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

"Great acceleration. Rotors on left front and left back wheel had to be replaced. Covered by Honda."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"good road feel, easy handling, but poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Good pickup, especially when passing. You don't feel as if you are driving a bus!"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Has plenty of power and acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"overall it is good except for the brakes"

J R., CO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"This vehicle has the backup camera. The CRV did not. Also, the acceleration is quicker and the handling is very responsive."

Jerome B., SC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"responsive acceleration.l"

Richard N., PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"handling is clumsy. Would like better steering dampner or something to keep car straight on road."

Michael M., MN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"it's not quick but acceleration is adequate and the ride is comfortable"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Pilot)

"See previous comments"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Honda Pilot)

"lots of power to accelerate, short breaking distance, very smooth ABS"

Thomas M., CA (2015 Honda Pilot)


Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Superior handling."

Patty B., TN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot is an excellent and easy SUV to drive. I am very satisfied with it. I bought it for long road trips and have been very satisfied in my choice."

Charles H., NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Truck has great acceleration and handles well."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very precise handling (for an SUV). Good power and braking."

William W., AZ (2015 Honda Pilot)

"short turning radius, rides smooth"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I like the confidence of all wheel drive in poor weather"

Nancy G., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Great ride on long trips. On the highway, it eats up the miles easily."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Accelerates very well for a big car. Relatively quiet and comfortable when driving long distances."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The handling and performance of the Pilot is above average for an SUV."

MICHAEL H., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)


IGOR B., TX (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Good acceleration. Easy handling. Responsive steering."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I expected handling on the road to be as good as CRV. It took me awhile to get use to it. It is not a nimble as the CRV and not as nimble as the first pilot I drove in 2012."

MICHAEL M., MN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Somewhat underpowered"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"When Eco Boost engages/disengages it is noticeable to person driving vehicle.Honda should have designed this feature so driver is not aware that Eco is engaged or not. Complained to Honda. Simple fix would have been to give driver the option of using Eco Boost or not.I will not buy another Honda until they address isuue on future vehicles thay sell."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Drives well, good acceralation, comfortable. The hood is too high make it hard to see the curve on the right side."

G N., TX (2015 Honda Pilot)

"sometimes it jumps the dealership told me it is changing from economy - 2 cyl to regular 4 cylanders when accelerating, it can be a scary feeling - especially for a young driver"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"There is lots of room for people & cargo. Everyone who rides in it is comfortable. I also feel is is a very safe cat to transport my grandchildren in."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)


Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Rough and somewhat noisy ride, but we knew that when getting the car."

Evan H., NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Nice and roomy but noisy interior. Seats are made for a bigger person."

Nancy N., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Need to make the vehicle quieter. Too much highway noise."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Car is large enough to be seen easily, also comfortable on long trips, good visibility"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very smooth. Very comfortable seats. Quiet. Very secure ride."

Marc J., NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"My wife is short and misses the built in arm tests on the front seats."

John G., NC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Quiet, solid, stable, smooth"

William W., AZ (2015 Honda Pilot)

"On long trips this vehicle is more comfortable than the Honda CRV. It's roomier and the seats are more comfortable."

Jerome B., SC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"rides very well on highway; tracks the road easily; no strain to accelerate"

Thomas M., CA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Folding seats make it very versatile for multiple passengers and hauling items in the vehicle"

Daniel R., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Both driver & passenger are adjustable front/back & up/down which is important b/c all males in family are taller than 6’2‿"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Holds you firmly in the seat. Very secure feeling when driving."

Tim B., WV (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are the most uncomfortable during long distance driving."

Anonymous, NH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"very comfortable driving long distances"

Warren E., CO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"alot of road noise from tires"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are moderately comfortable. Ride noise is somewhat annoying but new tires did improve the noise leves"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable seats,even on long drives. There is a lot of tire noise on some road surfaces."

Patrick T., OR (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are hard and somewhat uncomfortable. Road noise is fairly high in the cab and there are far more interior rattles and squeaks than any Honda we’ve ever owned."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Too much road noise."

Ronald H., SC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Too much road noise. Too much petal when braking."

Mark C., IL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"lots of options for selecting a comfortable seat"

Laura W., FL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are fairly hard. Too much road noise."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"interior noise"

Joseph M., ON (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very spacious."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent... period!"

Patty B., TN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are comfortable."

Richard N., PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Road noise level is very high on certain paved roads. Can't even listen to the radio/music; drowned out by road noise."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Basic driver seat with few adjustments. Padding is minimal. Hard to sit comfortably on long trips."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I find the seats very comfortable, the road noise isn't too bad and the ride for a four wheel drive is very good."

Richard B., MA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable seats, solid feel to the ride, and very light and precise steering."

