Used 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Honda Pilot
List price range
$7,890 - $14,998

Pros

  • Comfortable ride, ample cargo capacity, refined powertrain, adult-ready third-row seat, innovative interior storage.

Cons

  • Poor braking distances, not enough power, fuel economy should be better, button-happy stereo and climate controls.

Used 2009 Honda Pilot for Sale

Honda Pilot 2009 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
184,269 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$7,890
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
129,864 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
127,933 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
146,386 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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$289 Below Market
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
109,221 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2009 HONDA PILOT 4X4 with powerful 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine and driven 109221 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads
Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
123,407 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$13,900
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
114,269 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(5)
Sport Chevrolet
29.1 mi away
List$12,481
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**4WHEEL DRIVE, **MOONROOF, **BLUE TOOTH, 4WD. 2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 5-Speed Automatic Sterling Gray Metallic 4WD 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC VCM 24VWelcome to Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring - Your Preferred Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Rockville Chevrolet Dealer Alternative. Call us at 1.240.293.4102 or visit us on the web at www.sportchevrolet.com.
Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
87,016 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$14,897
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
124,124 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX
(5)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$10,595
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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$291 Below Market
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
129,366 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$11,988
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Sheehy Select CERTIFIED and VERY WELL EQUIPPED 2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD with the HEATED LEATHER SEATING and POWER SUNROOF is nicely equipped with the 3rd row seats: split-bench, 7 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM/6-Disc In-Dash Audio System, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Illuminated entry, Leather-Trimmed Seats, MP3 decoder, Outside temperature display, Overhead console, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power windows, Rear air conditioning, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Traction control, Variably intermittent wipers, XM Satellite Radio, NON SMOKER, Vehicle Detailed, Recent Oil Change, Passed Dealer Inspection. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
87,934 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
140,523 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
114,547 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
LX
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
135,222 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$11,411
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
254,503 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$8,900
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
161,138 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
EX-L
ListNot Listed
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
114,822 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$12,524
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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Honda Pilot 2009 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
128,423 miles
Used 2009
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$12,193
Est.Loan: $249/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Honda Pilot looks tougher than its predecessor and offers more room for third-row passengers, but the stereo and climate controls are less than intuitive, and some interior plastics feel cheap.

vehicle overview

The first-generation Honda Pilot was a trendsetter, spearheading the initial wave of carlike SUVs that gave rise to the crossover SUV craze. The redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot seems designed to set a trend as well -- namely, a trend toward angular, Jeep-like styling in the midsize crossover SUV segment. We're not sure whether it will catch on, but no one will call the Pilot's new look generic. The real question, though, is whether the virtues of the first-generation Pilot -- one of our favorite midsize crossover SUVs -- have been retained.

The answer is yes and no. On the bright side, Honda has made a point of enlarging third-row accommodations so that actual adults can fit back there, in part by adding an extra inch of width and 3 inches of length. Traditional Pilot traits like a well-cushioned ride, a smooth powertrain and optional four-wheel drive are also present and accounted for. However, the 3.5-liter V6, which receives only mild revisions for second-generation duty, feels sluggish compared to other V6s in this segment. Despite this lack of power, fuel economy is about equal to more muscular competitors. More distressing, though, were the long stopping distances we observed at our test track -- this alone makes it difficult to recommend the Pilot.

Another departure from the past that's not entirely welcome is the 2009 Pilot's befuddling array of buttons for operating the audio and climate control systems, as opposed to the no-brainer layout in last year's model. But those attracted to the new Pilot's distinctive styling may be willing to forgive such idiosyncrasies. Maximum cargo volume remains essentially the same at 87 cubic feet, which should satisfy all but the most haul-happy families. Fuel economy, while still nothing to write home about, has improved a smidge.

