2008 Chrysler Pacifica vs. Its Competition

2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The crossover trend is producing a wide range of family-friendly wagons with all-wheel drive.

The Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse have inoffensive styling, big V-6 power, and seating for at least seven, while the Buick Enclave and Mazda CX-9 take the sexy approach, with styling and interior features.

2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring2008 Chrysler Pacifica
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2009 Buick Enclave CXL2009 Buick Enclave
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS2009 Chevrolet Traverse
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2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Mazda CX-9
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2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2008 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2008 Chrysler Pacifica isn't long for this world, but still offers good interior seating and flexibility.
8.2
The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
7.8
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
8.6
The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
7.8
Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From    
$24,635$35,070$29,215$29,400$27,500
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Large2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon LX FWDFWD 4-Door CXFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
57877
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Wagon4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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