Great change of pace at good price, excellent performance.
written on 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.
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.
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.
I have owned my 2011 Pilot for two years now and have nothing but great things to say about it. The amount of cargo space and thought that went into this vehicle goes well beyond its truck like exterior. (Which I love) This SUV has places to store things behind every corner, and even has plenty of room when I have 8 people packed into it. IT never slips & slides in the rain or snow, and has been nothing but reliable to me since I purchased it in the summer of 2013. The only thing I have had to replace is the brake pads, but that's expected in any large 3 row crossover. Its get up and go is good, but I struggle to overtake cars on the highway without really hitting the gas pedal. Overall, I would recommend this vehicle to any family that does not want a minivan, wants a bang for there buck, and wants to ride in style. My rating for the Pilot? 10/10 best car I have ever owned.
Last November 2010 I bought the new 2011 Pilot. In the first weeks of owning the car I got a recall notice for the front wheel axle.
It was fixed and now
it squeaks loudly.
I have owned Hondas for 20 years and I expect better.
The dealership asked me to fill out a survey after I brought it in again for the squeak and they could not fix it.
I filled out their online follow up survey and have not heard back.
I am now very disappointed in my Honda Dealership in Louisiana.
A good alternative to this car might be the Jeep Grand Cherokee…just had it as a car rental and the gas mileage was far, far better… as a long time Honda owner I am so disappointed this is my second time writing.