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:
We think the added expense of the EX-L and Touring models justifies the higher cost; there's nothing wrong, though, with base LX. Buy the Pilot that best balances your family's needs and budget.