2018MY Chrysler Model Lineup
The 2017 model year was a big one for Chrysler because it was the first model year of the Chrysler Pacifica and the Pacifica Hybrid, an all-new minivan that replaced the Chrysler Town & Country, and it was also the final year of the Chrysler 200. Considering those big changes, the 2018 model year does not have quite as many changes, but big changes weren’t really needed because their small lineup was pretty solid. Here’s a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, and the 2018 Chrysler 300.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was the first model year for the minivan and it was an excellent introductory year. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid earned dozens awards from some of the biggest names in the auto industry. Among some of the top awards, the Chrysler Pacifica was ranked highest in initial quality in the minivan segment in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and it was the only minivan to receive an I.I.H.S. Top Safety Pick+.
For the 2018 model year, Chrysler made a few changes to the Pacifica to make it more appealing to more buyers, and among the changes are addition of two new trims and some technology upgrades. New to the lineup in 2018 is the Pacifica L, and with its starting price of $26,995 (before the destination fee), it is the most affordable model on the lineup. Chrysler also added the new Touring L to the Pacifica Hybrid lineup, so for the 2018 model year the Pacifica lineup consists of nine trims, three of which are hybrid trims.
2018 Pacifica models have the same powertrain as 2017 Pacifica models. The Pacifica is equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which is paired to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. Together, the engine and transmission provide the Pacifica with an average fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is one of the best in the minivan segment.
The Pacifica Hybrid is equipped with a modified version of the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine as well as a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery and dual electric motors. As a PHEV, the Chrysler Pacifica has a few different fuel economies due to the three different driving modes. With a fully-charged battery, the Pacifica Hybrid has a total driving range of 33 miles, and since those 33 miles only use the vehicle’s battery, they emit zero tailpipe emissions. When the Pacifica Hybrid is in hybrid mode, the vehicle has an average combined city/highway fuel economy of 94 MPGe, and with a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas, the Pacifica Hybrid can travel 566 miles without needing to be refueled.
The interior and exterior of the 2018 Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid weren’t changed much in comparison to 2017 models, but Chrysler did add in some excellent new technology features. All 2018 Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models have upgraded Uconnect 4 systems and they are all available with 4G LTE WiFi data plans, which are offered through AT&T. Also, all 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models come standard with SafetyTec Group, which includes ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has a starting MSRP of $26,995 (before the destination fee). View available Chrysler Pacifica models.
The Chrysler 300 is an excellent large sedan and it is a great option for professionals and families. For the 2018 model year, Chrysler made a few tweaks to the lineup including the addition of the 300 Touring, which is a new
trim. The 2018 Chrysler 300 lineup consists of five trims, the 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, 300 300S, 300 Limited, and 300 300C.
The 2018 Chrysler 300 is still available with the same great engine options that were available in previous model years. The engines include the 300-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and the 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and both engines are known for smooth acceleration due to the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.
For 2018, Chrysler added a couple new available features to the 300 lineup. This year buyers will have the option of a new interior color scheme (Mocha) on the 300C and 300 Limited and all 300 models are available in two new exterior colors, Green Metallic Clearcoat and Ocean Blue Metallic Clearcoat. The 2018 Chrysler 300 has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (before the destination fee). View available Chrysler 300 models.
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