Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2009 Nissan Murano vs 2009 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Honda Pilot
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2009 Nissan Murano
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2009 Subaru Tribeca
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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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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano 2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
Murano 2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
Murano AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Murano AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tribeca 4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,336 $29,995
Tribeca 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,727 $32,595
Tribeca 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,937 $34,995
Tribeca 4-Door 5-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,539 $31,295
Tribeca 4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,081 $30,995
Tribeca 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,483 $33,595
Tribeca 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,352 $37,795
Tribeca 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,690 $35,995
Tribeca 4-Door 7-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,644 $31,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$25,504
$28,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$27,680
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$461 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
8.2
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 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior. The 2009 Subaru Tribeca has a different personality than other mid-size crossovers, and it’s worth consideration for those who haven’t found the right look and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4 38.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.6 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 54.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 108.6 104.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.1 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.6 58.1
Passenger Capacity
8 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA 32
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.1 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 63.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 188.5 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA 44
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 67.0 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA 30.8 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 111.2 108.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA NA 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 64.5 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 NA 8.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA NA 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 31.8 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6 12.4 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1 12.3 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 18.5 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.19 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8 40
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 3855 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 10.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 248 @ 4400 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35 NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 265 @ 6000 256 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 NA 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 5.17 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 NA 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA 1.47
Trans Type
5 1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic (CVT) w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.77 2.37
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Nissan Murano Subaru Tribeca
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.98 .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.79 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 4

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