Compare 2009 Ford Flex vs 2008 Honda Pilot

2009 Ford Flex
2008 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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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $26,953 $29,745
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $29,031 $32,045
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 16 22 $31,019 $34,245
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $30,477 $33,645
Pilot 2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $28,625 $31,595
Pilot 2WD 4-Door VP 16 22 $25,010 $27,595
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 15 20 $28,218 $31,145
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 15 20 $30,297 $33,445
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 15 20 $32,285 $35,645
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 15 20 $31,742 $35,045
Pilot 4WD 4-Door SE 15 20 $29,890 $32,995
Pilot 4WD 4-Door VP 15 20 $26,275 $28,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,072
$26,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,810
$29,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$614 / month
$496 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
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 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 49.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.0 153
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 30.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 66.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 66.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 77.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 87.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 15.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 20.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P235/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P235/70SR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4661 4341
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 240 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 244 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.02
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.60
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.57
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.78
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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