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Published on November 16th, 2016 | by James Ayre

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV Starts At $43,090 — With Federal Tax Credit, Cost Is Similar To ICE Equivalents

November 16th, 2016 by  

Pricing information for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan has now been revealed — the “Hybrid Premium” starts at $43,990 and the “Hybrid Platinum” starts at $46,090.

As a reminder, these prices don’t take into account the $7,500 federal tax credit for plug-ins (in the US), or any local state-level incentives either. So, with those factored in, the pricing is fairly similar to that of equivalent internal combustion engine (ICE) minivans. (As far as Chrysler offerings go, the closest match would probably be the Touring L + Touring L Plus Pacificas.)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid (PHEV) minivans, of course, will give you an all-electric range of around 30 miles — which is something none of the competitors can do at this point. The fuel economy city rating for the model is 80 MPGe.

Autoblog provides more: “The Pacifica Hybrid is equipped similarly to the mid-range Pacificas. The Premium trim comes standard with leather seats all around, seat heaters for the front, remote start with pre-conditioning, three-zone automatic climate control, active noise cancellation, 7.3 inch color display in the instrument panel, and the SafetyTec package. This package includes features such as rear park assist and blind-spot monitoring. The Platinum trim adds Nappa leather and front ventilated seats, a heated two-tone steering wheel, 13-speaker sound system, Uconnect Theater rear entertainment, and a programmable key for young drivers (or sketchy-looking valets).”

I’m very curious to see how the model, the first real plug-in electric minivan option in the US, performs sales-wise. At the price point in question it seems like it could do quite well — though, public awareness of the federal tax credit for EVs remains minimal, and waiting till the end of the year for the cash is prohibitive for some, so who knows?


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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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