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.
Kelley Blue Book has honored the 2017 Chrysler Pacficia as a winner of their Best Buy Awards.
With 300 new-car models for 2017, Kelley Blue Book had their task cut out for them in deciding which cars belonged on the list of their Best Buy for 2016. They narrowed the winners into 12 major vehicle categories and then spent plenty of time with the dozens of vehicles that made it into the final pickings.
The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards is an annual thing that the company does to provide buyers with the information they’ve gathered by putting these vehicles through rigorous evaluation. After all that, the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earned a spot on the Best Buy Awards.
“Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica minivan doesn’t just replace the long-running Town & Country, it blends luxury and practicality like no minivan before it,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Luxury-level dash design up front is complemented by rear quarters that offer all the utility you expect in a minivan, but with common design sensibilities. It’s also a pleasure to drive, helping it lock up a Best Buy Award in its first year on the market.”
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.