Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,845 - $11,625
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
250
Seats
8
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,845 - $11,625
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
250
Seats
8

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2009 Honda Pilot Owner Reviews

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2009 Honda pilot ~ by far, the best vehicle I have ever owned!

2009 Honda Pilot

Purchased this vehicle new in the spring of 2009 and it is by far the best vehicle we have ever owned. Previous to this, we would trade in and purchase new vehicles every 3-4 years, but since buying our ‘09 pilot, it is been so great for our family we haven't wanted to trade it in. I am also not impressed with the newer body style or the overall look of the pilot since the changes that were made in 2016. We currently have 130,000 miles on our SUV, and it honestly drives like it did when we drove it off the lot 9 years ago. Other than regular upkeep and scheduled maintenance, we have not experienced any problems or issues with this vehicle. I will say that keeping up with regular oil changes, taking it to the dealership every 30,000 miles or so for maintenance checks and bringing it in for any recall updates is so important, as it is with any vehicle. Our Honda pilot has gotten my family with 2 small children to and from many family road trips and vacations. It is comfortable to ride in and so comfortable to drive! I have had countless friends and family comment on how nice it drives and the generous amount of head space and elbow room there is for the driver. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with my Honda pilot and would recommend it to anyone looking for an SUV of this size. I recently had my local body shop buff out the entire thing, removing all of the scratches, dings and general road/weather/parking lot imperfections. The paint came out beautifully!! It truly speaks to the quality of the factory paint job. We are happily going on 9 years with our Honda pilot and we will continue to enjoy it for as long as possible.

- Kimberley F

2009 Honda pilot ex-l, really reliable and safe SUV.

2009 Honda Pilot EX-L

I have owned this car for the past 8 years and continue to enjoy driving it. Currently it has 111,000 miles on it. I have had no mechanical problems with it whatsoever and the only work I have had to do has been normal maintenance or wear and tear related. I have had issues for the past couple of years with tires slowly losing air which is due to a poor seal. This could be caused by normal wear on the rims. My trim package included leather seats which have held up well to regular use and are easy to clean. I have frequently used this car for road trips and find it very comfortable for several hours of driving. I have heated seats and mirrors which are a great feature in the winter. This car does not have Bluetooth which is the one feature I wish it did. I live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter and the car handles this excellently. I have also experienced bitter cold temperatures, but the car started reliably every time. The variable cylinder management system helps save on gas mileage, so for the size and weight of the car it actually does quite well on gas, especially highway. It has a tight turning radius as well considering it is size. My trim package also came with a towing hitch installed which I have found useful. I have an older model and really prefer the design of the model I have over newer models. I would buy this car again without hesitation.

- Elizabeth H

First Honda and first of many to come! SUV that feels like a zippy car

2009 Honda Pilot Touring

This is my first Honda and their great reputation for reliability has proven to be true! It's been a decade of snow, sun, highway and dirt roads and I have never had a car with such low maintenance costs. I keep up on oil changes and recommended services but I have never had anything other than normal wear and tear with my Honda. I looked at equivalent Toyota, Nissan and Jeep SUV options on the Honda felt the safest. I am not thrilled with the electronics (Bluetooth, radio, dashboard, etc). They are pretty basic and did not sync with any of my newer devices. I had to get additional equipment installed to connect certain devices. The navigation system is pretty outdated and the displays just aren't as visually appealing as other car manufacturers offered. But as far as the durability, safety and low maintenance of the vehicle is concerned, I am a huge Honda fan now! My father even got a newer model after driving mine. The car is very comfortable and I've had passengers comment that it doesn't 'feel like and SUV'. It drives and handles more like a car. I'm not a big car expert so I can't speak for the performance. My experience has been that the car has never failed to meet my needs and I have had little to no problems with it after a decade of heavy use. Highly recommend!!

- Lindsey M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,695 - $29,295
$36,895 - $40,095

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
250 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC MPFI 24
3.5L SOHC MPFI 24

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17
P245/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.2 in.
109.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.6 ft.
38.6 ft.

Length

Length
190.9 in.
190.9 in.

Width

Width
78.5 in.
78.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4319 - 4506 lbs.
4407 - 4590 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
250 hp

Torque

Torque
253 ft. lbs.
253 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 450 lbs.
350 - 450 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 gal.
21 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 20 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
16 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety