2011 Honda Pilot

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$28,320

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2011 Honda Pilot
2011 Honda Pilot

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Highway poise
  • Limited body roll
  • First- and second-row comfort
  • Transmission refinement

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2011 Honda Pilot review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Honda’s midsize Pilot crossover SUV was redesigned in 2009 and has seen only minor changes since. The Pilot seats eight and competes with crossovers like the Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9 and GMC Acadia.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The Pilot is boxy and upright from most angles. The front end features rectangular headlights that border a six-sided grille. Exterior features include:

  • Optional roof rails
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional body-colored side mirrors and door handles

Interior
The Pilot seats eight in three standard rows of seats. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack. Optional features include automatic air conditioning, a backseat entertainment system, sunshades for the second-row side windows, a six-CD audio system and a USB port for connecting an iPod to the stereo. Other interior features include:

  • Optional satellite-linked navigation system includes 10-speaker premium audio system
  • Load-supporting cargo net (20-pound maximum cargo weight) optional
  • Optional heated front seats and leather-trimmed seating
  • Optional Bluetooth, a power tailgate, and corner and backup sensors
  • Optional rearview camera and premium audio system
  • Optional rear entertainment system available

Under the Hood
All Pilots are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 250 horsepower and 253 pounds-feet of torque. The engine drives a five-speed automatic transmission and uses Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management technology to maximize fuel economy. Mechanical features and specifications include:

  • Two-wheel-drive Pilots get estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway
  • Four-wheel-drive versions get an estimated 16/22 mpg
  • Heavy-duty radiator, transmission cooler and Class III trailer hitch are standard
  • Two-wheel-drive Pilots can tow 3,500 pounds; four-wheel-drive models can pull 4,500 pounds

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Active front head restraints

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Best Car ever, most comfortable too!

I love this car. I bought it used and have never had any trouble with it. Top reasons I love it: 1) Comfort and roominess 2) reliability, It's a Honda! 3) style These cars never quit as long as you take care of them.

5.0

Never owned a foreign car absolutely love it

Vehicle meets all my needs. Loaded with options would recommend to family and friends Good on gas very roomy interior. I really enjoy driving this car

5.0

Just got it

I just bought this vehicle and so far am happy with it . The ride and room are great it is something I can use like a truck but lock Everything up

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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