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Published on December 1st, 2016 | by James Ayre


2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Granted High Marks — EPA-Rated 84 MPGe Fuel Economy

December 1st, 2016 by  

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been determined to possess an 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) fuel economy rating by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making the plug-in hybrid model essentially the only offering out there for those wanting a minivan + high fuel economy.

While the non-hybrid 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was already more or less on par with primary competitors such as the Nissan Quest and the Honda Odyssey when it comes to fuel economy (28 highway, 18 city, and 22 combined miles per gallon), the plug-in hybrid variant really takes things quite a bit further.

Also notable is that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has achieved an EPA-rated all-electric range of 33 miles — pretty impressive considering that we’re talking about a minivan here. Total range is apparently 566 miles — achieved through the use of the all-electric range plus a 17-gallon gas/petrol tank. This compares to the EPA-rated range of 418 miles for the non-hybrid 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

Autoblog provides more: “As for a conventional rating, the EPA only provides a combined city/highway number on the Monroney sticker, and an FCA spokesperson told us that the rating for the Pacifica Hybrid will be 32 MPG. This represents the hybrid working as normal, not in EV-only mode. It’s also an improvement of almost 10 MPG over the combined ratings of the top three conventional minivans in the segment, including the non-hybrid Pacifica.”

A pretty good deal really. I wonder if the model will force Nissan to finally release an electric version of the Quest? Though, personally, I would rather just see the company finally bring the e-NV200 van to the US market — how many years has it now been since that first hit the European and Japanese markets?

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James Ayre'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.

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