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At Last a More Affordable Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid!

High pricing was the most common criticism of the minivan By ,

Good news for those consumers who were interested in the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid but found the price tag too daunting: FCA Canada has announced the addition of two new entry-level versions to the model lineup for 2017.

The Pacifica Hybrid Touring will sell starting at $50,995, while the Hybrid Premium comes in as $52,495 – putting both versions below the Pacifica Platinum and its $56,495 price point.

What’s more, both new models will be eligible for provincial incentives; in Ontario that means a rebate of $12,389, while Quebec consumers get back $6,958 and British Columbia consumers $5,000.

So what does come standard with these more basic models? In the Touring, 17-inch alloy wheels, power sliding doors, LED taillamps, 12-way power-adjustable and cloth-upholstered driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control, multifunction 7-inch display behind the steering wheel and a Uconnect multimedia infotainment system featuring a central 8.4-inch touchscreen.

The Premium version, meanwhile, adds a roof rack system, remote starter, Park-Sense Rear Park Assist with Active Braking, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection, front heated seats and leather upholstery with perforated inserts.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an all-electric range of 53 km, and a total range of about 910 km; its fuel consumption is 2.6Le/100 km for city driving. It can cruise at up to 120 km/h without using the gasoline engine.