Compare 2008 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2009 Buick Enclave

2008 Chrysler Pacifica
2009 Buick Enclave
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4-Door Wagon FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD LX 15 22 $22,745 $24,635
4-Door Wagon AWD LX 14 22 $25,050 $27,225
4-Door Wagon FWD Touring 15 23 $25,976 $28,265
4-Door Wagon AWD Touring 14 22 $27,796 $30,310
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 15 23 $31,214 $34,150
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 14 22 $33,034 $36,195
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FWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,141 $35,070
AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,031 $37,070
FWD 4-Door CXL 17 24 $35,324 $37,380
AWD 4-Door CXL 16 22 $37,214 $39,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,745
$33,141
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,635
$35,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica isn't long for this world, but still offers good interior seating and flexibility. The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 57.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.9 154
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.8 62.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
66.0 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.3 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
116.3 118.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.0 66.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
92.2 115.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 18.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.6 13.0 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 22
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 40.4
Steering Type
Power Variable Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.18 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TCC QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TCC QLW
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2600 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2600 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
260 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
260 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4337 4780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EGH LLT
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5000 288 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code
DFF MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Pacifica Buick Enclave
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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