The three-row 2008 Honda Pilot has some new competition for the 2009 model year.
The Mazda CX-9 is the North American Truck of the Year, and it has sleek lines to go with carlike handling and a third-row seat.
The Chevrolet Traverse is mechanically like its GM siblings--the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave--but it's the value-oriented version of the big GM crossover and has a Malibu-like interior.
The 2009 Ford Flex is the wild card in the group; it's a big seven-seater with a shape like a stretched MINI Cooper, along with a big, roomy interior and V-6 power.
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|2008 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door VP||FWD 4-Door LS||4-Door SE FWD||FWD 4-Door Sport|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2008 Honda Pilot vs. 2009 Chevrolet Traverse||2008 Honda Pilot vs. 2009 Ford Flex||2008 Honda Pilot vs. 2008 Mazda CX-9|