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2006 Honda Pilot
2006 Honda Pilot
Available Price Range $4,365-$12,277 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Pilot

Our Take

Honda launched the midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle for 2003, billing it as "not too big, not too small." Larger than the company's compact CR-V and youth-focused Element, the Pilot replaced Honda's Passport.New for 2005 was a 255-horsepower V-6 that operated via a drive-by-wire thro... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 244-hp V-6
  • Variable Cylinder Management V-6 available
  • Standard AWD
  • Eight-passenger capacity
  • Tire-pressure-monitoring system
  • Navigation and entertainment options


Our Expert Reviews

One of the best has been made even better for 2006.The Pilot, Honda's midsize crossover sport utility, got a facelift and some other improvements as it entered its fourth year on the market. Already arguably one of the most practical SUVs around, the Pilot for 2006 has more standard features, along with some exterior tweaks that Honda says were intended to give the vehicle a new "Honda tru... Read full review for the 2006 Honda Pilot

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Consumer Reviews


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Pilot VS Highlander

by SUV By Choice from Phila PA on June 21, 2010

I own both a 2006 Honda Pilot and a 2005 Toyota Highlander a were going to compare the 2 as part of the review. Both have similar specs, V6 & AWD. The Pilot is slightly more comfortable than the Highl... Read Full Review


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