Used 2008 Honda Pilot

2008 Honda Pilot
List price range
$7,060 - $13,988
2008 Honda Pilot

Pros

  • Eight-passenger capacity, generous storage and cargo-hauling abilities, comfortable ride, smooth power delivery, excellent crash test scores.

Cons

  • Rivals offer roomier third-row seats and more agile handling, can't order entertainment and navigation systems together, starting to look its age.
Honda Pilot years

Used 2008 Honda Pilot for Sale

Honda Pilot 2008 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
103,441 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
117,746 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(1)
Buick GMC of Woodbridge
29.8 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
119,121 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
123,212 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(3)
CarMart
38.8 mi away
List$9,395
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
164,620 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
TJ Auto Sales
49.6 mi away
List$7,429
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 Value Package 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
158,515 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
Value Package
(2)
Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg
51.6 mi away
List$7,060
Est.Loan: $144/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 Value Package 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
91,386 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
Value Package
(1)
Hampstead Pre-Owned
52.2 mi away
List$9,997
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
Our family would like to thank you for taking a moment to check out our 2008 Honda Pilot. Here at Hampstead Pre-Owned we pride ourselves on providing amazing customer service and offer the highest quality cars all at a very competitive price.*****Our 2008 Pilot comes equipped with an automatic transmission, tan fabric upholster, and all-wheel drive. Your family will love the 8-passenger seating and rear-climate controls. The AMFM radio also features optional satellite radio and auxiliary port for use with your mp3 playeripod.*****We understand that there are many different dealerships you could choose in today's market. However, not many follow the golden rule of treating others they would want to be treated. That is why Hampstead Pre-Owned has a 4.8 out of 5 stars based on over 1550 online customer reviews. Every car comes with a pre-certified 175 point inspection, free comprehensive warranty, and a complimentary 7-day exchange policy. Once again thank you for considering us for your next new car!
Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
89,038 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(1)
AutoNation Chevrolet Timonium
54.4 mi away
List$10,993
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
Sun/Moonroof,Leather Seats,Navigation System,3rd Row Seat,Rear Spoiler,STANDARD PAINT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *HONDA PILOT EXL*1 OWNER*ALLWHEEL DRIVE*LEATHER*MOONROOF*P/SEAT*ALLOYS*TILT*CRUISE*V6 POWER* THIS SUV IS MARYLAND INSPECTED AND FULLY RECONDITIONED PLUS IT IS AUTONATION CERTIFIED. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
147,019 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Jennings Chevrolet Buick GMC
63.3 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
103,189 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Faulkner Genesis
91 mi away
List$10,288
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
89,605 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX
(25)
West Broad Honda
98.4 mi away
List$13,988
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
125,043 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Herson's Honda
18.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Honda Pilot 2008 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
164,041 miles
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Ourisman of Waldorf Volkswagen
41.8 mi away
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Honda Pilot 2008 Value Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
0
Used 2008
Honda Pilot
Value Package
BMW of Bel Air
69.1 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although the aging 2008 Honda Pilot faces many newer rivals, it remains a strong choice for a midsize crossover SUV thanks to its versatility, strong reputation for quality and high safety ratings.

vehicle overview

Sensible folks who place function over form will agree that a minivan remains the most efficient mode of family transport. Quite simply, a big, front-wheel-drive box offers more passenger and cargo capacity compared to a like-sized SUV. But most image-conscious Americans find minivans seriously lacking in the cool factor -- something that SUVs, with their muscular bodies and big tires, have in spades. Those looking for a combination of minivan utility with SUV image should consider a midsize crossover SUV, such as the 2008 Honda Pilot.

At its debut back in 2003, the Pilot was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, meaning it was (and is) car-based rather than truck-based. As such, it provides more cabin room than a truck-based ute, as well as a fully independent suspension. The latter typically provides better handling and a smoother ride than a solid rear axle setup can. Other charms of the Pilot include seating for up to eight, a strong yet fuel-efficient V6, the option of all-wheel drive and impressive crash test scores.

Now in its sixth model year, this generation of the Pilot is due for replacement (likely in 2009) and faces stiff competition in the form of newer rivals such as the spacious triplets from GM (Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook), the Toyota Highlander, the Mazda CX-9 and a pair of Hyundais -- the Santa Fe and upscale Veracruz. Of course we'd advise back-to-back test-drives of them all, but one shouldn't count the Honda out just yet. Far from being an old dog no longer in the hunt, the 2008 Honda Pilot still counts solid engineering and an enviable reputation for overall quality and resale value among its strengths. As such, it remains a sensible choice for buyers needing a jack-of-all-trades crossover SUV.

2008 Honda Pilot configurations

The 2008 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV. Four trims are offered: Value Package, EX, EX-L and Special Edition. The Value package replaces the former LX trim and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, air-conditioning (with a separate unit to cool the rear seats), cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a seven-speaker stereo with satellite radio and an in-dash CD changer.

