2010 Honda Pilot

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33 reviews
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Available Price Range $10,812-$22,336 Trims8 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 8

Our Take on the 2010 Honda Pilot

Our Take

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 G... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • White-faced gauges
  • Knob-based navigation system
  • Popular features only available on higher trims

Notable Features

  • Seats eight
  • V-6 with cylinder deactivation
  • Standard stability system
  • Slab-sided looks


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2008 about the 2009 Honda Pilot. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Remember when your mother told you that just because everyone else was doing something didn't mean you had to do it too? It appears Honda ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

Based on 33 reviews

meets expectations

by Back in a SUV from Cincinnati on March 23, 2010

After three years in a VW EOS it's great to be back in a car I am comforatable with. Great interior once you understand what all the buttons are about and one of the best nav systems I have used. Gas ... Read Full Review

8 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 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





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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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