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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door VP
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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door VP 16 22 $25,010 $27,595
2WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $26,953 $29,745
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $28,625 $31,595
2WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $29,031 $32,045
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $30,477 $33,645
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 16 22 $31,019 $34,245
4WD 4-Door VP 15 20 $26,275 $28,995
4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $28,218 $31,145
4WD 4-Door SE 15 20 $29,890 $32,995
4WD 4-Door EX-L 15 20 $30,297 $33,445
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 15 20 $31,742 $35,045
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 15 20 $32,285 $35,645
4-Door SE FWD
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Trim

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
$25,010
$26,842
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,595
$28,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$476 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 30.2 33.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 40.5
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Third Hip Room (in) 49.0 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.8
Third Head Room (in) 38.6 38.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.5 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 44.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.9 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153 118.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.6 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.5 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.7 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5 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) 87.6 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.9 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) 47.6 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) 11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.4 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/70SR16 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70SR16 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4264 4498
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4500 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 244 @ 5750 262 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.42 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.60 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) 1.57 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda Pilot Ford Flex
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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