All-New 2009 Honda Pilot Breaks Cover with an Interesting Front End

Honda officially unveiled the 2009 Honda Pilot Prototype at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, now we have the first photos and official info on the production model.

The all-new eight passenger 2009 Pilot is powered by a 3.5L V6 with 250 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. The engine features the latest generation of fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology that can operate the engine with all six cylinders for power or just four or three cylinders to improve fuel efficiency. This improves the fuel economy of the 2009 Pilot to 17/23 (2WD) and 16/22 (4WD). The engine is mated to a standard five-speed automatic and VTM-4 four-wheel-drive remains an option.

In addition to the enhanced powertrain the new Pilot has a new list of available features which include Bluetooth, Hill Start Assist, Power Tailgate, and a Tailgate with a lift-up glass hatch.

The 2009 Pilot will be available in four versions, LX, EX, EX-L and a new Touring model.

In recent surveys most respondents said the new design of the Pilot is too boring. What do you think?

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