By earning a fuel economy rating of 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) from the EPA, the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid has officially become the most frugal minivan on the market.
This new benchmark reflects the Pacifica Hybrid’s combined city and highway cycle performance in electric mode only, with the 84 MPGe rating being the equivalent of 2.8 lt/100 km.
“At 84 MPGe, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid surpasses our initially stated performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands at FCA. “These EPA test results paint a clear picture of the benefits our customers can expect from driving the most fuel-efficient minivan ever.”
During EPA testing, the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid established a total driving range rating of 566 miles (910 km) and an electric-only range of 33 miles (53 km).
“A large share of credit goes to the vehicle’s e-Flite dual-motor electrically variable transmission (EVT),” added FCA exec Bob Lee. “It is exceptionally well-suited to deliver the primary attributes we sought to infuse in the Pacifica Hybrid’s propulsion system – class-leading efficiency and superior refinement.”
The EPA also estimates that running a 2017 Pacifica Hybrid for a full year could cost as little as $900 (fuel and electricity combined). The minivan is priced from $34,495 with the US federal tax credit, excluding including state and local incentives.