The 2017 Pacifica will return 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway for a combined rating of 22 MPG. By comparison, the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country minivan the Pacifica replaces managed 17 MPG city and 25 MPG highway for a combined rating of 20 MPG.
The Town & Country and Pacifica use the same 287 horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, however the Pacifica’s is updated with a two-step variable-lift intake valve system, liquid-cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a standard start-stop system, all which contribute to reduced emissions and a 6% increase in fuel economy. The Pacifica is also 300 lbs lighter than the Town & Country and features a nine-speed transmission, items which provide further fuel economy gains.
For those seeking additional fuel economy, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will become available later this year. Chrysler has not yet provided full fuel economy ratings for the plug-in people mover, however it has confirmed that it can return a max of 80 eMPG when including the 30 miles of electric range the 16 kWh battery pack provides.