I can't believe it… I drove a minivan and I liked it!
Well, don't faint, but after driving the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, I understand why people buy minivans. And driving a fully loaded model like the Pacifica Hybrid Limited combines the best of utility, function and fanciness.
All info provided in the review is based on a one-week test drive.
The vehicle was provided in consideration for my overly-opinionated opinion.
Time for another car review! This time it's the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited All info provided in the review is based on a one-week test drive. The vehicle was provided in consideration for my overly-opinionated opinion. Well, don't faint, but after driving the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, I understand why people buy minivans.
Base Price: $44,995
Total Price: $48,580
Total Price includes:
- Panoramic Sunroof: $1,595
- All season 18″ aluminum wheels: $895, Destination Charge – $1095)
- 3.6L, V6 eHybrid Engine
- The available federal tax credit can save some shoppers $7,500
The base cost is high at $44,995 but includes an upscale interior, great performance and a TON of great standard equipment including:
– Adaptive Cruise Control
– Handsfree power liftgate and sliding doors
– 20-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
– HD radio and newly available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Uconnect infotainment system – With intuitive menus and quick response times, Uconnect is one of the best infotainment systems on the market. And with standard smartphone integration, you can access apps from your phone like navigation and music – directly on the center touch screen.
– Rear-seat Uconnect Theater system can stream video from connected Android devices
– Navigation system with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity
– Power-adjustable front passenger seat,
– Ventilated front seats,
– Heated steering wheel
– Blind-spot monitoring
– The Limited line also includes leather upholstery
The Pacifica Hybrid has a higher starting price than most other minivans, but it's common for hybrids to cost more than nonhybrid rivals. However, the Pacifica Hybrid is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit that brings prices more in line with other well-equipped rivals
This car seems like it can take a lot of wear & tear for many years without it looking too beat up! Maybe it's the spacious interior but even after a week of carting two active kids under 10 (including sporting equipment), it seems to keep its upscale look.
The panoramic sunroof seems pricey at $1595 but is definitely worth it – the entire interior of the car seems so open, especially when packed full of kids & cargo.
I get it now, especially when you have little ones involved. Minivans are great for carting around groceries, etc and also provide enough room for schlepping kids. And the sliding doors help control dings in your door, entry & exit, etc.
Here's what I loved about THIS minivan:
GREAT gas mileage: 84mpg average (combined electricity and gas)/ 32 MPG (gas only)
Hybrid with power
Quoting from USnews.com, “The Pacifica Hybrid’s excellent fuel economy, composed performance, and premium cabin match the needs of most minivan shoppers. It also has numerous user-friendly tech features, comfortable seats, and great crash test results. Don’t let the high base price scare you away. Once you factor in fuel savings and state and federal tax credits, the Pacifica Hybrid isn’t that much more expensive than many gas-only rivals.”, I definitely agree.