Chrysler Pacifica Awarded 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy. Last week we reported that the all new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Hybrid is the most fuel efficient minivan of all time, but it seems the accolades just won’t stop for this completely redesigned vehicle. The editors test drove more than 150 new vehicles and then selected the top ones in each class as the best buy; however, a vehicle must also distinguish itself as having a good dollar value compared to others in the class.
The category, Family Vehicle Best Buy, is new for 2017 and replaces the Editors’ Choice Award. For a vehicle to be considered for this prestigious award, the vehicle must offer comfortable cabin accommodations, ample cargo space, respectable fuel efficiency, and strong value for the dollar. The Editors explain their choice writing, “Minivans are natural champs at hauling kids and lots of gear, but the Pacifica goes above and beyond class expectations by offering a roster of comfort and convenience features that are simply unmatched by rival minivans… or, for that matter, any other family-vehicle competitor. Though it hadn’t yet been released as of this writing, the upcoming Pacifica plug-in hybrid is especially promising as well; its projected all-electric range of up 30 miles should be enough to enable many families to go about their daily routines while using hardly any gas at all.” Read more of their comments here.