacifica minivans made in January and beyond will have stop-start systems to increase their real-world gas mileage, according to Allpar source oh2o.  Chrysler did not confirm or deny the assertion.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans

The hybrid Pacifica scored an 84 eMPG rating — 32 mpg with a discharged battery — while the gasoline-powered vans had to make do with EPA figures of 18 city, 28 highway.  That puts the highway mileage 1 mpg ahead of the Odyssey and Sienna — but the city mileage is 1 mpg behind each (the Sedona is rated at 18/24 and the Caravan at 17/25).

Stop-start systems mainly work their magic in the city, so including them could put the new Chrysler over the top in both the hybrid and gasoline versions.

Some buyers don’t like stop-start systems; they can be shut off, but usually revert to being on again at the next restart. Still, they are coming to many vehicles; Ford said they would be used with all engines on the 2018 F-series pickups, and Jeep already has them on the Cherokee.

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