Getting To Know 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Posted on August 12, 2020
If you are an active reader of the Caledon Chrysler blog, you know that we recently took a quick look at the exciting new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and how you could utilize Ontario's EVIP rebate program to $14,000. While that is all great news, we thought that you, and the unique 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, deserved a more exhaustive in-depth look at North America's first hybrid minivan.
Under the Hood and Beyond
Unlike the minivans of the past, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was created to offer both performance and fuel-efficiency. Available in both a Premium and Platinum trim, the front-wheel drive 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with a modified 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gas engine that features a unique nine-speed dual-motor eFlite Electrically Variable Transmission. To create the hybrid power, you get a 16 kW lithium-ion battery pack that allows the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to get an estimated electric driving range of up to 48 kilometres, 850 kilometres of total range, and 2.9 Le/100km (97 MPGe) in city driving.* When it comes to charging the battery, owners get a standard 120-volt Level I charger that usually achieves a full charge in about 14 hours. However, if you add the available 240-volt Level II charger from Mopar, then instantly cut down the charging time to a quick two hours. On top of this, it also helps that the battery self-charges via regenerative braking and is covered under warranty up to 10-years/160,000 kilometres.
Safety, Comfort, and Connectivity
Because most of our customers buy or lease a minivan to transport their friends and family, the experts at Caledon Chrysler know that safety and security are as important as getting great fuel-efficiency. Therefore, we are happy to report that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid not only seats up to seven comfortably, it is also built with a dual-phase frame that utilizes roughly 65% high-strength steel that maximizes stiffness and strength for vehicle dynamics and crash performance. Like the gas-only 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, you get four-wheel ABS brakes, supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, and multistage front airbags. If you step up to the exclusive Platinum trim, you get the advanced SafetyTec Group standard, which includes LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Surround-View Camera, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
With all this performance, efficiency, and safety, drivers also get the comfort and connectivity they've come to expect from Chrysler. On some trims, you can expect your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to come with standard McKinley Leather-Trimmed Seats with Perforated Inserts, Heated front and second-row seats, eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar support, and ventilated front seats. As far as technology features, the team at Caledon Chrysler was pleased to discover that you can get the Uconnect system that features an 8.4-inch Touchscreen, Hybrid Electric Pages, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, Voice Text Reply. To keep you and your many passengers entertained, there the Uconnect Theater Package that includes 13 Alpine speakers, wireless headphones, and a Blu-ray/DVD player.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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