Honda Pilot Review – Research New & Used Honda Pilot Models | Edmunds

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At its debut, the Pilot essentially defined the market for midsize crossover

Offering decent V6 power, fuel economy, easy plenty of interior comfort and and seven-to-eight-passenger seating, the Pilot was the kind of vehicle that leery of the minivan stigma looking for.

Of course, a lot crossover SUVs have out since the original Honda . Honda responded with a redesign, and we’ve found the Pilot to be a little off the mark. it typifies Honda’s usual of milking as much usable space as possible from a it’s less maneuverable you might expect from a

However, a used example of the Honda Pilot is one midsize you’ll definitely want to at.

Current Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is available front-wheel drive or all-wheel and in four trim levels: LX, EX, and Touring. Third-row seating are respectable for adults, and its boxy and maximum cargo capacity of 87 feet mean that the can handle just about the average family can cram it.

All Pilots are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 generates 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of A five-speed automatic is the only transmission. The LX comes with a steering wheel, Bluetooth and audio, a rearview camera and an audio interface.

The EX adds 18-inch alloy a power driver seat, automatic climate control and radio. The EX-L upgrades a sunroof, a power liftgate, upholstery and heated front The high-end Touring model a 10-speaker audio system, a entertainment system and a navigation (optional on the EX-L).

In reviews, found that the latest Pilot offers a comfortable as well as plenty of …-friendly room. In addition to the generous of cargo space, the Pilot has a lot of thoughtful storage areas for items. High fuel is another Pilot advantage.

On the the Pilot lacks giddy-up to its more powerful rivals, its slow steering and ponderous make you feel less behind the wheel. Overall the is a solid choice for a large SUV, but others may suit needs better.

Used Honda Pilot

The current, second-generation Honda debuted for the 2009 model and represented a huge change the vehicle it replaced. There was usable interior space and latest selection of features and controls, but in terms of character more trucklike.

This spent its first three essentially unchanged. These are pretty similar to today’s though we didn’t think as of them as we do of the current model. these 2009-’11 Pilots from poor braking unremarkable fuel economy and a control layout that people found confusing.

As we would advise shoppers this generation to focus on the or later models.

Honda Pilot

The first-generation Pilot was introduced for the model year, making Honda one of the first midsize SUVs available with a seat. A 240-hp 3.5-liter V6, to a five-speed automatic transmission, was the only available power From 2003-’05, all Pilots were all-wheel drive; a version was offered alongside AWD that.

Honda originally the Pilot in three trim LX, EX and EX-L. The Pilot LX came a respectable collection of convenience while the EX added upgrades a power driver seat and climate control. The EX-L had seating and could be ordered an optional navigation system or entertainment system.

Alas, the nav and systems couldn’t be ordered

Changes for this generation were minor, though important safety features more readily available as the went on. For 2005, the V6 was revised, and increased to 255. This was the year that stability became available, but only on the

In 2006, some minor were made to the Honda ‘s exterior design. The of revised SAE certification procedures saw this model year’s rating dropped to 244, but was unaffected. ABS and front-seat side were always standard on midsize SUV, but 2006 gained a three-row side airbag system with a sensor.

Honda also stability control standard on all for this model year. For the model year, the LX trim was by the Value Package, and a new SE trim that slotted above the EX and a sunroof and DVD player.

In reviews, we found the original Pilot to offer good and a smooth ride for a midsize We also enjoyed its well-organized and the quality of interior materials both hallmarks of Honda. seating accommodated seven to passengers, we considered the third row for adults.

Cargo capacity, on the hand, was always sufficient to what most families

If you are looking for older years, our used Honda Pilot

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