2003 HONDA Pilot

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103,842 Miles
89,714
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 103842
Color: Blue
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: 5 speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.5L V-Shaped J35A4
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: MENDON, MA


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 853 reviews

Experience

5
David Carter on 10/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

We have had a 2003 for 13 + years. We have nothing but good comments to make. We plan to buy a new one in 2017. The 2003 wear-well. Our experience make it wise to buy a 2017 model. We are having some difficulty choosing to sell it. It serves us well.

Over 278,000 miles...

5
Stephen Wollman on 10/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

My wife and I are now Piloteers. I bought my first pilot--an'03--in 2013. The guy I bought if from had sent his last kid to college and didn't need the extra car, otherwise I'm sure he would've kept it. It had 245,000 miles on it. Since we've owned it (it's been my wifes primary driver) we've rolled it up to 278,000. Other than standard maintenance, I've put no money into it. It literally still handles like it's brand new. The invinceable V-tech engine is very quiet, and the transmission doesn't slip in the least. As of a week ago, we are now piloteers for life. I gave away my perfectly good Chrysler Pacifica and bought my wife a newer pilot with half the mileage. The '03 is now mine. I will never buy another vehicle. When my oldest gets into high school (in the next two years) I will give him the '03 and buy another. Make no mistake, the honda pilot is the absolute distance you can take your dollar. It is well worth the money.

Soooo good, we named it.

4.5
autosavant on 05/29/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I brought home my first born from the hospital in my new Honda Pilot. After 200,000 miles in ten reliable years, I must say that it has been a pleasure owning it. "Hans" my daughter named it, the ultimate compliment; rides as smooth as it did when first purchased. It would be nice to buy a new car but just can't let go of it to see how far it'll go! Many say it's a 300K miles automobile.

This car performed better than our 2003 lexus RX300

5
taxpayer41 on 05/01/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife always liked her pilot better than my RX300. Both are 2003. I traded my lexus after 10 years ln 2013 for a Camry Hybrid, as we no longer need 2 SUV's in the family, and she didn't want to give up her Pilot. We have spent little or no additional money on the car and it now has 111,000 miles and going strong. I have to say, this car is a good buy. She still doesn't want to trade it, but we've been looking for new car that has an automatic lift gate for her. Maybe now?

Pilot is the best

5
roooddy on 02/07/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 22.5

We bought the car new in Oct of 2002. The tires were replaced at 84K...still have original brakes at 102K. Never so much as an alignment needed. The usual oil changes and a timing belt is all I've done in 11 years. The best car we ever owned! Update...After 14 years no rust, interior/exterior looks great, still running the factory plugs, may be the last car I ever need.

Mine was a very Reliable Car

4.5
warrenam47 on 09/24/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I live in the mountains of NC. The roads are very dangerous here, esp. in the winter. I test drove my Pilot in a snow storm, and bought it for its size and great gas mileage. i Never got stuck in the snow. and i drove this past winter for an hour from boone to beech mountain Everyday. nothing, and i mean nothing ever went wrong in the car. the only things i spent money on were literally break pads and a few oil changes. it was at 125k when i recently hit a deer going 70mph and its now totaled and im now heartbroken. there seems to be something seriously wrong with every SUV i consider to replace my pilot with. i loved luxury cars but now im feeling more sensible... and a grille guard is ness

Window regulator problem

4.9
powderpuff on 08/05/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have really loved the Pilot since we bought it new. We are having trouble with the leather seats coming apart, but that we can deal with. The major problem is we have now replaced all 4 of the window regulators once and one of them twice! Three this year. This is really irritating because they just go down all of a sudden when driving along or when parked at a parking lot we come out and one will be down! We are lucky we haven't had it stolen. Plus in the desert in the middle of the summer it sucks to have a window all a sudden falls down! As well as the $350 it costs each time to fix. Honda rep says there isn't a problem are we the only ones with this problem?!

Most expensive vehicle ever!!!!

2
baust on 07/05/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Our Pilot has been family owned since new and was dealer maint. up to 80K. We bought it from her parents with 80K miles. It's hardly even needed any maint. done. I did the timing belt/waterpump/plugs @ 107K, the first brake job was done at 125K. We drive mostly highway. Here's the catch: The first transmission went out at 130K miles. Honda quoted us $3,700 to replace it with a factory reman. with a 3-year/36K warranty. We had them replace it because we didn't want to ever have to worry about it again. Now 2 years later @ 172K and the transmission needs to be replaced again. They won't cover anything because we have put 42K on it. They quoted us $4,700. Can YOU afford one? We can't.

Honda pilot 03 transmissions

3.9
jona on 10/18/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I also have a 2003 honda pilot. We have kept up on all maintenance on this vehicle. Had drive light flash and was told 4th gear pressure sensor was bad, had that fixed. A month later my transmission starts acting up, take to dealer and they told me I needed a whole new transmission and was gonna cost us $3000.00 to fix

Honda Owners Beware

3.6
Pilot Owner on 10/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Had the torque converter and transmission replaced with only 89k miles under normal driving conditions. Total cost was over $3600. Better have deep pockets for Honda repairs, as they love their parts.

Looking for 350,000

4.6
Jamie on 10/01/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife loves her Pilot. We purchased this vehicle with 67,000 miles. At 120,000 miles, we changed the front struts and the right axle. May have something to do with the 2 deer we hit. At 140,000 we had to replace 2 switches in the transmission and have had no problems with it at all since. We did change the timing and water pump at 175,000. Even though it was suggested at 100k. Over all we are well pleased with our purchase and are looking for 350,000 miles plus. Right now we are driving at 188,000 miles.

Just Love IT!

5
Smiley on 09/14/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought mine this weekend and I love it. It has 139,000 miles on it but the guy took care of it and has all the paper work down to every oil change. It rides very well.

2003 Pilot Transmission Failure

4
DownSouth on 08/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought certified pre-owned in 2005 with 30K miles. Bought extended warranty. Paid off last month and warranty ran out 8-9-2010, trans failed 8-23-2010. No help from warranty but Honda paid 25%. Picked up today and drove 1/4 mile and it made a grinding noise with ABS and VTM lights coming on. Waiting on Monday. All dealer service since purchased.

Seven Years

4.6
geokeller on 07/27/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall performance is very good. AWD is excellent in wet and snow covered roads. After installing a K & N air filter highway mileage is as high as 25 mpg. What I do not like is the quality. Chromed door handles started peeling at 50,000 miles. Exterior paint marks up easily. Many little things continue to go wrong. My next SUV will not be a Honda.

Consumer Rating

4.9
Pao Y. Her on 07/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2003 Honda Pilot as brand new, since now it still runs like a brand new car. It has not problem what so ever. Everything is still original except the tires and brake pads. This car is the most dependable and reliable car I have ever seen.

