Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

About Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot crossover SUV marks the third generation of this popular 3-row family hauler, and it evolves not just to stay with the times, but to remain a step ahead of its ever-tougher competition. The sleek new shape is slightly smaller, and while it sacrifices a smidge of interior space, it's still comfortable for eight passengers. The trade-off is a downright luxurious all-new dash and interior design, and a feature-packed Elite model that drives the premium feel home. The new Pilot also offers electronic driving aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, crash mitigation, and so on. Throw in excellent driving dynamics, and the new Honda Pilot is sure to give its Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer competition night sweats.

2016 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2016?
2016 Honda Pilot

The only thing that remains the same on the 2016 Honda Pilot is the name. Otherwise, virtually everything else is new, from style, to interior and features, to engine and transmission.

2015 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2015?
2015 Honda Pilot

The 2015 Honda Pilot SUV gains a new Special Edition trim, slotting between the EX and EX-L. The SE includes pewter-gray aluminum-alloy wheels, a power moonroof, XM satellite radio, and a DVD rear-entertainment system.

2014 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2014?
2014 Honda Pilot

For 2014 the Honda Pilot continues without any significant changes.

2013 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2013?
2013 Honda Pilot

Three-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-inch multi-information display with a rear backup camera have been added to the Honda Pilot's list of standard equipment for the 2013 model year.

2012 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2012?
2012 Honda Pilot

The 2012 Honda Pilot SUV receives a major front-end makeover, with more rounded edges, a softer grille and more chrome trim. EX and EX-L trims gain updated audio systems that include a 2GB CD library, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, and streaming audio, while the EX-L gains an 8-inch color Multi-Information Display. All trims see a 1 mpg increase in fuel economy.

2011 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2011?
2011 Honda Pilot

For 2011, Honda's voice-activated satellite navigation system is now available on both the EX-L and Touring trims.

2010 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2010?
2010 Honda Pilot

Having been completely redesigned last year, there are no major changes for the 2010 model.

2009 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2009?
2009 Honda Pilot

The all-new, second-generation 2009 Honda Pilot is bigger and more powerful than its predecessor. It also gets slightly better gas mileage, thanks to updated Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, which allows its six-cylinder engine to run on four or even three cylinders. Other new available features include Hill Start Assist, tri-zone auto climate control and a rearview mirror camera display.

2008 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2008?
2008 Honda Pilot

The LX trim becomes the Value Package (VP) trim and the addition of popular features to the EX creates a new Special Edition trim.

2007 Honda Pilot
What's new for 2007?
2007 Honda Pilot

No major changes for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

2016 EX-L Electrical and Transmission Issues

By on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "new design, clean lines, honda branding"

Cons: "horrible transmission issues, lack of cust. serv."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Never thought I would ever say Do not buy the Honda Pilot, but I must. Frequent, but random "Hard Shift" issues with the transmission. 3 times to the dealer and no solution. It has been the worst new car experience in my 58 years.. The random nature of the issue is making honda think we are imagining the problem because they cannot duplicate.. There is a big issue with this car. Still not resolved.. Stay away till they figure out there problem."

18 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Very Comfortable All Day Driver, but with flaws

By on Monday, December 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Comfortable quiet ride"

Cons: "won't start in extreme cold"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I've bought many Hondas since 1984, mostly Accords and Odysseys, all with bullet-proof reliability, comfort and handling. I decided to treat myself to a new, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD, now that the kids are grown. This is the most comfortable and quiet Honda I've ever owned. That's all the good I can say. The rest is either fair to poor. Handling on curves is somewhat cumbersome. The 9-speed transmission is slow to react to driver demands. If you approach a car on a curve on a 2-lane road, the car senses and flashes an imminent collision. The hood of the car flutters like a flag on a windy day when at highway speeds. The automatic cruise control is good at slowing down and braking when a car jumps in front of you, but recovery to set speed is very slow. The Infotainment system is too complicated to operate and voice commands are recognized only about 50% of the time. The Garmin navigation is excellent though. Last, but not least, reliability is poor in extreme cold. Getting out of work the evening of 12/18/16, the outside air temperature was -15 degrees. My brand-new Pilot stranded me by refusing to start. The engine didn't turn over at all. The next day I called the dealer, he said it was most likely a bad battery and would be replaced. On 12/20/16, I went to go get my Pilot with jumper cables in hand. It was + 25 degrees outside. I decided to try to start it one more time before using jumper cables, and it started immediately. The battery was later tested at the dealer, and the dealer said the battery was fine, with no other explanation of why my new Pilot didn't start at -15 degrees, while every other one of my coworker’s vehicles started with no issues. So sad, no more Hondas for me."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

good value but same soso quality of luxury

By on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "good use of interior space"

Cons: "Rough ride and minimal milage effeciency"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Most diappointed that had no CD player but that was ok use memory stick which worked better but the radio reset to song one whenever the engine was restarted. so had to use random play and even that had to be reset each time started. I have a 2016 CRV and the radio works the way expected. The ride was a little rougher than the Ridgelin i previously had and a lot rougher than the Silverodo PU I had"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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