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2008 Honda Pilot vs. Its Competition

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2008 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/Navi Angular Front Exterior View
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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.

2008 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/Navi Angular Front Exterior View2008 Honda Pilot2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS2009 Chevrolet Traverse2009 Ford Flex2009 Ford Flex2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Mazda CX-9
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The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available.
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The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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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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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   
$27,595Browse Used Listings$29,215Browse Used Listings$28,550Browse Used Listings$29,400Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
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
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
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