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Honda Pilot

Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.

0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.

Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.

Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.

Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.

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Used Vehicle Review: Honda Pilot, 2003-2008

Review and photos by Chris Chase

Honda surprised no one in 2002 when it announced that it would begin selling a mid-sized crossover SUV called the Pilot: Acura’s high-end MDX mid-sized crossover had been on the market for more than a year, and it only made sense that Honda would get its own version to compete against popular sellers like the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Like the MDX, the Pilot used Honda’s 3.5-litre V6 engine. While its horsepower output, 240, was the same as the MDX, the Pilot got by just fine on Regular gas, where the MDX required Premium. Also shared with the MDX was its five-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. In 2007, a front-wheel drive version of the base model was added to the Pilot line-up.

According to Natural Resources Canada’s EnerGuide, the Pilot’s fuel consumption was rated at about 14 L/100 km (city) and 9.5 L/100 km (highway).

2008 Honda Pilot SE-L
2008 Honda Pilot SE-L. Click image to enlarge

The Pilot appears to have escaped the problems related to the five-speed automatic transmissions that affected many other Honda models like the Acura MDX (a near mechanical twin of the Pilot) and Honda Odyssey minivan. The plausible explanation is that the Pilot, which came along at least a couple of years after its MDX and Odyssey siblings, didn’t get the first generation of that particular transmission; it would have benefited from the same redesigned unit that helped boost reliability ratings in newer versions of the other two models. Nevertheless, there is a Transport Canada recall that applies to 2003 and 2004 Pilots to address this transmission fault.

A flashing gear indicator in the instrument cluster seems to be caused either by a failed electronic sensor in the transmission, or a bad circuit board in the gauge cluster. Either way, the “flashing D,” as posters at Piloteers.org call it, doesn’t seem to affect driveability. Check this thread to read other owners’ experiences.

2008 Honda Pilot SE-L
2008 Honda Pilot SE-L. Click image to enlarge

Here’s a trouble spot that’s new to me, as far as Honda’s 3.5-litre V6 is concerned: spark plugs that “blow up” and take the threads in the cylinder head with them, effectively wrecking that, too. Sometimes, broken pieces of spark plug fall into the combustion chamber, where they can cause serious engine damage. Here are three threads, from a Honda Odyssey (the Odyssey and Pilot use the same engine) forum called OdyClub.com (one, two and three), and here are two threads in a similar vein from Piloteers.org (one and one.

In my experience, if there are this many discussions happening about one problem, then it’s worth knowing about for a used vehicle shopper. Consumer Reports doesn’t mention this one.

Sours: https://www.autos.ca/used-car-reviews/used-vehicle-review-honda-pilot-2003-2008-2/
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It is extremely rare for the Honda Motor Company to find itself playing that most American of all games -- catch-up -- but that's pretty much what the new Pilot is doing. While the rest of mechanized civilization traded elbows and hip checks in a free-for-all rush to score in the growing mid-size sport-utility game, Honda found itself watching wistfully from the sidelines. Worse, to get into the action, Honda did something previously unthinkable: The corporate sachems traded a future draft choice, plus a certain amount of credibility, to get a player from outside the company. Put plainly, the company attached the sacred H logo to a product not made by Honda!

Heresy. Although the Passport (a.k.a. the Isuzu Rodeo) was (and still is) a respectable member of the mid-size fraternity, it is not a Honda, neither in its engineering (we're talking body-on-frame, live-axle truckness here), nor its dynamics, nor its quality.

This state of affairs has endured for some eight years, proving that even Honda can yield to pragmatism, but it's at an end. Honda is about to send in the first team.

To be fair, the Pilot doesn't represent a totally clean sheet of CAD/CAM cyberpaper, although in this case Honda borrows from within rather than buying from without. The new SUV shares the bones and powertrain of the Acura MDX -- although not its sheetmetal -- and both trace their lineage to the Odyssey minivan, meaning it's fundamentally a front-drive design. As such, it's also a unit body, although the structure is enhanced by integrated perimeter frame rails, which should help it stand up to the beating that goes with rough dirt roads.

