Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s Special Hybrid Tech
Chrysler doesn’t just want the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to be fuel efficient, but they also want drivers to have an enjoyable time driving the vehicle. With 84 MPGe on the table, Chrysler loaded the the van up with special hybrid systems that are user-friendly.
Uconnect Access App
When it comes to entertainment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with the Uconnect 8.4 system, complete with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and has navigation available. The Uconnect 8.4 system can also be synced up with the Pacifica Hybrid’s exclusive app, Uconnect Access. With the app, drivers can check on the status of their Pacifica Hybrid, including the state of charge of their vehicle’s battery, remaining vehicle driving range, and estimated time to full charge (while charging). Going a little further, users with the app can also get notifications when the battery is charged completely and even set a time for the Pacifica Hybrid to charge during off-peak electricity rates. Also handy if owning a home charge unit.
Uconnect Access is not only an app available via Uconnect 8.4, but it is also available to download on a smartphone. With the smart phone app, users can find locations for charging stations and their availability in real-time (definitely helpful). The app also makes it possible for users to remotely lock, unlock, and start the vehicle.
Hybrid Electric Pages
In addition to Uconnect Access, Hybrid Electric Pages are also available on the 8.4-inch touchscreen. Hybrid Electric Pages are a nifty little program for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid owners; Hybrid Electric Pages will provide you with helpful vehicle information like power flow, driving history, and charge scheduling while on the road.
Many vehicles have a 7-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster, and so does the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. However, this one has been specifically tailored to the Pacifica Hybrid. Just by looking at it, the driver can get a good idea of a number of things. Based on a color code, the Pacifica’s operating mode will be displayed (teal for electric, blue for hybrid), and the battery level, fuel level, and total available driving range (combining both battery and fuel) will always be on-screen. Drivers may switch to another screen that will have an “efficiency coach” program that can teach them to drive more efficiently and maximize their fuel efficiency, particularly their driving range on battery alone, based on the features built into the Pacifica Hybrid.
Wards 10 Best Engine 2017
Oh, and before we forget. The new electric propulsion system in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was recently listed on the Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017. The innovative 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 Hybrid Propulsion System makes the Pacifica Hybrid minivan the most fuel-efficient minivan ever, in terms of performance, fuel economy, and EV driving range. In addition, the Green Vehicle Guide gave the all-new minivan a rating of 10!
Vehicles are becoming greener, smarter, and faster. When will they fly higher (without speed bumps)?