At one time, driving a Honda Pilot meant that driving dynamics, family friendliness, and powertrain refinement were more important to you than the macho, trucklike SUV look. The Pilot was a natural next step for Civic and Accord owners with growing families. But something went awry in the late-2000s. Honda changed tack, making the Pilot more trucky and cheap-feeling.

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

"Honda all wheel drive is very smooth and provides excellent handling in all weather conditions."

Bruce G., OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The handling and ride of the 2017 Honda Pilot is extremely smooth and trustworthy."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Ride quality is excellent. Acceleration and handling very good"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The vehicle handles well and has adequate performance so far.It can handle quite a bit of cargo without intruding upon the passenger space and return reasonable economy at highway speeds.I’m enjoying a car I thought I dislike."

Sam G., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Sharp Handling, Acceleration is decent, better when eco mode is turned off. I bought an elite so I could get the full technology package...I like the technology for the safety of my wife and children who most frequently are in the pilot, but for me it seems to take a lot away from the driving experience and has a bit of a learning curve."

Jacob T., TN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"One of the best handling cars I have ever had.and I have had over 35 . I am 76"

Donald A., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Transmission seems to search for new gear too often."

Joseph J., OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This car is stupidly fast for what it is. On the highway merging in and out of traffic is cake, and the car gets to speed in no time. I also think the engine sounds great, especially when VTEC kicks in. Of course, very rarely do I drive the car like that, or have to drive it that way. My Pilot is an Elite, so it has the 9 speed transmission. I feel it has very crisp and quick shifts. I hear lots of complaints and hate on this transmission, but to me it is really quite smooth. In terms of handling. The steering is num and light which is typical, but the handling is excellent. I think it drives smaller than it is, but then again I have the AWD which has a torque vectoring rear axle, so that might help some. Overall I think it steers nicely and goes nicely and I like it."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Drives and handles beautifully. Excellent acceleration. Pleased with the "Sensing Lane Assist" system."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This vehicle has "Honda Sensing" including LKAS and Collision mitigation system. The LKAS needs some work and fine tuning. The collision mitigation system does NOT work well under circumstances where traffic is stopped ahead on a highway."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Has some pep, soaks up the bumps well. Does good in the snow."

William G., NM (2017 Honda Pilot)

"super fun to drive"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The Honda Pilot handles wellon the road and is very comfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The new "safety" features such as automatic braking, lane departure, etc. all failed miserably. The system would warn to brake at random...with no other cars on the road or anything that would require any sort of braking. The lane departure warnings would go off from marks on the road and not for truly departing from a lane. Both systems almost caused accidents. Once the emergency braking system kicked in (no car in front of us) on an highway exit ramp, and we almost got rear-ended by the car behind us. And several times the lane departure system would try to force us into another (sometimes occupied) lane. We've had issues with the brakes becoming unresponsive or barely slowing the vehicle. And the hood would vibrate in the wind, causing the front of the car to catch wind and not be very easy to control. Honda had the car for a week and a half to fix the hood issue, but their "fix" only lasted about a month. They couldn't replicate the brake failure. And the other issues with the lane departure and brake warnings...Honda's excuse was that the technology was in its infancy and bound to have glitches. We had the car for 11 months, and traded it in on the lease for the new Rogue. Yes, we had to eat $7,000 in negative equity, but we felt it worth it to drive a safer car as opposed to that terrible Pilot. We won't drive another Honda again."

John M., OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent cornering for a high clearance vehicle. Good acceleration and transmission shifts for performance. Transmission shifts are noticeable on upshift, but tolerable for performance received. Highway fuel mileage (25-27 is good without sacrificing performance, even in mountains."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I like the handling and ride of my Pilot. The acceleration (quickness) is less than my previous 2003 Pilot, iso that took getting used to. But unlike my 2003 Pilot, there is no searching for the right gear at (about) 65 mph."

Richard W., CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"honda sense features for staying in lane and adaptive cruise control are awesome"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Not really crazy about the 9 speed transmission and the auto-start function. Both seem very jerky....not at all like I experience in my Lexus HS 250h."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The transmission doesn't work very well if you need to step on it since it has to shift through so many gears. The push button shifting is a joke."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The acceleration seems slow but firm once going."

Katrina F., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"There are many safety feature for safety. It also shifts smoothly and quietly."

