2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and 2022 Honda Pilot are among the best minivans on the market. Both have plenty of room, high-tech features, and great safety ratings. This article compares these two popular SUVs to help you decide which is right for your family. We’ll cover everything from performance to price so that by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll know which vehicle is best for you!

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a good-looking car. It has a nice, swooping design that makes it look sportier than many other minivans. The front end is angular but still manages to be friendly looking. The rear end is rounder and more traditional for the class, with two large taillights on either side. It’s easy to see from this angle why the Pacifica has been so popular with families for so many years—it’s just a pleasant vehicle to look at in general.

The 2022 Honda Pilot looks like an SUV with way too much going on in its front end: big headlights combined with big fog lights combined with plenty of chrome trimming make this vehicle look like it’s trying too hard (and failing) to be cool or stylish or something. It just feels busy instead of clean or elegant.

  • Interior Design

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a comfortable and stylish interior setup, with a spacious cabin conducive to long road trips. The dashboard is sleek and modern, with an 8″ touchscreen infotainment system on top of the center console. It also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so you’ll be able to access your favorite smartphone apps via the car’s built-in interface.

The 2022 Honda Pilot is another great model in its class for interior design—though it doesn’t have quite as many features as the Pacifica Hybrid (both are offered in hybrid or plug-in hybrid versions). The newer trim levels come standard with a 12″ touchscreen display which can be upgraded to an 8″ unit if you want more customization options available at your fingertips while driving around town or along highways between cities.

Technology & Safety

The Pacifica Hybrid is one of the most connected minivans on the market, with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. There’s also a backup camera and blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking. The Pilot has this same tech suite, but you get Honda’s Enform app suite in addition to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto capability. That means you can use your phone to remotely start your vehicle or lock/unlock doors from afar — useful if you forgot something inside your car when heading inside for lunch!

The Pacifica Hybrid offers built-in satellite radio and voice command functionality for all controls except navigation (though it does have navigation).


The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets a hybrid drivetrain with a 3.6-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-four engine and an electric motor to produce 260 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. That’s less than the Pilot’s V6, which creates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pacifica Hybrid also has slightly slower acceleration than the Pilot due to its weight (it weighs about 300 pounds more).

The 2022 Honda Pilot is offered in two versions: one with V6 power, one with turbocharged four cylinder power. Both engines get similar fuel economy numbers—22 mpg combined for both the 2WD and AWD versions of each engine—but the 2WD version of the V6 has better performance specs.

The Bottom Line

Both the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the 2022 Honda Pilot are great vehicles. However, the Pacifica Hybrid has a bit more to offer—the hybrid drivetrain, additional tech features and longer range. It also costs less than its competitor. For these reasons, we’d choose the new hybrid minivan over its gas-only sibling model.

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