Competition is stiff in the midsize crossover SUV segment. GM offers the impressive Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse/GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook quadruplets, while the Ford Flex, Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander are equally viable contenders. If we had our way, Honda would have done a little more to distinguish the 2009 Pilot from both the competition and its likable but aged predecessor. It's certainly still worthy of consideration, but unless you're smitten with the new Pilot's tough-guy styling, we'd recommend giving other midsize crossover SUVs a thorough look as well.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each is offered in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The LX comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, an integrated trailer hitch, power side mirrors, keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, cruise control, 60/40-split second- and third-row seats and a seven-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary input jack. The EX adds foglights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, an in-dash six-CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, tri-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio. The EX-L upgrades to leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof and a rearview mirror-mounted back-up camera. The high-end Touring model includes a 10-speaker audio system, a navigation system with voice recognition and an integrated back-up camera, Bluetooth, a power liftgate and a USB audio interface.

There are no available options on LX or EX models. Optional on the EX-L is a DVD rear entertainment system that's packaged with a 10-speaker audio system. The DVD system is the only option on Touring models, which come standard with the 10-speaker stereo.

2009 Highlights

The fully redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot midsize crossover SUV sports more rugged exterior and interior styling along with a more usable third-row seat.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque -- increases of 6 hp and 13 lb-ft over last year's model. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all Pilot models are available with an all-wheel-drive system that automatically apportions power to the rear wheels -- up to 70 percent -- when front slippage occurs. This system also has a driver-selectable "lock" feature that routes the maximum 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels at speeds below 19 mph.

Having gained a few horsepower as well as a few pounds, the 2009 Pilot was projected to be about as fleet-footed as its forebear. Imagine our surprise, then, when our test vehicle loped from zero to 60 mph in a leisurely 9.7 seconds -- that's roughly a half-second slower than the previous-generation model despite similar gear ratios. At least fuel economy has increased slightly thanks to Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which shuts down half of the V6's cylinders when they're not needed. According to the EPA, 2WD models should achieve 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined, while AWD models come in at 16/22/18.

safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In government crash tests, the Pilot performed flawlessly, scoring a perfect five stars in frontal and side-impact testing.

driving

With an even 8 inches of ground clearance -- up 0.2 inch from the previous model -- the 2009 Pilot should make quick work of light-duty off-road tasks when equipped with all-wheel drive. But most Pilot owners are about as likely to leave the pavement as the Pilot is to receive an official "trail rating." Around town, the 3.5-liter V6's relative lack of low-end torque makes it feel rather flat-footed off the line. Passing power isn't much better, as Honda's VTEC technology uncharacteristically fails to bring the V6 to life at higher rpm. And although the feel of the brake pedal instills confidence, the Pilot turned in an unacceptable braking performance at our test track, requiring almost 150 feet to stop from 60 mph. That's nearly 20 feet longer than some competing crossovers.

Dynamically, the 2009 Honda Pilot feels every bit as big as it looks. There's bountiful body roll, and brake dive is significant even at low speeds. The reasonably precise steering is extraordinarily slow but nicely weighted, and the soft suspension affords a comfortable ride over rough roads and on the highway. The latter traits should endear the Pilot to family-minded buyers.

interior

The 2009 Honda Pilot's interior layout is attractive in the same rugged way as the exterior, but it drew split opinions among our staff in regards to whether it maintains Honda's traditional combination of intuitive controls and high-quality materials. The center stack is littered with small buttons that are difficult to decipher at a glance, but some found they become intuitive with repeated use. The main information screen/navigation system's central control knob and related buttons are located at knee level, requiring a potentially unsafe downward glance, but some liked that they fell right at hand level and could be operated by feel. The new Pilot's dash consists of roughly textured hard plastic: Some of our editors appreciated the low-sheen rugged look, while others thought they looked cheap and preferred the richer-feeling materials found in competitors such as the Hyundai Veracruz. Gauges are clear and pretty nifty-looking to boot, while the navigation system is one of the best in the business once you've got it up and running. The sound quality of the uplevel 10-speaker stereo is also top-notch.

The ace up the 2009 Pilot's sleeve in this category is its appreciably roomier third-row seat. There are 1.8 extra inches of legroom back there relative to the previous Pilot, and Honda claims that a "95th-percentile adult male" can now ride in the third row without issue. We're not sure how happy that guy's going to be about it, but it's true that the new Pilot's third row isn't the penalty box it used to be. Both the second and third rows are plagued by low cushions, though, which means that even moderately long-legged passengers will be forced to adopt a knees-in-the-air riding style. Overall, rival crossovers like the Flex and GM's Acadia/Enclave/Outlook/Traverse foursome offer superior third-row accommodations.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Honda Pilot.

