2015 Honda Pilot

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2015 Honda Pilot
2015 Honda Pilot

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Well-thought-out storage spaces
  • Massive cargo space
  • Sliding, reclining second row
  • Large i-MID screen

The bad:

  • Firm ride
  • Few options on lower trims
  • Boxy styling
  • Loud interior on highway
  • Uncomfortable center rear seat belts
  • Rear entertainment lacks Blu-ray

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera standard
  • Seats eight
  • Bluetooth streaming audio standard
  • V-6 with cylinder deactivation technology standard
  • Five-speed automatic standard

2015 Honda Pilot review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Honda Pilot? 

The 2015 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV that seats eight and is offered in five trim levels: LX, EX, SE, EX-L and Touring. Front-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional on all trims. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9 and GMC Acadia.

What's New on the 2015 Honda Pilot?

Slotted between the EX and EX-L is a new Special Edition trim featuring SE badging, pewter gray aluminum wheels, a power moonroof, satellite radio and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

How Does the 2015 Honda Pilot Compare With Other Mid-Size SUVs?

The 2015 Honda Pilot compares well with competitors in terms of fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive. At highway speeds, its driving dynamics are sluggish and unrefined, but handling is passable at lower speeds. Compared with the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Hyundai Santa Fe, the Pilot's maximum cargo area is particularly spacious.

What Features in the 2015 Honda Pilot Are Most Important?

Under the hood, the 2015 Honda Pilot features a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. Other features include a heavy-duty radiator, a power-steering fluid cooler and a Class III trailer hitch for towing duty. With front-wheel drive, the Honda Pilot can tow 2,000 pounds. Four-wheel drive bumps that up to 4,500 pounds.

Significant standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, three-row seating for eight, a split-folding second-row seat that slides and reclines, a split-folding third-row seat, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, an 8-inch dashboard screen, a CD stereo with an MP3 jack and USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, cruise control and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Available features include 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a power liftgate, fog lights, body-colored side mirrors and door handles, a power moonroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rear entertainment system and a navigation system.

Required safety features for all new vehicles from this year include front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Additionally, the Honda Pilot comes standard with side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats, active front head restraints and a backup camera.

Should I Buy the 2015 Honda Pilot?

Plenty of storage nooks and ample cargo space are two of the Honda Pilot's best offerings, along with a sliding and reclining second row and a large i-MID screen. Some drivers may like the Pilot's distinctive, boxy styling, but its noisy highway performance and all-around firm ride keep it from rising above competitors. Selecting a lower trim will cost you quite a few options, and if you opt for the rear entertainment system you'll get DVD capability but not Blu-ray.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great car/ Looked at others/this was the best

Had the car for 5 years and had 59,000 miles. I loved the car and had no mechanical problems. Decided to trade it in to get a newer model while I could get a good amount on the trade-in.

5.0

Most reliable car out there. Holds its value well

Tons of room, great MPGs, comfortable. Can’t say enough about this vehicle. Would definitely buy another one. Better than the BMW X5 by far. Fun to drive as well.

5.0

Very roomy!!

Honda’s are always reliable and the added bonus with this car is its compact size yet it’s still roomy and seats 8 people. Better than a minivan!!

See all 112 consumer reviews

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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