2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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Good attempt at a first plug-in Mini-Van

by from Hayward, CA on October 24, 2017

Just recently purchased the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid, with all inclusive package for around $50k. Main purpose was to have a family friendly vehicle comfortable for long road trips. I had a Mercury Villag...
Just recently purchased the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid, with all inclusive package for around $50k. Main purpose was to have a family friendly vehicle comfortable for long road trips. I had a Mercury Villager '97 Model before, so Pacifica was definitely a good upgrade. What I like: - Pretty spacious compared to my Mercury Villager 97 model. - At least 2 110V outlets that I know of, so no need for the 12V to 110V converters - Surround view camera, and safety sensors o It has directional sound, so if you are about to hit something at the back, you’ll hear a beep from the back speakers only; and intensity of the beeping will increase based on proximity - Adaptive Cruise (ACC) with Active Steering for Anti-Lane Drift o This is complete stop and go (you merely have to push the pedal after complete stop for ACC to resume), very useful in highways (for high traffic and low traffic conditions) as well as higher speed roads - Has a nice entertainment system (with 2 monitors and headsets) behind the driver and passenger seats o The bad part is it will be hard for folks in the 3 back seats to see anything - Regarding the plugin hybrid feature o This works pretty well. The van goes on electric only with minimal engine intervention, for the first 39 or so miles. I went to a trip from Hayward to Vallejo, California on mainly battery. - Regenerative braking mode (L) o This is similar to B on Toyota hybrids or ECO on the leaf; this mode provides a smooth regenerative braking so you can use it on hills, traffic lights, etc. - Panoramic Sunroof o This is great for nominal weather conditions to get natural light in and take in the view What I do not like: - No automatic HomeLink garage door opener o When almost all cars have this or similar opener, not having this seems like a waste. I believe this was because of the somewhat rushed production for this 2017 model - Waste of space on steering wheel (with normal cruise control) o The steering wheel control also has a useless regular (non adaptive cruise control feature), along with the set speed and reset buttons; which to me makes no sense given that the van has Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Because of that, the steering wheel lacks volume controls and seek buttons for music. - Hybrid only mode gives max 32mg (avg close to 27mpg) o Having a Prius that is capable of 50mpg, this hybrid engine seems very inefficient - Lacks some features that is on the non hybrid version o Like foot sense door opening o Fully collapsible middle seats.
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Fantastic Vehicle - All Electric Mode is Great

by on November 8, 2017

My wife and I were in need of a vehicle that could haul our two kids plus their friends. We looked at pretty much all 3-row SUVs as we told ourselves we would never get a minivan. After thinking abou...
My wife and I were in need of a vehicle that could haul our two kids plus their friends. We looked at pretty much all 3-row SUVs as we told ourselves we would never get a minivan. After thinking about my wife's daily driving habits - 4-5 trips/day of less than 5 miles each - we knew that we would be getting 15-18mpg in a 3-row SUV. We then looked at the Pacifica Hybrid and never looked back. We plug the vehicle in at night and in the morning we have 36 miles of range, plenty for the daily errands. It really depends on your driving habits, but after the first 1,000 miles we put 10 gallons of gas in it to fill up the tank for a long road trip. On the road trip we got 31.5 mpg which can't be touched by any other 7 passenger vehicle. On top of all this it is very comfortable, has all the safety tech, is really nice driving, and qualifies for electric vehicle tax credits. Once you get over the minivan stigma you will realize this is the best vehicle for a family.
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The quietest car I have ever owned

by from El Cerrito, California on May 27, 2017

My PacHy exceeds my expectations on many levels. It's the quietest car I've driven, especially at lower speeds. It is roomier than our Dodge Grand Caravan and much more convenient. The Uconnect screen...
My PacHy exceeds my expectations on many levels. It's the quietest car I've driven, especially at lower speeds. It is roomier than our Dodge Grand Caravan and much more convenient. The Uconnect screen shows everything I need to know and it is customizable, so I have easy access to the apps I want. The Platinum edition has all the bells and whistles I need, a truly great family van.
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Reliable Hybrid Mini-Van

by from BayArea, CA on September 18, 2017

I really enjoyed driving this New mini van. Very quiet inside, and has everything I need for my family. Not for the technically disadvantaged. More than enough electronic gizmos. I plan I buying thi...
I really enjoyed driving this New mini van. Very quiet inside, and has everything I need for my family. Not for the technically disadvantaged. More than enough electronic gizmos. I plan I buying this one.
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smooth, quiet and very fuel efficient

by from Middletown, Ohio on October 8, 2017

I traded in another brand plugin hybrid. The Pacifica has substantially more room, almost as quite and better pickup. We can travel 15 more miles on a charge and the regeneration is much more active. ...
I traded in another brand plugin hybrid. The Pacifica has substantially more room, almost as quite and better pickup. We can travel 15 more miles on a charge and the regeneration is much more active. If we drive 30 miles round trip, we never need to put any gas in the car. The touch screen is a lot more intuitive than my other cars. The only complaint is the choice of rims; they only offer two different rims to choose from. The active noise cancellation really works very little noise in the cabin.
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