Sandra D., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very pleased with responsiveness and handling."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I was concerned about the 9speed transmission based on what I read in CR and other pubs. I’ve been very pleased with how smooth the shifts are and the responsiveness. I haven’t experienced any of the bad behaviors I’d read about."

Wendy W., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It's OK for a big SUV."

David C., VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The only beef I have with the Pilot is that goofy 'auto off', which shuts down the engine while at idle (stop light, or stop sign or traffic). This is the biggest pain I have with the car. Yes, you can disable it easily enough, but it resets every time you restart the car."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Accelerates and handles well."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The acceleration and handling are really good. I've read several reviews stating that it's clunky, difficult or awkward to drive, but we've not experienced that at all. It's very easy to steer and maneuver. We keep it on the "eco" mode but still have more than sufficient acceleration."

Phyllis B., WA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This Pilot AWD has quick, responsive acceleration but engine RPM goes very high and noise in passenger cabin is loud. Vehicle handles quite well on turns and does not feel as if it is tipping on hard turns. Braking is quick and responsive."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"9 speed transmission very irritating, all ways shifting. Drives O.K. if you never let up on the gas pedal."

Gerald H., MN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"acceleration and handling are quite good for a SUV of this size. Its important to keep tire pressures at the recommended level."

Shelby R., PA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Smooth, quiet, spacious, very quick and mileage would use improvement"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Much better pick up then our 2014 Pilot"

Albert C., PA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Acceleration is excellent handling is not to bad."

E B., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I am very dissatisfied with the adaptive cruise control in comparison with my Murano. The cruise works pretty good on level pavement. But in traffic and hills it falls short. It does not maintain the set speed. In an area with hills, the cruise will lose 2 - 5 mph before it begins speeding the car up. Then it will downshift a few gears and accelerate rapidly. It seems to act lazy. Additionally, the acc reacts harshly. If you drive up on a car it decelerates rapidly too soon, then it will slow allow you to drive up close behind the car. Again, compared to Murano this is poorly designed. This may be a deciding factor in purchasing another honda."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"In economy mode acceleration is sluggish at best - when off, it is very good"

Bob B., NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The driver assist systems are very good; I find myself reminded to follow all of the "rules of the road". If you don't, the vehicle reminds you to."

Greg S., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"You really can feel that there is a bigger engine in the Pilot. It has power behind the acceleration and I know that I'll be able to get myself out of a situation on the highway without trouble. There is no lag between pressing the gas and the acceleration."

Melissa D., RI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Acceleration is very good, great speed for passing, good straight line handling, poor cornering."

Doug B., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Handling is fine."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The acceleration is great. Very comfortable ride with plenty of room for 8 passengers."

Douglas H., CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The car handles very well and acceleration is very good."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It has the V-6 so the acceleration is good. It seems to hug the road well for a tall vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Powerful acceleration when required. Minimal roll when turning."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"For a seven seater, the Pilot Elite has excellent acceleration and smoothes out the pumps on NYC roads."

John K., CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Acceleration from a dead stop is excellent, however if you need to brake while cruising then accelerate again sometimes it is hesitant to downshift to give you more speed. Handling is way too soft with pronounced body lean while turning, not sporty at all, but very comfortable on a highway cruise."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It drives like a nice sedan, not really like a large SUV. Is fun to drive, is comfortable, feels very secure on the road. Would definitely purchase again."

Douglas N., NV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"very smooth and powerful v-6. easy to manuver"

B P., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"System that makes engine die to save gas"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I love this vehicle. I just returned from a 12500KM trip across Canada. For the first 4000KM I pulled a 2000lb trailer. The gas mileage for the whole trip was 9.5 Litres/100 KMs. I drove from Calgary to Ottawa and the gas mileage was 8.5/100KMs. It has good power and handles like a dream. I’d love to see Honda put a Turbocharger or Supercharger on this engine. If anyone is looking to buy a vehicle of this size just go buy a Honda Pilot. You won’t be disappointed!!!!!"

James M., ON (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot handles wel, and is a pleasure to drive. The car has plenty of acceleration when needed. We usually leave it in the Eco mode, which slows down acceleration to conserve fuel, but in our city driving we never notice it. It handles well, and the touring model with the lower profile tires is responsive and nimble. It is fun to drive on twisty mountain roads."

