The Honda Pilot blends the best features of an SUV, wagon, and minivan. You'll find a comfortable ride, responsive handling, quick acceleration, a versatile and well-designed interior, and good fuel economy for a midsized SUV.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very smooth drive and acceleration great pick up and go"

Debbie V., NC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The acceleration and handling are good but it drives more like a truck than sedan compared to my Highlander"

Allen G., SC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"This is a BIG vehicle. It's wider than the farm trucks I grew up driving. Just never forget this when driving and parking a 2007 Honda Pilot."

C L., CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Surprisingly nimble for a large vehicle. Great acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very hard steering, especially in tight turning spaces. I was told this Honda has electric power steering, which is not good for such a heavy SUV"

Roland J., VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Love it. Turbo charge gets me on the freeway in quick time."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"It is very quick for a vehicle of this size and is very "sure footed" on the road"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent acceleration for a SUV and small turning radius. I have been very pleased with both the acceleration and handling of this model."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Non skid starts even on slick roads. Stops on a dime."

Cathy M., AR (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The 2007 Pilot, in most respects, handles well. Two characteristics are very annoying . There is a significant delay (in an older car, I would call it hesitation) when performing a task such as turning a corner. It is like the computer can't figure out what gear to choose. I press on the accelerator and nothing happens. This is most disconcerting. I am used to it now, but it still bothers me. The second is that on my model, the engine drops 3 cylinders when the car is not accelerating for the sake of fuel economy. Sometimes, I don't notice it at all, but other times, especially on a busy highway, it becomes difficult to maintain an even pace. When the cylinders cut out, the car slows, slightly, and when I press the accelerator the other cylinders cut back in and the car speeds up slightly. It feels like the car is pulsing faster or slower rather that maintaining a constant speed. At times, it would be nice to have a defeat switch."

B E., SC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Good Power and comfortable ride."

Glen S., MN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Has lots of pep, is very responsive. Is easy to control in tight spots like parking."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Still drives like new and looks it also. Acceleration is still good. No problem passing in freeways. Drives tight and smooth"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The steering is too loose"

Anonymous, AP (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Steering takes muscle to turn, and provides little feedback/road feel. Acceleartion is fine. Handling reminds me of a boat or even a tank."

E R., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Acceleration is good considering size of vehicle. It also handles well."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Jerky."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Braking distant is very good."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I think it has nimble handling for a "full sized" SUV. The acceleration is just OK. But what I would like to emphasize about performance is that the '09 Honda (to my surprise) is substantially better at pulling my pop-up trailer over mountain passes in Colorado than my old V8 '99 1500 Suburban!!! The horse power was equal between them. But I think the factor that made the Honda superior was the extra 1,200 pounds the Suburban had to carry around of it's own weight.. It had a hard time pulling itself over those mountain passes."

Kenneth W., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Has great responsive driving, good emergency handling, super acceleration, and will come to a dead stop from 80 very fast if need be (from experience--bless those anti-lock brakes)!"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable, solid ride. Handles great.i"

Diana P., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot has great acceleration and handling."

Nikki S., VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable. Almost drives itself. We live off main roads in mountains/snow country. With studded snow tires of has never been stuck or stopped on our roads."

Anonymous, WA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot pulls my pop up camper with more power than my old '99 Suburban 5.7 L V-8"

KENNETH W., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"great acceleration for a large SUV with a six cylinder."

JACOB B., MA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Smooth powerful car. Handling is quite good for a vehicle this size"

JOHN L., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Drives like a very small car. Excellent handling and mirrors make 360 degree viewing pretty easy"

TONY C., GA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"very sluggish acceleration; the engine seems to have a hard time on hills Cruise control is very smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Poor acceleration, you cannot get to highway speeds in this while merging."

MONTY C., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"A quality vehicle, trouble free with basic maintenence."

JAMES P., MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"safety space"

Anonymous, PE (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Superb handling, even on gravel roads."

Anonymous, SK (2007 Honda Pilot)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"heated ,comfortable ,supportive and top quality. Look great in leather ."

Robert T., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Rides more like a car than a bumpy suv"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats have always been comfortable. Very quiet and after 11 years no squeaks or rattles,"

Michael S., TN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Stiff driver & Front passenger seats."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Rides very well"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Too much road noise, constantly checking to see if windows are up. Seat is too short and won't go back far enough. Legs cramp with too little support."

Robert E., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, NM (2007 Honda Pilot)

"ROAD NOISE LEVEL WHEN DRIVING ON THE OPEN ROAD IS IRRITATING AT TIMES"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"great ride and road feel"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are firm"

George H., NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable ride"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"car is very comfy, however the seams on the side of drivers seat have failed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise is louder than i'd like"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Too much road noise"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are comfortable, but in hot weather the air conditioned air condenses and drips on your feet in the front."

Nikki S., VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats offer average comfort. Ride is of average quality, yet feels secure. The noise level is not quiet."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Basic uncomfortable seats and not stain resistant"

Anonymous, AP (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Even after ten years the Pilot's seats are comfortable and provide great support for long drives. Road noise can be pronounced on certain surfaces."

Matthew S., WA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"For such a large vehicle, it's very noisy."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Pilot)

"This car is very comfortable on long highway trips and strikes a good balance of utility, cost and comfort in everyday driving"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable seats."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Ride is a bit noisy."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are comfortable, adjust to many positions, ride is fairly smooth. Little noise from outside, engine noise is only noticeable on acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"very comfortable seats, can find perfect driving position, was only need telescoping steering wheel."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are missing some springs but too costly to replace. The roof cloth is falling down but is too costly to replace so it is held up by thumbtacks."

Joseph M., VT (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Granted I am comparing to 2014 Mercedes. Nevertheless: Driver's seat space is cramped for me; I'm 6 feet 2 inches nd 260 poundds. So noisy, especially at Interstate speeds, that I have trouble hearing the radio. The ride, however, is decent."

E R., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are good considering the age. I like sitting more upright while driving which provide an excellent view of surrounding traffic. Would like to have more upgraded cameras that newer vehicles provide for right lane blind spot monitoring and back up camera. Noise level on bumpy highways is moderate. Vehicle is good to drive on long trips with little fatigue."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"As the car get older the interior noise gets louder. Not sure if it's the seals. Sometimes it feels as if a window is open. Seats are comfortable but they're starting to show wear."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I have found the seats to be comfortable which means I have no back discomfort after long 2hr drives. The car drives fairly quiet. I bought the car so I can carry 6 children and lots of " stuff " to our family camp."

Anonymous, ME (2007 Honda Pilot)

"While the seats are comfortable, the drive is on the noisier side but not deafening by any means."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"There is not enough space in front seats for large framed driver and passengers."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The driver seat needs to go back at least 4 more inches. Long trips I have to put my feet behind the brake peddle."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very good handling. For an SUV it handles like a quality full sized car. Noise is minimal. It is a very nice driving SUV for those that do not prefer a truck-like SUV like a Toyota 4-Runner."

Kenneth W., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"It is noisy now. Don't remember how it was when I bought it"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Get high level of road noise inside cabin. It'd be great if Honda addressed this issue in future models."

CAROL M., TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The leather seats are of very poor quality and fit for a person of my size 5' 10" and 250 lbs. Had to have the seat back cover replaced at 1,000 miles for wear along the drivers entry side. It is worn through again at 60,000 miles. The cost for just the seat back cover is 500+ dollars. Didn't ask what the cost would be for installation. The tire road noise is so bad we have to adjust the volume up while driving at highway speeds and turn it back down when we come to a traffic light."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Pilot)

"road noise"

STANLEY S., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I would give comfort top rating except the driver's door arm rest needs more padding. My elbow gets sore resting on this arm rest. Otherwise, comfort is excellent."

ROBERT W., WA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Automatic Noise Cancellation (ANC) is going out for the second time. The first was replaced at approximately 30K miles under warranty. It is incredibly annoying when the ANC generates a loud low bass rumble that hurts your ears. The cost of the part alone is approximately $500."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Too much road noise. Front headrests are so far forward that I can't sit up straight. Dash aido and climate control control lights failed, making it difficult to find them when driving at night."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Pilot)

"When I open the windows, there is a high pitched sound that hurts your ears that is so uncomfortable that I can never drive with the windows open."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The flat floor in the second row makes it comfortable for three adults. The head rest pushes my head down a lot so that it is comfortable for me to drive it long distances. That is not a problem for my husband who is taller."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very noisy"

STEVE R., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"seats are very comfortable and I like the heated seat option for both driver and passenger. Road noise is a complaint - when I pay this much for a good vehicle I expect it to have very little road noise."

LINDA F., MN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Back a/c quit working in the early years."

MARY A., TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"More road noise than I expected"

JULIE L., NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Honda needs to work harder to reduce road noise"

BRAD M., ON (2007 Honda Pilot)

"On the road this vehicle is very noisy. The cabin noise makes normal speech very difficult. The blower motor for the rear cabin A/C stopped working. This is a well documented problem with Pilot owners but Honda has not offered any help. We decided to just live without it because of the very high dealer cost to repair."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Drivers seat / area is not designed for a tall person."

ROBERT G., WI (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Seat warmers were made fun of by people of all ages who now love them."

TONY C., GA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Every part of this car fits my life style. I use it for a pickup, Bus for taking my friends etc on excursions and helping someone move."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Would like the seat to go back further from the pedals. DO NOT like the gap between the center console and the seats. It is the dead zone. Very difficult to get small objects that fall there no matter how far you push the seat forward or back. Can't get a vacuum in there either."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Overall, I love the Pilot, but have two complaints that will prevent me from buying another. The driver's seat doesn't go back far enough to be comfortable. Road noise is too prominent."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"noise level is high. makes it difficult to hear anyone in 2nd or 3rd row"

LARRY H., AL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"noise at high speeds"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"This car is significantly more noisy than the 2003 pilot I previously owned. The speakers don't seem to be of the same quality, so I often have a heard time hearing the radio."

MARY W., WA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable seats. Not quite as good as my Volvo, but quite good. Very cold a/c, even after 9 years on the road."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Good for long trips. A/C is excellent for Iowa humid summers."

MICHAEL P., IA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The driver and passenger seats are comfortable. The middle and back row of seats are very unforgiving and pretty hard, which wasn't much of a problem when all my kids were in car seats, but is becoming a small issue now that they are all old enough to ride without a safety seat. Also there is a lot of road noise. It rides more like an SUV than a mini-van, which isn't something I care one way or the other about."

TENESSA P., NC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The A/C system has required some level of service every year for the past four years."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Roomy yet a little road noise"

JAMES M., IL (2007 Honda Pilot)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"super for what we needed, awd; poor mileage"

Anonymous, NM (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Honda Pilot has been a great purchase - the vehicle is regularly maintained, and has been dead reliable. It just works, all of the time. The features all work reliably, even after 10 years, and it is the most trouble-free vehicle I've ever owned."

Seth W., UT (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Repair free driving, maintenance has been my only expenses"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Dependable and comfortable."

Amos M., MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot still runs very well considering the years and mileage. It will last for another few years. It has been paid off for quite some time already, so we have a very good car for use without having to make any car payments."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Can be fun to drive. It would benefit from a turbo. Nice around town car, and adequate on the highway. Looks cool and can haul all kinds of stuff."

B E., SC (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Way too many expensive repairs over the life of the car. Too many things broke that shouldn't have. Much crummier car compared to Toyota Camry it replaced."

Mary A., TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Vehicle is fully loaded with options. Powerful, responsive engine. Have experienced very few problems - not much beyond normal maintenance. I can see us keeping it until at least 200k miles."

Walter H., MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Great car, reliable, comfortable"

Christopher P., NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very reliable and reasonable cost. White label Acura."

Tom F., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot)

"styling, dependabiltiy,value"

John N., KY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"very good value, quality of manufacture, and dependability."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very reliable, comfortable and value for the money."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Very reliable. Only about $3500 in unplanned repairs over 12 years! Just performed recommended maintenance as needed."

Diana P., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"This car has only had the routine maintanence. It has lasted 11 years and will probably go another 10."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"This has been an amazing car. Great functionality, gas mileage, power and acceleration. We've used it for long distance travel, camping, moving and hauling - in all cases it's been unbeatable. I highly recommend this car!"

Dana N., TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"great drive; wonderful engine; great in the snow Have 305000 and the pilot drives like new"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"excellent car for the $. well built, low maintenance cost, very very relikable."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent vehicle! Only had to repair the a/c at which time the car had 135,000 miles. No complaints. Still looks good, runs great, and is comfortable. I’ve had it for 11 years and have no intention of buying a new car in the near future."

Michelle R., FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"It's now 11 years old, and hasn't let me down yet."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Pilot)

"reliable, room, power"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Great, reliable vehicle for the price. Aside from regular maintenance and replacing worn parts, no major problems"

Jeff W., NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Has held up very well, very few repairs required. Still runs like a new vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot)

"We've had only one unexpected expense, a brake control computer. It's been about 10% if our previous Ford Explorer."

C L., CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"the interior several of the doors was shorted...the fabric. I also have never liked the fabric used for the seats because I have never been able to get them clean and the front seats have faded so I keep them covered with car seat covers. They are not a regular cloth"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Honda Pilot)

"great SUV; very reliable"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Bought at a great price has been very dependable, had the brakes redone for the second time at 185,000 miles. it is a very reliable comfortable SUV."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Pilot)

"A bit expensive to buy, but holds its value well."

Anonymous, SK (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Stiff leather seats. STIFF POWER STEERING.."

W L., GA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"reliable car in all driving conditions (new England weather). I follow the recommended repair schedule in owner's manual. A lot of room for transporting goods and materials."

LARRY D., MA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The car was fully loaded when I purchased it and it was just above $30K, which was a bargain"

MONTY C., CO (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Bought at 77000 miles for $15000. After 4 yrs. at 123000 it could easily go to 200000+ miles according to my mechanic who works only on Japanese vehicles. It drives smooth and handles well. It's reliable for long trips and was used to pull a UHaul 1400 miles with no problems. Other than body issues it's very reliable."

JEFFREY M., NM (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Extremely over-priced, and expensive to maintain."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Great longterm purchase"

Anonymous, PE (2007 Honda Pilot)

"bought it used at a good price"

ED M., ON (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I bought this car after it came off my daughter's lease it has relatively low mileage (56,000) so it hasn't caused me any major headaches."

LEWIS D., NY (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Reliable"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot has been trouble-free for more than 140,000 miles."

CYNTHIA K., WI (2007 Honda Pilot)

"A good reliable SUV. Not a flashy vehicle, but very comfortable one. The cost of ownership has been very reasonable."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent value overall. Drives/handles well. Have nearly 200K on it and I know it will hold up for another 100K easily. Very decent gas mileage for a V6 and exceptionally practical."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"very good value. I have had no problems with this car"

B S., MN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"It is a very good and safe vehicle to drive in any condition, of course if you know how to handle but stop very high price!"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Honda Pilot)

"My Pilot has three rows of seats which has been invaluable in all the years we've owned it. I just wanted something that fit three carseats across, but it ended up being great that we could haul more kids than just our three around on innumerable occasions. We've had ZERO major mechanical issues with our vehicle and at ~175,000 miles that's saying a lot."

TENESSA P., NC (2007 Honda Pilot)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I like the boxy shape. It is an efficient use of space and I can see clearly out the rear side windows when I change lanes. I wish the new Pilots and other mid-size SUVs were not so "swoopy" towards the rear."

MAYA G., CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I don't like the styling of the new Honda Pilot at all. We love this version because it doesn't look like every other car on the road."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I like the styling of the 2007 Pilot and don't like the boxy look of the newer models. If Pilot goes back to a more streamlined or rounded look I might buy another one."

LINDA F., MN (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Box shape. Very dependable auto."

W L., GA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"like the 'boxy' look. distinctive from other brands"

ED M., ON (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Styling on most vehicles goes from boxy to rounded and back over the years. The 2007 Pilot is that style that is a good mix of both providing lots of packing and seating space in the back with good visibility while not looking too boxy."

JEFFREY M., NM (2007 Honda Pilot)

"Looks good"

ROLLIN C., CA (2007 Honda Pilot)

"I like the spacious cargo capacity. The newer Pilots appear to have a roof that slopes to the rear - diminishing the headroom in the cargo area."

PETER F., VA (2007 Honda Pilot)

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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