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America’s First Plug-in Hybrid Minivan.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
Base MSRP: From $40,245
- Hybrid Touring Plus – From $40,245
- Hybrid Touring L – From $42,445
- Hybrid Limited – From $45,795
Tax Credit: Up to $7,500
Battery Size: 16 kWh
EPA Range: Up to 35 electric miles, 520 total miles
Charging Acceptance Rate: 6.6kW
Performance: 16.2 kWh Battery, plug-in hybrid 3.6-liter, V6, 287 horsepower
Mileage estimate: 84 mpge
Price estimate: From $40,245 to $45,795
Warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Drivetrain warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside assistance: 5 years/ 60,000 miles
Corrosion Warranty: 5 years / unlimited
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Hybrid Review
Chrysler did a nice job of creating its relatively new minivan – the versatile Pacifica.
Developed in 2017, the Pacifica is offered in traditional gas-powered mode, but also as a hybrid with electric capacity, making it appealing to anyone who wants to go green. It features a light, yet solid body structure with a sleek, stylish exterior, and has an appealing interior that is both comfortable and smartly designed.
In 2017, Chrysler bid farewell to the aging Town & Country minivan, an automobile it had produced for more than two decades with some degree of success. Realizing the peak years for minivans were in the rear view mirror, it’s a little perplexing that Chrysler didn’t waste any time in manufacturing the Pacifica.
But sales have been very steady for the Pacifica. Chrysler sold 118,274 models in 2017 and a year later that figure was nearly identical (118,322). Industry insiders rate the Pacifica right up there at the top, alongside the venerable top sellers – the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
What some folks might object to is the sticker price. The Pacifica Hybrid-EV is high for a minivan, starting at right around $40,000. But there’s a $7,500 federal credit and in California there’s an additional $3,500, thanks to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
Charging and Range
In electric mode, the Pacifica goes 33 miles before a charge is required. While that’s not a large distance, it could serve as the daily commute for anyone who works close to home or is taking the kids to school and back each day.
Mileage estimates for the Pacifica Hybrid as an EV are 84 mpge. When the Pacifica switches over to a hybrid it still outperforms other minivans, possessing a mileage estimate between 28-32 mpg. And it can go roughly 520 miles before a trip to the pumps is required.
The Pacifica provides good handling, solid performance and has the versatility that folks are looking for in a minivan that seats seven and can tow up to 3,600 pounds. It has an exterior resemblance to the Chrysler 200 sedan in terms of its curvy nature, classic grille and accented taillights.
Recommended Charging Stations = HCS-40
Recommended Power Level of Charging Station = 32A
Vehicle Acceptance Rate: 6.6kW
Manufacturer Details by Chrysler
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gas mileage review: The ideal family hauler by Green Car Reports
Ideal Charging Station Recommendations:
PHEV Owners Love ClipperCreek EV Chargers
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To learn more about the most common types of EV charging, please visit our Level 1 vs. 2 Charging Stations Page.
Learn more about Level 3 EV Charging Stations and why they tend to remain an uncommon option for residential charging.
After quite a bit of research, I decided that ClipperCreek was the electric car charger for me. I had some simple questions, so I called their customer service line. Without any hesitation, they answered my questions (before I purchased their product) and found the right charger. I called my regular electrician and confirmed he had installed an electric car charging station before. When he said he did, he came over and did the install. 3 hours later and $200, we were up and running. Super easy to use, the cord is long enough to park outside of our garage and still reach to charge our van.
If you are looking for a great quality charging station for a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, this is the one! Also, everything is made in the good ol’ USA and their customer service is on-shore too.
Owns HCS-40P with NEMA 14-50 plug
I chose to go with the hardwired version after talking to my electrician. I also called Clipper Creek to ask if the sale price was going away and they told me that the new sale price was going to stay since they were able to find a way to manufacture it at a lower price point. We love the charger and it was well worth the investment. We installed it in the garage, but we have found we actually run the cord out our garage side door and leave our van in the driveway to charge. It charges our Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid in about 2 hours – much faster than the 12 hours it was taking with the level one charger it came with. It is very sturdy and the cord feels well manufactured. It comes with a wall mount for the charging head as well to protect it rather than letting it hang and potentially get damaged. In case you were wondering, our electrician charged us $435 to install it in our garage, although that price is variable depending on your situation and where you live. We’re very happy with this purchase!