Scott H., GA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"9spd automatic transmission takes some getting used to. Can feel sluggish at times. Shifting to sport mode can help when needed. Paddle shifters are also helpful in this regard, but I consider myself an auto enthusiast and these crutches may not be as convenient for the mainstream. First minute or so after cold starts, we sometimes experience hesitation or misshifts. Overall, not one of Honda's better transmissions. Vehicle handles well. I can tell it is a little more forgiving in turns under acceleration thanks to active AWD where otherwise the high center of gravity and weight might lend to understeer. No complaints. In the limited poor weather conditions I have experienced, vehicle seemed very poised."

Cory S., MD (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Good acceleration for this class. Honda EarthDreams Engine really is quiet yet powerful. Gets fantastic gas mileage. Excellent handling in our opinion when compared with other popular vehicles in this class. Responsive turning and winding up & down the canyon roads in Utah is fantastic. Holds to the road well. However, the Auto Engine Shutdown is a NIGHTMARE! If there is one thing I could remove from this vehicle is this silly feature. It is set to be automatically on every time you start the engine. Honda really screwed this up. It should be an option to turn it on. In more than one occasion, we have found ourselves stopped at a light or intersection, the engine shuts of and when we need to move in a hurry, this silly feature has shut of the engine and the extra time it takes to start the car, engage the transmission and get going has left us with a few close calls. We recommend removing this feature or, at bare minimum, setting to "off" as default and allowing the driver to turn it on at their own discretion or preference."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"For being a "mom" car, I feel it drives very well. When you need to accelerate, it's very confident in doing so. Passing on a highway is not very stressful. I like for being a big car it's easy to steer and maneuver. The driver assistance systems work well to make driving less stressful."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It is very smooth and quite. Acceleration is very adequate even in the Ecco mode The transmission hold back while driving down mountains is great. I really enjoy driving it."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Handling is great"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Handles and drives well. Transmission shifting is noticeable and often at lower speeds with 9 speed transmission. 9th gear really does not engage til speeds over 60mph. Why does the auto need a 9 speed transmission?"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Handles Great. Have taken 2 long road trips the first year and I love this SUV."

James C., CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Plenty of acceleration capability, and it handles well for a fairly large, high vehicle."

David L., OR (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Totally satisfied"

David T., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This vehicle gets exceptional gas mileage at speeds I drive on rural roads averaging 70 miles per hour. Acceleration is outstanding for such a large vehicle. We live in a rural area and passing slow moving cars on a two lane road is critical. This vehicle passes other cars like a rocket ship."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The car has an acceleration issue ( 9 speed transmission) which is very annoying and should be fixed - Honda knows about the issue - I should not have bought the Touring Model and stuck with the 6 speed Transmission -"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very good handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The car accelerates nicely when not in ECO mode."

Marla R., AZ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Drives well, plenty of oomph."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"FEELS LIKE AN OLD MINIVAN WHEN DRIVING OR ACCELERATING DEFINITELY NOT HONDA RIDE QUALITY I WOULD TRADE EXCEPT FOR THE FINANCIAL BEATING DEALERSHIP NOT RESPONSIVE TO INQUIRIES-IGNORES EMAILS"

Rod B., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Handles like a van."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The handling is a little ponderous, but it makes for a good highway cruiser."

Chris M., NE (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Average acceleration, I am used to driving a V8. Don't like the start stop option, wish it would default to off."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very quit and comfortable. Amazing power for a 6 cylinder vehicle."

James D., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"very good handling and can accelerate quickly to move into traffic"

George P., NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Good acceleration and very good handling for a car this size. Drives more like a car than a truck."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Love it"

Anonymous, NE (2017 Honda Pilot)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are firm and very comfortable, ride is firm yet smooth. I’d like it if it were more quiet but it’s a big box and, it it what it is."

Gerald R., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Cabin noise is excessive. It's a loud vehicle"

George K., MA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The good part of the Honda Pilot is that it is a safe, reliable, and dependable vehicle. There is plenty of adjustments to find the perfect level of comfort for long trips. I noticed a little more road noise than I expected for a car of this price range. The vehicle handles well and has more than adequate power."

Brian B., WV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The ride is smooth, noise very well suppressed. Seats are comfortable, although the cushion appears tilted backwards a bit too much."

Bojan C., NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The ride quality is excellent. It filters of road imperfections easily and it goes over bumps, speed bumps, and speedhumps very well. All while stay steady and composed. It is VERY quiet inside. I was genuinely shocked. It is much quieter than our old Cadillac XTS. The wind noise is basically non-existent and the road noise is very muted. The seats are comfortable and have good lumbar support, I just wish the seat cushion was slightly longer and the passenger seat sat higher."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are firm, slide on surface and have built in heaters"

Sean S., CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Pilot is quiet but front seats are a bit firm. Ride is stiff."

