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2009 Honda Pilot

2008 Toyota Highlander

  2009 Honda Pilot 2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$27,695
$27,500
Invoice $25,101 $24,475
MPG
City/Highway
16/23 17/24
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Expanded interior package
  • Clever and numerous interior bins
  • Sweet powertrain
  • Adult-sized third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • That big, big grille
  • Thick styling
  • Hard plastics inside
  • Bundling of options

Likes:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts
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