With respect to pricing, FCA has ~160,000 tax credits left. Those will effectively reduce the price by $7,500 while they last, which I doubt is more than 2 years. Once they're gone, folks have to pay full price, which will help the resale of the hybrids.Information on this model is a good part of why I signed up here. I Currently have a Compass and as I approach the retirement countdown I am looking for a "last car." The compass just isn't it.
(my car history: VW Thing [type 181], Willys PU [with a creak and a groan, the parking brake failed and it rolled down an embankment. For all I know, it may still be there]. Following that was a CJ5. I got rid of it during a period that I was out of the country [and yes, I feel stupid for getting rid of it]. Then came a Suzuki Samurai, I ended up putting about 227K miles on it [it is still parked at my fathers. . . it was running when I parked in in 2006]. After returning to The States in 2014 I have been driving a Compass.)
The 4xe is a lot closer to what I want. I am interested in real-world MPG as pricing for petrol is obviously going to go up again. Then there is durability, how well the drive system seems to be holding up is also important. I realize that there is no way to gauge this other than to wait, but the Pacifica hasn't fared too well.
Another issue is the tow rating. I want to be sure that it will pull a 16ft Scamp trailer (~2000 Lb)Of course, I am also very interested in pricing. I am now a teacher, so pricing is a concern.
The Retirement countdown is about ten years, well, now it is about 9.75. . . but who's counting, right?
What that means is that I have time to think about it.