The Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan with a hybrid variant, so it would be unfair for anyone to draw comparisons with the non-hybrid Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, or Honda Odyssey. So lets also consider three-row SUVs.
So far, there hasn’t been any model more efficient than the Mazda CX-9, which returns 25mpg combined. Still, there’s no way it could hold a candle to the Pacifica Hybrid that’s worth up to 32mpg combined as per the EPA’s official ratings.
Yes, the CX-9 is no hybrid, but let’s not forget that Mazda is a brand that prides itself on having the most efficient portfolio of vehicles in the US without the aid of hybrid and all-electric powertrains.
In terms of equivalent fuel economy numbers, the Pacifica Hybrid is good for 84MPGe, with a total range of 566 miles. The regular gas-powered Pacifica is capable of 418 miles in comparison.
The best part about the hybridized minivan is that it’s eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit due to its use of a 16kWh battery. That takes its price to $35,590 from $43,090, making it only about $5,000 more expensive than the non-hybrid model.