2012 Honda Pilot Values
The 2012 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV with seating for eight. The Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. Both FWD and optional 4WD drivetrains are paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission to enable the Pilot to achieve an EPA estimated 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Available features include power tailgate, lift-up glass hatch, intelligent multi-information display, integrated sun shades, navigation with voice recognition, tri-zone automatic climate control, rear entertainment system, USB audio interface, rearview camera, hands-free phone capabilities, and 60/40 flat folding 2nd/3rd row seats. Safety is comprised of an advanced airbags system, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assist, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring. The Pilot is backed by a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 Pilot gets a few tweaks over last year's model. The revised front grille is a plainer, three-slat style. The other changes are simple equipment tweaks--the EX trim gets a new and improved stereo, 18-inch alloy wheels and 10-way power seats. The EX-L gets a power liftgate.
Practical; three-row seating; excellent safety; competitive pricing
Honda is recognized for the quality of its design and engineering, and the 2012 Pilot is no exception. However, the true value and strength of the Honda Pilot is its roomy interior, which features seating for up to eight passengers. The Pilot's 87.0 cubic feet of cargo space make it great for hauling too.