Saved My Husband's Life

4.6
KenziesMom on 06/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband bought me a 2003 Honda Pilot EXL for Mother's day. We had just had a baby and I was driving a 2002 Mustang and needed something I felt would be safer. We had no major problems. The engine mounts had to be replaced and the transmission was beginning to act a little squirrelly. However, my husband wrecked it before we were able to get the transmission checked out. He fell asleep behind the wheel on the way home from work (oil field) and went off into a steep ditch hitting a concrete embankment which caused the Pilot to roll twice landing upside down when finished. My husband was not buckled and ended up in the back by the cargo door. He WALKED away with NO INJURIES. Thank you Honda!

Incredible Impressed!

4.8
MassSnowMan on 01/18/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our 2003 Honda new and have close to 200,000 miles on the car. It is still going strong and we've had no problems. We have done all of the recommended maintenance as outlined in the Honda owners manual (oil changes, brakes, engine tune ups, etc.) The car has been great in the snow and with good tire tread(all season radials), we have had NO problems thus far. Reliability has been exceptional. The interior has held up fairly well after the wear and tear of three kids. Our oldest child is now driving and this car will probably be driven "into the ground" by her. Our experience has been so good that we are looking at the 2010 Pilot! Overall, we're happy with our Honda Pilot!

Excllent SUV

4.3
debijo on 01/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Honda Pilot! It is a great SUV and very reliable. I have 140,000 miles without any problems! Except for the mpgs, I am spoiled driving my SUV. The only problem I can say I have with it is that I don't want to drive anything else now! I would and do personally recommend this vehicle to anyone, from two people to 5 adults and 3 children.

So glad I bought

4.8
thollis on 12/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle with the intent that it would be my daughter's first vehicle after she turned 16 this year and I would upgrade. This past week my daughter had her first accident which was a roll over. I cannot tell you how glad I am I bought this vehicle. It did everything it should have to protect her. Everyone including the insurance adjuster has commented on what a great job the support system in this truck did in protecting my child. Thank you Honda.

luv it

4.8
hapeinTN on 08/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it used in 03 with 77k and have never looked back. It's the only car I have ever owned that I can actually drive all day and not have back and leg fatigue. It has performed flawlessly. After hearing others who owned Honda's, rant and rave about their reliability, I now have to agree with them. Two years later and 35000 miles, no issues! Our last car was a Sable wagon which by the same mileage was on it's second tranny and numerous other issues. Thanks Honda for providing such wonderful vehicles with such outstanding value!

2003 Pilot - 7 yrs old

3.8
Kristin on 07/23/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for 7 years and like all Hondas, it's been super reliable. I had to replace the stereo a year ago (it broke for no reason). It was $1000 to replace, so I bought an aftermarket, but the steering wheel controls won't work with it now. The interior door handle was plastic with "metal tape" over it and it was peeling, so I had to replace it. I hate the removable headrests for the 2nd/3rd row seats (big pain), but they've redesigned them in 2009. Overall it's been a great car and I'm buying another Pilot now (2010), which is even better designed. I love Hondas!

Transmission Failed

3.3
Steve on 07/09/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Having owned and driven multiple Honda Accords since a 1979 model, I was expecting a similar non-eventful and reliable experience with a 2003 Pilot that was purchased used. But the transmission has just failed at 140k miles. Sadly, this is standard for the Honda Pilot if you quickly glance around the internet. The same problem extends to other Honda models with the V6: the Accord, Odyssey, and Acura TL. These and other Honda transmission issues have been subject of numerous recalls and class action suits over the years. I am otherwise a Honda fan and enjoy the Pilot, but this one reliability issues is a serious shortcoming that anyone purchasing must be financially prepared for.

3 Years of Driving

4
zzedo310 on 06/03/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

As the title states, I've owned my 03' for 3 years. In that time, I've put 60K miles on it and drove it from AK to FL and several trips in the CONUS. No major issues. Minor issues: recommended tune-ups are costly, both the 60K mile tuneup and 90K mile tune-up were around $1000 each. To get fully installed towing package, another $1000. Drive train belt, another grand. At 100K miles, just as another owner here stated, my speaker system is going downhill. During long trips, I notice a buzzing sound coming out of the speakers. Annoying enough to shut music off. Great storage cubbies in front for maps, flashlights, etc.

2003 Pilot with 210k miles

4.6
Bad Audio on 04/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had mixed results with my 2003 Pilot. Have had two major transmission repairs, one covered by warranty and the other one cost me $900. HOWEVER, the biggest disappointment has been the RES (rear entertainment center). There is an annoying low frequency buzz that appears on both radio and DVD play. While it's minorly annoying on the speakers it incapacitates the wireless headphones. Unfortunately, Honda's solution is to replace the whole unit for a fee of $1700. Have mixed opinions of purchasing another Pilot.

Can't Take This Car Down

4.8
The Tank on 03/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used/certified with about 10k on. I have driven it from state to state and just love the way it drives. We have dubbed it the "TANK" because we were rear ended twice while sitting at a stand still and virtually no damage to the Honda. The cars that hit us on both occasions folded up like a slinky. Will drive this car until it falls apart. I LOVE IT.

Happy Honda Owner

4.9
AJM on 11/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased to replace a 1997 Suburban, and have been very impressed with the vehicle. Normal maintenance and have followed Honda's recommended maintenance schedule and the vehicle continues to impress mile after mile!

Great Family Vehicle

4.9
Mike on 09/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Average over 20K miles/year with 4 kids and have had minimal issues. Replaced 2 motor mount and other than that just normal maintenance of tires, battery, brakes, etc. Driven to east coast and Florida numerous times from Midwest. Tow boat and wave runner regularly. Excellent responsiveness and great maneuverability.

2003 Pilot Falling Apart

2.9
Disgusted Pilot Owne on 08/07/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I have a 2003 Pilot EX-L with RES with 79,000 miles. Gradually, the thing is falling apart. After 3 years, the A/C broke. Shortly after that, 2 door locks broke. The quality of the leather is terrible. The driver's side visor mirror cover broke. The plastic on the bottom side of the driver's side broke off. One of the rear A/C vents broke. The car is even starting to rust right in the middle of the passenger's side door for no apparent reason! This is unbelievable! When I speak to Honda about these issues, they say they have never heard of such problems. However, I am finding by reading online that my problems are quite common. What has happened to Honda's quality?

I would never purchase Honda Pilot

2
irelands on 08/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

The heating /cooling ventilation system is poor, bad circulation, side windows ice up inside during driving to ski resorts. Car seats 7 passengers and one driver, but windows fog up all around vehicle interior with only three passengers. Seats are built so close together, impossible to get fingers down to floor level to retrieve dropped coins, credit cards, vacuum crumbs etc, hard to clean carpets as nozzle does not fit in such tight spaces where seats are anchored. Plastic in vehicle is poor quality, breaks easily. Had number of factory recalls for safety restraint systems, All in all, a poorly-designed car.