This last leads to the inevitable caveat of most mainstream SUVs -- that is, the Pilot isn't designed for mountain-goat terrain or other trackless wastes requiring a short wheelbase, vast ground clearance, underbody armor, a low-range transfer case, and a platoon of locking differentials. The Pilot's VTM-4 (Variable Torque Management 4-Wheel Drive) system--standard equipment--does have a dashboard switch that locks both rear half-shafts to get the driver unstuck (there's no center or rear differential), but it operates in just the first two gears and unlocks at 18 mph. Otherwise, the system, which draws its marching orders from the ABS sensors, functions like an all-wheel-drive setup, operating primarily in front drive and sending torque to the rear wheels when wheelspin is detected up front.

Although this kind of hardware draws sneers from serious rock hoppers, we'd say, based on some slithering around on slushy, muddy dirt roads in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, the Pilot will handle the worst any owner is likely to throw at it. With aplomb. And in comfort.

But we're getting ahead of the story.

Like the MDX, the Pilot rides on struts up front with a coil-spring, multilink arrangement at the rear designed to allow a flat load floor. It has the MDX's wide track, too--66.3 inches front and 66.5 rear, by far the widest in this class--which enhances stability and also contributes to the Pilot's ability to accept four-by-eight-foot sheets of building material lying flat on that cargo floor, a feat none of its competitors can duplicate.

However, with smooth ride as a key dynamic priority, the Pilot's suspension tuning is a little softer than that of its more expensive cousin, and its 70-series tires (all-season Goodyear Integrity, P235/70R-16) aren't as aggressive as the MDX's 17-inch Michelins. This doesn't seem to hurt the Pilot's skidpad performance much--at 0.73 g, its grip is just 0.01 g behind the number turned in by the MDX (December 2000) and distinctly better than the grip of the Chevy TrailBlazer, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander we tested a year ago (June 2001), none of which cracked 0.70 g.

At 188.0 inches, the Pilot is 3.6 inches longer than the Highlander but shorter than the Explorer and the TrailBlazer, and at 106.3 inches, its wheelbase is the shortest of them all. The Pilot isn't quite as tall as its Ford and Chevy rivals, either, although it stands 2.3 inches taller than the Toyota. However, the really telling specification is width. At 77.3 inches, the Pilot is wider than anything else in its class, a prime source of its excellent cargo volume, which is among the best of the mid-size utes. The major storage capabilities, as in other Honda family haulers, are enhanced by a dozen cargo tie-downs and supplemented by all sorts of nooks and bins into which folks can stuff the rich and varied small essentials of family travel, from cell phones to crayons.

And that, of course, is what the Pilot is all about. Honda calls it the "ultimate American family adventure vehicle," and if this assertion is perhaps a bit grandiose, it's clear the Pilot was conceived to combine a minivan's usefulness with sport-utility style and versatility. There's stadium seating for eight--two, three, and three (although Honda freely admits the third row "is for kids")--with a half-dozen child-seat anchors in rows two and three and separate rear-seat climate controls. The front console has a sliding lid, a cell-phone pocket, and a power point, and EX models have a rear center console, replete with storage for ketchup and other goopy stuff, that Honda calls "a kids' activity center." In all there are nine cup holders strategically scattered, and six big map pockets: two in the front doors, four in the seatbacks.

Naturally, there's plenty of audio: good in the LX, better in the EX. Like so many other family haulers, the Pilot offers a DVD entertainment system to preempt rear-seat civil wars--about $2000--and when you get that, you also get separate audio channels back there.

The Pilot offers the option of Honda's navigation system, also about $2000, but there's a catch or two. You can't get the nav system and the DVD entertainment system; the nav system eats up too much dashboard space. Also, in order to get the DVD system, you must opt for the leather-trim package (first- and second-row seats), which adds about $800.

All the fancy options are offered on the upscale EX, which is expected to start at just under $29,000. However, the LX is no stripper, including, as it does, air conditioning; a good audio system; cruise control; and power windows, mirrors, and locks. The EX adds aluminum alloy wheels, automatic climate control, body-color mirrors and moldings, and a power driver's seat.

