2009 Honda Pilot Values
Fully restyled for 2009, the Honda Pilot midsize crossover SUV now boasts a more rugged exterior and greater room in the interior. Equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission, the Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, which is an increase of 6 hp and 13 lb-ft over last year. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is optional. With seating for up to eight passengers and a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds, the newly restyled Pilot SUV offers an attractive blend of comfort and utility, as shown in Honda Pilot photos and 360 views. The Pilot's versatile interior is also easier to access than ever thanks to a new lift-up rear glass hatch. According to EPA estimates, 2WD trim levels achieve 17 mpg city/23 mpg hwy and 19 mpg combined, while AWD trims get 16/22/18, with help from Honda's Variable Cylinder Management system, which shuts down half of the V6 cylinders when not needed. Standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.Read more Read less
The all-new 2009 Honda Pilot updates its current lineup with new exterior and interior styling along with a more powerful and more efficient V6 engine that features Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). This new fuel management system not only increases fuel economy but also manages increase both horsepower and torque from the 2008 version. However, the biggest change remains the addition of the new luxurious Touring class, which features leather seats and satellite navigation as part of an impressive array of standard equipment.
A competitively priced mid-size SUV centered on fuel efficiency without sacrificing a spacious interior.
Each style is available with 2-wheel drive or an advanced 4-wheel drive system that includes Variable Torque Management (VTM-4). However, the true value and strength of the Honda Pilot lies with its roomy interior. The redesigned interior adds an additional 2 inches of legroom to the 3rd row, possibly providing a rarity in its class: true 8-passenger seating. More impressively, the Pilot boasts 87.0 cu ft of cargo space when there aren't passengers to fill those seats. The addition of the new luxury Touring class may prove to be a boon to value-minded customers.