2011 Honda Pilot Review

The Honda Pilot’s single body assembly and independent suspension are designed to provide car-like handling. This vehicle faces stiff competition from solid trucks like the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, Hyundai Veracruz, GMC Acadia twin, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. The 2010 Pilot domestic price is around $ 28,045, excluding destination charges.

Finish levels and options:

The Pilot is a mid-size crossover sport utility vehicle offered with four trim levels. The 2010 Honda Racer model includes the Honda LX Racer, the Honda EX Racer, the Honda EX-L Racer, and the Honda Touring Racer. Each of these models is available with either all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

LX pilot trim is included with 17-inch steel wheel, rear privacy glass, keyless entry, automatic headlight, trailer hitch, cruise control, steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, front and rear air conditioning, system of audio with seven speakers, AUX-IN pin and CD and MP3 player and split folding third row seat.

Honda pilot EX trim is added with 17-inch alloy wheels, painted body moldings, flood lights, roof rails, eight-way power driver’s seat, three-zone automatic climate control, audio system with six CD chargers, satellite radio, roof rails and heated exterior mirrors.

EX-L pilot trim is added with upgraded leather upholstery, heated front seat, rear seat DVD entertainment package with Bluetooth and I-Pod connectivity, 10-speaker audio system.

The two EX trim accessories are included in the Touring trim and are also included with the power tailgate, the driver’s memory function, the rear window sunshade and the tire pressure gauge.

Engine and performance:

The 2010 driver is armored with a 3.5L capacity V6 engine with front-wheel drive as a standard option and an optional all-wheel drive with automatic power delivery to the rear wheel by up to 70 percent. The power train will be mated with a five-speed automatic transmission. This power source is also built-in with a driver-selectable lockout feature that directs maximum torque to the rear wheel at less than 19 MPH. With this powertrain, the pilot can accelerate from zero to 60 MPH in just 9.7 seconds and it also offers comparative mileage.


* Base number of cylinders: 6

* Basic engine size: 3.5 liters

* Basic engine type: V6

* Horsepower: 250 HP

* Maximum power: 5700 RPM

* Torque: 253 pound-feet

* Maximum torque: 4800 RPM

* Maximum towing capacity: 3500 pounds

* Drive type: FWD

* Turning circle: 38.6 feet

Rear-wheel drive mileage:

* City: 17 MPG

* Highway: 23 MPG

* Combined: 19 MPG

Mileage with all-wheel drive option:

* City: 16 MPG

* Highway: 22 MPG

* Combined: 18 MPG

Design and special features:

The 2010 Pilot is offered in a utilitarian exterior styling. The interior is offered with blocks and resistant. Like many Honda vehicles today, the center stack on this sedan is crammed with too many small buttons and controls. Access to these buttons is simplified thanks to a uniquely designed logical layout. Pilot is also offered with spacious third row seats. Pilot is one of the few sedans that can accommodate adults and offer relative comfort to all its occupants. The second and third row seat cushions are very low and force long-legged passengers to kneel and squat. Compared to the Chevy Traverse and Ford Flex, this sedan offers small, compact seats.


* Front head room: 40 inches

* Front hip room: 58.6 inches

* Front shoulder room: 61.5 inches

* Rear headroom: 39.8 inches

* Rear shoulder room: 62.2 inches

* Rear hip room: 56.9 inches

* Front legroom: 41.4 inches

* Rear legroom: 38.5 inches

* Luggage capacity: 18 cubic feet

* Maximum load capacity: 87 cubic feet

* Maximum capacity: 8

* Length: 190.9 inches

* Width: 78.5 inches

* Height: 71 inches

* Wheel base: 109.2 inch

* Ground clearance: 8 inches

* Empty weight: 4319 pounds


The 2010 Honda Pilot is well equipped with advanced safety features that offer optimum safety to its occupants. This model is offered with stability control, full length side curtain airbag, front seat side airbag, standard antilock disc brakes and full length side curtain airbags. In the government crash test, this sedan performed flawlessly, earning five stars for occupant safety during a frontal and side impact. This sedan also earned a GOOD rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for side impacts and frontal displacement crashes.

2010 Honda Pilot


Roomy third-row downhill seats

Smooth V6 engine

Excellent crash test rating

Smart indoor storage


Slow inside

Hassle-free fuel economy

Heavy center stack

Poor braking performance

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