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Set to go into production next month, two Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrids were spotted by AutoNews going through final testing and calibration checks in Detroit.

Both of them, including the white Pacifica in the photo above, were roaming around in the Clawson, Michigan suburbs. You wouldn’t know they were the hybrid variants if it wasn’t for their unique badges and the charging port found on the left side of the van.

Powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine and two electric motors, the Pacifica Hybrid can deliver 248 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque. That should be plenty to haul the family around, but that’s not the best part.

The highlight of the hybrid is its fuel economy as the van can travel 30 miles on a single charge and it’s estimated to get around 80 mpg-e in the city. Charging the battery should only take around 2 hours on a 240-volt plug and the battery pack is housed under the second-row floor so Stow 'N Go seating will not be available with the hybrid.

Chrysler has not released the hybrid pricing yet, but it’ll most likely come at a premium. At least the hybrid qualifies for a $7,500 tax credit, meaning the monthly payments will be manageable even with a price premium.
 

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Interesting that one of the testers is white. I think the production hybrids will only be available in that baby blue color, at least for the 2017 MY.
 

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the most to all colors from asking my dealer guy who places the orders.
the info regarding the silver teal only available on hybrid on the pdf attached above
 

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There was a PDF available on FCA's media site when the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid were first announced that listed the features that were planned for the hybrid. It seems that the entire PDF is too large for me to attach, but here's a screenshot of part of it.

I tried to find the same PDF again on the FCA media site, but it appears to have been removed/replaced.
 

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the most to all colors from asking my dealer guy who places the orders.
Is that the only source of that info? I'm skeptical because none of the dealers that I have spoken to know anything about any options for things that they can't order yet.
 

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There was a PDF available on FCA's media site when the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid were first announced that listed the features that were planned for the hybrid. It seems that the entire PDF is too large for me to attach, but here's a screenshot of part of it.

I tried to find the same PDF again on the FCA media site, but it appears to have been removed/replaced.
Ah, okay. That seems a little more concrete. Thanks!
 

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So when are we EVER going to find out which model it is AND how much it costs?
Nobody really knows when the pricing will be announced. But we already know which models the Hybrid will come in. They're detailed in the brochure.
 

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Guess it was too secret to share eh ? After dancing all over the net, it APPEARS the Hybrid only comes in the $43K version. Add on for hybrid is a cost unknown.
My 05 Magnum AWD has 110,000 miles on it and runs fine. For $30 odd K, (new hybrid less trade in) I figure I could keep mine running forever and buy enough gas to float the Titanic.
Who is in charge at Fiat ? Put the economy drive system in ONLY the most expensive model ? Obviously target market is rich suburbanites who want to have "green" bragging rights at the next cocktail party.
Did I mention the Magnum is also faster, corners far better and will kick the crap out of the Pacifica on the twisties? (mine also has roof rack)
 

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Guess it was too secret to share eh ? After dancing all over the net, it APPEARS the Hybrid only comes in the $43K version. Add on for hybrid is a cost unknown.
My 05 Magnum AWD has 110,000 miles on it and runs fine. For $30 odd K, (new hybrid less trade in) I figure I could keep mine running forever and buy enough gas to float the Titanic.
Who is in charge at Fiat ? Put the economy drive system in ONLY the most expensive model ? Obviously target market is rich suburbanites who want to have "green" bragging rights at the next cocktail party.
Did I mention the Magnum is also faster, corners far better and will kick the crap out of the Pacifica on the twisties? (mine also has roof rack)
I am needing to trade my van. By my calculations ($.03 per mile) I will save $15-20K over a traditional 18-20MPG vehicle. Also being a practical guy arguing that a car is faster or can take tighter turns is wasted on me. I will take a warranty, 30(probably 20) electric miles in town, and adaptive cruise control over AWD and a roof rack ;) But I am also one of those weirdos that thinks AWD is largely useless and kind of dangerous. (Makes them there city folk too confident, but is fine for people who aren't expecting miracles)

Good work on the magnum though...one of the few crossovers I can tolerate!
 

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Did I mention the Magnum is also faster, corners far better and will kick the crap out of the Pacifica on the twisties? (mine also has roof rack)
Nobody asked and nobody cares. It's a MINIVAN. No one is expecting it to be fast or post a record time on the Nürburgring.

Why are you shilling for a vehicle that hasn't been made since 2008 on a minivan forum?
 
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