The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Drivetrain

 
There are so many things to love about the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. The modern-day version of Stow 'n Go seating™ is managed at the push of a button, for example. The technology is state of the art and incredibly easy to use. The interior is more spacious and lavish than anything you remember from the vans of your youth. Everything about this vehicle is fantastic, but in the hybrid version of the family automobile lies a drivetrain that is so excellent, it recently was named one of the ten best engines in the industry.

Specifically, WardsAuto, which puts out its 10 Best Engines list every winter, named the drivetrain in the 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid among the auto world's elite, which makes sense considering it features the same 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that has won WardsAuto 10 Best Engine honors multiple times in the last decade while appearing in other FCA automobiles.

This one, though, is especially fantastic because that lauded engine teams up with a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery that allows the vehicle to generate as much as 260 horsepower while being rated at 84 MPGe by the EPA. It has a range of well over 500 miles, enough to get most of the way from Baltimore, MD to Indianapolis, IN without having to stop for gas.

"We knew this was a special project when we were asked to develop the most fuel-efficient minivan ever," said Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA North America. "Receiving this award, especially for the second time, validated our early conviction – as do reports from our customers."

If you would like to take a closer look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid or any of the great RAM trucks and Jeep SUVs that we sell here at Heritage Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM Owings Mills, stop by any time and get your first taste of some of the most respected engines in the business today!

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