2018 Honda Pilot

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2018 Honda Pilot
2018 Honda Pilot

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

194.5” x 69.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Cabin quietness
  • Smooth highway ride
  • High-quality interior materials
  • One-touch, sliding second-row seats available
  • Numerous storage spaces

The bad:

  • Handling
  • Responsiveness of nine-speed automatic
  • Soft brake pedal
  • Hard-to-use touchscreen multimedia system
  • Captain's chairs available only on top trim

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats up to eight people in three rows
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • One engine, two available transmissions
  • Full roster of active safety systems available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Honda Pilot?

2018 Honda Pilot review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Honda Pilot is a three-row mid-size SUV that was redesigned in 2016. Most trim levels have seats for up to eight people in three rows. All versions are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that teams with a six-speed automatic transmission or, on higher-priced models, a nine-speed automatic. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander.

There are no significant changes.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Honda will not start

2018 Pilot Touring , the car shut off 1 day , Roush Honda in Ohio has had the car for 1 month , the part coming , control unit , smart power , has been 2 recalls on the car shutting off . I thought Ohio is the Honda capital of the US ? Been serviced at Honda since day 1 , 130,000 miles


Beware the 2018 Honda Pilot!

Easily the worst car I’ve ever owned. Honda used to be reliable, but this SUV is a mess. Lots of glitches from bad software/hardware. Not a reliable car like they used to be. First one we had was a lemon, second one was only marginally better. Beware the 2018 Honda Pilot!


Pilot Letdown

Too many issues with the vehicle to mention. Now transmission sensor issues. Bought a Honda for perceived reliability. Actually requires more time in the shop than my last 5 cars. More money = more repairs needed. Stay away from the Pilot.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
More than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
5 years/86,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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