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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Ownership: Convenience Is Key

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author photo by Tara Trompeter July 2019

We're coming up on a year with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which means we'll be saying goodbye to this plug-in hybrid minivan in the next month or so. I've spent much of the last two years driving minivans for Autotrader -- first the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (the gasoline-powered version), then the 2018 Honda Odyssey and most recently the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid. Considering the fact that a few years ago I was still one of those moms who scoffed at the thought of ever driving a minivan, I've clearly done a complete 180.

When your kids are little -- I'm talking baby and early toddler stage -- the only things you really care about with regard to your daily driver are things like safety tech (which speaks for itself) and space. You just need room for all of the junk that comes with having kids in tow -- think like strollers and pack 'n plays and endless snacks and toys to keep them busy on the drive to daycare. A midsize sedan or SUV, or even a compact SUV could probably do the trick. But when your kids get a little older and you have more than one of them, your needs change. Space is still important, of course, but things like a low floor and sliding doors for easy (and independent) entry and exit, as well as clear access to the third row become invaluable. That's where I am in life.

My kids are in day camp at the moment and drop off/pick up involves waiting in a carpool line and then driving around a gravel circle to the spot where your kids hop in or out. Many parents have to get out of the car to open doors, un-fasten or click seatbelts and get their kids situated, but not me. My kids are 5 and 8 years old ... they are perfectly capable of doing everything themselves, and all I have to do is hit the button to open and close the sliding doors. It's truly amazing! And I am thankful every single day when I get into the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for this little luxury.

One thing I will not miss (though others probably won't agree with me): the fact that the cooled seats turn on automatically when the temp is over 80 degrees (Chrysler calls this Auto-On Comfort). Mind you, I don't have an issue with this in the winter when the heated seats turn on automatically, but I am not a fan of cooled seats (I am always cold), so it drives me crazy! However, I'll gladly deal with it for a few more weeks with this ultra-convenient minivan. Find a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for sale

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