The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has taken the Chevrolet Volt by complete surprise. This is due to the fact that the Pacifica Hybrid offers less electric range than the Chevy Volt with 33 miles up against 53 miles.
The MPGe also fell short at 83MPGe while the Volt offers 106MPGe. However the Pacifica does offer up a total range of 566 miles when running on gas and electric and this is more than what the Volt offers at 420 miles.
The Pacifica plug-in is the first of the hybrid minivans to be offered in the US. The vehicle takes around two hours to charge to full capacity when using the 240 volt charger and around 14 hours if you use the standard 100 outlet.
The lifecycle of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is estimated to be around 120,000 miles and it has been competing against the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. It might cut down the emissions by 21 metric tons of carbon dioxide compared the gas version.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes in at $43,000; however with the $7,500 federal tax credits this comes down to $35,000. The vehicle is going to be on sale starting from March of this year.