Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Honda Pilot OVERVIEW
You don’t buy the 2014 Honda Pilot for its curves. The boxy exterior has truck-like features that feel utilitarian, but on the inside it functions as safe and sound family transportation. The Pilot, an eight-passenger vehicle, offers solid fuel economy for its ample proportions, and suits big families going about their business.
What's New for 2014
After a major refresh in 2012 and new features in 2013, little changes for 2014.
Choosing Your Honda Pilot
The Pilot is equipped with a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a five-speed automatic transmission. Customers can choose from two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. With front-wheel drive, the engine earns an EPA rating of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The added weight of four-wheel drive brings fuel economy numbers down to 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, but adds up to 4,500 pounds of towing capacity.
Honda rarely offers options, either on their own or in packages. That means trims level determines how your Pilot is equipped. There are four choices:
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