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Vehicle Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Review Brief summary - If you want a predictable vehicle with good resale value, good safety and plenty of room, the 2009-2015 Honda Pilot is the right vehicle for you. If you want some comfort, good looks, updated design (Pilot hasn't changed much since 2009) and modern technology advances (touch screen navigation), look elsewhere. Coming from previous Honda vehicles (Accord, CRV), we almost purchased the Odyssey before settling on the Pilot. Starting with the trim levels, Honda has these pre-designated so it doesn't confuse consumers. The only way to get both navigation and factory entertainment (DVD) system was the Pilot, which had a MSRP of $42k. Note that for the "top of the line" vehicle in 2014, this thing was well behind the times. Not only has there been no major updates to this Pilot since 2009 (when the first ever Samsung Galaxy smartphone was released), it was well behind the competition. The 14 Toyota Highlander came with LED's, adaptive cruise control, panoramic moonroof, blu-ray DVD player, heated steering wheel and the 12-speaker JBL system. The Honda Pilot came with regular lights, regular cruise control, regular moonroof, regular DVD player, regular steering wheel, and regular "premium" sound system. FOR ALMOST THE SAME PRICE ($42k Pilot Touring 4WD vs $43k Highlander Platinum AWD) The Honda is very utilitarian; meaning it serves it's purpose. You want a dependable vehicle that has history of few mechanical issues, good resale value, a lot of interior passenger & cargo room, it is a good vehicle. But on top of a lack of value, it actually is uncomfortable (comparably). Hard leather seats that are far from plush, very hard-plastic interior (same materials as the base Pilot LX...) covers the interior of the vehicle, and a less-than-plush ride. Took a 19 hour road trip over Thanksgiving and it was less-than-desired comfortable, though I have been in worse vehicles. The navigation is an outdated & un-intuitive input system that requires the user to use a knob and turn to the right character, one alphabet at a time...think of a rotary phone but with the whole keyboard as possible options. Also note at 15k and 30k miles, Honda recommends the rear differential fluid to be flushed (~$80-$100 per instance) which wasn't an expected maintenance item. It's in the manual. Also for those who swear by Honda reliablity, google "Honda Pilot VCM" to read through the horror stories many Pilot owners have had with their ENGINE. With the new re-designed 2016 Pilot's now out, you can really get a good deal on a low-mileage late model Pilot because the new one fixes a lot of the issues a lot of the old ones have. We got a decent deal (over $4k off MSRP) when we purchased the 14 Pilot 4WD, at the time of this posting new 15 Pilot 4WD Touring's could be had around the $35k mark with all incentives which is a great deal. PLUS - Good gas mileage (23-24mpg highway is realistic) - Aside from the VCM issue, no major concerns around reliability; a lot of over 100k mile Pilot's still on the road - Great resale value, Honda has done a good job here - Stellar interior room; middle row seats has much leg/hip room as a minivan...without being a minivan - Boxy shape means flexibility to haul a lot of cargo like oversized gifts, bicycles and such - Sound system, for being no-brand, sounds pretty decent NEGATIVE - Comfort, comfort, comfort...almost 2 years into ownership, the seats haven't gotten any better. - Cheap-ish interior material; the fact the leather stains so easily to the very hard plastic that covers the interior of the vehicle from the dash to the door panels, even in the "top of the line" trim is disappointing - Less than plush ride, especially compared to the 14 Pathfinder, 14 Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon, 14 Highlander, 14 Enclave/Traverse/Acadia and even the 14 Durango - Old design, this thing hasn't been refreshed since 2009 when almost all its competitors have come with something new Would I do it again? Absolutely not. Do I regret it? Not really, I am confident this vehicle will run for a long time to come and hold its value respectably. But when you itch to trade the car in almost every month because making car payments on a car that you "settle for", it isn't a good feeling.
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The 2014 Honda Pilot earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Honda Pilot 2014 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: EX-L, EX, Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System, Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System, LX, EX-L w/Navigation, Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment, EX-L w/Honda Sensing, Touring, EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System, SE, EX w/Honda Sensing, EX-L w/Rear Entertainment, Value Package, Special Edition
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Steel Sapphire Metallic, Taffeta White, Billet Silver Metallic, Black Forest Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Dark Amber Metallic, Nimbus Gray Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Bali Blue Pearl, Formal Black, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Starlight Silver Metallic, Mocha Metallic, Amazon Green Metallic, Desert Rock Metallic, Aberdeen Green Metallic, Nimbus Grey Metallic, Sage Brush Pearl, Formal Black II, Redrock Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl II, Midnight Blue Metallic, Havasu Blue Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Sandstone Metallic
Interior Colors: Gray leather, Black leather, Gray cloth, Beige leather, Beige cloth, Gray, Black cloth, Grey cloth, Saddle cloth, Saddle, Blue cloth, Olive cloth
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Alarm, Power Driver Seat, AWD/4WD, Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Keyless Entry/Start, Remote Start, 3500lb Towing Capacity, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Navigation, Rear Entertainment System, Towing Hitch, Parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, USB Inputs, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Headlights
Engine/Mechanics: 6 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, four wheel drive, front wheel drive