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Features Comparison: Chrysler Pacifica vs. Mazda CX-9

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Model Year 2008 2008 2008 2014 2014 2014
Model Pacifica Pacifica Pacifica CX-9 CX-9 CX-9
Trim LX Touring Limited Sport Touring Grand Touring
Engines (show)  
3.8L V6
OHV-2v
197 hp@5200
230 lb-ft@4000
         
4.0L V6
OHC-4v
253 hp@6000
262 lb-ft@4100
     
3.7L V6
DOHC-4v
273 hp@6250
270 lb-ft@4250
     
Transmissions (show)  
4-speed manually-shiftable automatic          
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD
Tires (show)  
235/65HR17 tires      
235/55HR19 tires        
245/60HR18 tires      
245/50R20 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Infinity, 200W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Infinity, 385W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Unbranded, 6 speakers      
Bose, 277W, 10 speakers        
Bose, 277W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.          
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cruise control
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.    
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Power-adjustable pedalsPedals adjust fore-and-aft to provide the optimal relationship with the steering wheel.        
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.        
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.      
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.      
Tilt steering wheel, manual      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual      
Universal garage door openerHomelink.    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.      
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.        
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.      
Knee airbag, driver      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.  
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.        
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.    
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.      
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover      
Cargo mat      
Cargo net
Cargo tray      
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.      
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.        
Roof railsNo crossbars.  
Second-row high consoleSecond-row center console that rises to armrest height, and usually includes storage.        
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.      
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.      
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.  
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.      
CD player      
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
DVD-Audio-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVD-Audio discs.      
Entertainment system, ceiling-mountedA DVD player and ceiling-mounted screen. Often includes a pair of wireless headphones.    
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.      
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.          
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.          
Rear air vents with automatic controlsMaintains set temperature in rear passenger area by providing heated or cooled air through vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Replaces and includes value of rear air vents with manual controls.      
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.        
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.  
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.      
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
Surround sound    
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.          
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.      
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.        
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside claddingProtective cladding extending partly onto the doors.          
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Deep-tinted rear windows
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.          
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.      
Paint, special gold      
Paint, special red      
Paint, special white      
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.      
Sunroof    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Analog clock      
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.        
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.      
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.        
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.    
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.    
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.          
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.          
Outside temperature display  
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.        
Turn signals on or near mirrors          
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Visor mirror, driver          
Visor mirror, passenger          
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Powertrain (show)  
Additional engine coolingNo value because no way to compare across models.      
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.      
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row buckets        
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench  
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.      
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Door sill trim plates          
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.  
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats        
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat            
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.          
Manual recliner, second row seats  
Memory system, driver seat      
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.  
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Stain-resistant fabricFabric that resists stains, and in many cases odors as well.        
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.          
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheelReal wood comprises part of the steering wheel rim.          
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels      
Auto-leveling rear shocksRear shock absorbers that automatically level the rear ride height.      
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.        
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.        
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.      

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Option Package Contents

Cargo Convenience Group

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Cargo net
Rear bumper protector

Quick Order Package L

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
CD changer, in-dash
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
DVD-Audio-compatible player

Comfort and Convenience Group

Features
Memory system, driver seat
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Power-adjustable pedals

Quick Order Package T

Features
CD changer, in-dash
Obstacle detection, rear
Power liftgate
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats

Cargo Convenience Group

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Cargo net
Rear bumper protector

Power driver seat

Features
Power recliner, driver seat
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat

Technology Package

Features
Sunroof
Bose, 277W, 10 speakers
Proximity key
Bose, 277W, 10 speakers

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Surround sound
Voice control for nav and audio

Technology Package

Features
Sunroof
Bose, 277W, 10 speakers
Proximity key
Bose, 277W, 10 speakers

Rear Seat Entertainment System Pkg.

Features
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
AC power outlet
Traffic information
Bose, 277W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer)

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Surround sound
Voice control for nav and audio

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