as the winner of our best of 2017, 2018 family car of the year and now 2019 family car of the year, the chrysler pacifica continues to remain a favorite here at . minivans — the family vehicle of choice before suvs became so popular — continue to attract a significant number of buyers looking for passenger and cargo room, ease of entry and exit, and versatility. the pacifica remains the cream of the crop. but how does it do on fuel? what do you pay to keep it running?
this week, you'll be paying slightly more. the 2019 chrysler pacifica comes with a 3.6-liter v-6, nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (a hybrid version also is available, but all-wheel drive is not). it also carries with it a 19-gallon tank and takes regular. per prices posted early thursday by the aaa daily fuel gauge report, here's what that translates to in cold, hard cash out of your wallet at the pump:
- at the national average of $2.27 per gallon for regular, filling the tank from empty would cost you $43.13.
- in california and hawaii, where the average price of regular was the highest in the nation at $3.26 per gallon, the cost would jump to nearly $62 at $61.94.
- in missouri, where regular averaged $1.91 a gallon to comfortably remain the cheapest average in the u.s. for the week, the bill would drop to a mere $36.29.
after pump prices declined for 14 straight weeks, gas began to rise in the middle of january in parts of the country, largely in response to higher oil prices. aaa said the national average for premium gas was up 2 cents from a week ago to $2.85; it was the second week in a row that the average prices for regular and premium increased. diesel fuel, meanwhile, remained at $2.93.
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gas prices rose again the past week across the south and in the central states, pushing the national average for regular up 3 cents to $2.27. prices rose for a second week in a row across the south and into oklahoma and texas, as well as in the great lakes area, where significant price swings from week to week are common.
california and hawaii and were the only states that averaged more than $3 per gallon. missouri aside, six other states averaged less than $2. two weeks ago, regular averaged less than $2 in 11 states.
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