Components and Production Systems
February 23, 2018 – The editors at WardsAuto have named the 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid one of Wards 10 Best
Engines for 2018. The achievement marks the second time the powertrain has been so-
honored. The 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid was named to the annual list last year when it debuted
in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.
The plug-in hybrid propulsion system makes the Pacifica Hybrid the most efficient minivan ever,
based on its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 84 miles-per- gallon-equivalent
(MPGe) — a measure that accounts for a plug-in hybrid vehicle’s blended use of electricity and
gasoline in combined city- and highway-cycle testing.
The 2018 Pacifica Hybrid also excels on two other efficiency fronts, with EPA driving-range
ratings of 33 miles in electric-only mode, and 570 total miles.