Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2009 Jeep Commander

2009 Honda Pilot
2009 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 $38,070 $41,505
Commander 4WD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $42,214 $46,110
Commander 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $28,957 $31,380
Commander RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $35,667 $38,885
Commander RWD 4-Door Overland 14 20 $39,051 $42,645
Commander RWD 4-Door Sport 15 20 $27,112 $29,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$38,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$41,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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. While not a great people mover, the 2009 Jeep Commander is a trail-capable Jeep.
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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
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 53.6
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)
153.7 112.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 50.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 72.1
Liftover Height (in)
NA 34.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 62.6
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 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.14
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCG
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 5098
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 334 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA EVE
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 305 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Jeep Commander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut SLA Independent
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 2

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