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Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot side view

Pros and cons of the Honda Pilot

  • Large cargo capacity
  • More modern design than previous years
  • All-wheel drive
  • Third-row seat can be difficult to access
  • Driver assistance systems can be intrusive
  • Voice control interface can be difficult to use
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Honda Pilot

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Honda Pilot

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats7 - 8
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.4 - 13 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.8 - 9.3 L/100km
  • Width2029 mm
  • Length4941 - 4991 mm
  • Trunk space510 - 524 L
  • Cargo space3072 - 3092 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Honda Pilot

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Honda Pilot 2016 - present is available in 5 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Available with the LX trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LX trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LX trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LX trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.4 - 13 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:651 - 685 km

EX trim features and specs

Available with the EX trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the EX trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:651 km

EX-L trim features and specs

Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX-L trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:651 km

Touring trim features and specs

Available with the Touring trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Touring trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:671 km

Black Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Black Edition trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:671 km

Overview of the Honda Pilot

Learn about the Honda Pilot

Summary

The Honda Pilot is a full-size SUV that is available in six trim levels. It offers spacious and cozy seating for up to seven passengers and plenty of cargo space. Available in all-wheel drive, the Honda Pilot has great safety scores. With all these practical features in mind, it's easy to imagine the Honda Pilot as a family car that seats all rear passengers comfortably, even adults. If you're looking for a pre-owned Honda Pilot, we recommend test-driving the 2016 model, which was the first year of the redesign with a completely refreshed interior.

Safety

The 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilots offer significant safety features. However, some perks—such as the 2018's adaptive cruise control—are highly sensitive, and therefore may feel a little intrusive. If you're a sucker for active safety features, test-drive the latest models, as they come standard with the following specs:

  • Brake Assist—a system that applies more pressure to help you stop faster in case of an impending collision
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS®) to warn you of a potential collision
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) to warn you when you're veering out of your lane
  • Hill Start Assist to stop you from rolling backwards when you're stopped on a hill
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control to keep the car stable while turning

Older models from 2009 come standard with antilock disc brakes—to keep the car from skidding—and stability assist with traction control, which together limit out-of-control wheel spins and make it easier for you to manoeuvre your Pilot overall. The 2009 model year also got a perfect score in government crash tests in frontal and side-impact testing, thanks to its front-seat and full-length side airbags.

Interior

If interior looks are high on your list of priorities, we recommend looking at Honda Pilots from 2016 onward, as the cabin on models before the redesign is known to be lacking in refinement. Since the 2016 model refresh, the interior is upscale and roomy, with features such as heated front seats, power windows and airbags. Leather seating is available starting from the EX-L Navi package, the Honda Pilot's third trim level. 

Technology

Despite the wealth of bells and whistles on the Honda Pilot, you might find that the infotainment system difficult to use while driving, as it lacks intuitive design (for instance, an exterior volume knob only reappeared on the 2019 model). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on models from 2017 onwards. AM/FM/Satellite radio is available across all models. Since the 2009 release, drivers can connect their iPhones or MP3 players via auxiliary jack. And in all 2016+ models, the dashboard offers similar tech options, such as:

  • Display audio system
  • Back up camera
  • Wireless cell-phone connection
  • Bluetooth
  • USB ports

Space

As a full-size SUV, adults will find plenty of legroom in the third row of seats—however, they may struggle sliding in. The interior cabin is roomy and spacious for the second and first-row passengers. Cargo space is ample in the Honda Pilot, giving you plenty of room in the trunk even with the third-row bench upright.

Comfort

The Honda Pilot is a cushy and quiet ride. The Honda Pilot is available in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, but 4x4 is unavailable. The 280-horsepower V6 engine is equipped with either a six-speed or nine-speed transmission, depending on the trim level. 

Frequently asked questions about the Honda Pilot

No. The Honda Pilot has captain's chairs and bench seats. Both rows of back seats can be folded down to extend the cabin size.

Yes. The 2019 front-wheel drive Honda Pilot can tow up to 1,500 lbs, while the all-wheel drive version can tow up to 5,000 lbs.

The Honda Pilot seats eight people. The second row features two captain's chairs, and the third row features a bench seat for three.

The recommended fuel type for all Honda Pilot trims is regular unleaded fuel.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is the standard drivetrain on Honda Pilot models, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is also an available option.