2018 Honda Pilot Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $31,875 | Price yours
Above Average: Thoughtful, versatile interior, comfortable carlike ride, fantastic resale and reliability
Below Average: Infotainment interface
Consensus: A practical, smart choice that also offers a rewarding driving experience
An All-Time Favorite is Also a Three-Time Best Buy
For as long as the Honda Pilot has been around, it has been at the top of shoppers' lists. That's an impressive feat in such a competitive segment. This perennial standout boasts good looks, a roomy interior and loads of available features. As our review of the 2018 Pilot explains, "With handsome styling, excellent driving characteristics and proven V6, the Pilot can tackle almost any challenge." Not only that, but for the third year in a row, it is KBB's Midsize SUV Best Buy.
Behind the Wheel
Smooth, organic driving feel has long been a Pilot highlight, and the trend continues. As we noted in our full review of the 2018 Honda Pilot: "From its comfortable ride to its responsive steering to its ability to run through tight curves with surprising agility, the Pilot never falters. Despite its size, the 2018 Honda Pilot feels nimble and easily maneuverable, the latter trait amplified by the Pilot’s tight turning radius."
Compare and Contrast
We pitted the Pilot against some of the heaviest hitters in the segment, taking six midsize SUVs on a lengthy journey through deserts and mountains, over winding roads and highways. See how all of these new and recently updated models fared in our Midsize SUV Comparison. And because they're so commonly cross-shopped, we also have a to-the-point Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison.
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Build and Price
For the 2018 Pilot lineup, pricing starts with the LX at around $32,000 and tops out around $49,000 for the Elite trim level. Build and price your own 2018 Honda Pilot to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
KBB.com visitor and Honda Pilot owner DET says, "It is a delight to drive! Great performance and good mileage. Very comfortable, especially on road trips. The infotainment system and cruise control need refinement. It is very important to read (and re-read) the owners instruction manual." See more consumer reviews of the 2018 Honda Pilot.
More Good Choices
The Honda Pilot has a lot to offer, but so does the segment as a whole. With varied approaches to the midsize crossover/SUV, it's worth it to do your homework. Check out all your options in our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.
Photo Gallery: Exterior, Interior and Details
Video: Honda Pilot Review and Road Test
For as long as the Honda Pilot has been around, it has been at the top of shoppers' lists. That's an impressive feat in such a competitive segment. For 2016, this perennial standout has been completely redesigned with a less boxy look, roomier interior and loads of available features. As our review of the 2016 Pilot explains, "The only thing that remains the same on the 2016 Honda Pilot is the name." Not only that, but it is KBB's Midsize SUV Best Buy of 2016.
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