Considering all the standard comfort-and-convenience features, the Pilot may seem a tad light on passive safety gear: Only the front-seat occupants get front and side airbags, no curtain bags. Honda concentrated on structure, which pays off with five-star frontal and side-impact crash ratings.

Like the MDX, the Pilot is propelled by a 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC V-6 rated at 240 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed automatic. Honda expected best-in-class acceleration from this powertrain, but it's hitched to a fair amount of mass--4426 pounds--and our best 0-to-60-mph run was 8.1 seconds, distinctly quicker than the much lighter Highlander (by 438 pounds) but 0.2 second slower than the more powerful TrailBlazer.

Mass also seems to be the enemy in the Pilot's braking performance. The system looks formidable, with big rotors at all four corners, and it's hard to provoke fade, but we'd call the 205-foot 70-to-0-mph stopping distance so-so. We'd also apply that rating to the towing capacity. The Pilot, like the Highlander, is rated for 3500 pounds, unless it happens to be a boat, whereupon the limit is 4500 pounds. Interesting distinction, yes? It turns out that since a boat has much better aerodynamics than a closed trailer, it increases the towing capability by a half-ton. However, that's still well south of the TrailBlazer's 6400-pound rating.

As noted, the Pilot has no dynamic vices. Although far from harsh, it's a little firmer underfoot than the Highlander, but that's deliberate--Honda wanted the Pilot to be a little less carlike and a little more SUV rugged, something that's reflected in the rather generic SUV styling. The steering is a bit slow at 3.3 turns lock to lock, but it's also accurate and tactile. Similarly, if the Pilot exhibits more body roll in hard cornering than the sportier MDX, it is unfailingly competent and composed.

If there's any complaint to make--aside from a column shifter that makes gear selection unacceptably tricky--it's that the Pilot's dynamic persona is a little too family-oriented. Aside from its ability to make entertaining work of sloppy going on low-adhesion surfaces, fun to drive isn't really part of this vehicle's character.

DANIEL PUND
There's nothing not to like about the Pilot, as is true with just about everything in the Honda lineup. It's a far cry better than the Isuzu-sourced Passport. This quasi-MDX/ Odyssey fulfills every suburban sport-ute need you're likely to toss its way. In comfort and drivability, the Pilot leaves Explorers and TrailBlazers in its wake. The only real competitor for the Pilot is the Toyota Highlander. Take your pick. The Toyota is more comfortable and quieter. And the Honda is considerably larger (with standard third-row seating) and somewhat cheaper. Both are uninteresting to look at and both provide a driving experience that is absent any vice.

STEVE SPENCE
Honda passed up a ton of profits by taking eight years to produce this SUV. But it was time well spent—this is a remarkable truck, damn near flawless. The ride is exceptional, the engine is powerful and quiet, it corners with very little body roll, and there's no float or bounce. The materials are top quality, and the fit and finish is exquisite; Honda's trademark simplicity shines through. It is incredibly carlike in all its driving responses, and it feels luxurious. Six people may not be happy packed into the two rows of rear seats—there's a legroom shortage—but four will, and the seat setups are versatile.

AARON ROBINSON
The Pilot raises the same question as did last year's debut of the Toyota Highlander, priced almost $10,000 below the Lexus RX300: Does a luxury model lose luster when the blue-jean version arrives, offering the same basic guts for less? I say the RX300 doesn't really command the extra dollars. But there are still persuasive reasons to stretch from a Pilot to an MDX. The Acura can almost run down a BMW X5 3.0i on the road, whereas the Pilot feels noticeably porkier. Plus, the MDX's tangier styling makes the bland Pilot look like the byproduct of a Senate subcommittee on SUVs. If you have the extra money, spend it with my blessing.

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2003 honda pilot

2003 Honda Pilot

Retail Price

$26,900 - $30,520MSRP / Window Sticker Price

Engine3.5L V-6
MPG17 City / 22 Hwy
Seating8 Passengers
Transmission5-spd auto w/OD
Power240 @ 5400 rpm
Drivetrainfour-wheel
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Honda Pilot

Honda mid-size SUV

This article is about the Honda SUV model. For the Honda ATV model, see Honda Pilot (ATV).

