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2008 Honda Pilot
2008 Honda Pilot
Available Price Range $6,578-$15,034 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17-19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Honda Pilot

Our Take

Honda hasn't completely redesigned its midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle since its introduction in 2003, and that's a long time. It shows in some bad ways, but it also shows in the standard features Honda keeps adding to hold buyers' interest. Larger than the company's compa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior materials outdated
  • Third row folding mechanism outdated
  • Exterior design is outdated
  • Cylinder deactivation on 2WD only

Notable Features

  • VP trim level replaces LX
  • New top SE trim level
  • More features standard in '08
  • Seats eight
  • Top crash-test ratings
  • Exceptional reliability

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

They say the only things you can really count on are death and taxes. Well, I'd like to add a few things to that list: Levis, ice cream, diet Dr. Pepper and my tragically frizzy hair. The first three have never let me down, and the last never fails to appear. After driving the 2008 Honda Pilot, I've determined it too is worthy of being added to that list.I'm not just talking abou... Read full review for the 2008 Honda Pilot

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 19 reviews

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Everything needed for a family

by Honda afecionatio from Pacific NW on January 28, 2008

I bought the 2008 Pilot to replace the family's aging Ford Windstar. You get legendary Honda safety and reliability. This is our second Honda. It's ability to get us comfortably from point A to point ... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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