Used 2012 Honda Pilot Pricing

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2012 Highlights

The 2012 Honda Pilot receives a host of changes this year. Honda has freshened up the exterior with restyled headlights and a new look for the front fascia and grille. Also on the docket this year are improved noise insulation, upgraded interior materials, a revised instrument panel, a new center stack layout, an upgraded navigation system and additional standard features. All Honda Pilots see fuel efficiency gains of 1 mpg city/2 mpg highway and 2 mpg combined, thanks to aerodynamic and powertrain improvements.

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  • Impressive fuel economy
  • pleasant ride
  • roomy third-row seat
  • clever interior storage features.


  • Sluggish acceleration
  • some cheap interior plastics
  • feels cumbersome to drive.

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Used 2012 Honda Pilot for Sale

Honda Pilot 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A) Alabaster Silver Metallic Black leather110,225 miles
Used 2012Honda PilotEX-L
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Honda Pilot 2012 Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A) White Diamond Pearl Gray leather39,265 miles
Used 2012Honda PilotTouring
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Honda Pilot 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A) Alabaster Silver Metallic Black leather82,386 miles
Used 2012Honda PilotEX-L
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat4/5
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Consumer Rating

Transmission/ECO Managment Shuttering Vibration
Have had my 2012 Pilot 2 months. When driving at constant speed the ECO Variable Management system seems to keep transmission from downshifting appropriately and you can feel a vibration/rough driving until you accelerate or cancel the cruise control. First service had it checked. Tech said it seemed to be a problem but did not throw a code. He called Honda Tech line. Told that they have complaints about this, but it was just characteristic of the 2012 Pilot. Today I went to the Dealer and drove another 2012 Pilot. Yep, it did it too.Thought I would work out a trade of my new 2012 for a 2013, guessed it, the 2013 did it too! Beware -Honda definitely has an engineering issue here!!
Best SUV I have owned.
I ended up with my 2012 pilot after a long search for a decently priced SUV that would accommodate 3 car seats across the middle seat because I have triplets and did not want a minivan. I have owned 3 other SUV's and the Pilot, being the 4th, is by far the nicest and most reliable. I have about 27,000 miles on mine and, to date, have not experienced any of the vibration problems others have written about. You get a lot for the money with this car and even better is that it really holds its value. I definitely plan on driving this one into the ground!
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For 2012 Honda addressed many of my issues with the previous iteration. Front end looks way better, the interior looks and feels better, and the mileage has been improved. We were close to getting an Explorer XLT but then I gave the '12 Pilot a run. While they both have strengths and weaknesses, the Pilot just hits more marks, misses less and for the most part just feels more upscale. Its not fast, its not fun (what is in this class/price), but its very capable, spacious and look for it to be very reliable and trade-in-able where the Ford worried me. The HR would have been to give it 30 more hp and lb-ft and the six speed but I'd say Honda has a stand up double with this refresh.