2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2022 Kia Telluride

It’s hard to believe that the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the 2022 Kia Telluride are only a few months old. They’ve already established themselves as two of the most popular minivans on the market, and their sales figures reflect that. Both vehicles offer space and comfort, but they do it differently. Which one is right for you?

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a futuristic design, with LED lights and wheels flush with the body. The vehicle’s front end is sleek, with a large grille and two bar-shaped headlights.

The 2022 Kia Telluride is more traditional in its appearance, with rounded lines that give it a smooth look from every angle. It has tall taillights that extend into its rear bumper design and reflectors on either side; these reflectors help make the vehicle more visible at night when driving.

  • Interior Design

You’ll find a lot of similarities between these two vehicles when it comes to the interior. The most obvious similarity is that they both have a clean, modern design that is easy on the eyes and makes you feel like you’re in an expensive vehicle.

The 2022 Pacifica Hybrid has seats covered in Ultrasoft leather and Alcantara suede, while the 2022 Telluride’s seats are covered in Ultrasoft leather. Both have available heated/cooled seat options and ventilated front seats so that you always stay comfortable while driving around town or taking long road trips with friends or family members depending on which vehicle you choose to buy!

Technology & Safety

In the world of hybrid vehicles, there are a few things that you can count on. First, you’ll have an electrified drivetrain that enables higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Second, you’ll be able to charge your battery for free at home or at a public charging station—assuming that there’s one close by. Thirdly, most hybrids will feature active safety technology to keep you safe no matter what the weather is like outside.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers all three of these benefits as standard on its top-of-the-line Touring trim level (the same one we tested). The Kia Telluride doesn’t offer any standard active safety tech at all. Still, it does come with optional lane departure warnings and adaptive cruise control packages available only on its Limited trim level.

As far as charging goes, though, it’s hard to argue with the fact that both these cars come equipped with pluggable cables so that they can be charged either at home or via an AC power outlet at public charging stations (like ones found in parking garages). Both also have large batteries: 43 kWh for Pacifica Hybrid versus 48 kWh for Telluride–which means they should last longer than many other hybrids today!


The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a 2.6-liter inline-four hybrid engine that produces 280 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an electric motor that adds another 115 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, giving the Pacifica Hybrid a combined horsepower that’s enough to propel the minivan from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds flat, which isn’t crazy fast but it’s not exactly slow either (the hybrid version of the Toyota Sienna takes around 10 seconds to reach 60 mph).

The 2022 Kia Telluride offers two powertrain options: a 3.8-liter V6 engine capable of generating 290 hp and 260 lb.-ft., or a 2.0T four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline unit that generates 265 hp and 295 lb.-ft., both paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels via an on demand all-wheel drive system if equipped with AWD option package ($1,695).

The Bottom Line

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the best choice for you. The hybrid’s powertrain is more efficient than that of the Telluride, and it also offers more cargo room.

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