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2009 Honda Pilot Earns Highest Possible Safety RatingsAll-New 2009 Honda Pilot Earns Top Safety Ratings for Both IIHS and NHTSA Crash Tests
The all-new 2009 Honda Pilot has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible crash safety rating1 of 5 stars for both frontal and side impact performance, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. NHTSA's top rating and the prestigious GOOD (the best possible) rating in IIHS Frontal Offset, Side Impact and Rear Crash Protection tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlight Honda's leadership in safety technology and occupant protection for all passengers.
'Honda is honored to earn both of these prestigious awards,' said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The fact that we are the only full-line automaker that has the highest possible frontal and side impact ratings for every light truck in our lineup shows our clear leadership in the and commitment to safety at every level.'
Every new Honda light truck, five vehicles total, has achieved NHTSA 5-star frontal and side impact crash safety ratings since the 2007 model year. Honda is the only full-line brand to ever achieve the highest-possible side and frontal impact crash safety ratings for every light truck in its entire lineup. All 2009 Pilots include the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure in the front of the vehicle that helps to further enhance occupant protection in frontal collisions between vehicles of different sizes.
The 2009 Pilot's standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), commonly referred to as electronic stability control, wîth traction control and ABS; three-row side curtain airbags wîth a rollover sensor; dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags; a driver's front side airbag, and a front passenger's side airbag wîth an occupant position detection system. The Pilot is equipped wîth four Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) positions - more than any other SÚV currently in the §egmènt.
Honda's complete line of 5-Star crash safety rated light trucks includes the 2009 Pilot, the 2008 Honda CR-V, the 2008 Honda Element, the 2008 Honda Odyssey, and the 2008 Honda Ridgeline.Source - Honda
All-New 2009 Honda Pilot Pricing Holds the Line at $27,595Dynamic and refined crossover SÚV delivers 8-passenger seating, robust family SÚV capabilities, and technology for safety and fuel efficiency
The all-new, completely-redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot is set to debut at dealerships nationwide on May 22 wîth a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price1 (MSRP) starting at $27,595, plus destination and handling, for the well-equipped Pilot LX - the same as the 2008 model's price entry point, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.
The upscale Pilot EX starts at $30,395 and adds alloy wheels and an upgraded audio system; the Pilot EX-L, equipped wîth additional premium features including leather-trimmed seating surfaces and a moonroof, starts at $33,595; and the luxury-oriented Pilot Touring edition, an entirely new premium trim level for 2009 wîth the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation2 System™ as standard equipment, starts at $36,795. Pilots equipped wîth the available Variable Torque Management® 4-wheel-drive (VTM-4®) system have an MSRP starting at $29,195 for the Pilot LX; $31,995 for the Pilot EX; $35,195 for the Pilot EX-L; and $38,395 for the Pilot Touring.
'The timing is right for a vehicle like this as fuel prices drive families out of larger SÚV's even though their lifestyles still require the type of functionality that Pilot delivers,' said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'Advanced engine technologies help improve fuel efficiency while the interior has become even more comfortable and accommodating than the previous model.'
Designed to occupy a unique position within its §egmènt, the second-generation Pilot combines traditional SÚV attributes of ruggedness, standard towing capability and functionality wîth the fuel economy, handling and refinement characteristics that have made crossovers popular.
|Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 250 hp
Torque: 253 ft-lbs
New standard engineering features on all models include a more-powerful, 250 horsepower, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine wîth the latest generation of Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) that works in 6-cylinder mode for performance and 3- or 4-cylinder mode for fuel efficiency. Additional new standard equipment includes a Class III hitch, hill start assist, larger 17-inch wheels and tires (+1-inch) and a lift-up glass hatch as part of the tailgate. New interior features include a telescopic §teering column, enhanced audio systems and much more. The Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System™ is available on the Pilot EX-L and Pilot Touring. The new Pilot Touring edition introduces upscale features that include a power tailgate, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a ÚSB audio interface. Keyless entry, power windows, power locks and cruise control are standard on all models.
The Pilot achieves an EPA-estimated3 city/highway/combined fuel economy of 17/23/19 miles per gallon on two-wheel-drive models and 16/22/18 miles per gallon on four-wheel-drive models. The available, fully-automatic VTM-4 four-wheel drive is designed to deliver decision-free operation for all-weather traction and medium-duty off-road capabilities.
Standard safety equipment includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE®) body structure; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), also commonly referred to as electronic stability control, wîth traction control and ABS; three-row side curtain airbags wîth a rollover sensor; dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags; a driver's front side airbag, and a front passenger's side airbag wîth an occupant position detection system. The Pilot is equipped wîth four Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) positions - more than any other SÚV currently in the §egmènt.Source - Honda
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