For the fourth consecutive year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named the “Best Hybrid Minivan” by Good Housekeeping. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is one of eight vehicles on Good Housekeeping’s Best New Hybrid Cars list for the year and adding another accolade to the minivan’s long list of awards.
With hundreds of hours and thousands of miles of vehicle testing under the belt, the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) aims to identify the top hybrid vehicles for the year. Once the top contenders are chosen, GHI then works with the staff at Car and Driver to feel out the vehicles, looking at performance, value, and features. The winners are then selected.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the only plug-in hybrid (PHEV) minivan on the market, delivering roughly 80 MPGe (or Miles Per Gallon Equivalent) and an all-electric range of around 30 miles. This is done thanks to the Chrysler-designed innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) paired with a specially modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine that helps to alleviate range anxiety and deliver peace of mind to customers. Pacifica Hybrid is designed to offer a seamless driving experience, with no need for the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.
Chrysler’s Pacifica continues to be the most versatile and spacious PHEV in North America, offering to seat for up to seven passengers, second-row captain’s chair, and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating. Unfortunately, due to its battery packs, the Pacifica Hybrid does lose its second-row Stow ‘n Go ability.
With this award, the Chrysler Pacifica continues its status as the most award minivan in the past five years, with more than 145 honors and industry accolades. Truly showing, that the company that introduced the minivan to the world back in 1983, is still leading the pack. In over the 37 years of building minivans, the Chrysler Group has sold more than 15 million units globally.