2011 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: Not Perfect, but a Good Choice

2011 Honda Pilot - Consumer Review

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EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Not Perfect, but a Good Choice
By doc_oc on


2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Updates 6/27/16:
We are up to around 60K miles now. I'm still happy with the purchase. The one disappointed piece is the fuel economy. It's just not great. However, the trade off is a heavy, sturdy vehicle with a lot of interior space. The other annoying thing is the ECO mode. This light comes on every time you are not pressing on the gas which engages only 4 cylinders instead of the 6 which is supposed to get you better gas mileage. You never really know if it's working or not and the light coming off and on is distracting. Aside from that, the vehicle has held up very well. Rock solid performer with great space. It's not flashy, but has the necessary components to make driving enjoyable and comfortable. That's all I am really looking for in a car.

We purchased our EX-L with 29K miles on it.
This is what you get.
Solid, sturdy build inside and out.
Smooth driving experience.
I have not had any issues accelerating or braking.
Lots of room, especially in the third row.
You actually have room to put some suitcases in the back with the third row up which is something that can't be said for many SUVs.
The plastic is plastic...it's not any cheaper than other vehicles.
It is classy and very functional with no flash.
That is what you get with Honda.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Climate control
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Resale value

Worst Features

  • Fuel economy

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