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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Chevrolet Suburban

In comparing the Chrysler Pacifica to the Chevrolet Suburban, the Chrysler Pacifica has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Chevrolet Suburban has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chrysler Pacifica versus the Chevrolet Suburban, the Chrysler Pacifica is a better car than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Chrysler Pacifica versus Chevrolet Suburban Pricing

A used 2008 Chrysler Pacifica ranges from $2,500 to $8,675 while a used 2008 Chevrolet Suburban is priced between $6,498 to $17,606.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chrysler Pacifica’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Suburban base engine makes 320 horsepower. The Pacifica is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. The Suburban is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 620 miles. Both models use gasoline.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Chrysler Pacifica has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and rear leg room. The Chevrolet Suburban has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Suburban has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Chrysler Pacifica.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Chevrolet Suburban has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2008 Chrysler Pacifica

2008 Chevrolet Suburban

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$2,500 - $8,675

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$6,498 - $17,606

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

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4 / 31
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5 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 8

Large SUVs with Best Resale Value

7 / 12
13 / 31

SUVs with 3 Rows with Best Resale Value

13 / 31
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15 / 21
22 / 31

Summary Review

The Chrysler Pacifica was a large crossover SUV during the 2000s before Chrysler brought it back as a minivan. Our coverage here is dedicated to the minivan that started production in 2016 as a 2017 and later model year vehicle.

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

  • Unique plug-in hybrid powertrain available
  • All-wheel-drive available on new models
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (2017-2020)

  • AWD and the plug-in powertrain cannot be combined

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Flex Fuel, Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, LX, Touring

Trim Levels

LS, LS 2500, LT, LT 2500, LTZ

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

Not yet available

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 100000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

200 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

235 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

320 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

340 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7100 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 22 / 18

Range (city/hwy):

345 / 506 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 20 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

434 / 620 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

N/A

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.4 inches

Cargo Space:

43.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

92.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

65.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

65.2 inches

Cargo Space:

45.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

137.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

137.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4355 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

68.5 inches

Length:

198.5 inches

Wheelbase:

116.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5613 lbs

Width:

79.1 inches

Height:

76.8 inches

Length:

222.4 inches

Wheelbase:

130 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available