Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

2009 Honda Pilot
2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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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
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veracruz AWD 4-Door GLS 15 22 $27,270 $28,745
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $33,274 $35,895
Veracruz AWD 4-Door SE 15 22 $28,564 $30,445
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 16 23 $25,672 $27,045
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $31,710 $34,195
Veracruz FWD 4-Door SE 16 23 $26,983 $28,745

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,631
$27,270

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,495
$28,745

Monthly Payment Estimate

$508 / month
$479 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.6

TCC’s 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. Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in)

38.2 36.1

Front Hip Room (in)

58.6 57.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

153.7 150.6

Third Shoulder Room (in)

58.9 56.1

Second Leg Room (in)

38.5 38.4

Front Head Room (in)

40.0 40.3

Second Hip Room (in)

56.9 57.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.5 60.6

Passenger Capacity

8 7

Third Leg Room (in)

32.1 31.5

Second Head Room (in)

39.8 39.9

Third Hip Room (in)

48.4 45.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

62.2 60.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 42.6

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

190.9 190.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

72.7 68.9

Liftover Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.5 65.7

Wheelbase (in)

109.2 110.4

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.5 76.6

Track Width, Front (in)

67.7 65.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.0 8.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

18.0 6.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

47.7 40.0

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

87.0 86.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x - TBD - 12.64 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.1 x - TBD - 12.76 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.0 20.6

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.69 3.5

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

19.0 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.6 36.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/65R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4310 4431

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.93 11.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 130

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

253 @ 4800 257 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 3.8L/231

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5700 260 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

MPFI MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.56

Trans Type

5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.37

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.31 3.20

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.16

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 4.15

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Pilot Hyundai Veracruz

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

1.04 0.67

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA MacPherson Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 1.06

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Trailing Arms Multi-link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 -

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