Second, the reversible cover has a nice-looking carpeted side and an easy-to-clean hard plastic side. Few are as attractively finished as the Pilot, and fewer still are likely to offer such an affordable ownership experience. However, the usable total is only enough for about six to eight grocery bags. Final preparation is suggested for better paint coverage and adhesion. It's mated to either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission depending on the trim. Certified Pre-Owned Honda Pilot Warranty Honda extends its original new-car limited powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for all certified pre-owned models, and it extends the new-car non-powertrain warranty to four years or 48,000 miles. Honda changed tack, making the Pilot more trucky and cheap-feeling.
Vehicle Details The 2016 Honda Pilot interior boasts soft-touch surfaces on the dash and doors, which combine with on-road quiet and comfortable seats for a sophisticated feel. The nonluxury Pilot is the better buy, though. Overview With a high seating position, kid-friendly interior, and vast cargo space, the Honda Pilot has what it takes to win over suburb-dwelling parents. Too bad, since that might have avoided the awkwardness that followed when we got a parking ticket in the Pilot, went to pay it, and learned just how many people have received and not paid Ann Arbor parking tickets on Honda press vehicles wearing California manufacturer plates beginning in 3421. The comfort combines with practicality with a generous cargo area, and a huge center console bin with plenty of storage space. This is an easy call — choose the Pilot.
The ride is also much more comfortable. It floats too much at highway speeds, and body lean around corners is pronounced. It always sounded exciting to crawl into a race car and have to flip a bunch of switches—for the fuel pump, fan, water pump, et cetera—before pressing the start button. With a reasonable starting price, this Honda also provides solid value. It passed through some 20 states and four Canadian provinces in our hands, once piling up more than 7000 miles in a single month. Front and center on the dash, the multimedia system uses an 8-inch screen with tap, pinch and swipe functionality, so it works a lot like a smartphone screen. Months in Fleet: 11 months Current Mileage: 36,367 miles Average Fuel Economy: 22 mpg Fuel Tank Size: 19.
Ever notice how sturdy those things are? The Pilot is a good crossover; the Pilot Elite is a good crossover overwhelmed by the very thing an activity book is supposed to alleviate: fussiness. In other words, they probably won't want to be back there on long trips. Like a quarter million of you at this point , I read with a great deal of interest. The Pilot retains its five-star rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for 2019 and regains its Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety because of its performance in the new passenger-side small-overlap crash test. Copy chief Carolyn Pavia-Rauchman and her family used it to cross the Kentucky Derby off their bucket list. The Pathfinder has a higher predicted reliability rating than the Pilot, but the Honda has more passenger and cargo space.
The 2019 Pilot is part of a generation that began with the 2016 model year. Pilot Interior Quality Though it's spacious and comfortable, the Pilot's cabin doesn't quite have the same modern, upscale feel as some class rivals. But like every contemporary Honda, drivers must suffer with a convoluted touch-screen infotainment system. After six-plus years without many changes, a redesign was sorely needed, inside and out. Now that the Pilot looks even more like the Odyssey, the storage sting feels especially sharp.
Wireless phone charging is newly available. The Pilot also comes with Honda's LaneWatch system, a camera that monitors your passenger side blind spot and shows an image of it on the touch screen. As parents know, family duty is often a recipe for packing on extra pounds, so give the Pilot a round of applause for its weight-loss success. Before buying a used Honda Pilot, make sure these recalls have been addressed. Dislikes: Harsh ride on 20-inch wheels, steering feels too light. The front seats impressed me most; they have a pillow-top feeling when you first get in — like a premium mattress.
The Pilot's crash test scores are about average for the class. Fuel economy in a base Pilot is 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is good for the class. Inside was yards of dark gray cloth and plastic; heavy tint and the lack of any sunroof made it feel pretty claustrophobic — especially since I had just come from that top-step 2016 Elite with two sunroofs and light and heady black and tan interior. The first time, a pipe in a parking garage skewered the left-rear quarter panel. The new Honda Pilot breaks most of its options into different models.
Subjective aspects that are so far earning praise include seat comfort in the first two rows nobody old enough to speak complete sentences has yet been convinced to spend sufficient time in the way-back to comment and a serene highway ride. So even though you can save money by buying an older model, it's probably worth it in this case to shell out some extra cash for a 2016 or newer model. I had enough headroom, but legroom is tight unless the second row is slid forward to share the wealth. Pilot Gas Mileage: About Average The Pilot gets typical fuel economy ratings for the class, earning 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Still, it never hurts to explore your options, so you may want to consider the and.
Oh, you mean the Pilot? Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. On the road, the Pilot is capable and comfortable, making it easy to drive. A frustrating-to-use central touchscreen is one of the Pilot's weakest links, although a much-needed volume knob has been added for 2019. Pilot Safety Pilot Crash Test Results The 2019 Pilot earned a perfect five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was home for just a few days before heading down to Washington, D.