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First Drive: 2009 Honda Pilot

When the new 2009 Honda Pilot turned up as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January, most observers were decidedly underwhelmed. Unlike many other recent crossovers, notably the GM Lambdas, Honda chose to go with a decidedly more utilitarian look for the second-generation Pilot. As Honda officials explained when we gathered for a preview drive of the 2009 Pilot, they wanted to retain the "Utility" in CUV and a big part of that involved maximizing the useful interior volume within the Pilot's relatively modest exterior dimensions. That means a boxy shape that provides room for up to... Read More

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Honda Pilot
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    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 ...

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    Edmund's Inside Line has posted a clear photo of a disguised 2009 Honda Pilot. We haven't heard much about this new Honda CUV, besides rumors that it might carry the company's new 3.5-liter V6 diesel. That won't stop us from speculating, however. Just like with the new Acura MDX, the Pilot will likely grow in size and get a new look. Expect more towing and ...

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