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2018 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is a hit among full-size crossovers. With seating for eight, it's Honda's most versatile vehicle. It works for some as a family vehicle for buyers priced out of Volvos. It's got rounded edges like a Ford Explorer (rounded first generation, boxy second, back to rounded).

The 2018 Pilot is in the third year of its third generation. There are no significant changes for 2018.

The ride is compliant and plush, the steering relaxed. It feels luxurious and mature, like its upscale sibling the Acura MDX. It weighs about 4200 pounds, depending on equipment, while some rivals hit 5000 pounds. It pulls strongly with its 3.5-liter, 280-horsepower V6, and uses either a 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive available. On top of that, there's an optional traction management system for more traction in snow or mud. It can tow up to 5000 pounds.

In crash testing, the 2017 Pilot earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, but it received only an Acceptable rating for headlamps. It got five stars overall from the NHTSA, with four stars from frontal crash results.

Safety equipment includes a wide-angle rearview camera, and as the models increase in price, more equipment is added, including blind-spot monitors, a LaneWatch camera with a wide view down the right side of the car, a multi-rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, active lane control, road-departure warning, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. Also, it won't go into gear if the driver's seat belt is unlatched or the door is open.

With front-wheel drive and the 6-speed automatic, the Honda Pilot is rated by the EPA at 19 miles per gallon City, 27 Highway, and 22 Combined. One less mpg with all-wheel drive. The 9-speed transmission improves that by about one mile per gallon.
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The Honda Pilot is a hit among full-size crossovers. With seating for eight, it's Honda's most versatile vehicle. It works for some as a family vehicle for buyers priced out of Volvos. It's got rounded edges like a Ford Explorer (rounded first generation, boxy second, back to rounded).

The 2018 Pilot is in the third year of its third generation. There are no significant changes for 2018.

The ride is compliant and plush, the steering relaxed. It feels luxurious and mature, like its upscale sibling the Acura MDX. It weighs about 4200 pounds, depending on equipment, while some rivals hit 5000 pounds. It pulls strongly with its 3.5-liter, 280-horsepower V6, and uses either a 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive available. On top of that, there's an optional traction management system for more traction in snow or mud. It can tow up to 5000 pounds.

In crash testing, the 2017 Pilot earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, but it received only an Acceptable rating for headlamps. It got five stars overall from the NHTSA, with four stars from frontal crash results.

Safety equipment includes a wide-angle rearview camera, and as the models increase in price, more equipment is added, including blind-spot monitors, a LaneWatch camera with a wide view down the right side of the car, a multi-rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, active lane control, road-departure warning, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. Also, it won't go into gear if the driver's seat belt is unlatched or the door is open.

With front-wheel drive and the 6-speed automatic, the Honda Pilot is rated by the EPA at 19 miles per gallon City, 27 Highway, and 22 Combined. One less mpg with all-wheel drive. The 9-speed transmission improves that by about one mile per gallon.
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Retail Price

$30,900 - $47,470 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

Smart Buy Price

$2,901 - $4,212 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 3.5LV-6
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy
Seating 8 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Power 280 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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