Never a problem

4.5
kate on 07/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car coming from owning a Toyota Sienna Van. I had owned Toyotas for years and years and was nervous to switch, but the third row seat sold me. I have never had a problem with this car in 5 years. I have replaced the tires and the battery, and probably need brakes, but nothing has ever broken down on it. It is roomy, even in the third row. I have had 8 adults in this car several times and everyone survived. The interior was well thought out. I'd own another Honda. (I only wish it had rear camera or sensors. - My Honda has a dent in the back hatch.)

Excellent Ride!

5
Proudmom on 07/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a ford explorer before but the Honda Pilot is better by far. It has more room and it rides smoothly. I am so glad I bought this car.

Dissatisfied Pilot Owner

2.8
scoot3 on 06/15/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Most everything is OK with the Pilot with the exception of the transmission. I would strongly recommend that anyone buying a Pilot to plan on trading the Pilot before the power train warranty runs out. If not, you will be facing a $2500 fix. Pilot had a transmission recall but it was not a very good fix. Also radio and CD player are poor quality. Had to replace.

Honda's are great

4.9
Chonus on 06/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great SUV. Very dependable and well built. Get 26 mpg on highway. Roomy and comfortable.

Pilot is predictablily reliable

4.5
pilot rocks on 05/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After one year ownership no problems at all. Not even minor. Safe, rides great, plenty of power and room for kids, parents and grandparents.

Trashy Transmission

3
Pilot Problem on 05/04/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Warning: Do not but Honda Pilot with V6 and auto tranny. My tranny went out after warranty went out. Even dealer told me that there was a problem with the Pilot and the V6 with auto tranny. A $2500 fix for me. I am a disabled veteran and live on a fixed income. Bought Pilot expecting to get about 250,000 miles out of it. What a joke. If you buy, plan on trading before power train warranty runs out. Do not end up with the same problem that I did. Warning. Do not buy Honda Pilot with V6 and auto tranny.

Transmission Problems

3
Disappointed on 04/18/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I would not recommend the Honda Pilot to anyone that intends on keeping the vehicle for a long time. My transmission went at 101,000 miles and the maintenance had always been done by the book. Looking at $2500 to replace transmission. Once repaired, I will make sure that it belongs to someone else within a few days. Will not buy another Honda. I have owned a couple of Honda Accords and they were good cars. The Pilot Sux. Wanted something bigger because I am a disabled veteran with leg injuries and needed the extra leg room. If you but a Pilot, you had better buy the triple super duper extended warranty with it, because you will have transmission problems.

A Great SUV without the bulk

4.8
mcm on 04/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this is may of 2006 for 18k with 34k miles on it. I replaced the tires and brakes, along with fixing the rear a/c ($50) and 5 minutes of my time to install the new part. My wife primarily drives this car, and she has really enjoyed it. It has proved excellent in the snow here I despite being able to carry 8 people, this car is only slightly longer than my 98 Subaru wagon. We have taken many 1000 miles trips, and have been very impressed in the power and handling. On trips averaging 80-85 mph, we average a bit over 20 mpg which is outstanding considering the size and power. Even with all season tires, the awd does great, and the vcm lock is great for really slippery conditions.

1sthondaluvit

4.6
pilotcopilot on 07/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have only owned this vehicle for around a month, but love it! Replaced a worn out Mercury Sable wagon with it and never looked back. It drives impeccably and handles like a dream! Even though it has 78000 miles on it, runs like new. I have owned other Japanese vehicles in the past and loved them. This by far is the most comfortable and best handling of any!

Part of the family

4.9
tucson majic on 07/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had A GM, wouldn’t quit breaking so we went and tried the Honda Pilot. Paid sticker as there was no bartering at the time. Outstanding value for the money. Held up great as my wife is hard on vehicles. The only thing I did to it was add an aftermarket transmission cooler as we live in a hot climate. This vehicle has been that reliable that I would replace it with another. Maintaining it is easy for do it yourselfers also.

Fun to drive

4.9
dave hoffman on 05/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our primary family vehicle. We use this whenever the whole family goes somewhere. I love how well this vehcile rides, performs and handles at highway speeds. Very easy to handle in parking lot manuvers. Love this vehicle and will buy another one when ready.

superior to any competitor in class

4.9
So Cal on the go on 02/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just why does anybody buy an SUV? Practical, go anywhere, looks, roomy, fun, features, price...and a few more. Without being an offroad pretender, this unit meets it all. My favorite, I never have to take my golf clubs out to run errors or pick up the kids.

nice car but buyers beware

3.3
Reinaldo Davila on 02/02/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This car runs great, love the interior except for the consoles. Gas mileage is horrible I feed this baby once a week. Problem with dampness/wetness on the carpeting from drivers side and passengers side. Had it serviced twice. So buyers beware, have it serviced by a mechanic before you purchase a used Pilot.

great family travel vehicle

3.9
wisfam on 01/17/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great family vehicle. Comfortable ride and handling (after replacing OEM tires). Good ergonomics for a big man.

Unhappy since 2003

2.9
DLP on 01/16/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Leased my pilot the first year out, and will never do that again. I have been unhappy with this car since the first month I bought it. There are things that you don't realize in your 10- minute test drive. My biggest complaint is the extremely poor design of the driver seat -it leans back instead of supporting your head,it protrudes behind your shoulders, and there is no lower back support. I get back aches whenever I drive more than 20 minutes. Also, very little leg room for us long-legged drivers. Other problems I've had: struts were replaced after 2 years, shifts roughly going uphill, loud squeaking when backing up,front air-vents won't stay stationary. Can't wait to turn it in!

Best SUV yet!

5
Arthur on 01/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased a '03 White EX-L with Gray leather 10/02 - to this day, the paint still shimmers like new, leather takes wear & tear but is flawless. This is my everyday car, 66k, no problems. Impeccable fit & finish. Extremely comfortable on a 16 hr trip. Amazing mpg, I average about 23 mpg on a tank of gas. Likes being light footed, heavy footers will suffer. Great ergonomics. Rides better than my wife's Sequoia that cost me 44k. Feels big & safe like a truck. Lots of room to spread out & huge cargo room when seats folded. Only thing done was scheduled maintenance, tires/brakes at 42k, & trans. recall. No competition, Def buying again. If its well pampered, nothing goes wrong!

america, take note

4.5
yachtracer on 01/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an outstanding suv. Plenty of power, space and comfort. Hauls everything we need, both inside and by trailer. It is very reliable and the build quality is obvious.

Just float along...

4.8
Hondalvr on 12/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After test driving 6 other Hondas (CR- Vs, Accords, Element) I was lucky enough to get a super-clean "pre- owned" 2003 Pilot in March of 2006 with only 22k miles on it. I'd had a Jeep Cherokee for 11 years before that, so there was a huge difference in ride comfort (long overdue!). The professional reviews are right, it drives like a luxury sedan and I don't think I've ever been in anything more comfortable. I'll be hanging on to this one for years to come...

Can't wait to buy a new one!

