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NWAPA Honors 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year Award

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The 2018 Driver Revolution green vehicle competition hosted by the Northwest Automotive Press Association was a banner event for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, as the hybrid minivan drove away with two significant honors — the repeat win of Northwest Family-Sized Plug-in Hybrid of the Year and the first time nod as the Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year.

“The Pacifica Hybrid’s 84 MPGe and 33 miles of all-electric range saves you hundreds in fuel costs each year over the average new minivan or SUV,” said Sarah Shelton, Drive Revolution Chair of U.S. News & World Report. “But what’s particularly remarkable is that you can achieve this fuel economy while also carrying a family of seven in the front and a suitcase for everyone in the back. This, along with a notable amount of standard equipment, makes the Pacifica Hybrid a truly family-friendly vehicle.”

What made the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid stand out among the other 18 plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, and fully hybrids in contention, were the Pacifica’s value, easy-to-use amenities, aforementioned fuel economy ratings, and spacious interior — both cabin and cargo. NWAPA journalists cast their votes after taking the competing vehicles through the twists and turns of Vancouver, Washington.

The Chrysler Pacifica seems to have and continues to dominate since its debut, and as a leading innovator in the minivan segment, FCA probably suspects this winning streak won’t come to an end anytime soon.

“With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, FCA US adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment, including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle,” reports FCA.