Not to be confused with Ford Pilot or MG Pilot.

Motor vehicle

The Honda Pilot is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by Honda and introduced in 2002.[3]

Primarily aimed at the North American market, the Pilot is the largest SUV from Honda and features three-row seating. Pilots are currently manufactured in Lincoln, Alabama, and the Pilot was produced in Alliston, Ontario until April 2007. The first generation Pilot was released in April 2002 as a 2003 model.[4]

The Pilot shares its platform with the Acura MDX, as well as the North American market Odysseyminivan. The Pilot's unibody construction and independent suspension are designed to provide handling similar to that of a car, and it has integrated perimeter frame rails to allow towing and light off-road use.

Prior to the introduction of the Pilot, Honda marketed the compact crossover CR-V and the Honda Passport (a rebadgedIsuzu Rodeo). The Honda Passport that was sold between 1993 and 2002 was a truck-based design. The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV, although the 2010 Crosstour surpassed the Pilot in length.[5]

The Pilot is sold in North America and the Middle East, while the Honda MDX (first generation Acura MDX) was marketed in Japan and Australia for several years. The second-generation Pilot is also sold in Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Latin America, and the Philippines.

First generation (YF1/2; 2003)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation (YF1/2)
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2003-2005 Honda Pilot

Also calledHonda MR-V (Middle East)
ProductionApril 2002—2008
Model years2003–2008
Assembly
DesignerRicky Hsu (1999)
Related
Engine3.5 L J35A4V6
Transmission5-speed automatic
Wheelbase106.3 in (2,700 mm)
Length188.0 in (4,775 mm)
Width
  • 2003–05: 77.3 in (1,963 mm)
  • 2003–05 LX: 76.3 in (1,938 mm)
  • 2006–08: 77.5 in (1,968 mm)
Height
  • 2003–05: 71.7 in (1,821 mm)
  • 2003–05: 70.6 in (1,793 mm)
  • 2006–08 2WD LX: 70.1 in (1,781 mm)
  • 2006–08 4WD LX: 70.4 in (1,788 mm)
  • 2006–08 2WD EX/EX-L: 71.3 in (1,811 mm)
  • 2006–08 4WD EX/EX-L: 71.7 in (1,821 mm)

Specifications[edit]

The 2003-2004 Pilots featured the J35A4 engine, an all-aluminum 3.5L V6 SOHC with VTEC, producing 240 hp (179 kW) and 242 lb⋅ft (328 N⋅m) of torque.

The 2005 Pilot received a new engine, the J35A6, which added drive-by-wire throttle and produced 255 hp (190 kW) and 250 lb⋅ft (339 N⋅m) of torque. Other changes included the transmission with revised 4th and 5th gear ratios providing a smoother transition between gears, along with a new fuel tank design, increasing the Pilot's driving range by over 40 mi (64 km).[6] All Pilots from 2003-2005 feature VTM-4, Honda's four-wheel drive system.

The Pilot received more updates starting with the 2006 model year, engines were either the J35Z1 (FWD) or the J35A9 (4WD). Both engines were rated at 244 hp (182 kW) and 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m) of torque; the power reduction is because Honda used the updated SAE net power standard. This was the first time 4WD was not standard on the Pilot.

The new FWD models featured Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which can deactivate up to three cylinders under light load to increase fuel economy, to help control noise from the system Honda added Active Control Engine Mount System (ACM) and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Further, this version of the J35 featured updated iVTEC and the automatic transmission a shorter 1st gear ratio. With powertrain updates and the lack of VTM-4 the FWD version had improved fuel economy of 18-city/24-highway, an increase of +1/+2 mpg versus the 4WD.

All Pilots from this generation feature a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Pilot has front struts with a coil-spring, multilink rear suspension for a flat rear load floor. The front track is 66.3 in (1,684 mm) and 66.5 in (1,689 mm) at the rear. The Pilot has a 4,500 lb (2,041 kg) boat/3,500 lb (1,588 kg) trailer towing capability with the optional dealer-installed towing package.

