2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #5 in Midsize Van

7.0

Overall Rating

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Chrysler has been in the minivan class for decades. With a confusing nomenclature, Chrysler vans were quite popular back in the 90s for their quality and features. Chrysler was all set to launch the Pacifica as a minivan back in 1999. However, they dumped the idea and instead introduced a crossover SUV with the Pacifica name. 

Fast forward to 2016 and Chrysler finally revealed the all-new Pacifica as a minivan. It replaced the long-running Town & Country minivan. Within a year of its debut, the Chrysler Pacifica received various awards. It is offered with a powerful V6 engine and an optional hybrid powertrain. On top of that, it offers the most premium features in the class.

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Pros

Commodious cabin 

Top-notch standard safety and technology features

Best in class MPGe

Optional AWD

Cons

Not so spacious 2nd and 3rd-row seats

Big-budget price tag

Some lackluster elements on the inside

What's New?

Amazon Fire TV compatibility

The new air filtration system

Better paint choices


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr Minivan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


Chrysler has removed the entry-level trims from the lineup to sell them under the Voyager name. Now we are left with the high-end trims of Pacifica Hybrid for the 2022 MY with a starting price of $46,145. With its stylish design and a high-end cabin, it rivals the likes of the Toyota Sienna Hybrid, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Carnival.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Front Angle View
2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Rear Angle View

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Features

The revised lineup of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid includes 3 trim levels where all the trims offer standard LED headlamps and premium leather upholstery. The all-new 2022 Pacifica Hybrid has a feature-filled base trim. The higher trims will make your experience much better with luxury features and a refined powertrain.

It has 7 person seating capacity where 8 seats are not offered with the Hybrid version

All the trims offer their specific wheels, convenience options, and luxury features. The best thing about the Pacifica is its Uconnect 5.0 infotainment that comes with a 10.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display.

Trim

Touring L

Limited

Pinnacle

MSRP

$46,145

$50,200

$54,480

Key Features

17-inch diamond-cut with painted pocket alloy wheels

Chrome power heated side mirrors

18-inch painted/polished aluminum wheels

 

Automatic projector LED headlamps

Express 1st and a 2nd-row panoramic sunroof

Deep tinted glass

 

Perforated leather-trimmed front and rear seats

Fixed glass 3rd-row sunroof with a sunshade

Metal-look interior and exterior accents

 

Uconnect 5.0 10.1-inch infotainment

4G LTE WiFi hotspot

Heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats

 

Heated techno leather steering wheel

10-way power passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support

20 Harman Kardon speakers with 760W amplifier

 

Voice-activated dual-zone automatic air-conditioning

SiriusXM Traffic plus with real-time traffic display

Rear seat entertainment with Bluray and Digital media

Which trim should you buy?

You should pick the base Touring L trim with closed eyes. It is already offering a ton of standard features for you. If you compare it with the rivals, the cost is a bit high but those high-end features even out everything. You have standard aluminum wheels, a power-operated driver seat, dual-zone air-conditioning, heated steering wheels, and much more. It will cost you around $46,145 as the hybrid system ain't any cheap. 

Release Date 

If sources are to be believed, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is set to be launched by late Fall of 2021. However, the minivan has been showcased and its feature list is known. 

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Engine and Performance

6.0/10

What we have with the Chrysler Pacifica is a power-packed hybrid V6 that doesn't deprive it of capability when you plan to hit the road. It outputs 260 horses with a torque output of 236-pound feet. The engine is mated to eFlite Si-EVT transmission specially made for the hybrid powertrains that ensure sleek shifting. The minivan feels easy to drive with a smooth suspension system, light steering, and sophisticated powertrain.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan In Acceleration Mode

With that, the Pacifica hybrid has dual electric motors. One motor charges the 16kWh high voltage battery and fires up the engine. The other one is used for purely electric driving. With its 8.0 second 0-60 MPH sprint, it is quite fast. Still, it takes 16.2 seconds to cover a quarter. It has a top speed of 110 MPH. The Pacifica Hybrid is not meant to be driven quick, rather it’s poised and is meant to be driven gently.

Models

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2022 Kia Carnival

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

MSRP

$46,145

$30,400

$31,790

$34,460

Engine 

3.6L V6 with an Electric Motor

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder with an Electric Motor

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

eCVT

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

eCVT

Power

260 hp @ 6,400 RPM

290 hp @ 6,000 RPM

280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

245 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

236 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.0

7.7

7.0

7.8

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.2

15.8

15.3

16.0

Top Speed (MPH)

110

115

111

116

Being a Hybrid, the Chrysler Pacifica is not the fastest minivan in the class. The rivals are comparatively powerful and faster than the Pacifica. The Hybrid V6 on the Pacifica has a similar performance as the gas V6. The Toyota SiennaHybridis the only other Hybrid that comes with an underpowered 4 cylinder, still, it accelerates better than the Pacifica. On the other hand, the gasoline-powered engines of the Kia Carnival and Honda Odyssey produce around 280hp of power and clock 7.7 and 7 seconds to the 60mph mark. 

