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2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: October 30, 2019


Out of all the forms of automotive, who would have thought there would be a need for a hybrid minivan? Chrysler, going against the trend, put in time and money on developing a hybrid none thought of, and now what we have is the world 's first hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid. The Pacifica even in its gas version is a great car and now, backed with the hybrid superpower, it 's become even more practical and economical in the long run. But the price tag may work as a scarecrow for the immediate minivan shoppers.

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Pros

An impressive 33 miles range on battery power

Well-crafted interior

Ample cabin space and utility

Cons

Absence of foldable second-row seats

Price is on the higher side

What's New?

No major changes for 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40245

bodystyle

4dr Minivan

passenger capacity

7

top speed

142 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

283 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

262lb_ft

transmission

electrically variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear trailing arm suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.2/68.2

dimensions

wheelbase

121.6 in.

length

203.8 in.

width

79.6 in.

height

69.9 in.

curb weight

4987 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

140.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

TBD/30/TBD mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

ev battery warranty

10 yr. / 100000 mi.


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Styles

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Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

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Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.5

Interior

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Touring Plus

Touring Plus

power
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$40,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) Starting at $40,245 MSRP (30/) 283 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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electrically variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7   Jazz Blue Pearl Coat
  Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat
  Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  Bright White Clear Coat

 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Touring L

Touring L

power
260 hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$42,445


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) Starting at $42,445 MSRP (19/30/30) 260 hp, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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electrically variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7   Jazz Blue Pearl Coat
  Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat
  Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  Bright White Clear Coat

 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Limited

Limited

power
260 hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$45,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) Starting at $45,795 MSRP (30/) 260 hp, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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electrically variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 7   Jazz Blue Pearl Coat
  Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat
  Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  Bright White Clear Coat

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Starting from the base price of $39,995, the Pacifica Hybrid comes in three trim levels harboring a similar 3.6L V6 engine paired to an electrically variable-speed automatic transmission plus the lithium-ion battery pack. The powertrain can muster out 260 horsepower and feature a class-leading 82 empg mileage. Being the first hybrid minivan there are no direct competitors to the Hybrid Pacifica.

2019 Chysler Pacifica Hybrid grey
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Front View
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Rear View

8.5/10
Features

 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Features

8.5/10

The Pacifica is huge and crafted to home a diverse family similar is Pacifica’s lineup. There are three major trims: Touring Plus, Touring L, and Limited. Chrysler features a monochromic 3.6L V6 engine and an electrically variable-speed automatic transmission. A lithium-ion battery backs the engine which can be fully charged in 2 hours from a 240-volt Mopar. The Pacifica boasts 520 miles of total driving range and can run 32 miles on battery alone. The Base trim is loaded with features and it gets better with each trim. The Base L trim starts as low as 27 grand and goes all the way to 45 grand. The Pacifica is a Front wheel drive.

Trim

Touring Plus

Touring L

Limited

MSRP

$39,995

$41,995

$44,995

Key Features

17-inch wheels

Power liftgate along with roof rails

Automatic high beam control

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

Bluetooth

Remote engine start

Adaptive cruise control

 

USB port and an auxiliary jack

Upgraded center console

Upgraded leather

Power passenger seat

 

Six-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio

Heated front seats

Ventilated front seats

 

Automatic headlights

Second- and third-row window shades

Heated steering wheel

 

Voice commands

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Automated parallel and perpendicular parking feature

Navigation system

 

Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat

Leather upholstery

20-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system

 

8.4-inch touchscreen

 

Second- and third-row USB ports

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Auto-dimming mirror

 

Heated mirrors

 

Hands-free operation for the sliding doors and liftgate

 

Power-sliding doors

 

Chrome trim

     

Automatic wipers

     

 

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Engine and Performance

8.5/10

Being the only full-fledged hybrid minivan in the segment, there is a lot at stake for Chrysler. The hood hides an already accomplished 3.6L V6 engine paired to an electrically variable-speed automatic transmission. Another source of power is a lithium-ion battery which has the plug-in capability and can run as long as 33 miles on battery alone. However, you won't need the plugin as the self-charging mechanism which extracts the power from the brakes which would otherwise have been wasted. The engine’s drills out 260 horsepower which are transferred to the front wheels of the Pacifica.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Engine

Models

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

MSRP

$39,995

$27,595

$31,085

$30,285

$27,980

Engine

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Ti-VCT

3.3L V6 Gasoline Direct Injection

Transmission

Electrically variable-speed automatic

6 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

260 hp

283 hp@ 6400rpm

280 hp@ 6000rpm

287 hp@

276 hp@ 6000rpm

Torque

N/A

260 ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

262 ft-lbs@ 4700rpm

254 lb-ft

248 ft-lbs@ 5200rpm

The Pacifica’s hybrid line might be the first of its kind but it might not conquer the likes of gas-powered Minivans. The Dodge Grand Caravan features the top of the line power followed by the Kia Sedona. The last place is acquired by our hybrid Chrysler Pacifica.

