New York Daily News Singles Out Chrysler Pacifica as Best Minivan Again
The third annual Auto Awards run by the New York Daily News has honored the Chrysler Pacifica for the second year in a row; the newspaper’s Autos team has named the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica “Best Minivan.”
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In their evaluation of potential winners, the 12 automotive journalists were tasked with determining which vehicles they would be willing to recommend to co-workers, family members, and friends.
“Redesigned just last year, the Pacifica is great minivan made even better by wider availability of its optional plug-in hybrid drivetrain and newly enhanced value equation, and, thus, is a repeat champ,” said Christian Wardlaw, New York Daily News Autos Editor. “For 2018, Chrysler focused on adding value to its award winner by introducing new trims, as well as offering more standard and optional features at lower price points. Families will further appreciate added amenities, especially in the safety department with all 2018 Pacificas equipped with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear park assist with automatic braking.”
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is available at six trim levels — L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. The L trim is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT, and the remaining trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 24-valve VVT with ESS. Both options are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
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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 mated to an eFlite Si-EVT. The Pacifica Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated rating of 84 MPGe combined.