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.