Karat P., NC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"you can not drive with the windows open as the pressure and noise are horrible would like to be able to adust the passenger seat up as we have long legs"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot)

"When you are comfortable & content in a car, you don't think about any problems or outstanding features.. Just label us "happy""

Anonymous, KY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I'm a big guy. 6'3" and 325 pounds. I can enter and exit with no difficulties and I am comfortalbe on long trips. I just have to get out every couple of hours for a nature break."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The heated seats are great. Climate control works A+ and it is quiet, smooth handling"

RICHARD A., CT (2015 Honda Pilot)


Anonymous, MO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Dashboard extremely cluttered and not user-friendly. Vehicle is unacceptably noisy at highway speed. Sears are uncomfortable and the passenger seat cannot be raised/lowered."

BILL L., PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"seats are a bit too firm."

Anonymous, MO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I am always needing a different temperature setting than my husband so I really love being able to set my own side for me!!!"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I am 6'6" and fit in it; my car options are limited"

THEODOR H., MA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"the leg room has decreased going from an 2003 pilot to the 2015 pilot"

PHILLIP R., NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"can hear road noise and is often a rough ride"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Love the auto temperature control. The only thing I would change is the small speed control buttons on steering wheel.they are too small and close together."

JOHN L., TX (2015 Honda Pilot)


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

What Owners Say

"high quality new car for 22% price discount, comfortable, handles well, considerable room"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot)

"This is an SUV and has three rows of seat and you can easily fit in 8 people if you do not have too many bags and other stuff. If you fold the back row seats there is a lot of room for luggage."

Chandu R., TX (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent price for what we got. The car was redesigned the following year."

Evan H., NY (2015 Honda Pilot)


Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Nothing fancy; just reliable transportation."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very reliable. Good value"

Nancy G., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Solid dependable, reliable vehicle."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"The first price offered by the local Honda dealer was over $2k less than the TrueCar best price in my area - I countered w a price $500 less & they dropped price another $300, so that I paid under $32k for a Honda Pilot EX-L"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I expect this car to make 200,000 miles with not much cost for repairs."

Richard B., MA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I was told 3x it had heated side mirrors. It does not."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I believe I got a much better price than other brands of comparable vehicles."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I like the "boxy" build. Good room and I can see out of it well and for me, at 80 years old and neck problems this is very important."

Robert J., AL (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Vehicle was definitely worth what I paid. It has been a very comfortable vehicle to drive and ride in and I would buy it again without a second thought."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Very disappointed in MPG. This was the lowest it was rated. Also, has to work to tow"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"We felt the dealer gave us a very good price and trade in for our 2013 CR-V. Part of the reason is 2015 was the last year for this body style in the Pilot which my spouse preferred over the 2016 models coming out that year."

Daniel R., OH (2015 Honda Pilot)

"It has a lot of space compared to other suv's such as the Highlander. Somewhat conservation in styling. Exceptional in practicality. Travel with two medium size dogs and could not do this with other SUV in similar class."

S F., ID (2015 Honda Pilot)

"This is my 2nd Honda Pilot (1st is 2005). Definitely got my money's worth -- fits me perfectly (I'm a female nearly 6' tall)-great lumbar support, good gas mileage, more than enough head room & cargo space. Love this car!"

Anonymous, MS (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Just look at my previous answer. We just got back from a very long trip for vacation. We were tired after 10 hours but the HONDA Pilot was great. We didn't didn't keep track of mileage vs gasoline usage, but we remarked that we thought it was very good - this was on mostly interstates."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Primary thing is mileage. I had a 2003 Odessey that got 17 mpg. In 12 years I am very disappointed it was not improved. I drive conservatively and unable to get 19 in the city. I carry bicycles and didn't realize the cargo space won't allow a bike in the back with the tires off. You can't check these things on the lot. Wish I had gotten the roof rack factory already factory installed , but none on the lot when I bought, and after price for installation very high."

PHILLIP M., WA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"You see the fully loaded model in the show room. When time to buy you found out there were many add on items, like roof racks, side pedestals. Next time I would ask if the tires are included."

ADEL Z., PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Ride has improved from earlier models Interior very comfortable"

ALAN M., GA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"COSTCO Auto got me an awesome price that I couldn't do better myself. $31,000 for a brand new fully loaded Pilot. My friend is the dealer and said it beat Honda's pricing."

RICHARD A., CT (2015 Honda Pilot)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Sets are not comfotable Air and road noise"

IGOR B., TX (2015 Honda Pilot)

"While in the market for a new Honda Pilot I was displeased with the style and size reduction of the 2016 model. The whole thing looks like a jacked up mini-van and rear window no longer opens. Several functions were dispensed with to court the Acura wannabes. So sad. I had to scramble to find a low mileage 2015 to get the truck I need vs. the minivan's ugly stepsister."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Like the size and room inside for our family of 5. Great for trips as the seats are comfortable on long haul. Plenty of room camping gear and other shopping trips."

JAMES H., PA (2015 Honda Pilot)

"I like the box look, newer Pilot is too rounded."

D S., NJ (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Body style has been updated since I leased it but I knew that would happen. I am anxious to move to either the new Pilot body style or another SUV with more streamlined style."

STAN O., CO (2015 Honda Pilot)

"Looks good, moon roof, great visibility, stylish enough for an older woman but not difficult to get in & out."

Anonymous, MS (2015 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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