2014 Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot

Pros: Outstanding space efficiency provides ample passenger and cargo room; Impressive materials and build quality; absorbent ride

Cons: So-so fuel economy compared to some rivals; 5-speed automatic transmission feels dated compared to 6- and 8-speed competitors

CG Says: The 2015 Honda Pilot gains a mid-line Special Edition (SE) trim level, but otherwise sees no significant changes. Honda’s midsize SUV delivers a rewarding combination of performance, utility, and passenger accommodations. Pilot’s exterior styling is boxy and “trucky,” but its overall tractability and sense of refinement belie its old-school SUV looks. Even though its basic design dates back to the 2009 model year, Pilot remains a well-executed crossover and one that’s very much worthy of a top spot on any family’s shopping list. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a redesigned Honda Pilot arrive in 2015 as a 2016 model.

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 2WD LX: $29,870
AWD LX: $31,470
2WD EX: $32,120
AWD EX: $33,720
2WD SE: $33,120
AWD SE: $34,720
2WD EX-L w/ Rear Entertainment System: $36,970
AWD EX-L: $36,970
2WD EX-L w/ Navigation: $37,370
AWD EX-L w/ RES: $38,570
AWD EX-L w/ Nav: $38,970
2WD Touring w/ RES and Nav: $40,020
AWD Touring w/ RES and Nav: $41,620

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Std. Transmission
5-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2014 Honda Pilot
2015 Honda Pilot