Finally! It’s here! The first plug-in hybrid minivan, and it’s everything I want it to be in a minivan and a plug-in hybrid.
First, let me say that I have driven the gasoline-only version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan and loved it. The gas only version starts around $28,595 and gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 18 city / 28 highway. I got 18 miles per gallon (MPG) when I drove the minivan.
I am left wondering why anyone would buy a 2017 Chrysler Minivan gasoline version. The plug-in version that I drove around the Topanga Canyon, Santa Monica pier, and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) got 38 miles per gallon.
The product people, engineers, and designers gave us an overview of the plug-in minivan, including the two electric motors, and the one-way clutch.