Automotive Science Group Honors 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with Two Distinctions
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid took home two top distinctions in the 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) study conducted by the Automotive Science Group. The innovative hybrid snagged the titles for Best All-around Performance and Best Environmental Performance, a repeat victory for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
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According to FCA, “The Pacifica Hybrid earned a class-leading environmental performance rating in ASG’s Study, outperforming the average vehicle in its segment by 34 percent, thereby producing 34 percent less CO2-e emissions over the first 6.5 years in its life cycle. When looking at all 823 minivans, crossovers and SUVs assessed in ASG’s 2018 Study, the Pacifica Hybrid maintained a 24 percent smaller carbon footprint than the average large vehicle available to North American consumers in 2018.”
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is available at three trim levels: Hybrid Touring Plus, Hybrid Touring L, and Hybrid Limited. Each trim is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 hybrid engine paired to an eFlite Si-EVT.
“With 84 MPGe, the Pacifica Hybrid reveals new possibilities for fuel economy gains and emission reductions, earning the Pacifica Hybrid ASG’s coveted Best Environmental Performance award,” said Colby Self, Managing Director of ASG. “The Pacifica Hybrid, with its 33-mile all-electric driving range, leverages the increasingly cleaner U.S. power grid as a fuel source to significantly improve the environmental benefits of the PHEV powertrain in 2018, and across future years.”
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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, and the Uconnect® 4 infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen display.