FCA Canada: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Earns 2020 Best Family Cars

Windsor, Ontario – The most family friendly minivan in its class is continuing to earn its title. U.S.-based PARENTS magazine has named the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as a 2020 Best Family Cars award winner, in recognition of vehicles that are both safe for families, as well as fun to ride in. Pacifica remains the most awarded minivan four years in a row, with more than 130 industry honours and accolades.

 The full list of 2020 Best Family Cars award winners, including the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is available online starting today at parents.com/bestcars2020, and will also be published in PARENTS May 2020 issue, which hits newsstands on April 11.

 PARENTS magazine 2020 Best Family Cars award winners were determined through crash-test ratings, evaluation by a certified child passenger safety technician, plus a test drive by an automotive expert to evaluate braking, steering, technology features and more.

   Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was named as PARENTS “Best Eco Pick,” reflecting its position as the first and only Hybrid minivan. The 2020 Pacifica Hybrid, built at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, delivers a fuel efficiency rating of 2.7 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, an all-electric range of more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (497 miles).

 Pacifica Hybrid offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, and allows for a child seat in each of the second-row captain’s chairs and two additional child seats in the third row. The most kid-friendly minivan in its class also offers the most advanced entertainment system with available Uconnect Theatre, which features two 10-inch seatback touchscreens where children can watch and stream videos and play built-in games including Are We There Yet? and the Tic-Tac-Toe.

   The Pacifica Hybrid is also the perfect vehicle for a family road trip, offering seating capacity for up to seven passengers (and up to eight on gas-powered models), with second-row captain’s chairs and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating. Family-friendly functionality features include available hands-free sliding doors and liftgate.

   The segment’s first hybrid vehicle features an FCA US-designed, innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) paired with a specially modified version of the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. The Pacifica Hybrid is designed to offer a seamless driving experience, with no need for the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.