Used 2008 Chrysler Pacifica Wagon
Chrysler Pacifica Wagon
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On paper, the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica seems like a good idea, but even though it has been credited with starting the crossover utility vehicle segment, it has not become the sales leader for which the company had hoped. Perhaps the Pacifica's combination of a low interior ceiling and high sticker price has failed to lure customers away from more traditional family vehicles such as the minivan and the SUV. While the Pacifica's long list of standard features and optional all-wheel drive (a feature no longer available on Chrysler minivans) are attractive, those who don't require a third-row seat need only look to the Dodge Magnum, which offers the same roomy wagon-like interior but delivers better performance and more eye-catching styling.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you like the look of a sport wagon and prefer something more upscale than a minivan, you should investigate the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica. Individual captain's-chair seating is a blessing for siblings who don't like to sit next to each other, and the long list of optional accessories should be enough to please everyone in the family.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're looking for V8 power or the tall ceiling and overall interior space of a SUV or minivan, you best look elsewhere.
What's New for 2008
The base model is renamed the LX and 19-inch chrome wheels are now available on Touring models.
Even when negotiating the tightest of turns, the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica remains composed and stable. Body roll is minimal, and the rear end can seem as if it's stitched to the pavement, refusing to break loose under all but the most aggressive maneuvers. The steering feel is light and responsive, with a good amount of positive feedback from the road and, even though the Pacifica rides on tall 17-inch tires, the turn-in is very quick, allowing you to perform emergency maneuvers with complete confidence. We think you'll find that the driving experience is impressive in the front-wheel-drive Pacifica and even better with all-wheel drive. The AutoStick manual function has been greatly improved, delivering much quicker response time when changing gears.
The Pacifica's speedometer-mounted navigation screen is much easier to read while driving than those that are placed elsewhere on the dash. The screen also serves as the rearview monitor display.
Second-row captain's chairs are available with optional heating and are separated by a powered center console.
The Pacifica's interior shows how good an interior can be with the right material and design. Plastic trim has been kept to a minimum, and what plastic there is has a rich, high-quality feel. The base model offers seating for five, while all other trim levels provide three rows of captain's-chair seating. Seating comfort is excellent in all three rows, and the front and middle rows are available with optional heated seats. Standard side-curtain airbags cover every row, and the optional navigation system has a screen in the center of the speedometer dial---which is great for the driver, but doesn't work so well for erstwhile, and frustrated, navigators in the co-pilot's seat.
The Pacifica's design is surprisingly reserved. There are no retro themes here. Instead, the styling is fresh and contemporary. The long side glass is deeply tinted for better privacy and provides excellent outward visibility for the driver. Big rear doors aid entry, as does the low step-in height. In 2007, the Pacifica received new sheetmetal around the hood, fenders, grille and headlamps, which carries over onto the 2008 model. Other exterior changes include new chrome wheels and dual chrome exhaust tips.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Pacifica LX comes with front-wheel drive, dual-zone manual air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), three-row side-curtain airbags, five-passenger seating, remote keyless entry, power windows, dual heated power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, eight-way power driver's seat, rear wiper/washer, AutoStick transmission, tilt-wheel with touch controls and cruise control. The Touring trim adds seating for six, automatic air conditioning, garage-door opener, 10-way power driver's seat and aluminum wheels. Limited models include a power liftgate, driver's seat and mirror memory, power moonroof, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, six-disc in-dash DVD/MP3/CD changer, leather seats, leather and wood steering wheel and 19-inch chrome wheels.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options include all-wheel drive, heated front and rear seats, navigation, power moonroof, HID headlamps, rear-seat DVD player, Infinity Intermezzo 385-watt sound system with 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, power rear liftgate and a ten-way power driver's seat.
Under the Hood
The Pacifica offers two V6 engines, both strong enough to move the vehicle at a good clip. While the 3.8-liter engine remains a bit coarse for our taste, the new 4.0-liter V6 feels just fine. Strong power and a willingness to move when asked are this engine's best attributes, and it is even rated for slightly better fuel economy than the smaller, standard engine. The six-speed automatic works seamlessly and contributes to the good fuel economy.
200 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22
253 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 (FWD), 14/22 (AWD)
The Pacifica's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts around $25,000 for a front-wheel-drive LX and can reach as high as $40,000 for a fully loaded Limited. Before you set off to begin negotiations, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the Pacifica in your area. Also be sure to check out the Incentives tab for further possible savings. The Pacifica LX and Touring models are projected to hold a slightly less-than-average residual value, while the all-wheel-drive Limited is expected to hold a slightly higher-than-average value. On the whole, the Pacifica is expected to hold its value better than the Chevrolet Uplander, but fall far below the Ford Taurus X, Nissan Murano, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.
Chrysler Pacifica Consumer Reviews
December 23, 2017
2008 pacifica is better then 2017
February 19, 2017
Signature series, 2nd row overhead screen, etc.
Purchased new, garage kept, no dents/scratches/rust, handicap parking, maintained by dealer only, 3 rows heated leather seats - rear...
December 04, 2016
2005 Touring AWD
Amazing car. Only concern is fuel mileage around 23 Hwy and about 18 around town. But considering the size and comfort of this car that...
August 01, 2016
car in excellent condition
this car has been garaged all the years never had a paint touch up interior is in excellent leather condition has original floor mats
May 28, 2016
My Second One
I've had two Pacificas -- a 2004 Premier (LTD), and a 2008 Limited. Both cars have been wonderful. Large, comfortable seats, lots of...
February 16, 2016
Best Ride Ever
This car has been nothing but the best. Super reliable, quiet, safe, responsive. I gave it a 9 for quality because the only problem has...
September 19, 2015
Best Vehicle we ever owned. Good Job Chrysler!
Does everything well. Never liked the hard shift if I wasn't accelerating through shift points. Holds alignment well. 1st time I ever...
August 07, 2015
Greatest car I have ever owned in my 73 years!
I fell in love with this car the moment I sat down in the seat. It felt like an airplane cockpit. One of the first GPS installed in any...
June 15, 2015
Best vehicle ever - love it!
Everything for the driver is convenient. It is so sad they quit making them. It is a quality car, easy to drive, just the best of...
June 01, 2015
Far superior to my 2004 Pacifica
This SUV has excellent power and acceleration, luxury interior, great soundproofing and a very comfortable ride. I'd hate to give it up....