Bought in 2011 with 40k miles, just turned 94k. She's been fairly reliable, just oil changes/brakes/tires up to this point. I was told brakes were the weak point on Hondas. My brakes constantly warp. Interior quality is ok, seats are very sturdy and comfortable for long drives/trips. The armrests and center console have torn and bubbled, respectively. Enough with the bad though. I'm a big fan of the automatic eco mode that turns off two cylinders while cruising to maximize mileage. I average 19.5/20 mpg a tank. I like the aux outlet for the radio also. Sound system is decent for a base model. It has surprisingly held its value over the years. Big safe vehicle that I would recommend to anyone
MP3 radio, Automatic Eco drive mode, smooth steering, durable seat fabric, compass, TPMS, third row, independent REAR A/C is great, engine power, tons of cupholders, sliding/convertible lid storage for driver and passenger
all models should have external temperature indicator, re-engineer the braking system (hasn't failed but rotors warp easily), should move second row a/c vents to roof instead of knee-level, better armrest/center console materials
I've been a loyal honda consumer for years!!
Although I love my pilot I am very disappointed on the quality of the interior. The center arm rest completely tore. I mean, I paid extra for leather interior, come to find out that center arm rest is absolutely not leather but a super thin plastic material. The door arm rest also has torn. Same cheap material. I don't get it. I'm not an abusive driver or car owner. I am very careful with my cars. Very disappointed.
Better quality for complete interior, not just some parts.
If you want to be left on the side of the road waiting for a tow, purchase this SUV. The first time the engine misfired and broke down the truck was 3 months old. We thought nothing of it, but the 2nd time it was 3 years old so we investigated and found out about the class actions suite. (Google Honda Pilot class action suite misfire) Nothing like being on a road trip to the north for Christmas fully packed with a baby and a small child and breaking down in rural PA. After the truck was repaired and Christmas was over I drove it straight to a Ford dealer and traded it for new Explorer. I will never purchase another Honda.
Traded in our 08 Accord in Nov. 09 for our 10 Pilot LX. First thing we did was go to ebay & bought (4) Touring wheels (Brand new). Then we bought the running light kit from a Honda dealer in Ohio. I then bought a custom grill kit from CarID in Ca. and two chrome pipe extensions. We also bought the faux chrome strips that go in the door guards. After taking off that goofy looking grill, installing the awesome billet grill (2 pc. upper & lower) installing the running lights and exhaust extensions and door chrome this LX is awesome. The good part.... I saved $4500 by doing it myself. Absolutely love the big roomy SUV.... have driven it to Florida and back and to Ohio and back. # 1 car
Everything about the Pilot is absolutely top drawer in my opinion.
Adding a lot of options at the dealership can drive the price sky high but if you "pimp your own ride" you can save quite a bit of money.
To the competitors I can only say.... Honda has done it again.... and I drove a Tahoe for years before I switched to Honda.
I suppose it I sat and thought real long and hard on the subject of improvements I might come up with one but I have had my Pilot since Nov. 09, with 19800 miles on it in a year and it is one of the most comfortable riding and smooth operating cars that we have owned.
In my lifetime I have owned Chevrolet (1st new car) Buick (new) Oldsmobile (new) & two Cadillac Devilles.
They were good cars but my Pilot stands out as a truly well built, easy and fun to drive vehicle.
Its at the top of our list.
This is our 4th Honda and it was an easy choice to make. Very happy with how quiet the ride is and how comfortable the seating is. We love the style of body design.It was the reason that got us in to take a test drive. Very impressed with the way the Pilot handles road. We travel a bit with our 2 dogs and find the back (with 3rd row down)to have plenty of room for them.
The look of the body design, comfort, and room inside. Crash test scores are fantastic for SUV
We knew going in that the gas mileage was not great but keep working on improving it!