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2009 Ford Explorer

2009 Honda Pilot

  2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2009 Honda Pilot
MSRP
$28,470
$27,695
Invoice $26,458 $25,101
MPG
City/Highway
13/21 16/23
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you are looking for a truck-based SUV that can tow, the Ford Explorer is ahead of most of its rivals. 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:

  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Great crash-test scores

Dislikes:

  • Ride can be choppy
  • Still doesn’t handle as well as car-based crossover utes
  • Rough V-6 engine

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
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