2009 Honda Pilot 3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - 2009 Pilot has the right
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2009 Honda Pilot - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2009 Pilot has the right combination
By NMH on

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2009 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

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I purchased a "plain Jane" LX FWD version in fall of 2008 because it beat the nearest competition (GMC Arcadia) on interior features, width of roominess and price ($4500 cheaper on base model after all the rebates and negotiation at actual dealers). After 1 year of internet search, two car shows with a measuring tape in hand, I test drove both the Pilot and Arcadia back to back on the same piece of city/highway road on the same day. Pilot has great sound, is smooth and quiet and had the exact room I needed - I wanted to be able to have two 36 in long dog crates kept regularly in the back of the SUV with the 3rd seat down and still be able to have the 2nd row seats up for passengers.

Favorite Features

Interior width of Pilot is slightly more than Arcadia/Outlook/Englave but slightly shorter bed- tradeoff. Really impressed with the interior on the base model. City highway MPG combined is about 19/20 is very good for the size of the vehicle.

Suggested Improvements

For a 5'2" woman, the driver's side is obviously designed for a taller person to enter it. Base model desperately needs a simple running board. Would suggest an armrest than drops down as most folks are not as wide as the Pilot seats so its hard for an average person to rest their elbows.
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