J L., SC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Ride is comfort, little road noise,night lights are grear"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are comfortable, the noise level is good except for the noise the suspension makes when going over bumps in the road. Sounds like something is loose."

Derrick R., MT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Cabin noise level is excellent."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Ride quality is excellent. However, could be better w/ reduced wind noise."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This vehicle has an exceptionally good ride and is very quiet. I don’t have to constantly change the volume level on my radio because of varying outside noises or road speed. On long trips my wife and I feel great even after many miles traveled!"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"SEATS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH DECENT SUPPORT, NOISE IS VERY QUIET IN MOST CONDITIONS, GIVES A SMOOTH COMPIANT RIDE"

Tim T., MA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The lumbar support as well as adjustments for height and placement of steering wheel"

Sandra D., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The vehicle comfort is OUTSTANDING! The noise level is the best I've ever experienced in a vehicle. Ride quality is exceptional."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I am quite satisfied with all comfort aspects except I find the road noise, while much improved over my 2004 Pilot, to be a bit more than I'd like."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Much smoother ride than my prior SUV"

Jim D., MN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"outstanding ride and quiet"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This car is very comfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are very comfortable, and the ride is smooth."

David L., OR (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Front seats are extraordinarily comfortable. Center front arm rests are very poorly positioned with regard to center council and other functions such as seat belt latch."

Bruce N., UT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The ride is a bit bumpy and noisy with the smallest of road imperfections."

Katrina F., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot provides a surprisingly comfortable and quiet ride for an SUV"

David C., OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Honda Pilot windows rattle when partially open"

John T., IL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"very good"

Janice H., NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I'm 6ft6in tall and the ergonomics for me in the front seats are quite good."

Shelby R., PA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable on all seats"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"So quiet of a ride"

Barbara F., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Nice quiet comfortable ride. Drives like a car, not a truck,"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are very comfortable and it's easy to get into a good driving position and make small adjustment. I wish the lumbar was a 4 way adjusting, but being a tall person, it's one of the most comfortable mid-size SUVs"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It’s very roomy, smooth ride even when not on paved roads."

Juan B., NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are very comfortable; and, there is plenty of legroom throughout the car. The noise leverl, wind and road is greater than I like.. The ride is not all that comfortable on bumbpy, i.e. Michigan, roads."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The room and comfort are what I like the most about the vehicle,My only complaint is wind noise around the driver’s side window.The vehicle performs well and returns reasonable economy.We are pleased with the vehicle so far."

Sam G., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Compaired to our 2014 Pilot it redes like a dream, great visibility"

Albert C., PA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Leather seats are very comfortable. Vehicle is quiet when driving. Microphone for phone calls works very well."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The 2017 Honda Pilot is an outstanding vehicle with great value. The ride is smooth, seats 7 people comfortably and looks great. We traded in our BMW 750LI for it, and my family and I feel like we upgraded our lifestyle."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Leather seats verycomfortable"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Quite and secure ride. Feels more like a car than SUV."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Driver's seat can be adjusted for good fit and comfort. I have 8 spine fusions so this is important"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"excellent ride, very quiet and comfortable seats"

Anonymous, ND (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The car is quiet, powerful, and the seats are very comfortable. A great road trip vehicle."

Wendy W., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"IT'S A PISS POOR CAR!!! I'M ONLY LEASING IT BECAUSE IT'S THE SMALLEST CAR ME AND MY SIZE 16'S FIT WELL IN!!! It has a xxxxty, brittle ride, no electronic safety features(ie: adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, back-up sensors, etc.) cheap interior equipment(ie: no height adjustment for the front passenger seat, reflectors in the doors instead o)f courtesy lights, a foot lever parking brake that gets in my way getting in or out instead of a more modern electric button or the xxxxxx grip style pull lever, an instrument panel with only a digital speedometer, and the largest gauge display being the tach on a car witch only comes with an auto trans and no shift paddles, or the ability to shift only one gearat a time, incredibly small and unreadable cruise control lights, no lighted shift lever display, no cargo cover, no mud flaps on an all wheel driver, a hood prop rod on a car that lists for $35,000, etc.)"

