Best Bet
(4.5) 32 reviews
MSRP: $2,775$9,583
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19
Engine: 240-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 8
2004 Honda Pilot

Our Take on the 2004 Honda Pilot

Our Take

Honda added the midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle to its lineup as an early 2003 model and billed it as “not too big, not too small.” Larger than the company’s compact CR-V and new Element, the Pilot edged aside Honda’s Passport, though it was not intended as a direct repl... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of Low-range gearing
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Untraditional radio controls
  • Occasional uncertainty in turns

Notable Features

  • Large greenhouse area
  • VTM-4 4WD
  • Wide wheel track
  • Eight-passenger capacity
  • Navigation and entertainment options


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 32 reviews

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My first SUV

by Biased towards Honda from West Des Moines, IA on April 16, 2008

I bought this July, 2007 and haven't looked back. I test drove the Envoy, Trailblazer, Tahoe, Expedition, 4Runner, and a Pathfinder and this one had the best ride by far. I am 6'4" and wanted a lot of... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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