Compare 2009 Ford Taurus X vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Ford Taurus X
2009 Honda Pilot
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4-Door Wagon FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 17 24 $25,958 $28,270
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $27,623 $30,120
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 17 24 $28,712 $31,330
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 17 24 $29,608 $32,325
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $30,377 $33,180
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $31,272 $34,175
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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
$25,958
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,270
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ford may never call it a wagon for marketing reasons, but the 2009 Ford Taurus X is just that—practical, convenient, safe, and quite possibly one of the best wagons ever produced. 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 Sports Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.5
Passenger Capacity
6 8
Third Leg Room (in)
33.4 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
46.9 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.2 153.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.0 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)
85.5 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.8 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.69
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4033 4319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99W NA
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
Trans Type
6 5
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2WD Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus X Honda Pilot
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.71 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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