Charles O., CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Captains chairs are comfortable and even the rear seats are comfortable for my 6 and 8 year grandchildren. Like the storage space when the rear seats are down as well."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are very comfortable. On my trim level, it would be nice to have the memory seats for drivers. The seats have too many controls for comfort that have to be reset when a new driver drives the vehicle. There seems to be a bit of wind noise in the front passenger seat. Other than that I am completely satisified."

Tammie B., MS (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Like Pilot a lot. Ride is a bit noisier than I expected, particularly for the top of the line Elite. Also front side windows, passenger and driver ... don't block sun/heat as effectively as our Sienna did."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are captains chairs. The noise level is low at all speeds and the ride is smooth for a tall vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Transmission is vey weak. Adaptive cruise control is not very useful and there is no way to turn it off"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I like the “memory‿ seat adjustment for the front rows. The Touring model has a second row bench seat which we prefer. The entry to the third row is very easy with just a push of a button."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are SO much more comfortable than the Toyota Highlander I tried. The views through the windows are not obstructed by back seats or headrests so I can safely change lanes and see what's where. I just feel very comfortable and safe in this car."

Cecelia R., CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The seats are comfortable and have a great range of seat adjustments to fine tune the settings. The cabin is really quiet, and you can barely hear road noise transmitted into the cabin. The car rides well, and the suspension soaks up bumps easily. The cabin is also well put together, and is creak or noise free."

Scott H., GA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Has more room and comfort than any of its competition"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Driver's seat is comfortable. Disappointed that only leather was available since I prefer cloth (cooler in summer, warmer in winter (no need for seat heater)). Noise level is low. The ride is firm without being rough."

Richard W., CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Actually, the Pilot has very good riding and driving characteristics."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Poor ride quality, suspension feels like an old truck, cheep internerior quality especially seat fabric material, it's supper cheap"

Bruce G., AB (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very quiet with windows up at highway speed. Can drive 400 miles with no pressure soreness. Rides over joints will minimal bouncing."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot provides a very smooth and quiet ride. We don't have to turn up the volume on the radio to hear it over road noise and we can have conversations with people in the rear seats without yelling. For long distances, the seats are very comfortable."

Phyllis B., WA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The vehicle is designed for me; I can and have driven 17 hours with stops on several occasions and find it most comfortable."

Greg S., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Seats are very comfortable with good lumbar support. The ride is smooth and the noise level is very low. This is the first car I have owned in which I could enjoy listening to music."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"road noise is a little high but I put soft rubber tires on my car and its much quieter, H0nda puts hard rubber tires on all of their units"

Samuel H., LA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable seats, road noise is moderate, and ride is a little stiff because of the AWD."

E B., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"My spouse along with our two dogs drive to a winter rental for a few months each year. The Pilot has sufficient interior room to comfortably transport our personal belongs and the dogs. I looked at several SUVs in similar price range and the Pilot stands out. It quit and economical to drive."

S F., ID (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Great SUV for long road trips. Comfortable, quiet and handles great"

James C., CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very comfortable to drive long distances. Honda use to have problems with the noise level but they seem to have gotten it under control as ours Pilot is relatively quiet"

Jack L., NE (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I am very comfortable driving the Pilot on extended trips. In many cars, after a full day of driving my back would start bothering me. But this hasn't been a factor with the Pilot. The car is quiet and ride is acceptable."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Compared to the 2013 CRV we owned before buying this car, the comfort doesn't even compare. The leg room, quiet ride, smoothness of driving and overall feel is so much nicer than the CRV."

Melissa D., RI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Suspension noisy over bumps"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Low wind noise. Low road "rumble" noise. Comfortable seats. Very good ride quality"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Honda Pilot)

"quiet, it is really a 4 x 4 van."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Comfortable leather seats, good drivers visibility."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Its brand new comfortable and rides great!"

Jeannette S., NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"seats could be softer"

Anonymous, HI (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This car is a dream to drive. The electric adjustable seats make it very easy to find a comfortable position and I love that they have memory buttons for both drivers. The backseat is very comfortable as well. I don't notice any road noise and the ride is incredibly smooth. I especially like the very large console in between the front seats. You can put plenty of stuff inside and when it's closed it makes a perfect shelf for my little dog to sit or sleep on."

Marla R., AZ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Enjoy the seats and drivability. Sometime the screen control and Bluetooth access is difficult."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Honda Pilot)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"In order to have the safety features I wanted I had to purchase shift paddles, thin wheels, and moon roof. None of these were of interest to me and the shift paddles are a nuisance."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Got a ton of feature and a great deal. Amazing vehicle in every respect."

