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2008 Ford Explorer

2009 Honda Pilot

  2008 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door V6 XLT Angular Rear Exterior View 2009 Honda Pilot
MSRP
$26,495
$27,695
Invoice $24,771 $25,101
MPG
City/Highway
13/20 16/23
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. Read Full Review The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Stable handling
  • Power-folding third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Ride isn't as smooth as car-based crossovers
  • V-6 engine noise

Likes:

  • Expanded interior package
  • Clever and numerous interior bins
  • Sweet powertrain
  • Adult-sized third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • That big, big grille
  • Thick styling
  • Hard plastics inside
  • Bundling of options
Crash Test Ratings
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