2003 Honda Pilot Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2003 Honda Pilot - Road Test Specs

2003 Honda Pilot SUV

(3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2003
StyleEX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$32,480
As-tested MSRP$32,480


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)242
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Suspension, frontStruts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink w/ trailing arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack-and-pinion
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelIntegrity
Tire size, frontP235/70R16
Tire size, rearP235/70R16
Brakes, frontFour-wheel antilock brakes

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.6
0-75 mph (sec.)13.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.63 @ 82.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32.92
60-0 mph (ft.)131.08
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)56.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)38
Sound level @ idle (dB)Below 50
@ Full throttle (dB)74
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingGood
Handling ratingGood

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)70
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 17/22 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)15
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4439
Length (in.)188
Width (in.)77.3
Height (in.)70.6
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)37.4
Headroom, front (in.)41.9
Headroom, rear (in.)40.9
Seating capacity8
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.3
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)90


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistanceNot Available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brake Distribution
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverExcellent
NHTSA crash test, passengerExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceGood

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