2007 HONDA PILOT
The car is very nice.... just a little bad on the fuel economy ... but the ride is real nice ...
2003 HONDA PILOT
We bought it for the room which is great. The Rear Entertainment System works great but I am coming across some electrical issues. If you turn the wiper blades on, they stay on until you shut the car off. The interior lights stay on when the doors are opened. The radio reception is poor most of the time. Yeah this is an issue but the point of a car is to make it from A to B which I would trust this car to go cross country. The reliability on the essential factors outweighs the electronics issues which are easy to work around. I DIDN'T look at the Carfax because the guy seemed trustworthy. It turns out, the mileage was adjusted from 260k miles down to 150k miles. Considering my stroke of bad luck I never would have guessed the car was approaching 300k miles now. Overall I wish I would have looked at the Carfax before I bought the vehicle. It won't happen again!
2005 HONDA PILOT
Although the carfax was clean the Pilot ended up costing more than expected. The test drive seemed fine but two days later a noticeable skip in the transmission appeared. Upon deeper inspection the new radiator was not installed properly and had issues with transmission fluid mixing with the antifreeze. I believe we have it corrected with a new radiator and flush of the system. Word to the wise, don't get caught up in the race to buy the car, take the time to bring it to a mechanic who can spend time looking at it. The previous owner was not interested in splitting the repair even though he knew there was a problem that he hadn't revealed.
by D. DUFF
Used Honda Pilot Information
The Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover introduced in North America in 2003. It is the largest SUV currently made by Honda. It shares many aspects with the premium Acura MDX luxury model. The Pilot has a third row of seating and is now offered in many markets globally. The large crossover is most well-known for its high fuel economy and responsive handling.
The first-generation was produced until 2008 and featured a 3.5-liter V6 engine known for its responsive power output and helping to give the first-gen Honda Pilot critically acclaimed speed and handling characteristics. With respectable towing and family hauling capabilities, the Honda Pilot has been a popular large crossover. The first-generation saw a slight facelift in 2006 to update exterior looks and some interior technology offerings.
Used Honda Pilots for sale from the second generation were introduced for the 2009 model year with a new set of trim levels, more modern body styling, a new V6 engine that is more powerful and fuel efficient, and a new five-speed automatic transmission. Most improvements were to the interior, adding better climate controls, more standard features, a power tailgate, and more. A facelift was given to the Pilot in 2012 to upgrade the exterior to be more in line with Honda's current design language, making it a go-to for used SUV shoppers.
Safety and crash testing for the Honda Pilot has been mixed. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Pilot Good marks for the moderate overlap, side impact, and roof strength tests. It received a Poor rating for the small overlap frontal offset and a Marginal rating for the pre-2012 models' roof strength tests.
The Honda Pilot has won Car and Driver magazine's Best Large SUV from 2003 to 2008, the Edmunds.com Most Wanted SUV, and MotorWeek's 2009 Drivers Choice Awards in the Large Utility category. Honda Pilot sales have increased steadily since its introduction.
There are 17,474 used Honda Pilots in our used car listings, including the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Honda CR-V. 51% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 85% have no accident history.