The Honda Pilot is a powerful crossover SUV, engineered for quality and durability, as well as high levels of functionality and comfort. It features unit body construction and a fully independent suspension, designed to provide a more car-like driving experience with crisp, predictable handling and a smooth ride. The 8-passenger Pilot is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, each with a choice of four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. All trim levels feature an advanced 250-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The Pilot delivers impressive fuel economy through Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology, an engine cylinder-deactivation system that is capable of operating in either 6-cylinder mode for power or 4- and 3-cylinder modes for efficiency. Standard equipment on the LX includes a lift-up glass hatch, 17-inch wheels, CD player, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, three rows of seating, Bluetooth wireless phone/audio streaming and 2GB of internal media storage; EX trims add 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, power driver seat, HomeLink, compass, and body colored mirrors, door handles and side moldings, while EX-L trims are further outfitted with a power liftgate, power moonroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and satellite radio. The Touring trim gets exclusive premium features that include a voice-activated hard-drive based navigation system with 15GB of internal storage and real-time FM Traffic, along with a rear DVD entertainment system. Safety features found on every Pilot include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, a rear view camera parking aid, front side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags for all three rows and active anti-whiplash front head restraints. For 2013, the LX trim on the Pilot gets several upgrades including auto-off headlamps, automatic climate control, USB, 2 GB internal audio memory, a back-up camera, and steering wheel controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth.
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|MPG||18 City / 25 Hwy|
|Transmission||5-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||250 @ 5700 rpm|
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