Honda's midsize Pilot crossover SUV was redesigned in 2009 and sees only minor changes for 2010. The Pilot seats eight and competes with crossovers like the Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9 and GMC Acadia.
New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.
The Pilot is very boxy and upright from most angles. The front end features rectangular headlights that border a six-sided grille.
- Base LX gets 17-inch steel wheels
- EX and EX-L models get 17-inch alloy wheels
- Touring gets unique 17-inch alloys
The Pilot seats eight in three standard rows of seats. There's 18.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, and when the second and third rows are folded it increases to 87.0 cubic feet.
Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack. Optional features include automatic air conditioning, a backseat entertainment system, sunshades for the second-row side windows, a six-CD audio system and a USB port for connecting an iPod to the stereo.
- XM Satellite Radio (subscription necessary) and HomeLink Remote system standard in EX models and higher
- Load-supporting cargo net (20-pound maximum cargo weight) standard in EX-L and Touring models
- Heated front seats and leather-trimmed seating throughout EX-L and Touring
- Touring model gets Bluetooth, a power tailgate, and corner and backup sensors
- Rearview camera and premium audio system standard in EX-L and Touring
- Rear entertainment system available for EX-L and Touring
Under the Hood
All Pilots are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 250 horsepower and 253 pounds-feet of torque. The engine drives a five-speed automatic transmission and uses Honda's Variable Cylinder Management technology to maximize fuel economy.
- Two-wheel-drive Pilots get estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway
- Four-wheel-drive versions get an estimated 16/22 mpg
- Heavy-duty radiator, transmission cooler and Class III trailer hitch are standard
- Two-wheel-drive Pilots can tow 3,500 pounds; four-wheel-drive models can pull 4,500 pounds
Standard safety features include:
- All-disc antilock brakes
- Electronic stability system
- Side-impact airbags for front seats
- Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
- Active front head restraints
Cars.com Expert Reviews
|Mike Hanley||Cars.com National||December 31, 2009|
|Cars.com Staff||Cars.com National||June 30, 2009|
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