Acceleration

The powertrain is punchy with hybrid motor proving low-end torque, but you need to be a little heavy footed to wake up all 260 horses. The initial acceleration is slow courtesy of additional battery weight though as you jab the pedal Chrysler starts to shine. This Pacifica takes 7.8 seconds to complete the 60 mph run, which is pretty fair for a minivan. For the quarter-mile segment, the Pacifica hits the mark in 15.6 seconds, pretty average to other vans in the segment.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Front View

Models

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

0-60 MPH

7.8 sec

N/A

6.6 sec

7.0 sec

7.9 sec

Quarter mile

15.6 sec

N/A

15 sec

16.8 sec

16.1 sec

Engine

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Ti-VCT

3.3L V6 Gasoline Direct Injection

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

8.9

8.0

9.2

8.4

Ride and Handling

The extra pounds of hybrid battery and motor should have tampered with Pacifica’s handling but not much has changed. It’s still nimble and quite maneuverable similar to its gas oriented sibling. The steering is light and has a central feel to it, road communication might be less but the shape steering instincts inspire confidence on tricky roads. Body roll is there but it's well-controlled. As you slide to the L mode, the regenerative brakes are put to work. The cabin feels comfortable and until the wheels intercept with any major of minor anomaly which sends shockwaves through the cabin. 

Braking

Brakes on the Hybrid Pacifica different than the gas variant. The brakes have a natural feel as the shift to D and as you shift to L the regenerative brakes take the lead. The pedal is easy to modulate and relatively has a short travel distance and the response is immediate too. The Front brakes are rated at 13 inches and so is the rear. From the speed of 60 mpg, the Pacifica took 119 feet to come to a stop. The change from regenerative to mechanical brakes is purely unnoticed.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Front Left Alloy Wheel

Model

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Brake Front (in.)

13

11.9

12.6

12.8

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

13

12

13

13.0

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)r

4987

4510

4354

4637

4411

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

N/A

N/A

125

118

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Fuel Economy

Being the only hybrid version in the segment brings responsibility and the feeling of leaving a mark on the minivan market. Chrysler did that with Pacifica’s efficient hybrid nature. The combined mileage is set at 32 mpg which itself is a 10 point jump from the regular Pacifica. Though the fuel tank capacity was reduced to 16.5 gallons. On sheer battery power, the Pacifica can go as long as 33 miles which is quite a statement to make. With gas and electric powers combined the total drive range is calculated at 520 miles which makes the equivalent mpg 82.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Charging Port

Model

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

MPG (city)

N/A

17

19

16

18

MPG (highway)

N/A

25

28

23

24

MPG (combined)

32

20

22

19

21

Range (city/highway)

342/532

340/500

371/546

298/428

380/506

Battery Range

33 miles

N/A N/A N/A N/A

EPA MPG Equivalent- Combined

84 mpge

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

16.5

20.0

19.5

18.6

21.1

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Interior

8.5/10

Seating and Comfort

You can use the Pacifica for daily commuting or for going camping on the weekend, the limit to the versatility of its interior. Pacifica can home seven to eight people at one a time depending on which second-row seating option you pick. You can either go for the bench or the captain’s chair. The seats sit high above the ground but the low ground clearance compensates for the same. Access to the second row is through a sliding door that has a decent opening. The third-row access is easy too and can comfortably accommodate three adults.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Front Seats

Model

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.1/63.8/41.1

39.8/63.7/40.7

40.7/63.1/40.9

41.8/58.4/42.6

39.8/63.9/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/63.0/39.0

39.3/64.1/36.5

39.5/61.6/40.9

40.5/58.1/44.3

39.4/63.1/41.1

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Rear seats, Second and Third Row

With large windows and thin pillars, visibility is a strong point on the Pacifica. The quality of the interior is nice with a lot of soft touches but the same cannot be said for the poor material used on the steering. The Hybrid version does not enjoy the stow-n-Go feature as that space was used to harbor the hybrid motor. Other features like the Conversation mirror gives parents full access to what their children are doing at the back. If you talk about the interior design it's one hell of a minivan and indicates how much minivans have changed in all these years.

