Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Honda Pilot UnveiledWes Siler1/13/08 1:45pmFiled to: Detroit Auto Show08 Detroit Auto Show2008 Detroit Auto Show2009Detroit Auto Show 2008DieselDetroitHondaPilot44EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkUPDATE: Check out our 2009 Honda Pilot test drive. The 2009 Honda Pilot shares a platform with the '07 Acura MDX, starting at a lower price, with simpler features, seating 8 people. It also features a new Variable Cylinder Management system, which means the engine, can run on 6, 4 or 3 cylinders. The looks draw heavily on classic American SUV design themes, but improve upon them in a clean, contemporary way. Just look at the area behind the C-pillars for instance; it resembles what the Jeep Liberty should have looked like. Inside, the central instrument binnacle is highlighted by a clear, lighted cover that certainly looks much better than the shabby black plastic you'll find there on most vehicles. The full press release follows the jump.