BraunAbility has been working with Chrysler to make the Chrysler Pacifica one of the most accessible vehicles on the market.
A new blog post on FCA’s website tells the story of Cheryl Angelelli. When she was 14 years old, she wanted to become an Olympic swimmer. While she was practicing a new racing dive, she broke her neck. Since then, she has gone on to win four swimming medals and has competed in three Paralympics.
She was at the Chicago Auto Show as a spokesperson for BraunAbility when they showed off the BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica for the first time.
“I lead a very full and active life, and a big part of what makes that possible, is my adapted vehicle.”
The BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica features AccessAbility technology that has the industry’s widest side-entry ramp. The Pacifica provides additional space that provides obstruction-free maneuverability for all sizes and types of wheelchairs in the cabin with by having rear-axle space innovation.
Another bright spot on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is that is now on the list of eligible vehicles in the FCA US LLC Automobility Program which helps to ease the burden of drivers and passengers with physical challenges.
One of the key selling points of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is its environmental impact. The move to green for many a car is big with numerous car buyers. Hybrids especially strive to be as green as they possibly can. How green is the Pacifica Hybrid?
In comparison to the previous-generation of the gas-powered Chrysler minivan, it is 31 percent greener. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most efficient minivan of all time.
The number was reached by the engineers at FCA US using industry-standard software. They were able to calculate the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the Pacifica Hybrid. The software took into account the environmental impact of fuel production and delivery, as well as the vehicle’s fuel consumption. All of this was based on 120,000 miles of operation. The total reduction the Pacifica Hybrid recorded was 21-metric-tonne in CO2e GHG emissions.
In comparison, the amount of reduction the Pacifica Hybrid had was the average annual CO2 output of 22 American households or 14 commercial flights from Detroit to Los Angeles.
The Pacifica Hybrid is the most-fuel efficient minivan ever. It has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 MPGe. These findings show that the Pacifica Hybrid is truly one of the greenest options out there buyers.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been one of the hottest new vehicles on the market. Considering that vehicle is a minivan is saying a lot. The biggest initial hurdle for the Pacifica seems to be one of the hardest and that is trying to make the minivan cool again. The minivan has long been considered as one of the most boring segments on the market, so can the Pacifica challenge that notion?
Autoweek took the Pacifica for a review drive and seem to have issues with questioning the idea of whether a minivan can be cool. It is the one note they put in their con list. “Minivans still aren’t cool.” That’s it. What about in the Pro column? “More space, comfort and driving fun than you’d ever believe in a minivan.” Guess none of that matter in rating coolness factor.
Thankfully another write steps in to put in the counter-point to that observation on the Pacifica. He remarks on the how delightful it is to drive, how quiet and smooth the drive is. That the Stow ‘n Go system unique to the Pacifica makes it so easy to switch from “school bus to cargo van (or any combination between) in 60 seconds flat, and looks good doing it…”
It’s hard not to think that the idea of a minivan being cool would work if people accepted that if the Pacifica has all the notions of being cool, then it is. It’s so much relaying on the age-old idea that a minivan can never be cool even if it marks off all the correct criteria. Maybe it just needs a Hellcat engine for everyone to finally be convinced.