The Chrysler Pacifica is currently the best-selling minivan in the U.S, despite being last redesigned in 2016, making it older than its competitors such as the Toyota Sienna (2020), Honda Odyssey (2017), and Kia Carnival (2020). In a few months, a 2024 Chrysler Pacifica will likely start arriving at dealerships to replace the model that’s currently on sale. The line-up should include a 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with plug-in hybrid technology.
The easily customizable and highly practical 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 the American minivan. 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.
The Pacifica Hybrid is 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 we expect to be available in it following the MY2024 update. Do note that the information and pictures featured in this article are specific to the current model year, and we will diligently update this page as fresh details are revealed.
1. Amazon Fire TV
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 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 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 2024 Pacifica Hybrid should be just as efficient in EV mode as the outgoing model, which offers 32 miles of EPA-est. electric-only range.
3. Standard N95 air filter
An N95 air filtration system will likely be standard in the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Chrysler claims it filters 95% of air particulates, treating airborne matter like dust, smoke, droplets, and aerosols, and that it makes the cabin the cleanest ever in a Chrysler vehicle.
4. Top safety
The 2024 Pacifica Hybrid should include 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. will likely be some of the highlights of the plug-in hybrid minivan’s safety aspect. Drivers will likely be able to 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.
The Pacifica Hybrid has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), and we expect the same to be applicable in the 2024 model year. IIHS safety ratings were revised in 2020 to emphasize Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pacifica’s standard feature, which has the maximum rating of ‘superior.’
5. Rear door alert
There’s another feather in the Pacifica’s safety hat that we expect to be carried over as a standard feature with the 2024 model year update – rear-seat reminder. This system 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.
6. ParkSense Assist
ParkSense Rear Park Assist 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. This system will likely be standard in the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Parallel and perpendicular park assist and a 360-degree surround-view camera will likely be available.
Readers would also be interested to learn that an all-electric Chrysler Pacifica is heading to the U.S. market later this decade.
2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid FAQs
What is the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid release date?
The 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid could go on sale in the second half of 2023. It will likely be mechanically and cosmetically unchanged.
What will be the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid price?
The 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may start at approximately USD 51,000.
Which models will be the 2024 Pacifica Hybrid rivals?
The 2024 Pacifica Hybrid will compete with the 2024 Toyota Sienna Hybrid.
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