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 17,349 used Honda Pilots in our used car listings, including the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Honda CR-V. 57% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 85% have no accident history.