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Review I bought new 9/06. This SUV has everything- comfort and capacity, you can haul a lot! This pilot grew with my family! I've hauled 7 kids...5 kids and their stuff...multiple hockey bags and the hockey kids! We grew up through sports, summer and winter. The reliability of this car has been amazing! Because it will be 10 next year, I have started looking at maybe a new car. I cannot find anything out there that may hold a candle to this SUV. I didn't even mention that this baby got me through a few of the worst winters in Michigan history!!! In a foot+ of snow...I only put it in 4WD to back out my drive...then off and away through about 18" in 2!!! If you only had the 2 wheel version- you would be fine in very deep snow. It handles unbelievably well. Once on a very narrow snow covered road after bad storm there wasn't enough room for an oncoming car to pass...I pulled into the "bank" on the side of the road with the hope "we can do this"...and other car passed and I "plowed" through!! On my way again in 2WD! As everyone has said- the only maintenance...normal, brakes, tires...and very recently an alternator. The warning light went off- my husband checked- it was the alternator. He and my son changed it out for about $200! (It wasn't do-it-yourself super easy...but they managed) and we continue off every day like the "energizer bunny"! Mileage is mediocre...but considering all this vehicle has delivered over 9 years, I can forgive some frequent fill ups! Honda if you are listening- clone this vehicle...it is one of the best ever!
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What options are available on the 2006 Honda Pilot?
Available Honda Pilot 2006 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: EX-L, Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System, EX, Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System, LX, EX-L w/Navigation, EX-L w/Honda Sensing, Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment, Touring, EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System, SE, EX w/Honda Sensing, EX-L w/Rear Entertainment, Value Package, Special Edition
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Steel Sapphire Metallic, Taffeta White, Billet Silver Metallic, Black Forest Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Dark Amber Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Bali Blue Pearl, Nimbus Gray Metallic, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Formal Black, Starlight Silver Metallic, Mocha Metallic, Amazon Green Metallic, Desert Rock Metallic, Aberdeen Green Metallic, Nimbus Grey Metallic, Formal Black II, Sage Brush Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl II, Redrock Pearl, Havasu Blue Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Sandstone Metallic
Interior Colors: Gray leather, Black leather, Gray cloth, Beige leather, Beige cloth, Gray, Black cloth, Grey cloth, Saddle cloth, Saddle, Blue cloth, Olive cloth
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Alarm, Power Driver Seat, Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, AWD/4WD, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Keyless Entry/Start, Remote Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 5000lb Towing Capacity, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Navigation, Rear Entertainment System, Towing Hitch, Parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, USB Inputs, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Headlights
Engine/Mechanics: 6 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, four wheel drive, front wheel drive