Compare 2009 Ford Flex vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Ford Flex
2009 Honda Pilot
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
2WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,842
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.0 153.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4498 4319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Honda Pilot
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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