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2009 Ford Flex 2009 Mazda CX-9 2009 Honda Pilot
     
4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SEL FWD
  • 4dr SEL AWD
  • 4dr Limited FWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $28,550 $29,820 $27,695
Invoice $26,842 $27,600 $25,101
Avg. Paid $12,737 $13,951 $13,601

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 8.8
Performance 7.7 8.5 8.1
Interior 8.2 8.2 7.5
Operating Cost 7.6 7.5 7.6
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 3.0 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy, functional, upscale interior
  • Adult-sized third row
  • Smooth ride
  • Great safety ratings
  • Refined interior
  • Sporty performance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Underpowered engine
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Low reliability rating
  • Mediocre safety ratings
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.7L/227.4 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.9 113.2 109.2
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 199.8 190.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 76.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.0 71.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4498 4334 4319

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 118.0 139.2 153.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.8 39.6 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 40.9 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.4 61.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.5 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.0 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 44.3 39.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.7 62.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.0 56.9
Third Leg Room (in) 33.3 32.4 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.2 100.7 87.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.2 48.4 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.0 17.2 18.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/227.4 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 6250 273 @ 6250 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4500 270 @ 4250 253 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.0 37.4 38.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 20.1 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front - TBD - Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard