Used 2011 Honda Pilot

2011 Honda Pilot
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2011 Honda Pilot

Pros

  • Pleasant ride, decently roomy third-row seat, smooth V6, clever interior storage features, perfect crash test scores.

Cons

  • Poor braking performance, sluggish acceleration, unremarkable fuel economy, button-heavy center stack.

Used 2011 Honda Pilot for Sale

Honda Pilot 2011 LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
120,368 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
LX
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
155,490 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$11,600
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
124,160 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
85,694 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$16,500
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
87,000 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
Touring
(58)
Pohanka Acura
10.2 mi away
List$17,900
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
118,130 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$14,481
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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2011 Honda Pilot Touring AWD SUV with 118,000 miles. FULLY LOADED! White Diamond Pearl over Gray leather Interior. Options Include: Automatic Transmission with All Wheel Drive, Navigation, Rear Entertainment System, Back Up Camera, Back Up Sensors, HandsFreeLink Bluetooth System, Power Moonroof, Split Fold Down Rear Seats, Heated Front Seats, 3Rd Row Seating, AUX/USB Audio Interface, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Fog lights, HomeLink, Power Front Seats, Power Hatch, and much more. This 1 Owner truck is in great shape, and has a Clean Accident Free CarFAX History Report. The truck has been inspected by our Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. An Extended Warranty is available for this car. Call Today for an Appointment. *Reconditioning Work performed by us includes: 2 New Front Tires, New Wipers, Fresh Oil Change, and Full Detail. **Stop By Today *Come in for a quick visit at Honda of Tysons Corner, 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 to claim your Honda Pilot!
Honda Pilot 2011 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
110,647 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX
List$13,000
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
153,500 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$9,965
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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$274 Below Market
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
110,224 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX
List$13,283
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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"Alabaster Silver Metallic 2011 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 5-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC VCM 24V AWD
Honda Pilot 2011 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
158,289 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
Touring
List$12,989
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
132,000 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
Touring
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
103,143 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$15,000
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
184,788 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
151,601 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
(1)
Audi Frederick
25.6 mi away
List$12,420
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
120,258 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
88,645 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$16,419
Est.Loan: $299/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
106,224 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
Touring
Laurel DriveTime
35.8 mi away
List$15,495
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
107,528 miles
Used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
List$12,885
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Honda Pilot has plenty of family-friendly appeal with excellent crash safety scores and a roomy third row. But outside of that, it comes up as merely average.

vehicle overview

At a glance, the 2011 Honda Pilot would seem to do a fine job as a family hauler. There's plenty of space for kids and cargo, it boasts excellent crash scores and comes with Honda's sterling reputation for reliability. Yet, there are three key areas that send the Pilot to the back of the pack: its sluggish acceleration, weak brake performance and middling fuel economy. Any one on their own could be forgivable, but together, they conspire to set this Pilot adrift in a sea of very worthy competitors.

On the bright side, Honda has made a point of giving the Pilot third-row accommodations roomy enough for actual adults to fit back there; if you're looking for a minivan alternative, this one might just work out. Traditional Pilot traits like a well-cushioned ride, a smooth powertrain and optional four-wheel drive are also present and accounted for. This year's sees only minor changes in a couple of feature availabilities -- navigation is now an option on EX-L models and a rear DVD entertainment system is now included on the top-of-the-line Touring trim.

In sum, we think the 2011 Honda Pilot is an adequate choice for a midsize or large crossover SUV. But more savvy consumers who test-drive the competition will likely find that the Pilot comes up a bit short -- sterling reputation or not. The 2011 Ford Flex is a great all-around contender in this arena, offering a more comfortable interior, more features and improved performance. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse (and its Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia twins), 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2011 Mazda CX-9 and 2011 Toyota Highlander are also solid picks. It might seem atypical to say it, but this Honda just isn't a very competitive pick in its class.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The LX comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, a trailer hitch, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, front and rear air-conditioning, 60/40-split second- and third-row seats, and a seven-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and CD/MP3 player.

The EX adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, painted body molding (versus black plastic), roof rails, heated exterior mirrors, an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar), steering-wheel audio controls, tri-zone automatic climate control, an in-dash six-CD changer, and satellite radio. The EX-L upgrades to leather upholstery and steering wheel, heated front seats, power passenger seat, a sunroof, increased sound deadening, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated back-up camera. Optional on the EX-L is a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a voice-activated navigation system bundled with Bluetooth, an iPod interface and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

Both the EX-L's optional features are included on the high-end Touring model, which further adds a power liftgate, tire-pressure indicators, driver memory functions and rear-window sunshades.

2011 Highlights

The 2011 Honda Pilot returns mostly unchanged from last year. Navigation is now available on the EX-L trim level and a rear entertainment system is now included on the Touring model.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Honda Pilot is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all Pilot models are available with an all-wheel-drive system that automatically apportions power to the rear wheels -- up to 70 percent -- when front slippage occurs. This system also has a driver-selectable "lock" feature that routes maximum torque to the rear wheels at speeds below 19 mph.

