2011 Honda Pilot

LX 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

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2011 Honda Pilot
2011 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot offers a very powerful SUV package with independent rear suspension and a strong unibody design. The Pilot is a full sized SUV seating up to 8 passengers and is offered in front wheel drive but any serious off road fanatic will definitely upgrade to the all wheel drive option. There are many different trim levels for the Pilot, the top of the line being the Touring model which initiates some very nice luxury features that really make the Pilot a powerful and rich experience for drivers on the inside and out. The LX model boasts power seats, rear lift gate upgrades and even a moon roof.

The standard models do have many features including remote entry, automatic windows and door locks and of course a telescoping tilting drivers wheel. The Pilot comes standard with a 250 horsepower 3.5 Liter V-6 engine that is well equipped to power this full sized SUV. There are some engine upgrade options for those drivers looking for even more power. With folding second and third seats and power adapters built in the Pilot really make great use of its interior design and ample space.
2012 Honda Pilot EX L Front Three Quarter B
At first, the 2012 Honda Pilot looks about the same as the 2011 model, but a few tweaks underhood help it return improved fuel economy.
2012 Honda Pilot Front View
Honda’s big three-row SUV, the Pilot, is slated to receive a slew of updates for the 2012 model year. The Japanese automaker has released a single photo of the 2012 Pilot, showing the mild changes for the new year.
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Static Driver
The Honda Pilot is one of those vehicles that you know are popular but that you never really notice. Its mission is one of practicality, not flashiness, and as such it's been very successful for Honda. (In fact, in the month of May, the Pilot outsold the entire Acura division.) Its boxy exterior is anything but eye-catching, and its interior is pleasant but not overly fussy and is filled with lots of useful storage bins. There are other vehicles in this segment - such as the Mazda CX-9 -- that are more attractively styled and are more powerful, but the Pilot manages to outsell the CX-9 more than four to one. The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability, on the cachet of the Honda name, and, most important, on the fact that it is a very usable vehicle that makes sense for lots of consumers.
Amy Skogstrom
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Static Driver
Wow, no wonder this Pilot is so well equipped: It's $41K! But, hey, for that you get retracting sunshades for the rear-seat side windows. It just might be worth it. All kidding aside, even though this generation of the Pilot is approaching the middle of its life cycle (and it wasn't that different from its predecessor to being with), it is aging well, and it still feels so SOLID. Especially so for a vehicle that is built on a car-derived platform, albeit one that clearly has been heavily modified for SUV duty.
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Static Passenger
We can carp about option packages and pricing all we want, but it's hard to deny that the Pilot is one of the best-driving crossovers in its segment. The steering is very nicely weighted, and engineers have dialed in the suspension perfectly -- there's little body roll, and the ride quality is neither too soft nor too stiff.
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Static Driver 2
The Pilot's interior packaging feels quite a bit tighter than what you get in a Chevrolet Traverse or Ford Flex, so comfortably packing seven (or eight, if you dare) people could be a bit more challenging. If you're just using the first two rows of seats, though, the Honda's appeal becomes more apparent. Despite an underwhelming spec sheet, the Pilot drives great, whether you're talking about power delivery or handling or ride comfort. Combine that with a reputation for consistent quality and you understand what draws in Honda customers. It's not sexy styling, the latest features, or the best numbers. Of course, I doubt anyone would complain if Honda dug up some classier duds for this crossover.
Eric Tingwall
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Passenger 2
Like Joe DeMatio, I was a bit shocked to see the $41,175 price tag on the Pilot. Although it's not uncommon for press cars to arrive with every option box checked, some of this Touring model's extras, including Bluetooth, a USB input, and a power liftgate, are standard on competitors. Honda, with its love of bundles, won't even let you opt for most of these extras until you step up to $35,000 EX-L trim.
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Passenger
2011 Honda Pilot Touring
2011 Honda Pilot Touring Front Three Quarters Driver

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Certified Pre-Owned 2011 Honda Pilot Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$19,475

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Suggested Retail Price
$28,320

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2011 Honda Pilot Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
250 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
253 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 PILOT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 13, 2008, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE STITCHING THAT SECURES THE END OF THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER LAP SECTION OF THE SEATBELT MAY BE INCOMPLETE OR MISSING.
Consequences
IF THE STITCHING IS INCOMPLETE OR MISSING, THE SEATBELT MAY DETACH FROM THE ANCHOR WEBBING, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY IN A CRASH.
Remedy
HONDA DEALERS WILL CONDUCT A SPECIALIZED INSPECTION OF THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEATBELTS, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SEATBELTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 5, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
310,773
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:01
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 HONDA ACCORD V6 AND MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA PILOT VEHICLES. THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT DAMPER BRACKET TO THE FRONT SUSPENSION AND THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED WHICH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING. THE SPINDLE NUTS FOR THE AXLE ON THE ACCORD V6 MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY WHICH MAY RESULT IN EXCESSIVE NOISE AND/OR LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequences
LOSS OF STEERING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY LOOSE FRONT DAMPER BRACKET BOLTS OR SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT IF NECESSARY. DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE ACCORD V6 IF NECESSARY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN DECEMBER 23, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
10,823
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through December 21, 2012. One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
Consequences
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. This could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. The dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
748,481
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Marginal
NHTSA Rating Overall
4

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Honda Pilot

Depreciation
26.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$10,084
26.6%
Insurance
$5,800
15.3%
Fuel Cost
$12,947
34.1%
Financing
$2,235
5.9%
Maintenance
$4,440
11.7%
Repair Costs
$2,025
5.3%
State Fees
$382
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $37,913 What's This?
Value Rating: Average