2013 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: Disappointing Experience and V
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2013 Honda Pilot - Consumer Review

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Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Disappointing Experience and VCM Woes
By restlesspirate on

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2013 Honda Pilot Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

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I traded a CRV for this 2013 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring. The Pilot came home and immediately had a moonroof leak that soaked the interior. The drain tubes were disconnected from the factory. That should have been a sign. The MPG never made it to 25 on the highway, and averages of 15-17 were common in mixed driving over 7000 miles, even with minimal passengers. The VCM was horrible. Sometimes it felt like a bad torque converter, other times it stumbled on flat ground regularly while activating/deactivating cylinders. The only way to tolerate driving it is to drive it in D3, which shouldn't be necessary on a 40K vehicle. We traded back into a Camry SE V6. Honda has VCM troubles.

Best Features

Room, comfort.

Worst Features

Eliminate VCM from the V6 Honda. It's useless, and a class action settlement proves that Honda knows it.
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