Pilots with Honda's Variable Torque Management 4WD system (VTM-4) sent most power to the front wheels under normal driving conditions. Under acceleration or if wheel slippage is detected at the front wheels, up to 50% of power can be sent to the rear wheels. The system also features a VTM-4 lock button on the dashboard which locks the rear differential and sends 25% of the power to each rear wheel. However, the VTM-4 lock function only operates in first gear, second gear and reverse, and automatically disengages above 18 mph (29 km/h), then re-engages when the speed drops below 18 mph (29 km/h).

Design[edit]

Design of the Pilot was by Honda's Ricky Hsu through 1999, when styling was approved. The Pilot can accommodate up to eight passengers in three rows configured as stadium seating. The third row can seat three, but the limited legroom makes it suitable only for small children or adults on short trips. Similar to the Honda Odyssey, the rear seats can be folded into flat surfaces for larger cargo. Options include powered moonroof, DVD entertainment system, and a navigation system.[7][8]

Other features include ABS-equipped four-wheel disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and 282° of outward visibility.

2004 changes[edit]

For the 2004 model year, Honda increased adjustability on second-row seats and added heated front seats and side mirrors to models equipped with leather seats. [9]

2005 changes[edit]

For the 2005 model year, Honda added tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, revised steering, and upgraded the air bags.

2006 facelift[edit]

Honda revised the Pilot for the 2006 model year in October 2005. Changes to the exterior included a new fascia with a different grille insert and halogen projector headlights, and taillights with clear lenses. The EX trim level received redesigned wheels, and the original EX wheels were now found on the LX trim. On the inside, side airbags were provided in the C pillar, the gauge cluster was updated and the center console featured chrome trim and redesigned storage compartments and cup holders. For the 2006 model year, Honda added Variable Cylinder Management to the two-wheel-drive models. This VCM tech proved to be problematic in some cases, which led to a class action lawsuit for Honda Motor Co. [10]

2007 changes[edit]

For the 2007 model year, Honda added Nimbus Gray Metallic, Dark Cherry Pearl, Aberdeen Green Metallic and Formal Black as four new colors to all models.

2008 changes[edit]

For the last model year of the generation Honda added two new trims. The VP (Value Package) replaces the LX as base trim and SE (special edition) goes in between the EX and EX-L trim.

Second generation (YF3/4; 2009)[edit]

Motor vehicle

The larger second generation Pilot was unveiled as a prototype in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show. Assembled at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, it was offered in five trims; LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and SE (2015 only). All second generation Pilots used a new J35Z4 3.5-liter V6 i-VTEC engine producing 250 hp (186 kW; 253 PS) SAE net at 5700 rpm and 253 lb⋅ft (343 N⋅m) of torque at 4800 rpm.[11] EPA fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city /23 mpg highway with front-wheel-drive and 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway for all-wheel-drive.

Both drivetrains were equipped with five-speed automatics. The second generation's wheelbase is 109.2 in, with a length of 190.9 in, a width of 78.5 in, a height of 71.0 in and interior space of 153.7 cu-ft. The redesigned headlights lost the previous generation's halogen projectors and return to standard halogen reflectors. Features included new two-position memory settings for the driver's seat, a new power tailgate, and the gear shift was relocated from the steering column to the center console between the front seats. The Touring trim included a 120-volt power outlet and a satellite-linked Honda navigation system.

2011 changes[edit]

The 2011 model year had minimal changes. The voice-activated navigation system which was previously exclusive to the Touring trim became available on the EX-L trim and rear entertainment system became standard equipment on the Touring trim.[12]

2012 facelift[edit]

The 2012 model year introduced a redesigned front fascia, new alloy wheels, and updates to the interior along with changes to the bumper.[13]

2013 changes[edit]

The 2013 model year included a standard rearview backup camera, i-MID central dashboard 8-inch LCD screen, USB connector, Bluetooth hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming, and tri-zone climate control.

