U.S. News Names Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as Best MPG for a Minivan
It might not be much of a surprise, but when it comes to most fuel efficient minivans, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes out on top. Going into its 2019 model year, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid popped up on the “Which Minivans Get the Best Gas Mileage in 2018?” list by U.S. World News & Report. And if U.S. News is compiling that list, then consumers know it’s credible and should keep such a claim in mind when shopping for a minivan. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica wasn’t the only minivan to be named, though.
U.S. News & World Report
The credibility of U.S. News & World Report is based on its publication of news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis on a multitude of subjects. A respected piece of literature recognized as a leading organization on college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. U.S. News & World Report makes many lists to rank vehicles in various categories throughout the year, with their latest surrounding fuel economy.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Number one on the list, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is an easy pick. This plug-in hybrid minivan has a fuel economy of 84 MPGe, the equivalent measurement used in place of miles-per-gallon (MPG) when it comes to various alternative fuel vehicles. Because the minivan is a plug-in hybrid, although advertised as a regular ol’ hybrid, consumers can use electricity or gasoline or both when driving the Pacifica Hybrid. Enjoy up to 33 miles of electric-only, tailpipe emission free driving before needing to lean on the gasoline engine, with a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg.
Starting MSRP for 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is $39,995 (plus destination fee).
2019 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivan actually tied with its hybrid counterpart. With a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, it was already a nice choice for those looking to get a minivan without sacrificing too much gas. Plus, unlike the Pacifica Hybrid that loses its Stow ‘n Go capabilities for the placement of the battery, the Chrysler Pacifica has Stow ‘n Go seating in the second and third row for maximum cargo space. When it comes to choosing the regular or plug-in hybrid minivan, families will have to decide between cargo space or fuel economy.
Starting MSRP for the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is $26,995 (plus destination fee).
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
Side note: the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was also given a place on the list. Always in a battle with Chrysler Pacifica as the best family minivan, the Grand Caravan may not have all the tech the Pacifica provides, but it’s been the best known family minivan for decades. The Grand Caravan delivers the space and utility shoppers expect from a minivan, but it hasn’t received a whole lot of updates over the years. With a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, it’s clear automaker Dodge makes thirsty automobiles no matter their class.
Starting MSRP for the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is $26,650 (plus destination fee).