The Pilot is well-suited to families who need to carry big groups of people and tote furniture and other bulky items on weekends. Although the Pilot’s carlike construction limits its ability to handle heavy trailer towing or serious off-roading, it’s nonetheless well-built and sturdy for normal street use. Families will appreciate Pilot’s standard three-row seating for eight, which offers plenty of room for four adults and four children. For homeowners and do-it-yourself types, Pilot’s interior can haul 4x8 sheets of building materials flat with the seats folded. The Pilot also makes a good alternative to minivans; it has similar cargo and passenger room but tops most minivans by offering the added capability of available all-wheel drive.
In addition to all-wheel-drive versions, The Pilot is also offered with front-wheel drive. Either way, all Pilots are powered by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission, a combination rated at up to 25 MPG on the highway, using recommended regular-grade fuel. Buyers can choose from four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. For 2013, the LX gets a number of features that were previously only available on higher trim levels. Included among these are Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, automatic climate controls and a rearview camera.
The LX also includes a seven-speaker audio system with subwoofer, an 8-inch information display screen and a trip computer. The EX model steps up with a tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control, power driver's seat, satellite radio and alloy wheels. The EX-L brings luxury features, including leather seats, heated front seats, power front passenger's seat, moonroof, power tailgate and an optional navigation system or DVD rear entertainment system. The Touring model is the top version. It includes a navigation system, ten-speaker audio system, DVD rear entertainment system, corner and backup sensors, and 2-position memory seats. Aside from the LX model’s newly-added extras, Pilot is essentially unchanged for 2012.
Overall, the Pilot is a solid choice for buyers seeking a sturdy SUV that can carry plenty of people or cargo. Available all-wheel drive provides confidence-inspiring security in rain or snow, while luxury models smooth off some of the Pilot’s utilitarian edge. Competitive prices, a healthy roster of standard features and Honda’s history of strong resale value add further luster, making the Pilot well worth considering.
The Pilot EX expands on the LX model, adding niceties such as a power driver's seat and a tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control. Also included are satellite radio, a 2 GB CD library, alloy wheels, and body-colored door handles and side mirrors.
The EX-L model adds luxury touches to Pilot while still economizing on a few top-level features. Included are leather seats, heated front seats, power front passenger's seat, power moonroof, power tailgate and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror. EX-Ls also make available additional tech features, offering as options either a navigation system or a DVD rear entertainment system.
This is the base-model Honda Pilot but it’s always been far from ‘basic’ – even before getting more standard equipment for 2013. The Pilot LX has a wide array of comfort and convenience features, including: air conditioning, automatic climate control, tilt and telescope steering column, cruise control, power door and tailgate locks, and power windows. Complementing these is a strong set of tech equipment, including a seven-speaker audio system with subwoofer, an 8-inch information display screen, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, USB connection, trip computer and a rearview camera.
The Touring model is the top Pilot version, adding to the EX-L’s features a navigation system, a 10-speaker audio system, DVD rear entertainment system, corner and backup sensors and 2-position memory seats.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Honda Pilot$29,000 | 23,498 mi
2013 Honda Pilot$30,995 | 13,527 mi
2013 Honda Pilot$31,803 | 19,505 mi
2012 Honda Pilot$22,995 | 36,688 mi
2012 HONDA PILOT$26,687 | 34,740 mi
2012 Honda Pilot$27,494 | 58,227 mi
2012 HONDA PILOT$28,499 | 19,265 mi
2012 HONDA PILOT$28,987 | 40,077 mi
2012 Honda Pilot$29,588 | 27,332 mi
2012 Honda Pilot$37,992 | 19,567 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$23,977 | 71,995 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$25,988 | 54,265 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$26,994 | 73,598 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$15,990 | 120,178 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$20,450 | 80,153 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$22,996 | 71,530 mi
2008 Honda Pilot$12,565 | 96,021 mi
2008 Honda Pilot$18,997 | 81,045 mi
2007 Honda Pilot$11,968 | 127,839 mi
2007 Honda Pilot$16,377 | 64,761 mi
2006 Honda Pilot$11,995 | 83,589 mi
2006 Honda Pilot$12,477 | 115,368 mi
2006 Honda Pilot$15,388 | 74,317 mi
2006 Honda Pilot$24,821 | 46,122 mi
2004 Honda Pilot$7,995 | 105,712 mi
2004 Honda Pilot$9,991 | 132,308 mi
2004 Honda Pilot$13,850 | 73,690 mi
2003 Honda Pilot$8,275 | 125,024 mi
Generous cargo space but bulky to park.
Offers impressive high-tech options but some are frustrating to operate.
Sporty to drive but stiff suspension doesn't absorb bumps well.
Soft riding and quiet but has a numb driving feel.