Good Housekeeping Recognizes the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid as the Best Hybrid Minivan
It was only just a week ago when the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica earned top honors with a spot on PARENTS Best Family Cars list. Now, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was just recognized by Good Housekeeping as the Best Hybrid Minivan. This marks the fourth consecutive honor from the publication for the Chrysler Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the course of the last five years. While the Pacifica is just one of eight Good Housekeeping Best New Hybrid Cars for 2021, the complete list is available online at GoodHousekeeping.com. The Chrysler Pacifica remains the segment’s first-ever hybrid variant, and the only plug-in hybrid minivan with more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, and a total range exceeding 500 miles.
Hundreds of hours and thousands of miles of vehicle testing by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) went into identifying the best hybrid makes and models. After narrowing down the top contenders, Good Housekeeping turned to its colleagues over at Car and Driver and compared notes on features and overall performance to choose the winners. The Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a specially modified variant of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and is paired with an innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission that helps soothe range anxiety and offers a smooth ride. Blessed with a seamless driving experience, the Pacifica Hybrid doesn’t need any driver input to switch between all-electric and hybrid modes.
With more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, the Pacifica Hybrid is always a shoo-in as a desirable family vehicle. Second-row captain’s chairs allow for a child seat in each, as well as room for two additional child seats in the third row, making the Pacifica Hybrid a family-friendly minivan. Additionally, the Pacifica Hybrid also offers buyers the most advanced Uconnect 5 infotainment system and the available Uconnect Theater which includes two 10.1-inch seatback touchscreens where children can not only watch videos, they can play interactive built-in games as well. As the most spacious and versatile plug-in hybrid model in America, the Pacifica Hybrid offers families seating for up to seven passengers, hands-free sliding doors and liftgate, and second-row captain’s chairs and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating.
2021 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2021 Pacifica is the first Stellantis vehicle to feature the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system, complete with an impressive 10.1-inch touchscreen display. With a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica goes above and beyond when it comes to safety by offering nearly every single driver-assistance feature in the book. Key safety features on the 2021 Pacifica include standard Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, standard Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane-departure Warning.
Continuing to hold its status as the most awarded minivan five years in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica counts more than 145 honors and industry distinctions. Chrysler prides itself on being the first automaker to introduce the minivan and keep it alive through six generations. Chrysler counts 116 minivan firsts, 40 of those minivan-firsts happened exclusively on the Pacifica model. Chrysler has sold more than 15 million minivans around the globe, and twice as many units as other manufacturers over 37 years.
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