2013 Honda Pilot Overview

Zac Estrada
Automotive Editor - February 6, 2013

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.

The EX adds 18-inch alloy wheels and a power driver's seat. The EX-L, meanwhile, adds leather seats, heated front seats, a power sunroof, a satellite radio, a power liftgate, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The EX-L also has optional DVD rear entertainment and navigation systems.

Finally, the Touring model adds features like a 10-speaker audio system, navigation and DVD entertainment systems, roof rails, a hard disk music storage system, and parking sensors.

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