Honda Pilot Models and Pilot History

Constructed on the same platform used for the Honda Accord and the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot was quickly accepted as a reliable family mid-size crossover vehicle. Debuting for 2003, the Honda Pilot featured a versatile physique boasting class-leading cargo capacity and seating for up to eight passengers. All Pilots built from 2003 to 2005 came standard equipped with Variable Torque Management 4WD. Rated by the manufacturer with medium duty off-road capability, the 2003 Honda Pilot was tested climbing a 30-degree dirt hill. A two-wheel drivetrain would not be available on the Pilot until the 2006 model year. Propelling the 2003 Honda Pilot was a 240-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning, CD player and cruise control came standard on the Honda mid-sized crossover. In addition to adding the option of front-wheel drive, the 2006 model year version of the Honda Pilot crossover received new front and rear end styling. All three rows of passengers of the 2006 Pilot were also provided protection of side curtain airbags as standard equipment. For 2009, a completely redesigned version of the crossover was longer and was given an edgier style. Besides the new look to the exterior and interior, the second-generation Honda Pilot received a host of new features. An aluminum hood, Hondas Vehicle Stability Assist and a new 250-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC engine equipped with Variable Cylinder Management was included standard on the 2009 Pilot. With the proper towing accessories, the 2009 Honda Pilot could pull up to 4,500 pounds. The second generation Pilots styling was altered slightly for 2012 with a revised front. The year following the Honda Pilots facelift, the tri-zone climate control and Bluetooth connectivity was added standard on all models. An all-new Honda Pilot is scheduled to be launched for the 2016 model year.

New and Used Pilot Prices, Honda Pilot Model Years and History

The large-sized Pilot by Honda gives you everything you ever wanted in an SUV, with room for up to eight people.
The best-selling Honda Pilot crossover returns for 2016 with an all new redesign.
The reliability of the Honda nameplate, the sought after third-row, and a comfortable and stylish interior make the Honda Pilot a winner in the crossover SUV category.
Strong, safe, and built with quality materials, the 2014 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV with seating for up to eight passengers.
A safe and reliable mid-size SUV, the 2013 Honda Pilot is a practical daily driver capable of achieving up to 25 mpg.
A mid-size SUV with seating for eight, the 2012 Honda Pilot comes equipped with a power tailgate, integrated sun shades, and a rear seat entertainment system.
As Honda's largest crossover utility, the 8-passenger 2011 Honda Pilot excels at family hauling and weekend towing duties.
A crossover SUV, the 2010 Honda Pilot utilizes Variable Cylinder Management to increase the fuel efficiently of its 3.5L V6 by shutting down cylinders when not needed.
With room for plenty of cargo and refined interior storage, the redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV providing comfortable utility.
A four-door crossover, the 2008 Honda Pilot has an efficient 244 hp 3.5L V6 under the hood which selectively deactivates cylinders when not needed, for increased fuel economy.
With seating for up to eight passengers and available 4WD, the 2007 Honda Pilot is a versatile crossover SUV available with a long list of great optional features, like a navigation system.
The 2006 Honda Pilot is a crossover SUV with seating for up to eight passengers and it has received a style refresh inside and out.
Larger than the CR-V and Element, the 2005 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV that is available with seating for up to eight passengers and a 255 hp 3.5L V6.
A mid-size SUV with a surprising amount of space inside, the 2004 Honda Pilot has an available 3rd row seat which expands capacity to suit eight passengers.
The 2003 Honda Pilot is a totally new vehicle, a mid-size SUV with seating for up to eight passengers and a 240 hp V6 under the hood.