For the 2022 model year, the Chrysler brand is revamping its lineup by a complexity reduction of 98% over the 2021 model year for its beloved minivan lineup. It takes the minivan lineup from the availability of 3,550 different combinations to just 53. It puts the Chrysler lineup on par with the rest of the minivan segment, which has Honda Odyssey with 7, KIA’s new Carnival with 90, and Toyota’s Sienna with 206 combinations.
Now, while we talked about the updates for the standard 2022 Chrysler Pacifica lineup already. We haven’t discussed the details surrounding the Pacifica Hybrid lineup. For those who aren’t familiar with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the hybrid model delivers 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.
Pacifica Hybrid features a 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 alleviates range anxiety and delivers 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.
All-wheel-drive (AWD) is not available on the Hybrid models.
Changes Across The Lineup –
There are several changes to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup for the 2022 model year. Across the lineup for 2022, is the addition of a new rear-seat reminder system that is designed to remind a vehicle’s driver that a child or a pet, might be in the back seat. It activates when the driver opens one of the vehicle’s rear doors before driving and issues a visible or audible alert when the driver stops, puts the vehicle in park, and turns off the engine.
There is also the introduction of a new Clean Air Filteration System that cleans 95% of air particulates and separates out pollen, allergens, and bacteria for the cleanest cabin air ever in a Chrysler minivan. Something that Stellantis has been slowly rolling out to most of its new models.
Chrysler has dropped the entry-level Pacifica Hybrid Touring model for 2022. The Hybrid Touring only made up 3% of the entire Chrysler minivan lineup, so it is no surprise that the Hybrid Touring would be cut from the lineup as the brand reduces its complexity.
Touring L –
The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L model, takes over the entry-level spot in the Pacifica Hybrid lineup. Although the U.S. market model will get a $745 increase over the 2021 model, the Touring L trim does get some changes for the new model year.
The Safety Sphere Group (a $995 value in 2021) adds ParkSense Front Park Assist with Stop, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist and 360 Surround View Camera to the standard features of the Touring L for 2022.
Chrysler has also taken the side-mounted sunshades and roof rack off of the standard equipment list for the Touring L in 2022, as well.
The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L will have a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $46,760. That excludes the $1,495 for destination charges.
The more upscale Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited will get a $1,675 price hike in the U.S. market for the new model year. But with the upcharge, there are more standard features included for 2022.
The Limited models add last year’s Premium and Safety Sphere Group (a $1,895 value in 2021) to the Limited’s list of standard features. That content includes a 360 Surround-View Camera System, 760-Watt Amplifier, 19 Harman Kardon® Speakers with Subwoofer, Parallel and Perpendicular Park-Assist with Stop, and ParkSense® Front and Rear Park-Assist with Stop.
For those who are open-air fans, the Limited does ditch the beloved tri-pane sunroof option for a dual-pane sunroof setup. It will also get rid of the side-mounted sunshades as part of its standard equipment for 2022.
The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited will have a starting U.S. MSRP of $50,660, excluding destination.
As Chrysler’s most premium offering in its minivan portfolio, the Pacifica Pinnacle returns for the 2022 model year with slight changes.
The biggest change is the addition of the new Amazon FireTV as standard equipment. The availability of FireTV adds over 10,000+ FireTV streaming apps to the Pacifica. It includes Amazon Music, audiobook streaming, weather, navigation, point of interest (POI) search, and assistance (i.e. daily news, quote of the day). It also makes the rear Uconnect Theater screens available to download hundreds of games. There is no subscription fee and is available with your Amazon account log-in.
Although Chrysler adds the FireTV ability for 2022, it does drop the standard wireless headphones for the Uconnect Theater system.
Just like the Limited, the standard tri-pane sunroof has been replaced by a dual-pane sunroof setup for 2022.
The Pinnacle does get a slight price hike for the new model year, with an increase of $450 (or a starting U.S. MSRP of $54,940 before destination charges).
When it comes to the color palette of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, there will be 7 exterior colors available. Those colors include Ceramic Grey (PDN), Brilliant Black (PXR), and Bright White (PW7) at no extra cost. For an additional $95, Granite Crystal (PAU) and an all-new color called Silver Mist (PSE) that replaces Billet Silver can be selected. While those looking for the popular Fathom Blue (PPS) and Valvet Red (PRV) colors will add an additional $395 to the sticker of your Pacifica.
S Appearance Package –
The sporty S Appearance Package (ADS) does return for 2022. It is available on Touring L and Limited models. All S Appearance Package models receive “S” Tailgate Badging, Anodized Ink Badging, Black Grille Surround, Black Rear Fascia, and Black Day-Light Opening (DLO) Moldings. Both the Touring L and Limited get 18-inch Foreshadow-colored wheels as standard with the S package. The package has a U.S. MSRP of $895.
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