2015 changes[edit]

The SE (special edition) trim was added which came standard with a power moonroof, satellite radio, and rear seat entertainment system. [14]

Safety[edit]

The Pilot uses Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering front bracket. For the 2013 model year a rear-view backup camera was made standard. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found the Honda Pilot's driver death rate of 2 deaths per million registered among the ten lowest released in their report[15][16]

Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset Poor*
Side impact Good
Roof strength Marginal (2009-11 models)
Roof strength Good (2012 models)

*vehicle structure also rated "Poor"

Because of more stringent tests, 2011 and newer model ratings are not comparable to pre–2011 ratings.

Third generation (YF5/6; 2016)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation (YF5/6)
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ProductionMay 2015–present
Model years2016–present
AssemblyUnited States: Lincoln, Alabama (HMA)
DesignerBenjamin R. Davidson and William R. Yex[21]
Related
Engine3.5 L J35Y6V6
Transmission
Wheelbase111.0 in (2,819 mm)
Length194.5 in (4,940 mm)
Width78.6 in (1,996 mm)
Height69.8 in (1,773 mm)
Curb weight
  • 4,054–4,140 lb (1,839–1,878 kg) (FWD)
  • 4,220–4,317 lb (1,914–1,958 kg) (AWD)

The third-generation 2016 Pilot debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2015, and production began in May. It was made available for sale in June.

The exterior is sleeker in appearance compared to its boxier predecessor with a 10 percent reduction in drag area. Added to the exterior are standard LED brake and tail lights, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) on EX trims and above, and LED headlamps with automatic high-low beam switching the on new Elite model. The Elite trim level also gained features that were new to the Pilot, including ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a panoramic roof. Alloy wheels became standard.

LaneWatch provides an 80° field of viewalong the passenger-side of the vehicle giving four-times more visibility than traditional side-view mirrors.

Newly available safety features include Honda's LaneWatch passenger-side mirror camera or Blind Spot Information (BSI) and rear Cross Traffic Monitor.[23] Additional options, including Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) are available as part of the Honda Sensing suite. A tri-angle backup camera is standard with dynamic guidelines optional.

The revised 3.5-liter V6 engine has direct-injection and a start-stop system (on the Touring and Elite trims) with improved power at 280 hp (209 kW; 284 PS), a 6-speed automatic is standard on the LX, EX, and EX-L trims while a ZF 9-speed automatic is standard on the Touring and Elite trims. With all-wheel drive models the amount of engine torque sent to each rear wheel is variable. EPA-estimated fuel economy is improved with front-wheel drive (FWD) 6-speed models registering 19/27/22 mpg, and all-wheel drive (AWD) models registering 18/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined). 9-speed models see fuel economy of 20/27/23 mpg in FWD configuration and 19/26/22 mpg in AWD.[24]

Overall dimensions are larger, while weight is down approximately 300 pounds with noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) reduced. Structurally 21.3% of the Pilot's body is composed of 980, 1300 and 1,500 MPa ultra-high-strength steels, 5% is from aluminum or magnesium, an additional 34.5% is 270 MPa mild strength steel used in areas to minimize repair costs.[25][26]

2017 changes[edit]

For the 2017 model year, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were added to all trims except for the base LX trim.[27]

2019 facelift[edit]

2019 Honda Pilot EX-L (facelift)

For the 2019 model year, Honda has refreshed the Pilot inside and out. The powertrain for the Pilot has remained unchanged, but Honda did revise the nine-speed transmission and start-stop system that are only found on the Touring and Elite trims. The exterior now featured new bumpers, grille, wheels, standard LED headlights, and revised taillights. A hands-free tailgate is now available. In the interior, the gauge cluster is replaced with a new one, similar to the one found on the Odyssey. The infotainment system is updated with the latest HondaLink software and it also features the CabinControl app (also found in the Odyssey). 4G LTE hotspot, CabinTalk, and a new rear entertainment system are now available. The volume slider has also been replaced with a volume knob. Honda has replaced the steering wheel with a new design, also from the Odyssey. Honda Sensing is now standard on all trim levels for the Pilot.[28]

2020 changes[edit]

For the 2020 model year a new Black Edition trim was added to the lineup.[29]

2021 changes[edit]

The 9-speed transmission is now standard on all trim levels, and a Special Edition is slotted between EX-L and Touring trims.[30][31]

