The three-row, seven-passenger 2009 Honda Pilot has some tough competition in the crossover segment.
GM has four vehicles in the class, but the Pilot’s most direct competition from GM might be the Saturn Outlook, which has a squared-off shape, an import-friendly dealer experience, and lots of available options.
Toyota’s Highlander is a three-row vehicle now, but its soft handling is noticeably inferior to the Pilot’s, though it does come in a Hybrid edition.
The new Ford Flex is an intriguing crossover with MINI Cooper-esque styling, three rows of seating, and plenty of high-end features that aren’t limited to its most expensive models.
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|2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn OutlookBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 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 LX||4-Door SE FWD||FWD 4-Door XE||FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door|
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|2009 Honda Pilot vs. 2009 Ford Flex||2009 Honda Pilot vs. 2009 Saturn Outlook||2009 Honda Pilot vs. 2008 Toyota Highlander|