Stepping up to the EX adds an eight-way power driver seat, extra interior storage, automatic climate control and HomeLink. Satellite radio is not available on the EX. One may also choose an EX with leather seating (EX-L), which also comes with a sunroof, satellite radio and heated front seats. A navigation system with rearview camera or a DVD entertainment system are available on the EX-L -- but you can't get both.

The Special Edition slots between the EX and EX-L in terms of pricing and equipment. It has a cloth interior, but compared to the standard EX, adds a sunroof, satellite radio, a rear DVD entertainment system and a 115-volt power outlet.

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Honda Pilot sees two new trim levels as the Value Package replaces the LX and a new Special Edition debuts. The former boasts a few more features than the outgoing LX, while the latter is essentially a cloth-upholstered EX with a sunroof and DVD player.

Performance & mpg

All Pilots are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 244 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission is a five-speed automatic and buyers may choose between front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, which "shuts off" three of the engine's six cylinders during cruising and deceleration to improve fuel economy, comes on the FWD versions.

Fuel-economy ratings for the FWD model stand at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway for 2008. It is one of the few SUVs classified as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV). Towing capacity for the Pilot is 4,500 pounds -- about 1,000 pounds greater than many crossover rivals, but well below the ratings for traditional truck-based SUVs like the Ford Explorer or Dodge Durango.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are all standard. In government crash tests, the Pilot earned perfect five-star ratings across the board for front- and side-impact protection. In frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Pilot received the highest rating of "Good."

Driving

As the Pilot features a stiff unibody structure and a fully independent suspension, it is quite smooth and comfortable on normal roads. However, with a curb weight of more than 2 tons, there is no escaping the Pilot's bulk, and compared to more modern competitors, it can feel a bit clumsy around corners. In terms of off-road ability, the AWD Pilot can take on common hazards such as boat ramps, washed-out gullies and rough roads, but not much more.

Interior

With its three-passenger third-row seat, the 2008 Honda Pilot seats eight. But that last row is best left to small kids, as legroom is tight. Cargo capacity with the second- and third-row seats lowered is respectable at 88 cubic feet. With the second-row seats in use, cargo capacity is 48 cubic feet. With all seats occupied, there's still enough room for grocery bags, baby equipment or a set of golf clubs. The cabin features good ergonomics, straightforward controls and high-quality materials, but the design is getting long in the tooth and looks dated compared to newer crossovers.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Honda Pilot.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2008 Pilot review
energetik9,05/24/2011
Just purchased a '08 EX-L Pilot with Nav to use as a third car. Car drives really well and will work great as a puppy hauler and road trip car. I typically stay away from Honda's and this is my first in some time. Good cars, but generally far too sterile, uninspired styling, and lacking in performance for my tastes. Zero issues so far and I especially enjoy the leather and back up camera. I have been very unimpressed with Acura/Honda Nav systems so we'll see how this does over time.
2008 Honda Pilot - Expensive vehicle to maintain
Donna H,03/10/2016
I purchased the 2008 Honda Pilot new in Feb 2008. The driving noise is ridiculous as others have mentioned. Only get between 25000 to 30000 miles out of any type of tire. Car now has 150,000 miles on it and it has been maintained by Honda precisely as recommended. Spent over $3000 for large maintenance items in 2014 and now looking at over $4000 in repairs including stuts, bushings, rear main seal, main bearings and engine fan motor. Have had motor mounts repaired at least 3 times and have paid for several intermediate inspections (one in Dec 2015 & one in Jan 2016 because of excessive tire wear) that revealed nothing wrong with struts or bushing and now two months later they both need to be replaced and have ruined another set of tires. Hmmm...maybe it's the dealer's technicians at Clear Lake Honda in Houston? I have never had so many things go wrong on a car.
Upholstery the WORST ever
erin16,09/25/2011
We have the 2008 Honda Pilot with fabric seats. This upholstery is hideous. There is no way to keep it clean and/or stain free and EVERYTHING (even water) causes stains that are next to impossible to remove--even by a professional. We are so disappointed by Honda. We love the car, but each time we get in and have to sit on and look at this nasty upholstery, the loves lessens a bit.
Little things bug me
dukmadgin,11/12/2011
We got this a few years old for the safety factor. The mileage is not great, but it is a big heavy (hopefully safe) vehicle. The cloth seats are TERRIBLE!! They stain with just water on them and NOTHING cleans them. The idle has a vibration sound that just about hurts my head at stop signs, and if you open a rear window on the freeway, it WILL hurt your ears. It is just okay in my book
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
244 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
244 hp @ 5750 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
244 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
244 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2008 Honda Pilot Overview

The Used 2008 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: Pilot SUV. Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Value Package 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Special Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Value Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Special Edition 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and EX-L 4dr SUV w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Honda Pilot?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Honda Pilot trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L is priced between $7,429 and$10,993 with odometer readings between 89038 and164620 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Honda Pilot EX is priced between $12,998 and$13,988 with odometer readings between 89605 and103441 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Honda Pilot Value Package is priced between $7,060 and$9,997 with odometer readings between 91386 and158515 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Honda Pilot?

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