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About the Honda Pilot

Vehicle Summary

For CarMax customers in search of a stylish, well-performing mid-size SUV, the Honda Pilot is always a popular choice. Thanks to plenty of exciting features and a wide range of configurations, there's a lot to like about the Honda Pilot.

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2009 - Present Honda Pilot Trim Configurations

In 2009, Honda unveiled the second generation of the Honda Pilot, bringing in a number of new tech features, a more powerful engine, and extra cargo space. The 2009-2015 Honda Pilots come in four trim levels - LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring - all of which are powered by a 250 hp 3.5-liter V6 VTEC engine. For the 2015 Honda Pilot, an additional trim level, the SE trim, was introduced. All trims and year models of the second-generation Honda Pilot offer 87 cubic feet of cargo space.

The second-generation Honda Pilot saw its first significant facelift it 2012 when Honda updated the Pilot's interior, changed the design of its bumper, introduced new alloy wheels, and redesigned the front fascia. The Honda Pilot specs of the 2013 Honda Pilot saw some upgrades as well with Honda introducing a rear backup camera, tri-zone climate control, and 8-inch LCD screen, and hands-free calling to all trims on the 2013 model.  The 2015 Honda Pilot with a 3.5L six-cylinder engine gives owners an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.1

2009-2015 Honda Pilot Trim Levels

These model years give you the option of four trims (five trims for the 2015 model) including:

  • LX - cruise control, climate control system with rear vents, power doors and windows; 2013-2015 LX models also include a rear backup camera, hands-free calling, tri-zone climate control, and an eight-inch LCD screen
  • EX - Keyless entry, multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, power adjustable driver's seat, and more
  • EX-L - DVD entertainment system available, navigation system available, leather upholstery, and power tailgate
  • Touring - standard DVD entertainment system, trailer harness, and standard navigation system
  • SE (2015 Honda Pilot only) - available SiriusXM® Radio, one-touch power moonroof,18-inch alloy wheels, and a 115-volt power outlet

2016-2018 Honda Pilot Trim Levels

The Honda Pilot is in its third generation. Honda began producing the third generation of the Honda Pilot in 2016, equipping the SUV with a new 280 hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, a sleeker exterior design, and a wide range of new technology features. The 2016 Honda Pilot with 4WD, and a 3.5L six-cylinder engine gets an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.1 The Pilot also offers the capability to tow. The 2016 Honda Pilot for example, can tow up to an estimated 5,000 pounds.2

The third-generation Honda Pilot comes in five trim levels and features a wide range of technology options depending on the trim that you select including lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.

The 2016 Honda Pilot, 2017 Honda Pilot, and 2018 Honda Pilot come in five trim levels including:

  • LX - push button start,6-speed automatic transmission, 4.2-inch multi-information display, a capless fuel filter, and more
  • EX - remote start,Honda LaneWatch, eight-inch touchscreen display, LED daytime running lights, and more
  • EX-L - power tailgate, one-touch second-row seats, heated front seats, available navigation system, and more
  • Touring - nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Blu-ray rear entertainment system, satellite-linked navigation system, two-position memory driver's seat, and more
  • Elite - blind spot information system, heated steering wheel, 2nd row captain's chairs, panoramic roof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and more

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Pilot an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Honda Pilot 16th out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Honda Pilot is $459, compared to an average of $475 for Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Honda Pilot owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.2 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% for the Honda Pilot, compared to an average of 12% for Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Honda Pilot

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Substantial vehicle with everything I need or want

For anyone wanting a vehicle which are reputed to be a long term ownership type of vehicle the Honda is just that, I needed more room than what my BMW sport wagon offered. I had once owned a CRV but even that was a bit too small. I wanted a larger SUV that had 4 wheel drive, the bells & whistles I wanted and I wanted to get regular gas vs. medium to high test gas. I looked at the Honda Pilot AFTER I'd bought the BMW & realized I'd made a terrible mistake. So when time came to buy another car, I decided to make the decision to buy the vehicle I should have purchased last time.


  • Value: Hondas hold their value come trade in time
  • Reliability: Hondas are reliable
  • Cargo Space: They give you plenty of space for family or whatever you need to carry


  • Weather Versatility: You feel safer driving it.
  • Fuel Economy: I can fill up on regular for what it cost on my mid-high grade luxury car

- Sue Studds, 2011 Honda Pilot

love my Pilot!

I bought the 2017 Touring edition. I have two small children and this car is my new happy place. there’s a DVD player and wireless headphones for them, plenty of leg room to grow into, and two rows of seating (no more bothering each other!). for me- there’s a long list of safety features that I love having, including the lane corrector, Cruze control that measures the distance between you and the car in front of you, the heated front seats, the additional side view camera for your blind spot and parallel parking. and the apple play is amazing as well. I love that I can listen to my own music well the boys watch Disney. the thing guzzles gas… but that is to be expected with a larger engine and SUV. totally worth it.


  • Cabin Noise: nice and quite ride.
  • Cargo Space: plenty of cargo space. the hidden compartment holds all my emergency mom stuff like a change of clothes, blanket, first aid kit, etc.
  • Interior Space: so much space!


  • Fuel Economy: I get 18-19 mpg around town.
  • Cost to Maintain: larger, low profile tires are costly to replace, but they do look nice!

- Amy durham, 2017 Honda Pilot

A good car with some real problems

Overall, I WOULD recommend it with a huge caveat. That is IF you have a warranty. If not, no way. This would have cost us a lot of money already. However, the warranty also was purchased, so in the end, it DID cost us more money than a car that doesn't NEED a warranty (cough cough, Toyota, cough cough). Carmax has been phenomenal about working on it, but again, we've had a warranty with them. And I don't feel that a 2016 Honda with only 23,000 miles on it should have had TWO relatively major repairs: something to do with fuel injectors (known issue with this year apparently), and something about a transmission burning fuel and making a crazy weird oscillating acceleration lag that was awful to drive around with. Carmax itself has been great


  • Interior Space: It is very roomy and comfy! Also has a TV for the kids.
  • Weather Versatility: We needed AWD to get up our driveway sometimes, or for added travel ability in the winter.
  • Ride and Handling: It is very quiet and nice to ride around in.


  • Cost to Maintain: So far, without a warranty, we would have already put about $2,000 into the car. Unbelievable at this mileage.
  • Reliability: So far, without a warranty, we would have already put about $2,000 into the car. Unbelievable at this mileage.
  • Value: It's fairly expensive for how unreliable it has already been.

- Jason Mathis, 2016 Honda Pilot

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