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2009 Honda Pilot Touring

At a Glance

Pricing $27,695 - $40,095
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 16-17 (city), 22-23 (highway)

Overview Information

The Honda Pilot and its rival the Toyota Highlander helped to define the market's expectations for midsize crossover SUVs. The second-generation pilot is larger and more distinctively styled than its predecessor was. A standard 3.5L V-6 coupled to a 5-speed automatic is the sole power train. The Pilot features an interior that is larger than the Toyota Highlander and equivalent to GM's significantly larger (on the outside) and heavier crossovers. Cylinder deactivation technology allows the Pilot to turn in a respectable 17/23 MPG for FWD models and 16/22 MPG for AWD models. Honda offers the Pilot in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. The new Touring model features a standard navigation system, memory settings for the driver's seat, an upgraded 512-watt stereo, and a power-operated tailgate.

What Changed:

The second-generation pilot is larger and more distinctively styled than its predecessor was. The Pilot has grown longer by about 3 inches, wider by 1 inch and taller by 1 inch. The increased size has only added about 100 lbs of curb weight. The increased length has added some badly needed legroom to the second and third row seating with increases of 1.1 inches and 1.9 inches. However, headroom, shoulder room and hip room are virtually the same or reduced. There are 3 cubic feet more storage capacity behind the third row, more if the in-floor storage compartment is in use. Storage capacity is about the same with the third or second row seating folded. The displacement of the V6 is unchanged, but the engine now produces 250-bhp and 253 lb-ft of torque up slightly. Fuel economy has increased across the board. The Pilot is now rated at 17/23 for FWD models and 16/22 for AWD models.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Pilot LX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $27,695
Pilot LX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $29,295
Pilot EX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $30,495
Pilot EX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $32,095
Pilot EX-L 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $33,695
Pilot EX-L 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $35,295
Pilot EX-L RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $35,295
Pilot EX-L RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $36,895
Pilot Touring 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $36,895
Pilot Touring 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $38,495
Pilot Touring RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 17/23/20 $38,495
Pilot Touring RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $40,095