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be driven with an all-electric range for up to 32 miles. When the gas economy is combined with the electric motor, you get a city range of 87 miles where it comes down to 76 miles on the highway. A combined range of up to 82 miles will ensure that you can drive your Pacifica hybrid for much longer than any other minivan.

Models

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2022 Kia Carnival

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

MPG (City)

30

19

19

36

MPG (Highway)

N/A

26

28

36

MPG (Combined)

30

22

22

36

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.5

19

19.5

18.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

N/A

361/494/433

371/546/429

648/648/648

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has the best in class fuel economy in its class. It has an all-electric range and the combined range is way ahead of any minivan. The Toyota Sienna Hybrid is the second one in the lineup with its hybrid powertrain averaging 36 MPG and a combined range of 648 miles. Rivals like Honda Odyssey and the Kia Carnival don't offer hybrid systems and have lesser MPG and even with larger fuel tanks of 19 and 19.5 gallons, the range feels incomparable. 

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Interior

8.0/10

No doubt Chrysler offers the most upscale cabin in the whole minivan lineup. As the Pacifica was introduced recently, there's nothing dated about the cabin. For its price range, the quality and design are really good. With options and packages, you can even customize your Pacifica into a cargo van with stow 'n go rear seat fold to floor folding for both 2nd and 3rd-row seats.

An outstanding design that suits its class is paired with advanced tech and premium materials as standard. All the controls including the gear shift knob are placed on the center console. There's a dynamic driver's console with a digital display for real-time information. You get controls on your fingertips with the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Front Seats

The seats are either wrapped in premium cloth or premium leather upholstery to give you a sense of luxury in your minivan. There's a 12-way power driver seat with 4-way lumbar support as standard. You can even avail of a 10-way power passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support. At the rear, either you get four captain chairs or a third-row split-bench seat.

The standard package includes voice-activated dual-zone automatic air-conditioning and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. As you get ahead with higher trims, you get heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and a 1st and 2nd row sliding panoramic sunroof with a 3rd row fixed sunroof. You have a standard cargo capacity of 32.3 behind the third row and by folding both the third and second row, you can open up to 140.5 cu.-ft of space.

Models

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2022 Kia Carnival

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.1/63.8/41.1

39.8/63.9/40.9

40.7/63.1/40.9

40.1/62.4/40.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.6/63.0/39.0

39.4/63.1/41.1

39.5/61.6/40.9

39.3/62.7/39.9

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.7/61.2/36.5

38.9/59.4/34.8

38.3/60.0/38.1

37.4/58.5/38.7

Cargo Capacity to 3rd row(cubic feet)

32.3

40.2

32.8

33.5

Cargo Capacity to 2nd row(cubic feet)

87.5

N/A

88.8

75.2

Cargo Capacity to 1st row(cubic feet)

140.5

140.5

144.9

101

With an irresistible cabin design, the Chrysler Pacifica is the best-looking and the most premium minivan in the whole class. The advanced features and top-end convenience options are rare on such vans. However, the Pacifica still lacks the basic requirements to pass as a practical minivan and that is space.

In terms of front row seating, it is the best choice. The second and third-row seats aren't as spacious as the rivals offer. Both Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna Hybrid offer proper seating space to the back. The latter is the only minivan in the segment that has a seating capacity of eight passengers, however, it loses out in terms of cargo capacity, where the Honda shines with a maximum trunk volume of 144.9 cu.-ft. The Kia Carnival has almost similar interior space as the Chrysler and even the cargo capacities are similar with no differences.

Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Three-zone air-conditioning
  • Full-length panoramic sunroof
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration

What's there to keep you entertained?.

Chrysler has well thought about the entertainment and convenience of the passengers inside the 2022 Pacifica. It comes with a Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system that powers a 10.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. The screen has crisp graphics with logically laid-out menus and is immensely responsive. It offers audio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, an AM/FM radio, and a SiriusXM radio as well.

The bonus features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device integration. The higher trims get a new Amazon Fire TV, SiriusXM 360L and a 19 speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system. You can navigate through the maps easily to reach your destination with the SiriusXM plus that offers a real-time traffic display. 

