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The best SUV by Die Hard Honda fan on 04/17/2012. Trim: 2012 Honda Pilot EX 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The 2012 Pilot has "brisk," great accleration because of the newly redesinged transmision. The brakes are not the ferrari kind, but they are preety good. Remember this is a 4,500 pound car. It is very confortable in all the rows. The thrid row is excellent, very spacious. The speakers are great (EX). No roadnoise and newly designed tires are on the Pilot, along with the acuostic windshiled. We bought this car as a family of 5. People complain about this vehicle, I dont see why, I have three Hondas, two High Mialage. 98' Accord 210,000 mi, 2007 CR-V, 110,000 mi, and 2012 Pilot, 2,000 mi. All orginal engines and transmissions. Just maintain them people!!!
Cons: At first I complained about the dashboard, but overall other things tend to override the dash. I wish the EX came in black for the interior, as cloth. But the gray is not bad. You can get second row seat coveres as an option, which I recomend if you have a family. Use scotchgaurd for the interior to help protect against stains. You should be fine. There is a slight humming noise when the car is idling and the A/C is on. Its not big deal because there are two raidator fans, which makes the Pilot more heavy duty. The humming noise is very slim. The car jerked when you changed it out of its gear and that only happens up to 1000 mi because it's so new and the motor mounts are settling in.
Overall review: If you are a Honda fan you know you can buy this and easily hit 250,000 miles if you maintain it properly. Now do not trust Honda if you give it to them to maintain it. They tend to break other things, or make them more prone to breaking so you can come back and they steal your money. Make friends with a trustful mechanic. Otherwise maintain it your self, or google how.
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Minivan replacement by George from New Jersey on 03/31/2012. Trim: 2012 Honda Pilot EX 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Excellent ergonomics, lots of space (can sit 7 adults comfortably), quiet, easy to drive, and high ground clearance. Averaging 21 mpg after 1000 miles with an equal combination of city an highway driving. I expect mileage to improve slightly after breakin.
Cons: Average performance.
Overall review: Recommended for larger families that don't want a minivan.
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Happy Pilot Owner in New England by Boston on 03/25/2012. Trim: 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Size - big enough to carry 8 people comfortably, and tow a small (18 ft) boat Back up camera display is excellent with a 10 inch screen. The same screen is used for the radio which is easy to read. Easy to park and see around the vehicle. The turning radius is excellent as compared to my last minivan. 4wd is a hug plus in the NE region and works well.
Cons: No roof rack as part of the car - the dealer wants $500 to install it. Ride is on the stiffer side but I also have a 07 Accord and the ride is similar. Highway noise can be high, especially if the pavement is not super smooth.
Overall review: Overall excellent car, good value for the money and a great family vehicle. Honda's reputation for reliability is a plus.
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The one and only Honda Pilot by Lighting Bug, Northern CA on 07/21/2012. Trim: 2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD.
Pros: This is a great SUV. What i love about Honda is how they have a variety of cars. They have a car for every class, sub compact, compact, midsize sedan, small suv, large suv, and mid size truck. Honda is always class leaders. This car was very spacious, cozy, and the seats are very, very comfortable. Steering was nice and fluidy, but yet tight, acceleration was incredible, i got on the highway, and i looked at my speedometer, and next thing i knew i was going 80 mph. I had to let go of the gas until the car slowed down!! It climbs hills great, its very responsive, its a great car.
Cons: None at all.
Overall review: This is a class leader, a great car, and it should be a role model for everyone out there to show them what a SUV is.
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Great family hauler - highly recommended by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/04/2012. Trim: 2012 Honda Pilot LX 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Roomy, reliabe, well designed & logical dashboard controls and layout, solid feel all around. Low range 4WD worked great getting over high snow drifts during last 3 winters.
Cons: Steering while precise is overboosted and dashboard top plastic feels hard and rather cheap. Also standard trailer hitch while great, does not include electric connector for trialer lights.
Overall review: Over the last almost 3 years of ownership (210 model), I am happy to say the car has been excellent. I have had no problems at all. The car is a wonderful family hauler with lots of interior room. The car feels safe, there is great visibility and the ride is fairly quiet even at speed though it can be a bit noisy over rough roads. After 3 years of NYC streets, interior fit and finish remains good without any squeaks or rattles (UNLIKE my Ford Explorer which rides like a horse buggy). Acceleration is good for such a heavy car and highway gas mileage is surprisingly good (up to 26 mpg) with the VTEC engine.
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