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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LX
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Trim

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