Two new trims are added to the Pacifica Hybrid family, joining the Platinum model and its $56,495 price tag.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup just got a little more affordable for Canadians thanks to a duo of new trims available for the 2017 model year, but you'll still be paying over $50,000 before incentives, regardless of what version of this minivan you choose.
The new Touring and Premium trims have MSRPs of $50,995 and $52,495, respectively. They join the Platinum trim, which comes in at $56,495. When factoring in provincial rebates, the Touring totals $38,606 in Ontario, $44,037 in Quebec, and $45,995 in British Columbia.
As for the Pacifica Hybrid Premium, incentives lower it to $40,106 in Ontario, $45,537 in Quebec, and $47,495 in B.C.
All Pacifica Hybrids are Canadian-built at the company's Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, and are still powered by a 3.6-litre V6 and two electric motors, producing a combined 287-horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. When fully-charged, the minivan can travel up to 53 kilometres in pure electric mode. Chrysler claims a 911 km driving range when the battery is fully charged and gas tank is filled.
While still well-equipped, in order to lower the price the Touring forgoes certain things that the two higher trims gets, such as leather seating surfaces and steering wheel, active grille shutters, Stow 'n Place roof rack system, and the Park-Sense rear park assist with active braking.
The Premium gets plenty of nifty features as well, but compared the top Platinum trim, it misses out on things such as an upgraded sound system, a chrome roof rack, soft touch instrument panel, cooled driver and front passenger seats, and Nappa leather seat inserts.
The Pacifica Hybrid is built alongside the value-driven Dodge Grand Caravan at the Windsor plant. Maybe seeing how well the Grand Caravan sells year after year – it's averaged around 50,000 units sold annually since 2010 – Chrysler decided to offer a little more choice to Canadians, who are known for their love of low-priced vehicles.
For those who want a more stylish minivan, but don't give a hoot about electric power, the non-hybrid Pacifica starts at $36,495, no incentives required. To those who are debating between the two Pacificas, some food for though: in Ontario, a hybrid in Touring trim is only about $2,000 more than the non-hybrid when factoring in incentives.
Note: Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models pictured in gallery