While this version of the Pilot shows its age, the basic blueprint still provides plenty of space and convenient functionality within a comparatively small package. Driving dynamics are sound with a steady, supple and controlled ride complementing responsive handling. The engine and transmission also operate very smoothly.
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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

"The great look of the vehicle is what attracted me to it, and once I test drove it, I was sold. Even though it is larger than I needed, it handles like a dream, very responsive and smooth. It being a six-cylinder gives it great acceleration when needed."

Lois V., FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Front wheel drive hard to get used to, acceleration is jumpy, quick turns often feel like over-correction. Engine power is excellent."

Bill S., TN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The acceleration/shifting up is not as smooth as I would like."

Anonymous, HI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Handles well, acceleration isn't to bad for an SUV, decent gas mileage except when pulling a trailer. No heated mirrors."

Jerome M., NY (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Freeway speed in mountains can feel like your loosing control on curves of any size. Also my battery keeps dying. I have since found out that I don't drive it enough to keep the battery charged. So I bought a portable jump starter which works great absolutely great."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Great drive, smooth drive, never an issue. Friend drove it (he has an Nissan Versa with tons of problems) and he was very impressed with the drive. I'll always buy a Honda from now on. The KM must have been entered incorrectly. I average 25000 km/year."

Eric G., ON (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Good: plenty of power and hugs the road nicely"

Michael S., NC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Pulls my small boat well and I get vibration around 45 mph when in eco mode"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Honda Pilot)

"excellent ride and handling"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Handles well, but is somewhat underpowered."

Anonymous, WY (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Drives wonderfully. Has ample power and still gets 20mpg running around. I feel safe in this car. It is solid and well built. Is just large enough to be stable and secure but not too large to be a boat."

Douglas N., NV (2014 Honda Pilot)

"the 2014 has good excelleration and steering handles well. Backup camera is very handy ."

Paul R., OH (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Accelerates smoothly and quickly when needed. Very pleased with the power in the V-6 engine. Handling is very good I have to maneuver quickly on several occasions to avoid an accident, the Pilot responded well on those occasions. It will be hard to part with this vehicle, I like it that much."

Mark C., OK (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Acceleration and handling are acceptable but not outstanding"

Robert S., IL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"For a big, heavy car the handling and pickup speed is most enjoyable. The passing power is excellent."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The Honda handles very well and the acceleration is great when needed."

Carol T., MS (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Good Vision from the drivers point of view."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I have only had it a month and it is unfair for me to give educated answers"

DAVID C., IN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The biggest drawback to this car is the road noise, especially on freeways. Also, it is hard to judge how close you are parking to another car as the width of the hood is too large."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Handles well for a large SUV. Good acceleration. Great visibility."

JAY A., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Hesitation when coming to complete stop then accelerate sometimes it hesitates before the transmission locks in to accellerate"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Good size."

BILL A., PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The pilot looks big, but it handles great and fits in the smaller parking spaces that are so common these days."

WANDA M., AB (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Fairly good steering response, good acceleration, tracks well."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Accelerates very well and most handling is good. Some issues with the brakes making noise when stopping when first start driving."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Space, versatility, and toeing ability"

MICHAEL D., LA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Not impressed with transmission. Vibration in the 50 / 60 mph range the dealer says is normal"

JAY D., OH (2014 Honda Pilot)

"It feels and drives like a full size luxury SUV"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Steering is a bit loose."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"it takes to reach cruising speed acceleration is a couple of second too long I was aware before I purchase it, and it was way better than expected"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The dual climate zone works great for both my wife and I."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"it drives like a big truck, or a minivan. Too much steering input to make a sharp turn. I guess all these are for the comfort of the passengers."

Kelvin L., MA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The entertainment display looks very dated"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Handles like a sports car. Acceleration is terrific.Gas mileage is outstanding."

Bob S., ID (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Great driving car. Much more nimble than the size would indicate"

Brian L., CT (2014 Honda Pilot)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The leather seats are very supportive and comfortable. The power selections and memory work well and provide ample changes to fit most drivers. The only complaint is wind noise. There should be better insulation to reduce wind noise."

Tom M., IL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are very comfortable,ride is excellent. Noise level is very good.Very satisfied."

Anonymous, WY (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Leather seats aren’t very soft. Noise level is very quiet and I really like the way the controls are laid out. Ride is quite nice."

Keith V., CO (2014 Honda Pilot)

"we travel throughout the country in this car and it is very comfortable and roomy driving long distances... I am 6'5"."

Bruce W., WV (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent ride and low noise level"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are roomy and comfortable but I'm not that crazy about leather seats. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter but there are heating elements for the front seats. The ride is smooth and pretty quiet. This is the largest vehicle I've ever owned and I was pleasantly surprised."

V M., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Relatively quiet. Seats are comfortable. Acceleration, braking & handling are good"

Michael S., NC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are very comfortable ... I added a back support pillow to make it nearly perfect. Noise level is low, ride is great."

Robert L., TX (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats not that comfortable and ride little truck like"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Roomy and comfortable"

Jay A., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are hard - the ride is also hard as it is on a truck body - hard to access third-row seats Would have a mini-van instead Mileage is poor for in town somewhere between 17 and 18 MPG"

Ronald S., MN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable to drive"

Howard S., KY (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable and a great ride"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Nice vehicle but road noise is bothersome"

David B., TX (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I like how comfortable the vehicle is. I can haul boxes and unload them and in about a minute, I am able to take me and 7 people places. It is quiet and has a smooth ride."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I have an EX-L. Seats are very comfortable. Rides is smooth and road noise is not excessive. I live in Oklahoma and roads here can be terrible. The Pilot handles them very well."

Mark C., OK (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable noise level higher than my desire"

Joseph G., FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Could be quieter. Honda could make all their cars more quiet. Al the competition has done this, Honda is lagging. The ride of the Pilot is good, what you would expect from a car this size. The seats are average comfort. Wish Honda would spend some money and improve the lumbar quality of their seats, it's really my only complaint. The seats are average."

Douglas N., NV (2014 Honda Pilot)

"They are very comfortable and provide good support. The ride is good and smooth with little road noise."

Roland N., RI (2014 Honda Pilot)

"All good except for road noise."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable and quiet"

D M., IA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable sears, easy controls. More road noise than I would like even with the noise dampening system."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The back and thigh support and comfort of the drivers position is great. Especially when driving long distances."

Lois V., FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable Cargo space is terrific"

Robert S., IL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"overall feel."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I get more air and tire noise than I feel I should."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Not enough legroom for a 6'2" male driver"

CHARLES S., NJ (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I traded 'up' from a '13 Accord ... found that I traded 'down' in features ... the Pilot has been redesigned with the features I had in the Accord, but they messed up to many other things; so, I would not buy the new version."

ROBERT L., TX (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise is a bit too high."

LEE P., PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"When searching for my new car, I needed an SUV that could seat 8 people COMFORTABLY. I looked at several SUV's with a third seat like the Toyota Highlander and Chevy Traverse. But the Honda Pilot was the only one that had lots of leg room for the third seat passengers and still had a large Cargo area even with the third seat up."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"This is the most comfortable car I've ever had for long trips. I've taken my 90 year old father on road trips with this and he has no problems sitting for long periods of time in it. We have plenty of room, and enjoy the ride. Also, on all other cars I've taken on road trips after several hours on the road when I finally stop, I feel like I'm still moving. Not with the Pilot ... when I stop I do not feel exhausted nor do I feel like I'm still in the car. I LOVE this vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise."

MICHAEL D., LA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Great ride. Good acceleration. So far a pleasure to drive."

BILL A., PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"NO DRIVER'S RIGHT ARM REST LEGROOM NO GOOD FOR TALL PERSON. SIDEVIEW MIRRORS VISABLITY NOT GOOD NEED LANE AVOIDANCE AM RADIO RECEPTION VERY BAD, REAL BAD"

JAMES Z., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot has interior rattles. It is a comfortable and roomy vehicle otherwise."

Anonymous, OK (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Loud road noise"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"It's a little noisy on rough pavement."

Anonymous, YT (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The headrests for the front seat are very uncomfortable for short people. They should be more flat rather that projecting into the seating area."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Seats have a great range of adjustment, fitting my 5'2" frame well. AC/heating vents can be easily controlled with respect to direction and volume. Love the location of the shift dtick. Allows for a great storage unit between the two front seats."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Realize this Pilot is on a truck body - so it rides hard and rough as compared to the 3 Toyota Avalon's we owned prior to this vehicle - it is also difficult to use the back seat when needed"

RONALD S., MN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"finally after 18 months of 'squeak & rattle detection' I am finding solutions that work... range from foam wedges to wooden shims. All loose items (glasses, etc) have to be wrapped in cloth or tissue. I have an exorcism scheduled for next month"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"My only concern is that there is to much road noise even when all windows are closed."

ROBERT D., NV (2014 Honda Pilot)

"1. With the addition of side air bags, the window supports between the front window and side windows is wider and blocks your vision for smaller items. 2. Always seems to be air noise on the front passenger side window."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"It's a very comfortable ride and cushions the bumps in the road. A good solid ride and drives nicely."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise levels inside the car are significant"

RANDY T., TX (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Sears very comfortable"

William B., FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent Cabin space"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Positioning of the driver seat is limited."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The pilot seems to get noisier the longer we own it. The seats are average or below. It could benefit greatly from a power passenger seat."

George B., MN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Noisy interior rough ride"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The vehicle operates as promised without any issues. Normal wear and tear items are fixed or replaced without unnecessary delay or expense from the dealership. I have not had one major issue with this vehicle."

Tom M., IL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"It's an extremely reliable car, gets very good gas mileage on the road, and maintenance costs are low. I require these driving throughout the US."

Bruce W., WV (2014 Honda Pilot)

"We were looking for a vehicle with 4 wheel drive that could seat six people easily. The Honda was significantly less expensive than the Lexus with the same features. We had owned a Lexus previously but dit not feel it was worth the extra cost over the Honda."

D M., IA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Bought the bottom line model and it still came with many features that I wanted: dual zone heating/cooling, backup camera, steering wheel audio controls, mileage/range info,etc."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very Roomy and Practical. Great for hauling all the stuff you need with kids. Good driving in snow. All around great car, just bigger than we need now or we would surely get another one."

Gregory C., PA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"voice control is horrible."

Frank R., FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very good value for the money. i paid less than my LX Explorer that i bought 10 year previously. When the lease was up i purchased the vehicle for $5K less than market."

Jay A., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I’ve been won over by Honda with my affordable Pilot and will definitely consider the Pilot in the future."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I love my Honda and will buy another when the time comes. We are a honda family."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Great vehicle for the price. Lots of room, decent mileage and very reliable like my last Pilot."

NANCY S., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I think the price for the vehicle was a little high"

JEANNOT M., QC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Great vehicle. 20000 miles and no issues. Good ride, good mileage for SUV. Only maintenance required ahs been two oil changes"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Pilot)

"The dealership priced it at a 2015 price. Promised items on a We Owe sheet. Then took away items from the we owe sheet. I felt lied to and cheated."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable ride and seating. Good gas mileage for an SUV. Very good utility vehicle for hunting and skiing vacations and hauling bigger stuff around town."

JAY A., CA (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Need car to pull fishing boat through mountains and the pilot has done the job very well."

LES-BARBARA B., OR (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Honda makes a great SUV. For the price, no other firm comes close"

Brian L., CT (2014 Honda Pilot)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Boxy styling. Honda could do better on gear shift location, instrument panel. Just ok interior."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Honda changed the styling for 2016 to be a more "vanilla" SUV. We prefer the utilitarian aspects of the prior style and procured the 2014 to avoid the new style."

JOHN L., OR (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Love the location of the shift stick on the dashboard, which allows foir a spacious storage unit between the two front seats."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

"somewhat boxy looking, not as stylish as the GMC Acadia"

CLELL S., MO (2014 Honda Pilot)

"It's ability to Handel adverse weather. So reliable."

DAVID C., IN (2014 Honda Pilot)

"Boxy look"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Pilot)

"I liked the look of this 2014 model. The new 2016 model looks like a minivan which I was extremely adamant of NOT wanting. When I decide to buy a new Pilot, I'm going to have to wait til they change the body style again."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot)

Would you buy this car again?

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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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