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Infotainment System

With a 4G WiFi hotspot, you get internet connectivity inside the cabin. The second row welcomes dual displays for a rear-seat entertainment setup in the top-end Pinnacle trim. You get Blu-ray and Digital media with 2 wireless headphones, an A/V remote to sit back and enjoy the ride with your favorite movies and shows.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows: 

  • UConnect 5.0 infotainment system
  • 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM 360L 
  • SiriusXM plus with real-time traffic display
  • 4G WiFi hotspot
  • Rear seat entertainment package

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Exterior

8.0/10

Being a premium minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica has distinct styling and design. With its latest updates, Chrysler has revamped the front and rear fascias with LED lighting. Every trim has specific detailing for the exterior. Overall, you get a contemporary design in a bulky minivan, yet it looks absolutely elegant. With its signature grille and the Chrysler logo, the Pacifica looks upmarket and ostentatious. Moreover, we have premium color options, chrome, and metal-look accents to highlight the design. The front LED headlamps can be paired with a set of LED fog lamps. At the back, we have a Dodge-like full-length LED tail light.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Side View

It has sporty design lines that blend in with the roof as it climbs up the huge windshield. It becomes touring ready with the roof racks. From the side, you can see how Chrysler has designed the windows so that even the rear passengers don't feel claustrophobic. The power sliding door has a huge opening for easy entry. The tailgate gets a rear spoiler where the opening is easy with the visible handle. It rides on 17-inch painted aluminum wheels as standard. You get 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with Limited trim. The Touring L has optional 20-inch wheels where the top-end Pinnacle trim offers 20-inch polished aluminum wheels as standard.

Models

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2022 Kia Carnival

2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,010

4,476

4,398

4,610

Length (inches)

204.3

203

205.2

203.7

Width (inches)

79.6

78.5

78.5

78.5

Height (inches)

69.9

68.5

68.3

68.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.1

6.8

4.5

6.4

Wheelbase (inches)

121.6

121.7

118.1

120.5

The Chrysler Pacifica is a huge minivan with stylish characteristics and a premium design. In terms of size, the Pacifica is wider and taller than any other minivan in the class measuring 79.6 and 69.9 inches, respectively. However, it loses to the Honda Odyssey when it comes to length, but its wheelbase of 121.6 inches is the longest that allows better handling and balance. However, the 5.1-inch ground clearance isn't still good enough to support the AWD system for mild off-roading. 

All the rivals weigh at least 400 lbs less than the Pacifica hybrid. Still, there's no compromise with the performance of the Chrysler Pacifica. Even with the lightweight structure, the Pacifica hybrid weighs a lot more than the rivals. The Kia Carnival shares a similar aggressive design strategy and also has a similar wheelbase of 121.7 inches. It also has the highest ground clearance of 6.8 inches and is closely followed by the Toyota Sienna Hybrid. 

Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • LED headlamps with DRL and fog lamps
  • Full-length LED tail lamps
  • Roof racks
  • 18-inch or 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • S Appearance Package

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Safety

6.0/10

The Chrysler Pacifica was developed on a new platform when it was introduced. It might have replaced the older minivans but is a lot different from them. It uses a lightweight high strength steel structure with aluminum which is made to withstand collisions and impacts. Also, it ensures unmatchable balance and durability on the road. The 2021 Pacifica scored 5 stars by NHTSA and a good rating on the IIHS and we expect the 2022 MY, to deliver a similar level of performance. 

The advanced safety on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica starts with multiple cameras at the front and the side. Plus you have a bird's eye view camera as well. Most of the safety features are offered as standard. It includes forward-collision warning plus rear cross path detection, blind-spot monitoring system, parking assist with automated parking sensors, a lane departure warning plus a lane-keep assist.

Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Forward collision warning plus 
  • Post-collision Safety System
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Competition

6.0/10

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs 2021 Honda Odyssey

The Chrysler Pacifica hybrid faces tough competition from the Honda Odyssey in terms of value and reliability. Honda is loved for its quality and performance.

2021 Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey walks on the same path with its capable V6, optional features, practical space, and attractive prices. The Pacifica gets ahead with its hybrid that ensures a mileage you cannot refuse. Also, it is a well-packed minivan in terms of features and tech.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs 2022 Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival is just like the Chrysler Pacifica as both of them suffer due to the Japanese brands. That's why Kia is trying hard to offer better quality and features.

2022 Kia Carnival

The Pacifica can offer a wide range of advanced tech and features at its price, where the Carnival cannot match it. Also, the Carnival might be fast, the hybrid powertrain of the Pacifica makes all the difference. Yet, you can opt for the Carnival if you want a budget minivan.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Toyota Sienna seems like the best minivan in the class with its quality and design. It also offers tons of features and safety for you. As the Sienna is also a Hybrid, it competes directly with the Chrysler Pacifica.

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

The Pacifica has the best combined MPGe in the whole class. When it comes to tech and features, it is steps ahead of any other minivan. Also, it offers a better ride and handling.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid Minivan Final Verdict

In 2022, the Pacifica hybrid gets the best in class standard features with practical cabin space and amazing ride and comfort levels. If you are looking for a minivan for your family, there's nothing better than the Chrysler in the whole class. Even the base trim is well equipped than most of the top trims of its rivals. If we get to the top-end trim, it is no less than any luxury vehicle. With technology and entertainment onboard, the Pacifica can take you anywhere.

The powerful V6 engine is combined with a hybrid system that gives you an unmatchable economy and confidence. The price ranges between $46,1455 to $54,480, which seems a bit high. If you consider the value and features, the 2022 Pacifica is a full package deal. If you have a big budget, then you should pick the Pacifica hybrid.