Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front and Manual Fold Into Floor
FOB Controls -inc: Windows
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Bucket Seats -inc: head restraints at all seating positions
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage
Gauges -inc: Speedometer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Instrument Panel Bin
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Radio: AM/FM Audio System -inc: 200-Watt
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel and Keyfob Rear Window
Urethane Gear Shifter Material
Window Grid Antenna
1 Skid Plate
19.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS
4.25 Axle Ratio
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine: 3.5L V6 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
The Honda Pilot is offered in five different trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. The key difference between these models is the range of convenience features and luxury appointments offered. Across the entire lineup, powertrain offerings are essentially the same, with front-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive variants of each model.
All Pilots are powered by a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 i-VTEC engine that utilizes variable cylinder management to allow the engine to run on just three or four cylinders when cruising or coasting in order to save fuel. This V6 is the workhorse of Honda's lineup and allows smooth, strong acceleration, even with a heavy load. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard while the Touring and Elite models get a 9-speed.
Honda's 4-wheel drive system is called VTM-4 (variable torque management). It automatically sends more power to the rear wheels when needed. For snowy driveways or muddy trails where a slow, steady grip -- and perhaps even a little slip -- would help, the system provides a "Lock" mode that works in first or second gear, up to 18 mph.
The Pilot is laid out more like a car than a truck, and that comes through with better handling, as well as a better on-road ride than might be expected from a big SUV. The rear multi-link, front-strut layout is close to what's offered in Honda's car lineup, while 4-wheel disc brakes, a variable-displacement steering pump and low rolling-resistance tires provide relatively lean performance on the road, with just a bit of added ruggedness. The rear suspension is mounted on a subframe, which helps isolate noise and vibration and acoustic glass helps keep out wind and road noise.
Inside, the Pilot's three rows of seating are laid out well enough to accommodate adults in all three rows, although the tallest passengers are best in the front two rows. The second and third rows have folding seatbacks and feature a 60/40 split, with cargo volume expanding to 87 cubic feet behind the front seats if everything's folded down.
Standard equipment on base Pilot LX models includes a 200-watt 7-speaker audio system with a subwoofer and USB input and remote keyless entry.
EX models add automatic headlights, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, proximity entry, and an upgraded audio system that features Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen interface and smartphone integration.
EX-L models get heated mirrors, leather-trimmed seats with a power-adjustable passenger seat, leather steering wheel and a power rear hatch.
Touring models are only available with all-wheel drive and include the 9-speed transmission, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, heated power-adjustable front seats, adaptive cruise control, 3-zone climate control and an integrated navigation system.
The top-of-the-line Elite adds rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats, second-row captain's chairs and a heated steering wheel.
The automaker's new Honda Sensing systems package, which is available across all trims, includes a suite of safety-oriented systems that include a blind spot sensor, lane keeping assist, back-up camera and collision detection sensors.
Other options include leather seats, navigation and reat-seat entertainment on all but the LX.
Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.