James D., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"For the EX-L line cost, I expect a higher level of quality. Why is there no cross-traffic or blind spot monitoring? And why on Earth is Honda using the One Link when they don't support the most common Android phones (i.e. Galaxy S8)? Interior is still of high quality and it is comfortable, but I do regret my purchase. And I've been a Honda girl my whole life. But I am ready to make a change if they don't fix the horrific interface and add more standard features to the package that other car manufacturers have (i.e. blind spot alerts when you have the sensing package as I do)"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Compared to Toyota, Kia, Mazda, Buick mid-size SUVs, the Honda Pilot has the best value for the money, especially 8 passengers & cargo space."

Mike P., MS (2017 Honda Pilot)

"A lot of space, good milage, comfortable, easily re-configured."

David C., VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"In Jan 2018 I leased a new 2017 model. They took ~5k off the price of the lease."

Douglas H., CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"We purchased the top of the line Honda Pilot Elite Touring edition which should have been the flagship model for Honda. The cost was certainly representative of that, but the quality falls far short of expectations. The touch screen and trim around the controls scratches way too easily and Honda has no remediation for this. We opted for the "wood trim finish" which was an extra cost. Firstly, it is not wood. It has the appearance of maybe being wood but is just a plastic piece stuck on top of the existing trim. Nowhere in any of the brochures or any documentation does it say anything about it being fake. We have not felt like this vehicle has been a good value for the money we spent on it and would not recommend others purchasing it new."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very quiet comfortable ride coupled with excellent visibility make this a great family road trip vehicle."

John K., CT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Again, most room and comfort, and trouble free so far."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Too expensive for a non-luxury car"

Scott S., NJ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"This purchase was a forced replacement and we knew a redesign was close even so I was not able to get a good discount but financing was still good in October of 2017"

J C., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"17 Pilot is a great car. Many improvements. Rides very nice. Is much quieter than our 14 Pilot. Nice safety features. For the price paid, you can't beat it."

Douglas N., NV (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Audio controls need a on/off button and tuning know, has neither"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Found the price a bit high"

Thomas M., NJ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"paid nearly $30,000 for BASIC transportation. I needed three row seating and the Pilot was the best option available but I got nothing for my money other than a vehicle that can carry three car seats."

Robert C., TN (2017 Honda Pilot)

"After doing extensive research, I decided to get a car with longevity and reliability. My mechanic suggested several cars, the Honda being one. The test drive convinced me this was the one for me--I needed a car that would have high clearance, haul stuff and be comfortable. The Pilot did it for me. The place where I bought it was no nonsense--same deal as a dealership...no hassle, no fuss."

Cecelia R., CO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I am not satisfied with Honda built quality. Somewhat cheap and makes annoying noises can hear while driving."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Amazing value. Compared multiple similar SUV's in this class and we feel the Honda Pilot gave us the most bang for our buck. Reliable. Powerful. Lots of extras and nice comfort features included in the price."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I own the EX-L model. Has several features, i.e., heated seats, leather, etc. that add to the value of the vehicle. The current Pilot I owned is my fifth Pilot."

S F., ID (2017 Honda Pilot)

"The Pilot is a good value especially when you have a requirement for 8 passengers."

Christopher E., TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Very expensive for equipment I don’t use."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"we both like the vehicle and feel we got good value.BUT the dashboard consol is maddening to use,it's very bad and awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent value compared with like-sized models from competitors"

Anonymous, ND (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Still haven’t learned about all the bells and whistles"

Barbara F., FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Poor value when considering base accessories for the Touring trim. Previously owned mid-level trim of 2006 Nissan Pathfinder that included hitch w/light plug and roof rails/crossbars. Honda did not come standard with these for 25% more paid."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Pilot)

"It is a very efficient, comfortable and economical suv."

Bruce N., UT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Overall very satisfied"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Pilot)

"There's no other suv that offer this much cargo and third row space within the midsize category."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I paid only slightly more for the Pilot than I did for the Flex. Warren Buffet said, "Price is what you pay, value is what you receive." I paid for the Flex, I received value for the Pilot."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Compared to other cars in the same class it had the most cargo space, runs on regular gas and excellent visibility from drivers seat, all of which are important to us."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Honda Pilot)

"Excellent value, especially comrade to luxury brands. Provides most of the bells and whistles at lower price."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Honda Pilot)

"I think that it is way over priced."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Pilot)

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