Cargo

The most sensible choice to fit the Hybrid motor and battery is the boot, though Chrysler loses the Stow-n go seats to smartly secure the full cargo bay. With all seats up the Chrysler delivers 32 cubic feet of cargo volume. The second seats need can be removed like on other minivans though third-row seats have the foldable feature. The full Pacifica cargo bay is rated at 140. 5 cubic feet which are nice but not the best in the lot.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Cargo Space, Third Row Folded Down

Model

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

140.5

140.3

158.0

83.2

142.0

Infotainment System

The central screen of the Pacifica is a huge 8.4’’ LCD panel which is bright, crisp and color accurate. The basic layout is simple and very user-friendly and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. Hence, you don’t have to worry about the connectivity of your smartphone with the car.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Infotainment Screen

There are also two large 10’’ screens in the 2nd row that come with a Blu Ray player. The input can also be fed via HDMI or wireless streaming. Two wireless headphones are also provided to ensure the best media experience.

A 4G LTE hotspot is also available so that all the passengers inside the car can connect to the internet all the time. SiriusXM radio onboard the Pacifica also lets you stream over a 100 radio station via satellite.

Taking care of the audio are standard 6 speakers that produce a well-balanced surround sound throughout the cabin. However, if you aren’t satisfied with it, there is an option for a 13 speaker Harman Kardon sound system that fills every inch of the cabin with rich and vibrant sound.

Interior Features

  • 8 Passenger Seating
  • 2 Additional Key Fobs (Fleet)
  • Alloy Seats
  • Uconnect 4C Navigation With 8.4" Display
  • Single Rear Overhead DVD System

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Exterior

Design and Styling

Although the majority of minivans look the same the all American Pacifica adds a little fair to the design. It’s the most curvaceous van modeled over the boxy body which is a strong design statement. The Chrysler’s logo and grill look better than ever and feel like it was built exclusively for this van. Despite big dimensions the Pacifica mystic makes it look smaller, however, it’s a big van and its cabin say it all.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Side View

Model

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Honda Odyssey LX Minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4987

4510

4354

4637

4411

Length(in)

203.8

202.8

203.2

201.8

201.4

Width(in)

79.6

78.7

78.5

75.9

78.1

Height(in)

69.9

68.9

68.3

68.0

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

5.8

4.5

6.0

6.7

Wheelbase (in)

121.6

121.2

118.1

117.9

120.5

Track width (in) F/R

68.3/68.3j

65.6/64.8

67.3/67.2

65.4/65.4

68.7/69

Dimensions and Weight

The Pacifica’s soft exterior and curvaceous metal sheet make it stand out amongst other minivans. Its Pacifica is 10 inches longer than a full-fledged executive, its width is rated at 79 inches and height at 70 inches. The ground clearance of 5.1 inches which is lower the most of the vans in the segment. The wheelbase is rather large courtesy of the overall length.

Exterior Features

  • 17-Inch x 7-Inch 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
  • Incandescent Stop Tail Lamps
  • High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Body-Color / Black Power Mirrors
  • Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Sliding Driver-Side Door with Fixed Glass

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Safety

The Chrysler Pacifica features a long list of safety features along with a strong core safety. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is yet to be tested. Though the gas Pacifica was duly tested and IIHS names it as it's Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA awarded it with an all-star rating. As said earlier the list of safety features is long with active safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, cross-traffic alert, and more. Other driver assist features include automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist.

  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • 2 Front Headrests
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
  • Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Competition

Dodge Grand Caravan vs Chrysler Pacifica

Dodge Caravan is exactly what the idea of an ideal van looks like. It has space for seven and it’s a spacious van. Similar to the Pacifica there is enough power to counter the city’s traffic and hit the country road on the weekend. Though it’s a decent van and match everything the Pacifica does, but as a buyer, you cannot resist Pacifica’s futuristic look. Also, in terms of economy, Chrysler’s Hybrid technology is lucrative. Considering the hefty price difference, the choice boils down to whether you want a hybrid minivan or not.

Honda Odyssey vs Chrysler Pacifica

The Honda Odyssey is the Chuck Norris of the minivan segment. It’s the segment leader and boasts a higher price and power. In terms of dimensions and utility, the Odyssey delivers more than the Pacifica. The fact that this version of the Odyssey was launched last year and it's more practical. In comparison to the Pacifica, the Odyssey is more nimble and child-friendly. The hybrid Pacifica does not have the foldable seats similar to the Odyssey. Since Odyssey is the segment leader and there is a huge price difference of 10 grand Odyssey makes more sense.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Final Verdict

The Hybrid Pacifica open new realms of efficiency for the regular minivan driver. The ride quality is decent with no noticeable change than the gas-powered Pacifica. The ergonomic numbers go sky high with its mind-boggling 32 mpg combined average. The solo 33 miles range on the battery power is something exotic, that enough distance to avoid gas for weeks in city driving. The biggest hit comes to the utility as there is no Stow-n-go feature as it was collateral damage for fitting the Batteries and electric motor. Another disappointment was the Pacifica’s price which is a way to heavy for the normal buyer.