Our long-term Pacifica Hybrid, back in Michigan, in all its extremely blue glory
Actually, when I wrote “all-electric range” earlier, that’s not quite accurate. With the plug-in battery fully charged, the engine can still come on if the driving scenario requires it — say, should you really gun the thing — and there’s no “all-electric” mode as in most other plug-in hybrids. In fact, there are no drive modes at all.
Having said that, the Pacifica Hybrid is estimated to have an almost-all-electric range of 33 miles, according to the EPA. The car showed me 31 miles when I set off on my standard 75-mile vehicle evaluation route, which in the past, has confirmed the ranges of other plug-in hybrids, including the Honda Clarity and Kia Niro.
The Pacifica Hybrid initially managed only 20.8 miles, but picked up an extra 7 miles of range