Safety[edit]

Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset Good1
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good2
Headlights (LX, EX, EX-L, Touring) Poor
Headlights (Elite) Acceptable
1vehicle structure also rated "Good".[33]
2strength-to-weight ratio: 5.22

Sales[edit]

Calendar year US sales[36]
2002 52,062
2003 106,917
2004 128,158
2005 143,353
2006 152,154
2007 117,146
2008 96,746
2009 83,901
2010 102,323
2011 116,297
2012 114,848
2013 126,678
2014 108,857
2015 136,212
2016 120,772
2017 127,279
2018 159,615
2019 135,008
2020 123,813

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External links[edit]

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2003 Honda Pilot - I am happy with this purchase.

I have driven this SUV for over 150.000 Miles currently. There have been some problems with the doors and its locks. They always seem to break down however but that is only recently so over 13 years of excellent to good performance. No major works had to be done and the quality was exceptional. It is really good for 8 people to ride in and comfortable and the folding down is very convenient.

I have driven this SUV for over 150.000 Miles currently. There have been some problems with the doors and its locks. They always seem to break down however but that is only recently so over 13 years of excellent to good performance. No major works had to be done and the quality was exceptional. It is really good for 8 people to ride in and comfortable and the folding down is very convenient.

When I was driving through some rough rural roads my suv kept moving but the cars on the road had to go really slowly. Although I left long after some of my friends I made it a little before them which was hilarious.

When I was driving through some rough rural roads my suv kept moving but the cars on the road had to go really slowly. Although I left long after some of my friends I made it a little before them which was hilarious.

The styling of this car is great I loved the color and design of the car when I first bought it was really nice. There have been few problems with the SUV. It is extremely reliable. It has leather seats that are extremely comfortable.

The styling of this car is great I loved the color and design of the car when I first bought it was really nice. There have been few problems with the SUV. It is extremely reliable. It has leather seats that are extremely comfortable.

Compared to other SUVs at the time was exceptional however now it is quite bad to the new cars. The doors are always giving me problems now. Almost all the door and locks had to be fixed for the automatic locks to work. Then the key wouldn't work on the auto locking of the car. I had to replace the battery.

Compared to other SUVs at the time was exceptional however now it is quite bad to the new cars. The doors are always giving me problems now. Almost all the door and locks had to be fixed for the automatic locks to work. Then the key wouldn't work on the auto locking of the car. I had to replace the battery.

2003 Honda Pilot - Built to Last

This has been a very dependable car for me. I did have to have the transmission rebuilt at about 150K miles, but for the $3-4K price the car has been running so far an extra two years - much cheaper than buying something new.

This has been a very dependable car for me. I did have to have the transmission rebuilt at about 150K miles, but for the $3-4K price the car has been running so far an extra two years - much cheaper than buying something new.

The pilot did a great job taking a big snowy hill that everyone else kept sliding down. This one episode made all the years of owning a four wheel drive but never much using it worthwhile.

The pilot did a great job taking a big snowy hill that everyone else kept sliding down. This one episode made all the years of owning a four wheel drive but never much using it worthwhile.

Kids love the DVD system in the ceiling. It was indispensable when they were just toddlers, but they use it just as much today. It rides and handles well, feels safe while driving, is has a roomy interior.

Kids love the DVD system in the ceiling. It was indispensable when they were just toddlers, but they use it just as much today. It rides and handles well, feels safe while driving, is has a roomy interior.

After 150K miles I have had some mechanical problems, transmission, air conditioning, an oil leak, and just this year the leather seats in the back row ripped. The 3rd row seats are not adult size - at least not for more than a quick/uncomfortable trip across town. Also my kid puts his foot on the plastic that protects the mechanisms that move the drivers seat and has broken it twice. Gas mileage isn't great.

After 150K miles I have had some mechanical problems, transmission, air conditioning, an oil leak, and just this year the leather seats in the back row ripped. The 3rd row seats are not adult size - at least not for more than a quick/uncomfortable trip across town. Also my kid puts his foot on the plastic that protects the mechanisms that move the drivers seat and has broken it twice. Gas mileage isn't great.

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