4.8
Peyton on 11/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family and I absolutely LOVE this SUV! It's affordable and reliable, which is what I need with two young children. I bought my Pilot used, but in my opinion, Honda's don't start running good until they reach 60 k miles! One more year and I will trade my old Pilot in for an 07'. I can't wait! It has plenty of room to haul my kids' friends around in, plus some. It travels good, rides great, and I just love it! I would highly recommend the Pilot to anyone with a small or large family. It's just the right size no matter what you're doing.

Depreciation rated too high

4.6
Susan on 09/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Chosen for the 3rd row seat and fun to drive, the Honda Pilot is a great family car. The feelings of safety and power are comforting. The ventilation is strange-if one window is open, the air pressure is overwhelming and more windows need to be opened to compensate. Only one other problem in 3 years- the front row passenger side door lock stopped working with the remote. Sold with only 34,000 miles after 3 years, I got only half what I paid for it, and it was in good shape.

Love my Pilot

4.9
karen on 09/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my fourth SUV. I love just about everything about it! It rides like you are driving on a cloud with plenty of interior space, extra seating in the back, seat belts for all passengers, leather to sink into, and great handling on the road. There are only two cons I can think of. Some wind noise over 15-20mph with just one window down (when two are down, the noise is gone)....Small sliver space in front area between the console and driver and passenger seats is hard to clean. Thats it! When I get ready to sell this Pilot, I will definitely be looking at another one!!

Driving

4.8
george murphy on 08/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable and stable ride. AWD works extremely well. Pulled a 7 foot Hobie Cat in deep sand! 8 seats a bonanza with visiting grandchildren. 1 recall seanless. Took extended warranty as we bought the 1st model year, probably will never use it. Only problem we have had is collection of "carbon" on gas pedal mechanism causing sticking.

I love this SUV

5
LoveMyPilot on 08/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my fourth Honda (3 civics and now my pilot). I bought this car sight unseen at the auto show in 03-first year for the pilot, and have never been happier with a car purchase!! I love the size and yet it still handles better than most sedans and compact cars. It is 100% honda reliable!

Noisy speakers

4.9
Carla on 08/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We absolutely love this car. Very comfortable ride, kids love the DVD entertainment system. The 60/40 seat fold is wonderful. Not too much space left if the third seat is up. Overall, its great!

Everything is great!!!

4.9
Honda Pilot on 08/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no trouble with my Pilot. I have three kids and was not ready to go to a mini van so I got a Pilot. It was the best investment I have made. The Entertainment package is a must have for anyone with kids!

Great SUV

4.9
Chief on 07/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never been happier with any auto purchase, than with the Pilot. Its just awesome, loads of room, and extremely reliable. In the 3 years I have owned it, I have only serviced it 5 times (every 7,500 miles). The only thing that would ever make me get a different vehicle, would be if they made the Pilot with some kind of hybrid engine.

Great reliability and price

4.4
Roman on 07/22/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Honda car and I'm trilled with my choice! I bought it for the legendary Honda reliability and did not regret it for a second. Pilot drives pretty good if you take size of this truck into consideration. Performance on snow is unreal. In the winter, I park in the biggest pile of snow I can find, and Pilot gets in and out without any problems every time.

karceneaux

4.5
K ARCENEAUX on 07/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The gas mileage for the first year was 19 on the highway, but now we get 24. The back seat area needs more room if you have kids. The factory tires are terrible. Road noise, uneven wear.

Failed Struts are Dangerous!

3.5
Bliss on 07/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought a Honda because I had always heard how reliable they were. They are just about the ugliest cars on the market, but the Pilot had several features that I really wanted, seating for eight passengers, integrated DVD system, and fairly good gas mileage. The warranty is not nearly as good as Hyundai, but I didn't think that would be an issue.

Can't Go Wrong with a Pilot!

4.8
Coleen on 07/12/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Pilot in Jan of 2006, and it's the best decision I've made. Prior to purchasing, I researched every SUV out there, and test drove a few. This vehicle drives and rides like a luxury car! It doesn't feel like you're driving an 8-passenger vehicle, has more than sufficient power, very roomy in front and middle rows for large adults, great cargo space, and looks quite stylish. I have the EX-L model loaded with everything. Kids LOVE the DVD player. I love that they can listen with wireless headphones and I can play my CD or Radio! Leather seats remain beautiful and are easy to clean up! Not a single hint of mechanical problems! Drives great--everyday!

Love my PILOT!

4.9
Britt on 05/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the best car purchase I've yet made. It's fun, and practical. The Honda Pilot has enough room for my family of five with plenty of cargo space as well. I highly recommend this vehicle to someone who is looking to "upsize".

Review of my Pilot

4.8
Merrill Haas on 04/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles well on mountain roads. Has good acceleration.

Best Reliability of any car I ever owned

4.9
alphatango on 03/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Honda was and is a 1995 Accord. It now has 230,000 miles on it and I'm still using it. I was so impressed, I bought my Pilot, and with 80,000 miles on it, it has been in for repairs once---to replace the rear door struts. This is a excellent vehicle.

kids are gone

5
don on 01/31/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

towing a 3,500 lb. travel trailer with no problem and still maintain 18 mpg at 60 mph. on a hot florida day with the air on and still plenty of power to pass slower vehicles with ease is a credit to this vehicles performance and quality. the normal in town avrage is17mpg with 22.3 best on hiway with 2 persons on board.

EXcellent Family Car

4.8
RaginPilot on 01/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Hi is a good car. I has good suspension, power, and Comfort. It's very Reliable. Very Safe. Responds well. Has a good emergency handling. It has a Good VTM-4 system

Pilot-no problems

4.6
sfisheriii on 01/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife drives the car the most, especially in town. I drive on the highway. While the gas mileage is low compared to a sedan, she feels that the in-out comfort and the high view the car affords her are wonderful. The engineers and designers have invested a lot of thinking into the interior design of the car and have come up with another winner. There was one small glitch involving shifting to a lower gear(automatic), but we figured it out.

Very Satisfied

5
Cynthia Dittoe on 12/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Pilot just turned 50K miles and I've had no problems at all. I've driven in the snow and ice, and it performed very well. It's been reliable and a pleasure to drive as well as economical compared to the larger SUV's on the market. I would highly recommend a Pilot.

A great vehicle

4.8
Frank on 12/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have about 41,000 miles on it now, and it looks and runs like new. Knock on wood, there have been no problems. Folding down the seats and hauling heavy loads is a cinch. It is also easy to pack nine of the family into it, with plenty of cupholders and outlets for MP3's. There is a lot of road noise, and I seldom use the radio at highway speed because of it. Otherwise, it is comfortable to drive, dependable and convenient.

Do all Pilot

4.9
Bob & Barbara on 11/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is well made and drives easily with a lot of comfort. It is a remarkable bargain considering it costs some $10,000 less than the Acura MDX with which it shares more than chassis. Have had no problems though its width can be deceiving, particularly in a parallel parking situation.

