2008 Honda Pilot vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/Navi Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The three-row 2008 Honda Pilot has some new competition for the 2009 model year.

The Mazda CX-9 is the North American Truck of the Year, and it has sleek lines to go with carlike handling and a third-row seat.

The Chevrolet Traverse is mechanically like its GM siblings--the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave--but it's the value-oriented version of the big GM crossover and has a Malibu-like interior.

The 2009 Ford Flex is the wild card in the group; it's a big seven-seater with a shape like a stretched MINI Cooper, along with a big, roomy interior and V-6 power.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available.
7.8
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
9.0
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
8.6
The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
MSRP From   
$27,595$29,215$28,550$29,400
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door VPFWD 4-Door LS4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Sport
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
8877
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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