The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is coming with significant updates, just like the rest of the lineup. While most drivers prefer SUVs these days, the fact is that minivans are still better when it comes to carrying people and cargo. Therefore, FCA did a pretty smart move and facelifted this minivan. It comes with loads of novelties and an interesting thing is that it now looks more crossover-ish, which should attract a wider range of passengers.
When it comes to 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid changes, there is actually much more than aesthetics. The new model also comes with AWD layout in the offer, as well as with all kinds of novelties in terms of standard equipment and interior features. An important thing to mention is that the Hybrid model isn’t a separate version anymore, but rather a powertrain option, available across the range. The new model is about to hit the market this fall.
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Design
In terms of base design characteristics, we haven’t seen too many significant changes. This is still the same model that has been introduced in 2017, but there are all kinds of upgrades and updates. First of all, the styling has been significantly updated and the new version looks far better. First of all, there is a completely new front end, which redesigned headlights, grille, bumper, etc. All these parts look sharper and more attractive now and presented something that should be Chrysler’s new design language. It should be used for other upcoming models under this badge as well. Of course, there are other visual updates as well, including new wheels, new color options and more. In terms of mechanics, the biggest novelty is a new AWD version, while most mechanics have remained untouched.
When it comes to interior design, we have seen tons of novelties as well. There are tons of new tech goodies, including a new 10.1-inch touchscreen, which is definitely a highlight of the new model, at least on the inside. On the other side, the dashboard has remained largely the same. Other than the new touchscreen, it features pretty much the same shape, though we have to say that it now features finer and more upscale materials.
On the other side, the overall cabin layout has remained the same. This is a spacious and comfortable minivan, which comes with three comfortable rows of seats. All three rows offer plenty of room and accommodate adult passengers with ease. The cargo area is also pretty generous, although not the biggest in the class. You may count on about 140 cubic feet of total cargo space, which turns Pacifica into a pretty capable cargo hauler. With all seats in use, you may count on about 32 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s also a pretty decent number.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also comes with loads of novelties in terms of tech features. Of course, the biggest novelty is the introduction of a new 10.1-inch touchscreen. It comes with the new generation of the excellent Uconnect system. Of course, you may count on all kinds of tech goodies, starting from smartphone integration goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. One of the most impressive things about the new model is that you may count on 12 USB ports around the cabin. Of course, Wi-Fi hotspot is included, as well as wireless charging.
When it comes to safety features, the list of standard features is also pretty impressive. It includes all kinds of goodies. Some of the highlights are things like automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Powertrain
When it comes to the powertrain, things have remained pretty much the same. Once again, you may count on the same setup, which is based on a 3.6-liter V6 and delivers a total output of 260 horsepower. This is a PHEV setup and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid battery capacity remains the same, which is good for about 16 kWh. Such capacity ensures a max all-electric range around 30 miles.
When it comes to 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid mpg ratings, you may count on about 33 mpg combined in hybrid mode.
As we already mentioned, this hybrid model isn’t a separate model anymore, but rather a powertrain option offered across the range. You can choose either this, or a familiar gasoline version, which is good for about 287 horsepower. It is a little bit thirstier, but also notably faster. Speaking of the trim levels, the entry-level model now comes as Chrysler Voyager. This model won’t be available with PHEV powertrain.
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid release date will be scheduled for the third quarter of the year. Base models should go around 35.000 dollars.
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