In performance testing, we clocked a Pilot Touring from zero to 60 mph in a pokey 9.7 seconds, a full second or two behind many rivals. Fuel economy is aided by Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which shuts down half of the V6's cylinders when they're not needed. Still the Pilot's EPA estimates of 17 city/23 highway mpg and 19 mpg combined (16/22/18 for AWD models) are merely average for this segment.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Antilock disc brakes are also standard, but they don't do a very good job in panic stops, requiring a very long 149 feet to halt the Pilot from 60 mph. Only vehicles without ABS or heavy-duty trucks tend to match that distance, which is at least 20 feet longer than most competitors.

In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2011, the Pilot earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety likewise awarded the Pilot its top "Good" rating for both frontal-offset and side-impact crashes.

Driving

In terms of performance, the 2011 Honda Pilot is burdened by a lack of power and a hefty curb weight. Acceleration off the line feels anemic and even Honda's VTEC engine technology does little to help higher in the rev range. On curvy roads, the Pilot also feels rather cumbersome. However, on choppy city pavement its soft suspension tuning pays dividends as it readily soaks up ruts and bumps.

The Pilot's brake pedal has a positive feel, which may make it seem confidence-inspiring on a brief dealership test-drive. In our testing, however, that positive feel ran counter to the Pilot's rather long stopping distances.

Interior

Mimicking the 2011 Honda Pilot's utilitarian exterior styling, the interior features a rugged and blocky theme. Like many current Honda vehicles, the center stack is packed with far too many small buttons and controls. Operation of these controls is made a bit easier by a logical layout, but it still takes some time to get used to this needlessly complicated setup.

The Pilot also keeps stride with the competition with its roomy third-row seats. In a segment where third rows are meant for child-size passengers only, the Honda Pilot is one of the few that can accommodate adults in relative comfort. Unfortunately, though, the seat cushions for the second and third rows are too low, forcing longer legged passengers into a squatting, knees-up position. The larger Ford Flex and Chevy Traverse are much more comfortable in this regard.

With the second and third row seats stowed, the 2011 Honda Pilot can hold up to 87 cubic feet of cargo, which is technically less than some rivals, but its boxy shape accepts bulkier items with ease. For smaller items, there are plenty of thoughtful storage bins and pockets throughout the cabin.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Honda Pilot.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great change of pace at good price, excellent performance.
cajuncooker,03/07/2011
Been driving a '98 Explorer, '99 Olds Silhouette, (Pilot replaced), and my wife's '08 Tribute; what a change. Looking for something to give us driveability, comfort, roominess that could replace a minivan, but yet give us the versatility of a SUV. Enter the Pilot. After researching and driving the Equinox, Edge, Acadia, CX-9, Santa Fe, Murano, Highlander and Explorer, the Pilot just offered so much more for the value. Our first Honda, we have been very pleased. A much roomier, comfortable vehicle the Pilot is heads above the competition. Comforatable quite rider, great handling and reasonable mileage, I would highly recommend the Pilot.
Better than the rest!!...no really!
andonakis,02/25/2011
We looked at all the competing mid-size SUVs and we narrowed it down to the final 3: Maxda cx-9, Toyota Highlander, and the Honda Pilot. The Pilot was last on her list.(Don't know why) When the dealers gave us the cars to keep over night, the Pilot became the instant favored. The Mazda was a close second and the Highlander...well it didn't even compare. Sorry Toyota. The reason is simple. To us, the Pilot just felt like an SUV. What we mean is it drives like an SUV, it was comfortable like an SUV and it looks like an SUV. We are coming from a BMW X5 so our experience with the Pilot is not exaggerated, it truly is a wonderful car. Thank you Honda!!
Excellent Family Vehicle
yojoe,06/30/2011
I have owned my Pilot for 7 months and 6600 miles. It just got the first oil change. The car performs very well on the Interstate. The MPG's are about 14.5 city and on the interstate I have experiences tanks averaging 18 up to 25.5 ( all with AC on). I have been only using Premium gas. I do not understand the large MPG variation on the interstate. It could be gas quality. The VCM engine has performed just fine without any complaint. I do notice when the engine is in 3 cylinder mode.
really love my 2011 pilot LX
barleybrewer55,06/20/2011
Very pleased with my 2011 pilot LX. I traded in my 2004 Honda Element for the new pilot. The element seated 4 people the pilot 8 people. The element had a 4 banger that got 25 mpg, the pilot has a 250 hp v-6, is getting 24 mpg on long trips. The pilot is smooth, tracks well, and spacious. The pilot tows my 3000 pound boat well. I like everything about the purchase. Sticker was 31,000, paid 27,000.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
5-speed automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2011 Honda Pilot
Used 2011 Honda Pilot Overview

The Used 2011 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: Pilot SUV. Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring 4dr SUV w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 48 Used 2011 Honda Pilot for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,500 as of10/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Honda Pilot trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L is priced between $9,965 and$17,598 with odometer readings between 71398 and198183 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Honda Pilot Touring is priced between $10,400 and$17,900 with odometer readings between 83040 and158289 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Honda Pilot EX is priced between $8,500 and$14,588 with odometer readings between 74097 and184788 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Honda Pilot LX is priced between $10,897 and$14,462 with odometer readings between 80370 and120368 miles.

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