Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2008 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Honda Pilot
2008 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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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 104.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 44
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 66.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 43.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.3 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 - 12.4 x 0.71
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 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 256 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.6L/221.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.47
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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