Why This Minivan Could Be Mother Nature’s BFF

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is brimming with fuel- and emissions-saving tech.

This post is sponsored by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

Today, using the latest in hybrid vehicle technology, software and engineering, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gives owners a fully featured, fully functional minivan experience that blends an award-winning cabin, proven family-ready features, and the latest in versatility and safety into a highly compelling package.

In simple terms?

America’s first-ever hybrid minivan can help cut your fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions, and transportation-related carbon footprint while putting drivers on the forefront of modern, high-efficiency motoring. Best of all, it’s also brimming with technology and features that can help owners maximize the environmental benefits of hybrid driving, each and every day. Here’s a closer look at some of the features and innovations of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

 

Office Carpool Eco-Hero

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With lots of space, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is functional for long road trips and daily commutes.

Public transit is helpful for the environment since it moves many people in a single vehicle. The Pacifica Hybrid is similar: You get room for seven, fuel efficiency of up to 84 MPGe1, and if your daily commute is less than 33 miles2, and you’ve got a fully charged battery, it’s possible you won’t burn any fuel at all—depending on your driving habits, of course. Recharge at work? Great—that’s another 33 milesof all-electric, tailpipe emission-free driving for the trip back home. Get yourself—and six others—where they need to go, burning virtually no gasoline. When using gas and electric the total driving range can reach 566 miles.3

And with lots of space for cargo and people, the Pacifica Hybrid is incredibly functional for long road trips as well as daily commutes.

 

A Big Impact

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Every Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can eliminate up to 21 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 120,000 miles.

Using industry-standardized software, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been calculated to have an environmental impact that’s some 31 percent less than the previous-generation model. Each and every unit can eliminate up to 21 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 120,000 miles—that’s equivalent to 22 average households for each and every single Pacifica Hybrid. Best of all, unlike some exotic, high-dollar hybrid and EV vehicles, the Pacifica Hybrid is priced and incentivized to put it within reach of the average shopper and qualifies for up to a $7,500 federal tax credit4. After all, environmentally conscious vehicles can have a much bigger impact when they sell in volume.

 

Braking Makes Power

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Apply the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s brakes and regenerative braking recaptures some energy.

Every time you apply the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s brakes, a process called regenerative braking recaptures some energy, which is fed back into the battery to help extend your electric-only driving range. Plus a built-in visual “coach” helps drivers brake in the most optimal way to recapture lost energy. This helps reduce emissions and can extend the life of the conventional braking system, reducing maintenance.

 

Reduced Demand on Electrical Grid

Install the Uconnect® Access app on your smartphone and optimize the Pacifica Hybrid’s charging schedule to match even the busiest family schedule.

The Uconnect® Access app optimizes the Pacifica Hybrid’s charging schedule to match your family’s schedule.

A few button presses on the central command screen, or on a connected smartphone app, can program the charging to take place only during off-peak hours—saving money and reducing the load on the electrical grid. You can easily install the Uconnect® Access app on your smartphone and optimize the Pacifica Hybrid’s charging schedule to match even the busiest family schedule. The app helps track down the nearest charging stations on the go, too.

 

High Tech, High Tensile

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Higher-strength steels in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica’s body structure account for most of its weight reduction.

Built on a sophisticated new platform, Pacifica Hybrid is made extensively from high-strength steel, which is stronger and lighter than standard steel. Benefits include a stronger vehicle that weighs less through smarter usage in its design, which helps reduce fuel consumption. This high-tech steel is also highly recyclable—reducing its environmental impact and generating less waste. The all new Pacifica Hybrid, like the Gas Model, integrates unsurpassed Passive and Active Safety Systems which provide outstanding performance.

 

Maximized Efficiency, Every Day

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The Digital Information Display and the Uconnect® touchscreen puts everything at your fingertips.

Pacifica Hybrid’s driveline is engineered to save fuel with no second thought—though a bevy of features and touches help owners further optimize its efficiency at every turn. The Hybrid Electric Pages’ efficiency coach provides real-time visual cues in the Digital Information Display and the 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen on how to drive more efficiently. And whether you recharge on the daily or not, you can drive your Pacifica Hybrid every day, everywhere—helping to save fuel while reducing emissions with every mile travelled.

 

1 EPA-estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe.) Actual results may vary.

2 EPA estimate with fully charged battery. Actual results may vary.

3 Based on EPA-estimates. Requires a full charge and a full tank of gas. Actual results may vary.

4 This incentive is offered by a third party and is subject to change without notice. Please confirm this information to ensure its accuracy and availability. Consult a tax professional for details and eligibility requirements.

 

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