Do not buy first year model

3.8
matt on 10/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased this vehicle new. I have 42,000 miles on vehicle. Not typical Honda quality. Warranty items replaced recalled: new vent, new console top, transmission oil cooler kit recal, and finally EGR valve recall. The VTM4 light and Engine service light has been coming on for the last 1000 miles. I have had it to the dealer 4 to 5 different times and it is still not fixed. The last thing the replaced was the VTM4 control module $800 dollars and it did not fix it. This has been very frustrating and you would not expect this from a Honda product that cost $32,000 new. Very disappointing.

Awesome vehicle

4.8
Linda on 10/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SUV. The only down side is the gas mileage which did not bother me until the prices have risen. It is comfortable, looks great, has been maintance free! People ask me about it all the time and tell me how great it looks. I will never own a GM product again!

Comfort and Class

4.6
Chris on 10/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV to drive...before I purchased my Pilot, I tested most of the SUV's in its class. Comfort on long road trips is undescribable. I would recommond this vechile to anyone!

Don't buy first model year

3.6
leroy on 08/18/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The Pilot is comfortable to drive and has good storage capacity. However we have had multiple problems that have ranged from a stress cracked windshied to electrical problems ..... our 3rd Honda product and most disappointing.

The best suv

4.9
robert adochio on 08/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i initially considered toyota highlander,lexus 300,4 runner, envoy and acura mdx. thought the acura was the best. this car is the mdx for $10,000 less.after 80,000 mi. i couldn't be happier. reliable, comfortable and fast. (kept up with my boxter in acceleration with my wife driving). i've replaced the tires and brake pads, the inside front door handles and changed the oil, that's all the maintenance. not a squeak from the interior and it pulled me out of a 31 inch snowfall in 4 whl low.i will buy this model again.

I love the Pilot!

4.5
northeast_driver on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot for many reasons: great in snow/bad weather, decent fuel economy for an suv (18.5/22 mi/gal), takes regular gas, powerful, accelerates easily, very spacious, many storage compartments, comfortable interior, easy to handle (turn and park), good visibility, no problems so far. Everybody who gets in the car loves it as well. A great buy!

Reliable, Well Engineered, but boring

4
Fred on 07/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Honda for the ability to car pool kids, take road trips, great value and to know that I have a very reliable vehicle that wont cost me much to maintain. I have not been disappointed. I knew that I was buying a boring SUV in terms of style and performance. Of course, I have typically owned BMW's but the X5 only seats 5. Plus, I would have had to buy a three year old X5 for the price of a new Pilot. A no brainer. I drive my 10 year old BMW 318 ic to work and for fun! The Pilot comes out on the weekends and the evenings when car pools are in order. I highly recommend the Pilot, but dont expect to take those corners at 80. PS:gas mileage has been disappointing 15-16 mixed

Excellent Choice

4.8
Great Vehicle by RS on 07/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before purchasing the Pilot, I leased the RX300. The Pilot rides almost as nice as the Lexus. The Pilot is great in the snow and very comfortable on long trips. The NAV works great and is easy to use. The only item that required replacement was a burned out headlight bulb after 50000 miles. I would definetely purchase this vehicle again.

Good purchase

4.5
David on 06/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All around good vehicle, 4WD works great in snow, gas mileage is about 20. Has area between front seats that collect trash and its almost impossible to clear. The good news is that you can't see this trash unless you know exactly where to look. Would be my first pick if I were looking for a small SUV.

smooth ride and fun in snow

4.9
alleys on 05/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

have enjoyed this vehicle. Haven't had to do anything other than change the oil. I did out Michelins on it at 35k miles because the factory tires were humming. lots of fun driving in the snow this winter. Very reliable vehicle and vitrually no maintenance

I love my Pilot

5
AnnaB on 04/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 850 Volvo Wagon for the Pilot - I can't believe how much more I enjoy the car. The space is great! All three kids can bring a friend and watch a movie while I can listen to whatever I want. It has 32k miles and not a single proble! Great Car!

50K and still good

4.8
toddhopp on 04/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having just re-read the long term test for the 2003 Pilot I wanted to relate my long term opinion. First, the Pilot was the family choice over a mini-van. It is used 60/40 for city/highway driving. It has been extremely reliable everyday. It hauls; 4 to 6 teens daily with backpacks, music instruments, ect. Bikes, sleds, and two retrievers on selected weekends. In other words this is the perfect urban/suburban vehicle. If you are researching the Pilot please read the long term test and you'll find that the 2005 Pilot corrects all of the negatives in the article. Coming out of the third northern Ohio winter with my 2003 Pilot, I wouldn't want any other SUV.

The Wait was Worth It!

4.9
Rmartiz on 03/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Always wanted a Pilot but was unwilling to pay 'going price'...finally got used one with trade of CRV. Rides high and big like a truck which gives me an added sense of safety/security on these narrow mountain roads. Love the ride and handling. Storage compartments are very functional. Driver's seat with lumbar knob makes for VERY comfortable ride.

Other than the mileage.......

4.6
kerrman47 on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle. Driving it is fun....I feel safe, and it goes VERY well in snow. Bought the car used, was hesitant at first, but it was the right decision. Not very good on gas, and that is really the only drawback. Honda's certified used program is excellent. My wife has a CRV we bought new in 1999, has 67000 miles on it and it's been in for service once, and that was for brakes. I am a big Honda fan.

On the road.....

4.5
Michael on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only minor glitch was some chrome plating peeling on the inside of the driver's door--promptly fixed by dealer under warranty. Car is excellent in all aspects but one....with the roof rack and cross bars, there is an annoying road whistle at highway speeds. This should be redesigned.

Pilot Advocate

4.9
Mike on 02/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought new and have put on 33000 miles in 18 mos. Only problem was needed battery replaced due to defect under warranty. My wife loves it and tells everyone. Tight turning radius, rides like a car. Excellent family car.

Great SUV!!

4.8
Tom on 02/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far at 30000 miles only problem was with the rear wiper motor. After test driving the awkward and cumbersome Expedition, I found the Pilot a pleasure to drive the leather seats are divine and the vehicles ergonomics are delightful! The modular setup of the center console makes organizing gadget easy. The Pilot is great in the snow but due to its minivan platform serious off-road and towing capabilities are limited. The fuel economy is better than most SUVs but the industry has miserably failed consumers in fuel efficiency. If serious off-roading and/or towing aren't important you'd be hard pressed to find a better value SUV. I love this vehicle.

Great SUV

4.8
Clay on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Other than the tranmission recall and free oil changes, was in shop once for RR door rattle, fixed. It lives up to it's calling, it seats eight, but only put small kids fit in back. Seats fold down for carrying cargo, hold road well, no vibration or other problems reported by others - that's with the Goodyear tires - the Bridgestone's don't do that. Problem reported about bad sound problem with windows down - that's only if you have just the rear windows down. Holds road well, 4WD works when needed. Looks like I'll get about 24K miles on original tires. Get 15MPG in tight city driving (Dallas), 19-20 on highway, I drive agressively. Carries a LOT with rear seats down. Pleasure to drive!

