3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid Named One of Wards 10 Best Engines for Second Year in a Row

Posted on 14. Dec, 2017 by in Chrysler Canada

December 14, 2017

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Editors during WardsAuto have named a 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid one of Wards 10 Best Engines for 2018.
 
The feat outlines a second time a powertrain has been so-honored. The 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid was named to a prestigious annual list last year, when it debuted in a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.
 
The plug-in hybrid thrust complement creates a Pacifica Hybrid a many fit minivan ever, formed on a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) – a magnitude that accounts for a plug-in hybrid vehicle’s blended use of electricity and gasoline, in sum city- and highway-cycle testing.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also excels on dual other potency fronts, with EPA driving-range ratings of 33 miles in electric-only mode, and 570 sum miles.

“We knew this was a special plan when we were asked to rise a many fuel-efficient minivan ever,” says Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA – North America. “Receiving this award, generally for a second time, validates a early self-assurance – as do reports from a customers.”
 
FCA US has intent 100 Pacifica Hybrid business who have concluded to attend in monthly ownership-experience surveys over a two-year period. To date, 47 percent of respondents news some-more pushing operation than expected, with 22 percent observant they have celebrated “much more.”
 
Wards 10 Best Engines decider Drew Winter echoes this satisfaction.
 
“The Pacifica Hybrid is a big, seven-passenger plug-in hybrid minivan with all a bells and whistles families have come to adore, though with 33 miles of full electric operation and levels of fuel potency unthinkable usually a few brief years ago,” says Drew Winter, Senior Content Director during WardsAuto. “With many owners regulating their minivans to run errands and spasmodic take a long-distance drive, a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a cadence of genius.”
 
Central to a vehicle’s opening is a eFlite electrically non-static transmission. An in-house FCA US innovation, it was grown by a organisation of engineers reserved exclusively to a charge of delivering a high-efficiency pushing knowledge that retains a functionality business design from minivans.
 
Conventional foundation schemes dedicate one engine to offer as a generator and a second motor, customarily most larger, to broach torque to a wheels. The eFlite gearbox uses a one-way purchase that enables a engine typically used usually as a generator, to appetite a wheels, depending on pushing conditions.

The outcome is increasing efficiency, refinement, and softened member packaging.
 
The lifeblood of a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, that is located underneath a second-row floor. Recharging can take as small as dual hours regulating an discretionary 240-volt (Level 2) charger, accessible from Mopar by dealers.

When a battery’s appetite is depleted to a certain threshold, a Pacifica Hybrid becomes a part-time electric vehicle, like a required hybrid, to maximize appetite and efficiency. Power to a wheels is granted by a electric expostulate complement or supplemented by a specifically blending chronicle of a gasoline-powered Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6, that was named one of Wards 10 Best Engines in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“Imagine a preference that comes with plugging in during home, instead of interlude during a gas hire once or twice a week,” says Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Now mix that with a ability to ride adult to 7 people in higher comfort. That creates a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan a mobility resolution like no other. And it’s not usually us, who contend it. Today’s proclamation is a latest in a array of such honors.”

To date, a whole Chrysler Pacifica lineup has accounted for 72 attention awards tied to safety, quality, styling and performance.

The EPA gives a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a rating of 10, a best-possible rating, for a impact on meridian change in terms of greenhouse-gas emissions.
 
Further, an FCA US comparison between a Pacifica Hybrid and a car it transposed in a Chrysler-brand lineup, indicates a electrified minivan will, over a lifetime, outcome in emissions-savings homogeneous to:

  • the normal annual C02 outlay of 22 American households
  • 14 blurb flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
  • driving a normal U.S. newcomer car some-more than 50,000 miles

In a 22-year story of Wards 10 Best Engines, FCA US lays explain to 8 powertrains that done a prestigious list. They comment for 18 awards.
 
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA, a seventh-largest automaker in a universe formed on sum annual car sales, is an general automotive group. FCA is listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”

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