The most award-winning minivan on the market continues to rack up more awards as PARENTS magazine has named the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as one of its 2020 Best Family Cars award winners. The magazine recognizes vehicles that are both safe for families, as well as fun to ride in. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of the Chrysler Pacifica was named the magazine’s “Best Eco Pick,” reflecting its position as the first and only hybrid minivan.
PARENTS magazine 2020 Best Family Cars award winners were determined through crash-test ratings, evaluation by a certified child passenger safety technician, plus a test drive by an automotive expert to evaluate braking, steering, technology features and more.
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 and two additional child seats in the third row. The most kid-friendly minivan in its class also offers the most advanced entertainment system with available Uconnect Theater, which features two 10-inch seatback touchscreens where children can watch and stream videos and play built-in games including Are We There Yet? and the License Plate Game.
The Pacifica Hybrid is also the perfect vehicle for a family road trip, offering seating capacity for up to seven passengers (and 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.
The segment’s first hybrid vehicle features an FCA-designed, innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) paired with a specially modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 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. The 2020 Pacifica Hybrid, built at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 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 remains the most awarded minivan four years in a row, with more than 130 industry honors and accolades. The full list of 2020 Best Family Cars award winners, including Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is available online and has been published in PARENTS magazine’s May 2020 issue.