Let the snow come!

4.6
new-englander on 11/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Accepting the fact that this is not a BMW in exterior design, a luxury car in sophistication, or a true off road suv, the Pilot comes very close to ideal. It has a smooth and powerful enough engine to manage tough and icy mountain slopes, maneuvers responsively through winding mountain roads or congested city streets. It handles great in inclement New England weather and it has an unbeatable safety record. It's only a little bit noisy (tire noise) but the engine is barely audible. Oh, and it's handsome enough for the country club and a lot cheaper than that MDX!

Great, safe vehicle

5
ELR on 11/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had our Pilot for just about 2 years and had no problems with it. It was great for: (i) driving kids in the carpool to school, (ii) taking long trips (DVD in the car may be man's greatest invention); (iii) heading up to the mountains for skiing. I was involved in an accident this past weekend and was broadsided at 55 mph. The Pilot is probably totalled, but my only injuries are bruising from the seatbelt. Since the car is probably totalled we will be getting another Pilot - It looks like it held its value beyond our expectations. Truly a great vehicle by a great company.

Good all purpose vehicle

4.8
mossmgmt on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In general, the Pilot is a great all purpose vehicle. I have four kids and it fits them and my wife and our stuff comfortably. Drives like a car, easy to park, great sound system, handles well in most situations. Good acceleration and good braking. The ABS probably prevented a fender bender or two! Main issue is driving with windows open: YOU CAN'T! If you exceed 40mph with open windows, the resulting vibration is unbearable. Need to try those window air-foil things.

Surprise

4.8
casworld on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Attention: My wife just paid $370 to replace fuel injection valve. Discovered there is a recall on transmissions. Anyone aware of this? Very surprised and alarmed. Loved this car but now I'm disappointed in Honda reliablity.

review

5
Melo on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

good

more than numbers

4.5
qbrozen on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Its too bad the Edmunds ratings scale doesn't ask how I'd rate the value of the vehicle because it would certainly be a 10. Asking if a "utility" vehicle is fun to drive is just plain silly, so I'm forced to give it a 7, which drags down the average score. So one just needs to look past the numbers to see how this vehicle stacks up against the competition. If you want 3 rows of seats, AWD, power to spare, and 20 mpg, all for less than $30K, there's nothing better than this one.

Break problems abound

4.6
cpmack1 on 07/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had to have the disk brakes turned twice - first time at 15000 second at 29000. Honda claims it is environmental problems... disk brakes heat up and warp around 12-13000 miles each time. Other than that one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Have been advised I will have to replace the rotars (drums) by the time I reach 50000 miles. Thats a real problem and will probably drive me to another vehicle. Have two friends who have the same problem with brakes on their pilots as well here in El Paso.

Almost perfection...

5
Trey Robertson on 07/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot handles the road beautifully. It is easily the best driving SUV I've ever owned. The design of the car creates enormous interior space in a mid-size body. DVD/ Entertainment system is a god send on long drives with small children or with adults who act like small children. Engine is smooth and quiet while providing enough horsepower to easily accelerate at a speed that speeding tickets can become a problem.

Best Suv out There

5
LuvMyPilot on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Pilot in October of 2002 and have driven it over 43,000 miles as of July, 2004. I have not one complaint about this SUV whatsoever. It is extremely comfortable, even on long trips. The fit & finish is impeccable, there is plenty of room in the cabin, not to mention the generous storage compartments! The console is amazing with the cell phone holder, etc... I test drove the Explorer, The Mountaineer and The Jeep Grand Cherokee (The Cherokee was like driving a dump truck), None compared to the overall value & ride the Honda Pilot served up. I was hooked as soon as I got behind the wheel and started my test drive.

I love this car!

4.9
g&mb on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best all around family vehicle. We traded an Odyssey for the Pilot. The Pilot gets the same gas mileage, seats one more, and drives better. The third seat is quite acceptable, and more comfortable and roomier than one in a Tahoe.

like the honda

4.6
Square on 06/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 13,000 miles on my honda pilot and it has been a solid purchase. I have read other reviews and agree with some of the minor problems. The lid on the center console was a problem in not staying latched. A few small rattles that come and go. I do not like the tires. The Bridgestone's are not up to the standards of others, I have tried to trade them in for better tires but the hit I would take is not worth it. Overall, I am happy with my honda. I will be taking a trip with it to Colorado from Wisconsin soon and have no doubt it will perform well.

Looking at Replacement

4.3
divers on 05/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Researching new vehicles already. Pilot is a let-down. Great value & great protection for me & 5 month old when hit (back driver-side) by a light- runner (40 mph w/$10k damage). The problem - the roof rack piece falling off & after 5 trips to the dealer they can't get rid insane rattling (windows+). My husband hates the road noise & the signature sound rounding corners. After looking at the Yukon and Sequoia, I'm going to miss the storage and my payment. If only...

Love my Pilot

4.6
angieeb on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUB. I love it. I can haul 7 kids, or a ton of various items. I have been driving SUV's since 1987 and this one rides like a dream and is my favorite SUV ever.

2003 Pilot EX w/ DVD System

4.8
Codyandgomez on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

See entries below.

Great CAr

4.4
alliecat on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a pleasure to drive. Sold us on Hondas after getting this car. The ride is very smooth!

Great car to drive

4.9
tabbuck on 03/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned the EX Pilot for about 10 months now and have 10K on it right now. There have been two problems with the car which were taken car of, the center console lid would not stay closed and there was a body popping sound in the left front fender (loose strut mount nut) The ride is great especially for long trips. It also has handled the snowy High Sierra with ease. Three dislikes are poor fuel economy 15 MPG 17 MPG, could use a tad more power (MDX engine would be great), and brake life appears to be much shorter than what I expect to be "normal" based on the 7500 Honda maintenance check.

The Best SUV for the price

5
Asian Dude on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this SUV with Navigational system, and a after market DVD player intall, for 31,400. This is the last brand new 2003 model I could find around the area (Tulsa, Oklahoma). This SUV performant is great, spacy interior.

Steeting Wheel Vibration(s)

3.3
Joe S. on 03/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We have come to "like" the car, but after numerous attempts to figure out what causes the wheel vibration - I am about to loose it. New Tires, 6 wheel balanceing efforts (with Hunters 3-way Road Force machine) all to no avail. Smooth as can be until 70mph and then hold on for any increase speeds after that. Other - overall - reliability has been poor - heater blower, two vents, front strut have all needed replcaing.......this is not up to Honda's standards

52,704 miles so far

4.6
PilotFan on 03/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe I've taken this car to 52,704 miles so far. It has never been in the shop for anything other than scheduled maintenance. They took care of recalls during sched maint. Honda of Santa Monica takes care of me big time. California doesn't offer harsh winter weather to really test the vehicle but it has been to Tahoe(winter), survived pretty bad rains and even the nasty fires of so cal., and the dreaded heat of Las Vegas, NV. I've been getting 20mpg highway lately. I took a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee to 242,000 miles and I sunk so much money into it by the 50,000 mile mark. The Pilot so far has been its weight in gold.

