Long-Term Review

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Ownership: Range and Games

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
$39,075
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
$27,150
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP $44,295
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP $50,315
RELATED READING
See all Chrysler Pacifica articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Karma cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs MAZDA cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Tara Trompeter February 2019

Here's something I never thought I would say: I could not WAIT to start driving a minivan again after several months with an SUV. Autotrader's executive editor, Brian Moody, recently confessed to being a minivan addict, and I think I've become one myself. I realized this when I became abnormally giddy after learning our long-term 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid would be heading down to Atlanta, Georgia from Charlotte, North Carolina, where one of our contributors, Lindsay Martell, had been driving it for the past few months. Fast forward a few weeks in which Mr. Moody chauffered his out-of-town guests around in the Pacifica, and the keys finally landed on my desk.

I'm not sure who was more excited to be in the Pacifica, me or my children. There were audible squeals when the sliding doors opened for the first time (that was the kids, not me -- promise!) and they laid eyes on the dual rear-seat entertainment screens.

It's only been a few weeks of driving the Pacifica, but here are a few things I've noticed so far:

  1. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is supposed to have 33 miles of electric range, but the most I've been able to get is 31 when fully charged. We think this could have something to do with the electrical system in my home and/or the frigid temps here in Atlanta lately, so we'll report back when it warms up a bit. The good news is, it doesn't really matter because 31 miles is more than enough to get me to my kids' school in the morning, to the office, back to pick the kids up in the afternoons and then home. I'm able to charge it entirely at home overnight, never needing the chargers at the office, which are highly coveted and not nearly enough to go around.
  2. My kids are LOVING the games on the entertainment screens. We had a long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (non-hybrid model) a few years ago, and while we occasionally watched a movie during a road trip, we rarely took advantage of the screens. I think it really has to do with the ages of your children -- they were too young back then, but now at seven and four, they are the perfect ages to enjoy some of the games included in the minivan's entertainment system. My 4-year-old son has become shockingly good at tic-tac-toe, and my 7-year-old daughter is legitimately learning stuff from Hanging Fruit and Math Flash Cards. It's a win-win for all of us!
  3. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason behind the Pacifica remembering some of my settings. Some mornings I get into the car and the seat and steering wheel warmers are already on from the evening before. But other mornings I have to start fresh and turn them on first thing. It doesn't make any sense to me, but I'm going to investigate further and report back.

More to come as I continue my time with this hi-tech minivan. I have a feeling my colleagues are going to have to pry the keys away from me ... it won't be pretty, I assure you.

Find a Chyrsler Pacifica Hybrid for sale near you

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
$39,075
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L
Used 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
$27,150
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP $44,295
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited
New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP $50,315
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Ownership: Range and Games - Autotrader