With the introduction of the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Chrysler has once again claimed the throne of the minivan segment. The brand poured all its efforts into reinventing the fading segment, which trails behind while the more capable SUV and crossover classes skyrocket in popularity. However, Chrysler’s innovations have paid off as this new entry in the lineup offers families a variety of accommodating features that make carpooling and running errands easier than ever, and Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy is one of those features.
The standard Chrysler Pacifica easily competes with the Honda Odyssey with a combined fuel rating of 22 mpg–that’s 18 mpg in the city and a whopping 28 mpg on the highway. You get that kind of efficiency with a V6 engine that still manages to crank out 287 horsepower. That’s even before the introduction of the plug-in hybrid model, which is slated to come out either late this year or early 2017. Company reps have already confirmed an all-electric range of up to 30 miles, but not the mileage with the combined electric motor and gas engine.
The Pacifica’s fuel economy is just one of many innovations Chrysler worked to incorporate into the latest offering in the minivan segment. Between plenty of space, a “trip tracker” that allows second-row passengers to see how far along they are on the navigation screen (no more “are we there yet?” questions), and more, the Chrysler Pacifica is one of a kind.