TodayApril 16, 2022

Hiroshi Ito, project leader, Honda Pilot on Driving the Nation

Hiroshi Ito, Large Project leader of the Honda research & development of the 2009 Honda Pilot team took me through some of the improvements made on the interior and exterior of the 2009 Honda Pilot.

Type: 8-passenger crossover with three models: LX, EX/EX-L, and touring
Base Price: base price starts around $27,500 and can go up to $40,000 for a top-level trim with navigation.
Engine: V-6 24-valve SOHC I-VTEC 3.5-liter
Horsepower/torque: 250 @ 5,700 rpm/[email protected],800 rpm
Top Speed: 191mph (302km/h) and a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of 4.3 seconds.
Transmission: mated to a five-speed automatic
Drive: rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
fuel-economy:2wd=17 city/23 highway, 4wd=16 city/22 highway regular unleaded
Emissions rating: ULEV-2
Tow rating 2wd/4wd: 3,500/4,500 tow hitch comes standard
Competitors: Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Veracruz, Ford Flex, Chevy Traverse, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Murano

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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