2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid S Limited Test Drive

“2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited” A Shining Star Among Minivans OVERVIEW The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in Hybrid is a minivan that seats 7, and is engineered to deliver class-leading ride quality and handling characteristics along with reduced noise, vibration and harshness. New for 2020 is a new Red S Appearance package offered on limited trim…

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

“2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited” The Quintessential Minivan OVERVIEW The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a minivan that seats 7 or 8, and is engineered to deliver class-leading ride quality and handling characteristics along with reduced noise, vibration and harshness. FCA US lays claim to 115 significant minivan innovations. Chrysler was the pioneer of the…

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In June we participated in the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) 2018 Northwest Green Car of the Year competition to select the most environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. After driving 18 different hybrid and electric cars, SUVs and a minivan we chose the 2018 Northwest Green Vehicle of…

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Test Drive

?2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited? Quite possibly the Ultimate Minivan Chrysler introduced the very first minivan, creating a brand new automotive segment. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica emerged as an all-new platform replacing the outgoing premium Chrysler Town & Country minivan. It hit…

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2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Test Drive

?2018 Honda Odyssey Elite? Fifth Generation Odyssey Raises the Bar Kona, Hawaii ? There are several players in the minivan game. The pioneer was the Chrysler/Plymouth minivan. The next biggest contender in the field is the Honda Odyssey. FCA (for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) launched the Chrysler Pacifica an all-new minivan for 2017, which seemed likely…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Small vans have been around since the 1950s and 60s, but it was Chrysler that popularized the people movers in 1983 with introduction of the first minivans, the Dodge Caravans. Since that time nearly all manufacturers have contributed to the development of the concept with variations and improvements, and over…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L-Plus Test Drive

?2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L-Plus? Chrysler reinvents the miniivan with Ninth Generation ?Following the creation of?a brand new automotive segment more than 30 years ago by introducing the very first minivan, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) ?has reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation Chrysler Pacifica for 2017.?The Pacifica emerges as an all-new platform to…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Test Drive

?2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid? Ninth Generation Pacifica adds a Hybrid to Minivan Reinvention After creating a brand new automotive segment over 30 years ago with the introduction of the very first minivan, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation Chrysler Pacifica for 2017, and has added its first hybrid…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Newport Beach, Calif. ? With more than 14 million sold over the last 30-years, the minivan has been an integral part of the American car culture. Chrysler pioneered the segment with the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models and other automakers followed with their own interpretations. Over the…

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2016 Kia Sedona Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer There seems to be renewed interest in minivans lately especially at Kia. Since the new generation Kia Sedona went on sale in 2015, Kia minivan sales have increased by more than 250 percent. Moving on into the first quarter of 2016, the Sedona sales are up more than 33 percent…

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