The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited took home first-place honors in the 2020 AAA Car Guide SUV/Minivan category, in addition to finishing in the top three in this year’s AAA Car Guide Top 10 overall vehicle ratings. Each vehicle recognized in the 2020 AAA Car Guide was evaluated on a scale from 0 to 10, with the best vehicle receiving a 10 in categories like advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), EPA emissions, fuel efficiency, crashworthiness, braking, acceleration, handling, cargo capacity, ride quality, interior noise, easy of entry and exit, visibility and interior size. The AAA Car Score is determined by adding together all of the individual test scores for each vehicle.
The Pacifica Hybrid Limited earned high marks in the 2020 AAA Car Guide testing for its plug-in capability, range and fuel economy, large and comfortable passenger area, ample cargo space, and a smooth, seamless hybrid drivetrain. The Chrysler Pacifica Limited Hybrid earned 89 out of a possible 130 total points and a perfect 10 in the areas of advanced safety features and cargo capacity.
“These days, a vehicle buyer may feel overwhelmed or confused not only by the differences of how the vehicle is powered — either by gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric — but by which of the safety features they need and how those work in the real world,” said Megan McKernan, manager of the Automotive Research Center. “Our evaluations are designed to help drivers select a safe and comfortable vehicle that meets their needs. The Pacifica Hybrid is a solid choice for minivan customers.”
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the minivan segment’s first-ever hybrid vehicle and the only plug-in hybrid minivan, delivering more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. The Pacifica Hybrid features an FCA-designed, innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) paired with a specially modified version of the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine. The Pacifica Hybrid is designed to offer a seamless driving experience, with no need for the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.
Pacifica Hybrid offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features and allows for a child seat in each of the second-row captain’s chairs, plus two additional child seats in the third row.
The perfect vehicle for a family road trip, Pacifica Hybrid offers seating capacity for up to seven passengers (up to eight on gas-powered models), with second-row captain’s chairs and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating. Family-friendly functionality features include hands-free sliding doors and liftgate.