2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot
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What’s new

  • The 2018 Honda Pilot is unchanged
  • Part of the third Pilot generation introduced for 2016

Pros

  • A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
  • Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
  • Better fuel economy than rivals
  • Multiple clever storage compartments

Cons

  • Touchscreen interface isn't very intuitive
  • Third-row access is narrow
  • Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission lacks refinement
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Honda Pilot.

Going into "park"
Richard Baker, 6/25/2018
Bought this Honda Pilot Touring in May of 2017 and this morning when my wife left the garage, she told me she couldn't get it to come out of "Park!" I tried it and had the same problem. After starting, and with foot on the brake, I put the transmission in "drive" and when I let up on the brake the transmission immediately went to ""Park.' I tried "reverse" with the same results. After shutting down the engine and starting again the transmission continued to revert to "Park" every time it was put in either "drive' or "reverse." This went on for several cycles and we were ready to call a tow truck, since the car had been backed into the street. Finally, after shutting down the engine for about the fourth time, the transmission went into "drive' and "reverse" normally. Now I am worried that this might happen again under dire circumstances such as trying to move the car in an emergency. I will be taking it to the dealer to see what can be done but I don't want my wife or I driving a car that we can't trust. We've had several Hondas over the years and have found them very reliable but this is not what I would call reliable and needs to to be corrected.
The thumper
Thomas Blatt, 4/29/2018
There’s a very noticeable “thump” in the right rear every time I hit the slightest bump in the road. I can not imagine Honda putting a nice vehicle out with this annoying thump, thump, thump. And even worse, the service department will not even drive it to check it out. This my last Honda!!!
Pilot is a pickup with a full cabine
RandyR, 3/12/2018
Great drivers aids except blind spot monitoring should be on all models, not just the Elite. Apple CarPlay is great, no costly upgrades for onboard GPS. Also captains chairs should be an option for all models, not just elite. I didn’t want to pay $8000 more for most items I don’t want or need like 2nd row entertainment, on board GPS etc. It has the space of an Odessey, but not the soccer mom look.
Honda #5
mcmillonbe, 2/23/2018
I traded in my 17 Mazda 3 GT hatchback manual a few days ago for an 18 Honda Pilot EX-L with RES. This is our 5th Honda(03 Pilot EX, 13 Honda Fit Sport, 13 Honda CRV EX-L, 17 CRV Touring). I chose the EX-L trim because it was the closest match to my daily needs. I felt the ZF 9speed would drive me crazy with the auto shut off and all the nannies trying to assist me. The 6 speed shifts smoothly and always is ready to drop a gear. Acceleration is plentiful, especially when merging onto the freeway. The visibility is superb with low window sight lines and lots of glass. The seating is awesome with plenty of room in the 3rd row. The RES will get it use by my son and his friends on road trips. The driving dynamics are pretty good but the steering is vague and the brakes don't give much feedback, but again this is a passenger hauler not a sports car. I have had good experiences in the past with Honda's and this one should be the same. I perform all the maintenance on my vehicles and have never had any issues in the past 30 years. Oil changes, filter changes, and tire rotations are about all I need to do with Honda vehicles. The maintenance packages offered by our local Honda dealer are very expensive($3000+) and are essentially glorified oil changes. If we decide to keep this more than 3 years, then I may buy a Honda Car extended warranty. Great job Honda!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$38,660
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$36,760
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$47,470
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$43,870
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 8
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Pilot safety features:

Honda LaneWatch
Displays a camera view of the passenger-side blind spot when you activate the Pilot's turn signal.
Honda Sensing Package
Includes items such as forward collision mitigation with auto braking and road departure intervention. Standard on the higher trim levels.
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Available only on the Touring and Elite trim levels, these sensors can be very helpful when parking such a big vehicle.

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
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Honda Pilot vs. the competition

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

The MDX is the luxury complement to Honda's utilitarian SUV, but it does offer some distinctive features to justify its higher price. It offers a hybrid version, for example, as well as more sophisticated optional all-wheel-drive system. Interior comforts are also more refined, and the styling is sportier. Go with the MDX if you want an SUV with a little more sashay.

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Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

The 2018 Explorer is a respectable choice, if not a top pick. It offers a bit more cargo space behind the third row than the Pilot, a choice of two V6 engines or a four-cylinder, and a high-performance Sport model. But the advantages end there. The Pilot still offers more standard features, more total cargo space and better fuel economy than the Explorer.

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Honda Pilot vs. Nissan Pathfinder

A powerful V6, stout towing capacity, a sharp interior, and room for seven passengers give the Pathfinder an excellent balance of quality and utility. And in terms of size, power, interior quality and price, the Pathfinder and Pilot are fairly well-matched. The Nissan's interior is a bit more refined than the Pilot's, and the SUV even gets slightly better fuel economy. But the Pilot can seat eight passengers, and it's the better-handling of the two SUVs.

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2018 Honda Pilot for Sale

Honda Pilot 2018 Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
New 2018
Honda Pilot
Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System
MSRP$48,445
Est.Loan: $816/mo
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Honda Pilot 2018 Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
New 2018
Honda Pilot
Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System
MSRP$48,445
Est.Loan: $815/mo
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Dealer Notes
White Diamond Pearl 2018 Honda Pilot Elite AWD 9-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 24V SOHC i-VTEC Recent Arrival! 26/19 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Honda Pilot 2018 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Honda Pilot
EX-L
MSRP$38,660
Est.Loan: $650/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Honda won't be on the lot long! Both practical and stylish! This model accommodates 8 passengers comfortably, and provides features such as: an outside temperature display, heated door mirrors, and the power moon roof opens up the cabin to the natural environment. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine, and all wheel drive keeps this model firmly attached to the road surface. We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
More about the 2018 Honda Pilot
2018 Honda Pilot Overview

The 2018 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and EX w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Honda Pilot?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Pilot and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Pilot 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Pilot.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Pilot?
2018 Honda Pilot Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,865. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,198 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is11.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,655. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,737 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,737 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,918.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is11.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,225. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,137 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,137 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,088.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is11.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,655. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,970 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,970 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,685.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is12.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,465. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,470 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,470 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$42,995.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is11.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,655. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,042 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,042 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,613.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is9.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,795. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,303 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,303 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,492.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is9.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,325. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,430 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is10% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,255. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,967 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is9.6% below the MSRP.

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