Compare 2009 Ford Flex vs 2010 GMC Acadia vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Ford Flex
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2010 GMC Acadia
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2009 Honda Pilot
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
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AWD 4-Door SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,053 $33,740
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,546 $36,365
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,080 $40,085
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $40,075 $42,185
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,153 $31,740
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,646 $34,365
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,180 $38,085
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $38,175 $40,185
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,072
$32,053
$27,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,810
$33,740
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$614 / month
$562 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans. The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.9 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.9 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.3 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.0 154 153.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.8 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.4 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 8 8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.1 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 118.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.1 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.4 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 200.7 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 69.9 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 68.9 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 116.9 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 21.4 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 16.1 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 40.4 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.89 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD - 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4661 4936 4310
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.8 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 270 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99C LLT NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 288 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 1.89
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - NA w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 5

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