2018 Honda Pilot

Pros: Impressive selection of available comfort and safety features; Outstanding space efficiency provides ample passenger and cargo room; Excellent driving manners and fuel efficiency for a vehicle its size.

Cons: Touchscreen controls can be finicky; Third-row seat can be a bit tricky to access.

CG Says: The 2018 Honda Pilot is unchanged. Honda’s midsize crossover SUV has three rows of seats and can seat up to eight passengers. Power is provide by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, which is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission in LX, EX, and EX-L models and a 9-speed automatic in the high-end Touring and Elite models. All trims levels are available with front- or all-wheel drive except the line-topping Elite model, which is AWD only. A “Honda Sensing” option group of safety technology features includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. If you need to move a lot of people and stuff and aren’t interested in a minivan, the Pilot is one of the best family haulers around.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LX: $31,875
AWD LX: $33,775
EX: $34,305
AWD EX: $36,205
EX w/Honda Sensing: $35,305
AWD EX w/Honda Sensing: $37,205
EX-L: $37,775
AWD EX-L: $39,635
EX-L w/Honda Sensing: $38,735
AWD EX-L w/Honda Sensing: $40,635
EX-L w/navigation: $38,735
AWD EX-L w/navigation: $40,635
EX-L w/DVD: $39,335
AWD EX-L w/DVD: $41,235
Touring: $42,945
AWD Touring: $44,845
AWD Elite: $48,445

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
9-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

2016 Honda Pilot Elite
2018 Honda Pilot
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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