Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2009 Hyundai Veracruz

2009 Honda Pilot
2009 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 $27,364 $28,845
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $33,366 $35,995
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 16 23 $25,766 $27,145
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $31,802 $34,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$27,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$28,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$481 / 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. The 2009 Hyundai Veracruz is an impressive SUV for the price, but it’s no Lexus.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 13.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 20.6
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 257 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Shiftronic
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Hyundai Veracruz
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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