After the last year’s refresh, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will continue in the same way. Simply, the current model is a pretty good package, which has so many good things to offer. If is comfortable, practical and efficient, which makes it competitive enough it the segment that may not be as crowded as in the case of crossover, but includes some pretty impressive minivans.
For the next year, the best we could see are small updates, such as new color options and standard features. Anything more than that would be a real surprise. You may count on a minivan that offers good fuel economy, comes with an upscale interior and composed handling. We also like the intuitive infotainment system.
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume that the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Design
We will start this 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review, or preview, with the most basic design characteristics. In this aspect, not many things have changed since the initial launch. However, we saw some suspension re-tuning and we can say that the post-updated model offers a really comfortable and smooth ride.
Also, we should mention the new styling. The recent refresh has brought a significantly updated look. The new styling provides a much bolder appeal and also brings a little bit of a crossover flavor. We have no doubt that the current styling will remain unchanged in the next several years. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see smaller updates for the next year, such as new color options and similar things.
We can say a lot of great things about Pacifica’s interior. Of course, the recent update has brought improvements in terms of the dashboard design and materials. Everything looks nicer now and we particularly like the new infotainment system, which is pretty easy to use and features a lot of options. Despite that there are few areas that still feature cheap plastics, the overall quality is at a pretty high level.
Still, most buyers care more about the cabin’s functionality and amount of space. In this aspect, there aren’t many things to complain about. All three rows are generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. However, this version accommodates up to seven passengers only, while other minivans can carry eight passengers.
When it comes to cargo volume, you may count on about 32.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 87.5 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 140.5 cubic feet with both rows folded. That’s plenty of space but some rivals offer even more. A power liftgate is standard.
Every Pacifica Hybrid already comes standard with tri-zone climate control, remote start, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. We presume that the next year could bring a couple of novelties, where some of the current options could become standard. The list of potential candidates includes goodies like navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, a 13-speaker Alpine stereo, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, additional USB ports, an overhead DVD player, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system etc.
The current model also comes standard with safety features like a rearview camera, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Additionally, you can get goodies like a park assist system, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system etc.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Engine and Performance
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will continue with a familiar setup, which is based on a 3.6-liter V6. The total system features a max output of 260 horsepower, which is plenty enough to move this minivan with ease. Of course, the engine comes with a CVT gearbox, which works pretty well. One of the rare complaints goes to the fact that AWD isn’t available.
When it comes to 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid mpg ratings, you may count on about 30 mpg combined. That’s a pretty good number but keep in mind that the new Toyota Sienna returns 36 mpg combined. However, the Pacifica is a plug-in hybrid, which also offers 32 miles of the all-electric range, which is something you won’t get from Toyota’s conventional hybrid system.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Release Date and Price
We expect to see this model on sale sometime late in the year. When it comes to the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid price, base models should go around 40.000 dollars.