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

Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 1.0
Fuel Economy
 1.0
Interior Comfort
 1.0
Acceleration
 1.0
Dependability
 1.0
Handling
 1.0
Ride Quality
 1.0
Overall Rating
 1.0

Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.4
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

The large-sized Pilot by Honda gives you everything you ever wanted in an SUV, with room for up to eight people.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 3.3
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.3

The best-selling Honda Pilot crossover returns for 2016 with an all new redesign.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 8 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.1
Interior Comfort
 3.9
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 4.6
Handling
 4.4
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.1

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 5.0

Strong, safe, and built with quality materials, the 2014 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV with seating for up to eight passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 2.5
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.8

A safe and reliable mid-size SUV, the 2013 Honda Pilot is a practical daily driver capable of achieving up to 25 mpg.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.1
Fuel Economy
 4.1
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 4.6
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.2

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 3.8

As Honda's largest crossover utility, the 8-passenger 2011 Honda Pilot excels at family hauling and weekend towing duties.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.1
Dependability
 4.6
Handling
 4.4
Ride Quality
 4.4
Overall Rating
 4.4

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

With room for plenty of cargo and refined interior storage, the redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV providing comfortable utility.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 3.7
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.7

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 4.2

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.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.4
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.2
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.8

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.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 3.8
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.5

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.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 5.0