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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid test drive

Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:42 am

It’s both fitting and surprising that Chrysler is the first to sell a hybrid minivan in the U.S.

The automaker created the minivan segment in the 1980s and has led it ever since, but it’s built only one hybrid vehicle — the Aspen SUV — in its entire history. And that was just for a single year, eight very long years ago.

You’d figure that Toyota, which is the hybrid king and sells a fair number of minivans itself, would have been the one to do it. In fact, it did, just not here. It offers a couple in Japan. Honda has one there, too.

Maybe they know something Chrysler doesn’t about the U.S. market, but that didn’t stop it from doubling-down. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid isn’t just a hybrid, it’s a plug-in hybrid. It has two electric motors, a V6 engine and a big battery pack that lets you take the kids to soccer practice and back, emissions-free.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/06/19/ ... drive.html

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Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid test drive

Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:07 pm

Yeah, agree with the remark about Toyota. Don't know why they are not yet here is the US market, but Chrysler definitely did a great job.

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Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid test drive

Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:04 pm

Chrysler has promised a nice range. 33 miles is great for a lot of people.

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Re: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid test drive

Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:53 pm

Nice post, pointing out some key points about purchase cost and fuel cost adjustments.
Those prices are roughly $2,500-$3,000 more than the closest conventional Pacificas, which isn’t much of a premium for electric drive capability and will pay for itself in four years at the pump alone. But the Hybrid’s battery pack is large enough to qualify for the full federal electric car tax rebate of $7,500, so they actually end up costing $4,500-$5,000 less than the standard models.
Potential buyers will be benefitted by these remarks.

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