Pilot - Big Win for Honda !!

5
GRFPilot on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Amazing how much room has ben engineered into the cabin. Very spacious and comfortable design. Ride quality is excellent, 4WD performed very well during winterstorms. Fuel mileage is excellent, with regular fuel! Has won so many awards most notably from Consumer Reports 2 years running.

Honda Pilot EX

4.6
Herb Minnig on 03/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle rides and handles very well The braking system is much better than my previous SUV (explorer XLT) It's a pleasure to drive. very spunky auto Fuel economy is a little better than advertised

A Real Pleasure to Drive

4.8
Justice on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I realized that the Pilot drove more like a Honda (car) than a truck. I was aware of the convenient placement of the gauges, and the audio,heating and cooling controls. The interior of the Pilot was - well thought out, well constructed and pleasing to the eye. The configuration of the seats and the ease of converting the rear ones to allow for more space is a definite plus. The V-6 engine does its job well on the open road Overall my Pilot has lived up to my highest expectations.

This Is A Honda?

3.3
jaxson5 on 02/23/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I so wanted to love this car! But what a disappointment. Much of the blame goes to the service dept. at the dealership who scratched the ENTIRE side of my car when it was in for running board installation. This led to a trip to their body shop, which tore my car apart to repaint. Voila! I was left with a whistling windshield, ill-fitting moldings and clanky suspension noises. Back to the service dept.---> windshield still whistles, & the clanking has been replaced with a bucket-of-bolts-style clicking noise from the brakes. "Pilots are known for this" says the service guy. Lovely. To make a long story short, my Pilot's for sale. I'm getting a BMW.

Plain Vanilla

4.5
ignelson on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot, as delivered, suffers from such bland styling that one of the men at my regular tire dealer doesn't ever remember seeing one! It is a very competent vehicle, and the third row seating is what made it the vehicle of choice for the principal driver, my wife. We have 4 young grandchildren. We added the factory chrome trim on the bumpers, 18" chrome wheels, and the custom Honda front grill/bumber module. It looks much better, and we get a lot of looks, especially from other Pilot drivers. We think they believe it is a "Special Limited Edition" model, or an unavailable "test model".

30,000 mile pilot driver

4.9
desert rat on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Pilot since June 8 2002 the week it was officially released. I Have only had to bring it in for the 2 major recalls . Other than that i have only had some very minor nits. i.e. the driver side windshield washer nozzle sometimes leaks without using them. I have driven my car in Death Valley and on the dirt roads around Southern California. Works great to me. One thing though is I take my Pilot to Acura for the major services since Honda dealers around here seem to nickel and dime you for certain things that are supposed to be done. Acura does everything for one price with no extras.... Eric the Desert Rat

Initial Quality Slip

4.6
David R. Chang on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've bought many Honda products in the past 27 years because of the excellent quality. However, this Pilot EX-L came with 2 defects, the unbalanced Goodyear Integrity Tires caused steering wheel vibrated and the 5-10 second ignition strat in the cold winter (Vancouver, BC, Canada; inside my garage with temp around zero degree C). The vibration problem is improved after dealer trip, now still some inconsistent vibrations during 120 km and up. The dealer promise to replace the iginition problem after Honda come with new improved designs in 2004. Overall, Honda Pilot is a good SUV fitting our family life with reasonable price. I like it very much!

glad I switched

5
safer now on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had 3 Ford Explorers, but never felt safe in the rain, esp. the last one.The Pilot sat down onto the road better, drove it in the rain and it really hugged the highway, so bought it immediately.AWD is responsive to road condtions.Good brakes in an emergency without the shudder like some other cars. Roomy feel of larger interior, even for 6"4" husband. Gas milage is 19.5/18.5. Solid doors, easy to use back hatch door.Easy fold seats in back 2 rows. Comfortable 2nd row seating, even for adults on long trips.

Never again

1.5
cpass on 02/13/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

First Honda. Big mistake. Rattles and squeaks over Western PA roads. Problems starting in cold weather. Rear brakes cause major concern. They get stuck and heat up until they smoke. The rear wheels get so hot from the brakes, you cannot touch them. Seems worse when very cold outside. Seems like the emergecy brake gets stuck on. When they get stuck, brakes cause the car to feel like it is driving over rumble stips. Dealer cannot figure it out after several repair attempts. Claims Honda cannot figure it out and no problems reported by others. Unsafe. Trading it in with disclosure.

Couldn't be happier!

4.9
Happydrivers! on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot. I read all these reviews before I bought mine in 10-02. Best things about the Pilot are-it's a Honda, very reliable! The center console area has tons of storage, plus a place to set my purse w/o it being on the floor. There is a lot of head room, and space on the back seat for 3, plus the 3rd row seat lays perfectly flat for storage. For the amount of space, power, smooth ride, and resale value...the Pilot is worth every penny!

great vehicle

4.8
funguy on 02/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleasantly suprised with this vehicle. I wanted the Acura MDX but settled for this SUV, due to price.......but I love this vehicle more and more everyday! I am very happy we have this vehicle....it drives like a dream on both sideroads and highways. We can take up to 8 people ( even though only small people can fit into the back)! The 4x4 driving in the winter is pretty impressive (and fun too). We love how the seat heaters warm us up on those cold nights.........and the cool air conditoning cools us down on those hot days! Altogether............what an incredible vehicle.It has been everything we have asked for and more!

Honda solid

4.5
ken04 on 01/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid is the best way to describe this vehicle. Lots of room, quality, safety, practicality and a good sound system. Very comfortable and high resale value. Does everything exceptionally well. Looks are, well ........ unremarkable but certainly not offensive. Honda describes it as classic SUV. This vehicle is about 4-6 " wider than most SUV's and weighs nearly two tons. As a result, it provides terrific traction in the snow. If you do all of the research and then opt for a different SUV, I'll be really surprised. In terms of the money, quality and value, I don't think you can do better. It's a terrific vehicle and priced under $30,000.

Pete's Personal review

4.3
Pete J. on 01/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Flawless, absolutely no trouble vehicle for last 18 months since purchase. Very smooth and comfortable highway cruiser. Would have liked the option of factory heated seats and a power passenger seat as well as a sun-roof option. Did not need or ever use the third-row seating - it should've been an option

good for familys

4.6
soccermommy on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot, but the things I would changeare: the gas tank only holds enough gas (17 gal I think) @ 15 mile per gallon, to get me throught 6 days. also I hate the noise/vibration when the kids roll down the windows in the middle row of seats. It does take a couple of times to start in the winter.

PERFECT PILOT

4.9
lighty on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT VEHICLE. FUN TO DRIVE, BEAUTIFUL CONTOURS. HONDA SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS GREAT SUV. THE PILOT IS ALMOST PERFECT.

