The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid received top honors at the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). The Pacifica Hybrid took home the awards for overall Best Family Car and Best Technology Family Car and the Pacifica received the Best Three-row Family Car.
The members of GAAMA graded the vehicles based on several categories and on a trip along scenic routes at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Conference Center in Buford, Georgia.
The Pacifica and the Pacifica Hybrid have been racking up the award wins from various outlets. It’s been a remarkably new entry to what many consider a boring segment. Few auto companies have been putting so much into the minivan market to try to revitalize it out of the soccer parents category and into a true family vehicle. It brings a new and beautiful exterior as well as being loaded with all kinds of technology to keep the driver and passengers safe as well as plenty of entertainment options to help passengers in longer drives.
The Pacifica Hybrid is another major upgrade to the minivan. The Pacifica boosts an innovative hybrid powertrain and is the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment. It also is capable of an incredible 84 miles per gallon equivalent in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
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.