Over the past few years here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow, GA, we have witnessed a large resurgence in the popularity of the minivan, as busy families are choosing a new vehicle from current offerings such as crossover SUVs and traditional sedans. The Chrysler Pacifica has just racked up another very admirable achievement for 2021, as the bona fide experts on everything domestic from Good Housekeeping named it America's Best Hybrid Minivan. The Good Housekeeping Institute went through with the task of thousands of miles and hundreds of hours of rigorous vehicle testing to identify their top choices for hybrid makes and models.
Once the top contenders were selected from the initial group, a few other experts came to the plate to sort out the finalists. The Car And Driver staff then took to comparing notes on performance and other characteristics to determine the final champions of the heavy-scheduled and embarking to soccer practice Minivan users united! The Pacifica is the first-ever hybrid vehicle and the only plug-in hybrid currently on the market, offering up more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent.
Busy families with loved ones in tow who just ran out the door with a freshly-packed school lunch and fully-loaded day planner will enjoy a total range of more than 500 miles, and all-electric range of more than 30 miles when hurriedly backing out of the driveway in the Pacifica. The gear duty is taken care of courtesy of a Stellantis-designed dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission, mated to a custom-modified type of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine that offers up this hefty range and class-leading performance for busy drivers everywhere.
Along with the extreme benefit of the driver no longer needing to select between electric and hybrid modes, there are more than 100 standard and available safety and security features to protect you while driving the Pacifica. This family-friendly seven-passenger hybrid is prepared for extra-long trips with extra-awesome entertainment options in the back: the Uconnect Theater option features two 10.1-inch seatback touchscreens for videos, your own gaming source, and 13 built-in games to constructively pass the time. AWD capability paired with Stow n' go seating, the brand-new FamCAM interior camera, wireless charging, and more interior storage all make the 2021 version even more appealing and versatile.
You won't have any trouble staying connected while on the go in the new Pacifica: there are USB ports everywhere, and a very focused effort on ample space to stretch out while having the entire clan in packed-up fashion and on the road. With added style, massive comfort, and go-anywhere design, it's no surprise that the Good Housekeeping crew deemed the Pacifica the best of its kind, and recommended the mid-range touring L model as a stellar combination of features and longstanding out-of-sight value.