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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Earns Praise from US News for its Dog-Friendly Attributes

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Traveling with pets can be a delightful challenge because cars are not designed for dogs. Your favorite furry family members require specific amenities to make their car ride a pleasant experience for all, and some cars just don’t have the level of comfort, amount of space, or security features that Fido deserves. Thankfully, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not one of those lackluster vehicles. In fact, according to the editors at U.S. News & World Report, the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid is one of the 13 Best Cars for Dogs.

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As a minivan, the Pacifica Hybrid offers your pup an easy-access low-floor, expansive sliding doors, and ample cargo space, which are a few reasons why the Pacifica Hybrid made the list. But the Pacifica Hybrid isn’t just any minivan.

“The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the best of the bunch, as its floor is almost completely flat. The anchors for its seats make excellent tie downs for crates and there is LATCH hardware at several seating positions to attach harnesses to,” according to U.S. News & World Report writer John M. Vincent.

The Pacifica Hybrid was also lauded for its eco-friendly powertrain and overall fuel efficiency.

‘You can travel up to 33 miles on electricity alone with the plug-in Pacifica Hybrid before the gasoline engine is required. When the battery charge is depleted, the Pacific Hybrid still gets an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined, which is great for a minivan,” he adds.

Photo Gallery: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Exterior

Photo Gallery: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Interior

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica 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 with an eFlite Si-EVT. It features a standard easy entry slide second row seating and third-row fold-in-floor 60/40 bench.

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News Source: U.S. News & World Report