At $43,090, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is no inexpensive proposition. Sure you’ll save money on fuel thanks to its 16 kWh battery pack and electric motor, which enables it to travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone, but some consumers might take issue with laying down $40k for a minivan.
Luckily, the Pacifica Hybrid qualifies for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, which lowers the price to $35,590. The better-equipped Pacifica Hybrid Platinum carries an MSRP of $46,090 and will ring up at $38,590 when factoring in federal tax credits.
As Jalopnik points out, the federal tax credits make the Pacifica Hybrid better value than the standard gas only Pacifica. Equipment wise, the standard Pacifica Hybrid Premiuim is equivalent to a Pacifica Touring L, which rings up at $35,490 – just $100 less than the Pacifica Hybrid after tax credits. If you factor in the fuel savings of the hybrid, it’s more than worth it.
The equivalent of the Pacifica Hybrid Platinum equipment-wise would be a Pacifica Limited with the Advanced Saftey Tec Group ($1,995) and UConnect Theatre and Sound Group ($2,795), which costs $48,280. That’s over $2,000 more than the Hybrid Platinum’s MSRP before tax credits.
So if you’re in the market for a Pacifica, you should consider picking up the more environmentally friendly version. Your wallet will thank you, and so will the planet.