2008 Chrysler Pacifica vs. Its Competition

2008 Chrysler Pacifica Touring
Martin Padgett Martin 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 Hybrid 2008 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
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.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From    
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 / 25 MPG Hwy
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 (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Wagon4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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