What's The Best 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Trim Level For Me?
Posted on January 19, 2021
If you're looking for the most stylish, comfortable, capable, versatile and fuel-efficient minivan you can buy, you've probably already decided on a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. After all, as well as being everything you want and need from a family minivan, it's also the only way of getting the stunning fuel-economy only a minivan with a hybrid powertrain can deliver. But once you've decided on the Chrysler Pacifica you'll then have to decide which trim level to choose, and there are more options available to you than many rivals offer. So, here's a quick guide to help you decide which trim level of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the right one for you.
Regular or hybrid?
This is the most fundamental decision to take when deciding which Pacifica model that's best for you, and it's a choice you don't get at the moment with any other minivan. The Pacifica Hybrid delivers 84 MPGe and a range of 53 km solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, or a combined range of 910 km on gas and electric. The cutting-edge technology at the heart of the Pacifica Hybrid is its innovative eFlite single-electrically variable transmission, which features two electric motors that are both capable of driving the vehicle's wheels. If you don't fancy a hybrid, the standard engine is the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline, which comes mated to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission and produces a very capable 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque.
Non-hybrid trim levels
The standard range is divided into six different trim levels, which start off with the entry level L model and then go onwards and upwards through LX, Touring, Touring Plus, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus and finally to the top-of-the-range Limited trim.
The Pacifica L comes pretty well equipped to say the least, with standard features including duel-zone air conditioning, active noise cancellation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth hands-free communication with streaming audio. The LX is a modest upgrade with things such as stop/start engine technology and Chrysler's renowned Stow 'n Go seats with in-floor storage bins, while the Touring ups the ante with dual power sliding doors and a power liftgate. Stepping up to the Touring Plus adds the ParkView rear backup camera and tri-zone climate control, and the luxury gets serious with the Touring-L thanks to perforated leather seats that are heated in the front. The Touring-L Plus extends heated seats to the second row, and it also includes a heated steering wheel and blind-spot monitoring for additional safety. It then gets really opulent with the top-of-the-range Limited as you're then into the realms of Nappa leather-faced seats that are ventilated in the front, a tri-pane panoramic sunroof and even the Stow'n Vac system for keeping your Pacifica clean inside.
Pacifica Hybrid trim levels
The Pacifica Hybrid has just three trim levels, but they're very well-equipped as they start with the Touring Plus and then go to the mid-level Touring-L and the top-of-the-range Limited. They're pretty similar to what you see with their equivalents in the non-hybrid lineup, but take a good look at what comes standard in the Touring Plus before looking to go further up the range as you might be surprised at how much you get as standard in this, so-called, base version of the Pacifica Hybrid.
With prices starting from as little as $36,095 for a Pacifica L and the Pacifica Hybrid starting from as little as just $38,706, this is a lot of minivan for your money. So, to find out more, and to test drive the right Pacifica for you, don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at CarHub.