"It's suppose to burn that much oil!"
Cheeky, 3/21/2016
Well, I have had my pilot since 09. I have enjoyed it so far, with a few exceptions. Around 80,000 miles my engine started misfiring. And I got a check engine light that came on. I took it to autozone were they pulled a code. The code confirmed my thoughts, it was a missfire in two of my spark plugs. I decided to save a little money and replace them myself. Figured how much trouble could it be. I pulled the plugs and two of the plugs seem to have been worn excessively. I started to do some research online only to find out that a lawsuit against Honda about this problem. Apparently the piston rings would shift and allow oil to enter the piston chamber, causing pre mature wear on the plugs and excessive oil consumption. Honda knows of the problem and is supposed to fix it. I brought this to the attention of dealership I frequently visit. I was told because I replaced the plugs and code was cleared I just had to wait until it happens again. Since that incident both catalic converters have failed, why you ask well because they have been coated with oil. By the way that will be a $1400 job please. Also, my Honda pilot if it sits running while parked for over a minute , and then I press the accelerator it blows out a large amount of smoke. I have since brought that up to the dealership. The mechanic told me I needed a new engine! Well, I brought up the leaking piston rings, the lawsuit etc. I was then told " That now I need to do an oil consumption test". Apparently burning three quarts of oil between oil changes is "normal" according to Gunn Honda. I haven't changed the catalic converters on my pilot yet because I figured it would be a waste of money if they are going to get covered with oil and go out again ;I may want to wait. By not changing them keeps my fuel management system from working properly. For those who need further explanation if you see the green "ECO" light on! You are running on three cylinders and not six, which is "supposed" to be increasing your gas mileage. So if you are thinking of buying a used one understand this might be what you are getting. I will say other than that problem I have really enjoyed the ride and comfort of the pilot. If the new ones didn't look like the Honda Odyssey so much I might have upgraded.
No Honda Reliability
vq35de1, 9/29/2014
This car has a lot going for it, it's comfortable, has tons of interior storage, seats eight comfortably, etc.... BUT, we have had a lack of reliability including a transmission sensor and now the engine. Look into the Honda VCM V6 problems. The cylinder shut off system ends of fouling the plugs leading to a million warning lights and a trip to the dealer. The "fix" is to replace your plugs or short block depending on how bad things got. There doesn't seem to be a fix, just a band-aid. Now I'm going to have to trade her in way before I planned because once the extended warranty is up I don't want to pay the maintenance. Update 9/30/2016. I kept the car and the problem has not come back. I think this is only because the car is never in eco mode for long. If you drive a lot of hwy miles you may have more problems. Sold it after second major engine surgery requiring new piston rings.
Rants and Raves
honda_5, 3/2/2013
Plenty of space, enough power to do what I need, looks great, nice features and functions.
Realistic View
PilotAfterPilot, 3/12/2010
First let me say that all reviews depend on what the reviewer wants from a car. I needed a car that would be safe for my family, functional, and a good value. The Honda Pilot delivers on all accounts. One of the best features for us is the interior room. With the width of the 2nd row seat you can easily fit a normal sized adult in the middle seat between 2 car seats, good luck doing that in a Highlander! First hand experience says the car is very safe as well. Last month another Pilot lost control and hit us head on. Both cars totaled, no injuries, and I had my kids and parents in the car! I'm getting my 2010 Pilot tomorrow. The car also drives well, and did great in the snow!
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Honda Pilot Overview

The Used 2009 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Honda Pilot?

Save up to $300 on one of 18 Used 2009 Honda Pilot for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,890 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Honda Pilot trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Honda Pilot Touring is priced between $8,900 and$14,897 with odometer readings between 87016 and254503 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Pilot EX-L is priced between $7,890 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 79325 and184269 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Pilot EX is priced between $10,595 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 109221 and140523 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Pilot LX is priced between $10,495 and$10,495 with odometer readings between 114547 and114547 miles.

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