The all-new 2009 Honda Pilot combines traditional SUV attributes of ruggedness, standard towing capability and functionality with the fuel economy, handling and refinement characteristics that have made crossovers popular.

The 2009 Pilot offers an SUV exterior design while further enhancing on-road refinement and interior functionality. A stylish and spacious interior provides room for up to eight passengers while providing more space behind the third row for large items.

New engineering on all models include a more-powerful, 250 horsepower, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with the latest generation of Variable Cylinder Management that works in 6-cylinder mode for performance and 3- or 4-cylinder mode for fuel efficiency.

New standard equipment includes a Class III hitch, hill start assist, larger 17-inch wheels and tires (+1-inch) and a lift-up glass hatch as part of the tailgate.

New interior features include a telescopic steering column and enhanced audio systems. Keyless entry, power windows, power locks and cruise control are standard on all models.

Standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and ABS; three-row side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags.

Base model estimated mpg: 17/23

Estimated starting price: $27,595

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