2009 Honda Pilot Consumer Reviews

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2009 Honda Pilot
4.3
Average based on 44 reviews
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Love the size - great deal for the money

by from Morristown, NJ on June 18, 2012

My wife wanted to replace our Honda CRV with a larger SUV. We looked at a variety of cars - Jeep, Toyota, Lexus, many others. Bottom line, I think the Honda gave us the best bang for the buck Particu...
My wife wanted to replace our Honda CRV with a larger SUV. We looked at a variety of cars - Jeep, Toyota, Lexus, many others. Bottom line, I think the Honda gave us the best bang for the buck Particularly since we bought a 2009 (3 years old car) with only 30K miles for $25,500, we got a great full decked out car - leather, sunroof, entertainment system, etc. Looking at similar cars, we'd either be paying a lot more, getting a car with a lot of miles, or getting a car with a lot less features / luxury/ etc. Overall, we've loving the new car - would recommend it to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Why stupid complaints ?

by from Pittsburgh, PA on August 17, 2011

Why all the stupid complaints ? This is a great vehicle. Bought used one year ago and its the best vehicle I have ever owned. If you want to get 16 mpg in town and 25 on the highway just let up on the...
Why all the stupid complaints ? This is a great vehicle. Bought used one year ago and its the best vehicle I have ever owned. If you want to get 16 mpg in town and 25 on the highway just let up on the accelerator. Going 68 mph on the highway you should get 25mpg. Rides great, no problems, great interior. Tows my boat fine and has just enough pickup. No complaints !
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Enough room for our party of six

by from Manitoba, Canada on August 18, 2009

When the time came, our family was rapidly growing from two kids to four - with our babies being born just over a year apart, my husband and I had a quick moment of panic that we'd be trading in his s...
When the time came, our family was rapidly growing from two kids to four - with our babies being born just over a year apart, my husband and I had a quick moment of panic that we'd be trading in his sport Audi and my trust Volvo for the god forbidden Minivan. A concession we were not comfortable making. We had owned a number of Honda's previously and were pretty set on buying a foreign vehicle, but didn't have much option beyond the Toyota/Honda options and the VW minivans were not an option yet in our locale. After test driving a number of Odysseys and Sienna's, our dealer pointed out the new '09 Pilot and showed us some of the new options (we had previously looked at an '05 Pilot and did not like it). The new features were impressive, the larger all around space and refined features were a plus. We test drove an '09 Touring and made the decision on the spot to purchase the Ex-L just under a year ago. I'm the primary driver of the car. We sold our Volvo, and my husband still gets to drive his Audi and I don't feel as though I've made any concessions at all. We keep two car seats in the second row (one infant, one forward facing seat for the toddler) and a booster seat for the middle one. The larger child sits in the third row and all have a lot of room and have taken many road trips out to the country and have found it to be very comfortable. The cargo area is small, but with the netting and storage compartments, I'm able to haul the stroller and a good large load of groceries. I actually like the interior - in spite of it being fairly "plasticky" as many Asian cars are known to be - the front console comes apart easily and after many a spilled juices and coffee, i've been able to disassemble the entire compartment and throw the components and rubber bases into the dishwasher for cleaning. We use the Entertainment system often, and appreciate the wireless headphone system for the kids. We have fairly harsh conditions through the winter and I felt very safe in my Pilot with the kids, and it has handled very well in all road conditions. We love our Pilot and hope to reap many years of use out of it. Excellent fuel mileage both in the city and on the Highway. We'd definitely consider buying another in the future.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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mm GREAT!!!!

by from Green Bay on May 30, 2010

Do I like it? No I love it! The ride is great. Road Noise is wonderful. ONE SUGGESTION GET BETTER TIRES (Firestone is a good choice or Michelin works as well). The height of the vehicle is perfect. It...
Do I like it? No I love it! The ride is great. Road Noise is wonderful. ONE SUGGESTION GET BETTER TIRES (Firestone is a good choice or Michelin works as well). The height of the vehicle is perfect. It is Very spacious roomy and you can find a storage spot for everything. I would buy another on in a hear beat. Nothing but good things to say about it. If you are looking at a Tahoe and you need to save some money this is a great alt. Good luck with your purchase.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Outstanding!

by from Vermont on May 9, 2012

We were in the market for a large car-based SUV and we shopped the Highlander, the Acadia/Traverse twins and the Pilot. We were already familiar with Honda but didn't know what to expect. This has to ...
We were in the market for a large car-based SUV and we shopped the Highlander, the Acadia/Traverse twins and the Pilot. We were already familiar with Honda but didn't know what to expect. This has to be the most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven or ridden in. The front seats are amazing. It is incredibly roomy and the third row is comfortable. It also has child seat anchors in the third row. So far in mixed driving we are getting 20mpg and youreally get addicted to trying to keep the ECO light on for the cylinder de-activation. It comes with a factory tow set-up. Drive one and you will be sold.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Good, but not GREAT

by from Minneapolis, MN on October 23, 2009

Fuel mileage is pretty average. Can't beat the electronic goodies in the Touring model. XM radio cuts out...requiring restarting the car to get it back (dealer can't figure it out). Squeaks and rattle...
Fuel mileage is pretty average. Can't beat the electronic goodies in the Touring model. XM radio cuts out...requiring restarting the car to get it back (dealer can't figure it out). Squeaks and rattles in dash board when its cool outside. Seat comfort is OK. For an SUV, its acceleration and breaking isn't as bad as some reviews say (I owned a '99 Grand Cherokee and '03 Pathfinder LE before my Pilot). Would I buy it again?...not sure. I would probably take a closer look at the Toyota Highlander and the Buick Enclave. The squeaks and rattles in the dash really turn me off...there's nothing like a quiet ride (especially in a new car)!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Very Satisfied

by from Pittsburgh. PA on December 17, 2010

Just bought certified used. Dealership very helpful. Best car I have owned in 40 years. Heat and AC is great. Sound system is the best. Mileage is the same as most vehicles in this class. I tow a boat...
Just bought certified used. Dealership very helpful. Best car I have owned in 40 years. Heat and AC is great. Sound system is the best. Mileage is the same as most vehicles in this class. I tow a boat and two dogs and lots of stuff. Feels very safe and capable.
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Great pick

by from South Carolina on February 22, 2011

I researched different SUVs for several months prior to purchasing my Pilot. I have to say I love everything about it. It drives great. A ton of interior room too! Great buy!
I researched different SUVs for several months prior to purchasing my Pilot. I have to say I love everything about it. It drives great. A ton of interior room too! Great buy!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Great car!

by from Los Angeles, CA on October 24, 2011

The car is an incredible awesome car! I love the car because recently had friends visiting from Quebec Canada and fit all eight comfortably in the Honda Pilot.
The car is an incredible awesome car! I love the car because recently had friends visiting from Quebec Canada and fit all eight comfortably in the Honda Pilot.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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2009 Honda Pilot 4WD

by from Rancho Palos Verdes CA on July 2, 2010

Love this vehicle. Roof rack is great as is the power tail gate. Only a couple of gripes. The rear cargo floor is not flat causing cargo to side to the back. Rear A/C power outlet would be nice, Cup h...
Love this vehicle. Roof rack is great as is the power tail gate. Only a couple of gripes. The rear cargo floor is not flat causing cargo to side to the back. Rear A/C power outlet would be nice, Cup holders are not removable for cleaning. Rear side window sun shade clips constantly snap off. Gas milage could be a bit better.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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