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Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2008 Jeep Commander

2009 Honda Pilot
2008 Jeep Commander
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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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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Commander 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
Commander 4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
Commander 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
Commander RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
Commander RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
Commander RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$39,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.0
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 28.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 57.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 112.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 34.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 109.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 75.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 36.3
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 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 7.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
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 - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.14
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCH
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TCH
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 5003
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 302 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 329 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA EVE
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.7L/287
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.67 & 1.50
Trans Order Code
NA DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Jeep Commander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Live axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut SLA Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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