The Chrysler Pacifica is the only plug-in hybrid or electric minivan available today. The ultra-efficient family-hauler seats up to seven passengers. The second row offers two captain’s chairs while the third row provides seating for three more people. The Chrysler Pacifica also comes with compelling bells and whistles—such as a state-of-the-art infotainment system, a built-in vacuum cleaner, and a FamCam in-cabin camera that projects video of the rear seats to the front-seat monitor.
A sizable 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack provides an estimated 32 miles of all-electric range. The plug-in minivan has plenty of power for urban errands, suburban carpool runs, and highway road trips. Its 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine and two electric motors send 260 horsepower to the front wheels. Reviewers praise the Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for providing a plush ride.
Perhaps most importantly for a minivan, the Pacifica offers more interior storage space than its rivals. There are 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row and the third-row bench seats fold down to open up 87.5 cubic feet of space, nearly 10 more cubic feet than competing models.
The Pacifica plug-in hybrid, which starts around $45,000, combines efficiency, power, and a large quiet cabin for seven passengers. For 2022, Chrysler is offering Silver Mist as a new color option along with improved air filtration and enhanced entertainment streaming via Amazon Fire TV.