• Apr 9, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Honda Pilot.

The 2009 Honda Pilot has been spied in production guise, and unlike the bulldog that inspired the front grille, it's less than lovable. With styling pulled directly from the Honda Pilot Prototype shown in Detroit, the new unibody 'ute from Honda should arrive later this year with ACE safety features, a V6 lump with cylinder deactivation and seating for eight passengers of varying size. The interior is an evolution of the outgoing model, with a massive center stack that's far more butch that the one it replaces, along with a new multifunction steering wheel similar to that found on the redesigned Accord. Overall, we're not entirely smitten with the slap sides and grotesque nose, but you can check the gallery below to make up your own mind.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I know what happened. The designers actually made a pretty nice SUV but then realized that.. crap.. it looks like a slightly squared off version of the 4runner.. so honda decided they should make it distinctive with the new corporate grille inside the original grille. Terrible mistake. If I bought one it would be with the intention of ripping out that terrible inner grille.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honda is losing its touch. How sad. I was always a Honda/Acura fanboy, and our family has owned two Hondas and one Acura in the past decade, but I think that may change if Honda doesn't fix its styling to be at least acceptable. The new TSX, RL, and Pilot are all hideous in front. I actually like the MDX's front, looks sharp and aggressive, but don't like anything else about it.

      I just hope to god they don't screw up my favorite Acura, the TL.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like an old Isuzu Trooper too me, but uglier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the pilot went from boring to ugly. This is disgusting. I grew up having Hondas in my family, and its sad to see Honda going down the tubes. i really hope Honda changes its mind about this one
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Highlander is much better looking that this...thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG, there is a monster in the garage.......
      • 6 Years Ago
      MOMMY, MOMMY !!!
      YOUR CAR IS WEARING CANDY HALLOWEEN TEETH!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The last time I was this disappointed because of a redesign was when I first saw the Cobalt, but that thing sells anyway because it's GM's staple small car.

      But this... This is bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Test driving the current Honda Pilot, I thought it was one of the most uncomfortable vehicles on the road.
      Hopefully they've improved the rides and the seating.
      I ended up buying a Santa Fe, and price was NOT the deciding factor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like an Escape had sex with a Nissan Armada.

      Honda is definetely fudging up their front grilles.......MDX, anyone?
        • 6 Years Ago
        More like the Yukon and Armada tagged-team the Escape!
      emc329
      • 6 Years Ago
      excuse me while i go and wipe my eyes, seeing as they are BLEEDING
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF is that?
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