Compare 2008 Honda Odyssey vs 2009 Ford Flex

2008 Honda Odyssey
2009 Ford Flex
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5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door LX 16 23 $23,442 $25,860
5-Door EX 16 23 $26,244 $28,960
5-Door EX-L 17 25 $29,181 $32,210
5-Door w/RES EX-L 17 25 $30,626 $33,810
5-Door w/RES & Navi EX-L 17 25 $32,434 $35,810
5-Door Touring 17 25 $36,229 $40,010
5-Door w/PAX Touring 17 25 $36,771 $40,610
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,442
$26,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,860
$28,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$476 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive. The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
171.4 118.0
Second Hip Room (in)
64.4 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.5 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
41.1 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.1 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.8 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.8 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.1 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.1 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
147.4 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
91.1 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.44 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 17
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/6T5R16 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR16 P235/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4385 4498
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 5000 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5750 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda Odyssey Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 1.26
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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