Honda Pilot

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Base MSRP price range:
$29,995 - $46,420
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Ratings Category: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Model Summary
The redesigned 2016 Pilot is longer, lighter, and a lot more contemporary looking, it keeps its three-row seating configuration. The Pilot is quieter and better finished, according to our brief experience. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 that gained 30 hp, and uses stop-start technology to improve fuel economy. Base models get a six-speed automatic. Up-level trims get a nine-speed that's unfortunately plagued with an unintuitive electronic shifter. Front- and all-wheel-drive are offered, and safety systems include blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warnings. The eight-inch touch-screen display is powered by a new Android-based operating system.
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
Front or AWD
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Engines available
3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
9-speed automatic
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
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First Drive - Honda Pilot
Honda traditionally embodies efficiency in design. But the typical consumer doesn't always appreciate such modesty, tending to always want more. Redesigned for 2016, the new Honda Pilot aims to please, providing more in almost every conceiva... More
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Reliability History - Honda Pilot
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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