2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Top 6 features detailed

On September 1, 2022, Stellantis announced the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, which will start arriving at dealers in the U.S. shortly. The line-up includes the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with plug-in hybrid technology.

The Pacifica is among a few electrified MPVs in the United States, and its main rival is the Toyota Sienna, which also comes with a hybrid. However, the Toyota minivan’s powertrain is a self-charging one, and not externally rechargeable like that of the Pacifica. As a result, in EV mode, the larger battery of the Chrysler minivan offers a longer range, often sufficient to complete a day’s worth of driving, and can be recharged with renewable energy like a solar roof installation.

Chrysler hasn’t revised the trims and optional packages of the Plug-in hybrid MPV and carried over the current design and mechanicals as well. The Pacifica Hybrid continues to be a good family hauler and provides great value to customers looking for a practical and premium MPV without spending a fortune.

Below are the top six features of the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid:

1. Amazon Fire TV

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Amazon TV
Long journeys in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be entertaining thanks to Amazon Fire TV. Image: Chrysler/Stellantis

It’s not the first time a brand is boasting about having streaming services inside the vehicle. Brands like Tesla, Rivian, and many others offer this feature. However, Chrysler has gone a step ahead by smartly integrating Amazon Fire TV in the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s infotainment; there’s 9 GB of inbuilt storage, owners can use in-vehicle 4G or mobile hotspot for streaming, and content can be streamed individually on each rear screen or simultaneously.

The Fire TV connects to Chrysler’s Unconnect5 infotainment system, which means rear-seat passengers can adjust climate control using the screens and even note the ETA for the destination. Additionally, the package includes two Alexa voice remotes. Like your home device, you can ask Alexa any questions that pop into your mind and command her to give out any information that you wish to gather, like live game scores or the outside temperature.

2. Visual message on the cluster

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid regeneration indicator
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan offering in the United States. Image: Chrysler/Stellantis

Chrysler aims to make the driver aware of what’s going on underneath. Hybrid systems are complex. They are designed to seamlessly alternate power between the electric motor and the petrol engine or run them together. The driver gets a max regeneration visual message on the cluster, which indicates when there’s a charge going into the battery through regenerative braking or the engine. The current Pacifica Hybrid offers 32 miles of EPA-est. electric-only range and the 2023 Pacifica Hybrid should be just as efficient in EV mode.

3. Standard N95 air filter

An N95 air filtration system is standard in the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Chrysler claims it filters 95% of air particulates, treating airborne matter like dust, smoke, droplets, and aerosols. The brand claims the air filter makes the Pacifica cabin the cleanest ever in a Chrysler vehicle.

4. Top safety

The 2023 Pacifica Hybrid includes a variety of active and passive safety features. Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, knee airbags (driver & front passenger), etc. are some of the highlights of the Plug-in hybrid minivan’s safety aspect. Drivers can keep a watch on their children sitting at the back with an optional FamCAM interior camera that shows live feed in HD and provides a unique “zoom-to-seat” feature.

Chrysler Pacifica ParkSense Assist
The 2023 Pacifica Hybrid automatically applies the brakes if the system detects a collision. Image: Chrysler/Stellantis

The current Pacifica Hybrid has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), and we expect the same for the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. IIHS safety ratings were revised in 2020 to emphasize Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pacifica’s standard feature, which now gets the maximum rating of ‘superior.’

5. Rear door alert

There’s another feather in the Pacifica’s safety hat. Offered as a standard feature, it’s a rear-seat reminder that senses whether the rear doors are open or closed before starting the vehicle. After reaching the destination, the system alerts the driver with an audio alert and a message on the cluster to check the rear seats. Since Chrysler has confirmed that there are no equipment changes for the 2023 model year, it’s safe to assume that rear-seat reminder is still available and a standard feature.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid interior
Unlike modern electrified vehicles with minimalist button-free interiors, the Pacifica comes with a raft of physical buttons. Image: Chrysler/Stellantis

6. ParkSense Assist

The ParkSense Rear Park Assist system is standard in the 2023 Pacifica Hybrid. It communicates visual and audio messages of the distance between the MPV and the object at the rear. The vehicle automatically applies the brakes if the system detects a collision. The parallel and perpendicular park assist and 360-degree surround-view camera are also available.

Readers would also be interested to learn that an all-electric Chrysler Pacifica is heading to the U.S. market later this decade.

2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid FAQs

What is the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid release date?

The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid could go on sale by October 2022. It is mechanically and cosmetically unchanged.

What will be the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid price?

The 2023 Pacifica Hybrid may start at approximately USD 47,000.

Which models will be the 2023 Pacifica Hybrid rivals?

The 2023 Pacifica Hybrid will compete with the 2023 Toyota Sienna Hybrid.

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