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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Earns Two Best Buy Awards For Second Year in a Row

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Although the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is no stranger to awards, honors, and notable mentions (it’s the most titled minivan in 2016 and 2017), the double nod from the editors of Consumer Guide® Automotive, is twice as sweet because it’s the second year in a row that the Chrysler Pacifica is taking home the awards for both Best Minivan Buy and Best Family Vehicle Buy.

“As for the Pacifica, it’s simply one of the most thoughtfully designed family vehicles we’ve ever evaluated,” said Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide® Automotive.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, which features more than 100 available security and safety technologies, is engineered on a brand-new platform to enhance its power, function, and versatility. The Pacifica is available at six trim levels — L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. Each trim is equipped with a 3.6-liter, 24-valve V6 engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain generates 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

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 transmission.

“It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range,” reports Chrysler.

The 2018 Pacifica and 2018 Pacifica Hybrid feature available modern-day infotainment such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability, Uconnect® 4C Nav, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, and Sirius XM® Satellite Radio with one-year subscription. The Parkview® Rear Back Up Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, and advanced multistage front airbags are standard features on the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid trims.