2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Wins Top Honors From Automotive Science Group
Pacifica Hybrid Wins Best Environmental Performance and Best All-around Performance Awards in Annual Study
- Pacifica Hybrid continues to lead the minivan segment, earning All-around Performance honors from Automotive Science Group for the second consecutive year
- Pacifica Hybrid earned a class-leading environmental performance rating, outperforming the average vehicle in its segment by 34 percent
- As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range
May 3, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Announced today, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the winner of the Best Environmental Performance and Best All-around Performance awards from the Automotive Science Group (ASG) in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) study.
“With 84 MPGe, the Pacifica Hybrid reveals new possibilities for fuel economy gains and emission reductions, earning the Pacifica Hybrid ASG’s coveted Best Environmental Performance award,” said Colby Self, Managing Director of ASG. “The Pacifica Hybrid, with its 33-mile all-electric driving range, leverages the increasingly cleaner U.S. power grid as a fuel source to significantly improve the environmental benefits of the PHEV powertrain in 2018, and across future years.”
The Pacifica Hybrid earned a class-leading environmental performance rating in ASG’s Study, outperforming the average vehicle in its segment by 34 percent, thereby producing 34 percent less CO2-e emissions over the first 6.5 years in its life cycle. When looking at all 823 minivans, crossovers and SUVs assessed in ASG’s 2018 Study, the Pacifica Hybrid maintained a 24 percent smaller carbon footprint than the average large vehicle available to North American consumers in 2018.
ASG’s annual study found the Pacifica Hybrid to offer the best all-around value and performance in its class for the second consecutive year, earning ASG’s most privileged distinction as the Best All-around Performance award winner in its class. To this end, the Pacifica Hybrid establishes a new benchmark for performance and value, earning ASG’s distinguished honors in 2018.