Like so many Honda products, a well engineered vehicle. Rides solid and easy to maintain. Not a flashy SUV, but comfortable and inviting. The SUV offers an easy and enjoyable ride. A good value for the cost. Most should find the cargo space quite suitable for their needs, but I would have desired just a bit more.
Just the right size!
2012 Honda PilotLisa Pinder - Fort Lauderdale, FL05/18/2015
Great size! Not too big... not too small -- just right! Holds 8 passengers (tweens-teens plus adults) comfortably. Good on gas mileage. Recommend leather interior over cloth (especially if you have kids or pets).
I previously had an Expedition and knew I wanted something a bit smaller without giving up the room. The Pilot offers lots of interior space with better than expected gas mileage!
Love my older Pilot
2007 Honda PilotSara Smith - Des Moines, IA03/22/2017
Reliable, comfortable, smoothest ride ever! I love the 3rd row seats when we have family and friends with us. 3rd row seat can be fold down for extra cargo room. Trunk area is huge and seats in 2nd row also fold down. My '07 pilot has running boards which are pretty convenient. It gives me the best traction during winter weather typical in Iowa. Snow, sleet, freezing rain -no problem. It takes me to work or back home safely. I also like the panoramic view of vehicle, I have fog lights good for driving out of town, 6-CD changer is nice and radio controls also in steering wheel. Changing lanes is great, due to its wide base, unlike other new SUV's. I highly recommend the Pilot.
Honda Pilot Overview
The Honda Pilot is a crossover SUV that can seat up to eight passengers. As is typically the case with Honda vehicles, the Pilot provides a high-quality ride that is equal parts stable and comfortable.
Honda Pilot History
Front-wheel drive was available in 2006 when the Pilot received a mild refresh before it was redesigned in 2009. In the second generation, the Honda Pilot appealed to families that wanted to have a minivan that did not look like a minivan. Completely revamped for 2016, the latest Pilot sheds its original exterior styling for a sleeker, more car-like look not seen often with mid-size SUVs.
How It Drives
The Honda Pilot offers decent acceleration, with a smooth ride and respectable handling. It's also a fuel-efficient vehicle great for drivers who need to take their families to a wide variety of places. All Honda Pilots are equipped with three rows of seating, ensuring plenty of interior space for seven or eight passengers. The Pilot is great for big families.
Used Honda Pilot Value
The Honda Pilot's early generation models came equipped with many standard features currently available on new Pilots. Additionally, most changes are either cosmetic or minor, so used car buyers should look at what features they put a premium on and research which model year the feature was rolled out onto all Honda Pilots. Those seeking better performance may want to look at 2005 models which have a higher horsepower than Honda Pilots prior to it.
Honda Pilot Standard Features
The most recent Honda Pilot has been upgraded to include a 3.5L V6 engine backed up by a 6-speed automatic on base models and a 9-speed automatic on upper trims. All-wheel drive is optional.