The Honda Pilot remains a popular choice in the midsize crossover segment because it meets the needs of many buyers: carrying lots of cargo or passengers in something that's reasonably efficient and not a minivan. Honda's reputation earns it a secure spot on most shopping lists, as does standard seating for eight.
All Honda Pilots come with a 253-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.
Remarkably well equipped for a base model, the LX gets 17-inch wheels, power windows, keyless entry, power mirrors, cruise control, automatic headlamps, split-folding second-and third-row seats, tri-zone climate control, a backup camera, Bluetooth with iPod connectivity, a seven-speaker audio system and Honda's i-MID infotainment system.Read more »
The EX adds niceties like 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, a security system, fog lights, body-colored side mirrors, and a 10-way power driver's seat. Opting for the all-wheel drive system also adds heated side mirrors.
The EX-L starts to make the Pilot more luxurious for people who demand comfort in their crossover. The L stands for leather, so the EX-L adds leather upholstery. It also features heated front seats, a moonroof, a power tailgate, an upgraded tire pressure monitoring system, a four-way power passenger's seat, and a SiriusXM satellite radio. DVD entertainment and navigation systems are optional. The DVD system includes a 110-volt outlet in the second row; the navigation system includes XM traffic, a compass, a more sophisticated backup camera, a high-resolution screen, a subwoofer, a 15GB hard drive for music storage, and a Song By Voice feature.
Even though it's the base model, the LX includes lots of features buyer might not expect to be standard: keyless entry, power mirrors, a tri-zone automatic climate control and 17-inch steel wheels. In addition, there's Bluetooth phone control with streaming Internet radio to a seven-speaker audio system; Honda's i-MID system; and a USB input for iPods. The eight-inch screen for i-MID also houses a standard backup camera, an feature unusual even for luxury crossovers.
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|Build & Price|
2012 Honda Pilot$23,992 | 39,705 mi
2012 Honda Pilot$31,962 | 49,499 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$20,997 | 51,312 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$20,997 | 48,983 mi
2011 HONDA PILOT$23,900 | 25,440 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$24,988 | 27,519 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$26,991 | 27,608 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$27,165 | 35,954 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$27,497 | 23,771 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$27,997 | 29,705 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$28,474 | 57,909 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$28,998 | 36,995 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$29,597 | 36,795 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$29,797 | 25,635 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$29,997 | 23,411 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$32,000 | 30,722 mi
2011 Honda Pilot$32,988 | 19,575 mi
2010 Honda Pilot$23,266 | 85,144 mi
2010 Honda Pilot$23,731 | 58,419 mi
2010 Honda Pilot$24,893 | 49,004 mi
2010 Honda Pilot$28,997 | 37,817 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$19,789 | 71,174 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$19,988 | 65,489 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$19,991 | 75,510 mi
2009 Honda Pilot$21,988 | 79,492 mi
2007 Honda Pilot$12,985 | 93,886 mi
2006 Honda Pilot$11,518 | 120,299 mi
2005 Honda Pilot$9,435 | 116,662 mi
Usable third-row seat with vast amount of space, but size can be unwieldy and in-car tech doesn't set new standards
Better off-road skills than many crossovers with lots of optional technology, but basic controls are complicated and price can escalate quickly
Extremely refined driving characteristics with maneuverable size, but third-row is tight and cargo space is limited with it in place
Unique optional V8 adds towing ability and has refined interior, but fuel economy isn't as good as others and standard V6 has a lot of mass to move