2012 Honda Pilot
There are 3 user reviews for the EX-L 2WD trim shown below
- Very comfortable, great features for the price and solidly engineered
- Noisy A/C compressor, mildly under powered
Purchased As New
I now have 7000 miles on my Pilot — a near even mix of in-city and hwy miles. My thoughts are this; the Pilot is a solid, well-engineered vehicle that offers a lot of features for the price when compared with its competitors. It's gas mileage is as advertised (I'm getting 21 city and 25 hwy). Its interior is comfortable (even on very long road trips), quiet and roomy. A few unexpected and pleasant surprises are how well the exterior has held up on long hauls. I expected a few paint chips from rocks and gravel tossed up by other vehicles on the road and not so much as a scratch. Its off-road capabilities are actually competent and downshifting on mountain roads does a great job in providing steady engine breaking. Also, the bluetooth system is extremely well integrated. My criticisms are that I've found it to be a little underpowered (especially in accelerating quickly from a stop), the a/c compressor is noisy (you can especially notice it running at idle), and the sun visors are basically useless when you need to apply them to the side windows—though in fairness, someone not as tall as me who has a more forward seating position might not have the same trouble (I'm 6'6"). Other than those, I don't have much else in the way of complaints. The Pilot does exactly what it's advertised to do and does it well. And for the money, Honda's history of long-term reliability, and passenger volume, I'm very happy with the vehicle I chose. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
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