Honda Let Me Down

2.4
HONDASUCKS on 01/23/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Initially the Pilot appeared to be a great car. However, throughout this past year it has lost its luster. The overall poor quality of the interior design became apparent. The heating system is slow in the dead of winter and cracking the windows in the summer will blow your ear drums out. There are problems with the seatbelts retracting properly – driver seatbelt buckle beats up interior plastic while rear seatbelts become curled and won’t retract. The chrome finish on parts of interior scratched easily and has worn off excessively only after one year of low use. In short, if you want a quality SUV, don’t buy a Pilot – it’s not worth the money.

awesome

4.9
timl on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great acceleration. very comfortable. nice, smooth, quiet ride. best utility, gas mileage, acceleration, expected resale value, cargo space, in its class. this was our first honda. comparison shopped vs. trailblazer and explorer. from bumper to bumper, not as well designed or had the workmanship or materials of the pilot. explorer's workmanship and materials are a joke.

The cool mom car

4.8
kar_m on 01/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It is great for a family of 3 - 8, while still having room for junk

I Love My Pilot!

4.9
jackie1957 on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned a Honda before (1986 Civic which still ran, no problems after 150,000 miles.) I was elated to see Honda come out with a larger SUV. It was time to trade in the mini-van (Chrysler) and I just wasn't ready for another mechanical nightmare. The Pilot is as roomy as that van and offers almost as much versatility. The ride is great. My husband has a bad back, and said it's the most comfortable ride he has had across country (over a van, a Civic and an Intrepid). I was worried that the gas mileage would be poor, but have found it actually gets a mile or two better per gallon in the city than most mini-vans. (Several miles better on the highway.)

Love My Pilot

4.6
bradyfan on 12/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mpg is 15 around town. When back windows are down and the front aren't, there is a helicopter sound that almost blows out your eardrums. Got a recall on front airbags (blow out too fast on impact) but dealer couldn't fix problem without new tools to be sent from manufacturer. Has been driven in tons of snow but still have yet to use 4wd. Love interior space in Pilot vs. other mid-size SUV's. 3rd row seat works for 13 yr old who wants her own space. Added after-market DVD player for 1/2 the price, but got Honda run. boards, cross bars, wheel locks. $500 discount from intial contact w/dealer by internet.

The Pilot does it all!

4.9
Anitajd on 12/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We needed a bigger SUV for our family, because the Jeep Gr. Cherokee didn't have a 3rd row of seats. When the Pilot came out, we jumped at the chance to get one, especially w/ Honda's reliability. It handles AWESOME in 2 feet of snow. You actually CAN go off-roading in this SUV. And we were able to fit 8 in the Pilot this summer (4 adults and 4 baby seats). The Pilot has passed every test my husband has given it. He's very happy!

A Great Midsize SUV!

4.9
MikeDuluth on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is so quiet it is hard to know it is running. At highway speeds, the car is smooth, quiet and stable. It gives a car like ride while still being able to hit a pothole and not worry. The brakes are great, and the transmission shifts flawlessly. I have no regrets after purchase. The sound system is impressive. The fuel economy is not great, but better than the competition. Overal, this is a great SUV that beats the competition. The price is nice, but we could not bargain with the dealer, they aren't giving these Pilot's away for anything less than the sticker!

chief's review

5
chief1234 on 12/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is everything you read about and more! My wife owns an suv $20,000 more expensive as soon as I got mine she wanted to trade.

Stuck Accelerator

4.4
glenn debell on 12/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the all weather floor mats. After going to a commercial carwash and not realizing that they did not secure the mat to the pins the the floor. Upon entry to the vechicle I evidently moved the mat forward. Applying full throttle caused the pedal to stick open. The pins are not designed to accomodate the all weather mats. I would like to see a recall om this item.Wind noise from bug sheild is absurd!

Comfortable, safe, we love it!

4.9
Idahomom on 11/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only a month ago, we went from a mammoth SUV to the Pilot -- great move! So far the Pilot has been fun to drive because it's easy to maneuver and it responds well. Visibility is much better than in taller vehicles or air tunnel-designed cars. Inside the Pilot, changing from the third row to more cargo space is a breeze! The optional cargo mat protects the third row and rolls up easily when the third row is in use.

Best Family Auto to own

4.9
katyyyy on 11/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Going on 7,000 miles an loving it. My husband and I researched mid size suv's for 6 months seperately before purchase For safety, price, roominess, gas milage, fun to drive and towablility the Pilot out-ranked every thing else. Our other car is a Porsche so family auto had to be fun to drive too, it is. As a travel soccer family we needed room for 4+ for long distance travel - kids don't argue in the back any more. Moved up from a Mazda MPV and haven't looked back! Really love this auto.

honda pilot review

5
sp singh on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My next car will be a Honda for sure.The best vehicle money can buy with all the features of a luxurious Suv is a Honda pilot.

happy owner

4.9
Alfredo on 11/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the power the Honda pilot has, The space it has is unbeated by other suvs. I had before an 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport an the diference betwen the two suvs is enormous. I am very happy to own a class vehicle

Pilot is great!

4.9
Lanie on 11/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like my Pilot, I just wish I could have had the heated front seats and exterior mirrors that were offered in Canada last year, and are now options on the EXL. Still, it is a great family vehicle.

Honda Pilot EX - Black

4.6
Jim McKenzie on 11/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle with the exception of lack of telescopic steering column. Steering wheel column is too short. In order to avoid driving with your arms straight out you have to move the driver's seat up close which shortens the leg room.

Miami Pilot

4.5
crad on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2003 pilot has 29,000 miles and has been a pleasure to own. Other than regular scheduled oil changes and gas when needed, it has not required any maintenance at all. Our kids love the entertainment system (first one we've ever had) and they love the SUV style (again, first SUV we've ever owned). The pilot drives like a car and does not waste any more gas than our 2000 6 cyl. Maxima did. My wife and kids love their Pilot, I like it too!

Honda 1

4.9
mels on 11/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second Honda I have purchased. My first Honda has 90000 mile and I have not had one single problem. I expect the Pilot to perform as my first Honda has and still is. The Pilot is a very comfotable vehicle. I have also towed several cars and the Pilot was able to maintain 75/80 uphill and down. It handles very well and the gas mileage has averaged 22mpg at 13894 miles. For your dollar this vehicle is the best.

In Honda Heaven

4.8
smokehouse on 11/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I intentionally waited awhile after purchasing before giving my review, so the novelty of owning such a vehicle wore off. However after about 6 months I am very pleased. Its a pleasure to drive. Spend the money and you'll be glad come trade in time. The extra I paid for the DVD player more than paid for itself when I was cohersed into taking the in-laws on a trip. Popped in a John Wayne Flick and never heard a peep from Mommy and Daddy Dearest. Oh ya the kids dont fight half as much either.

Honda does it again

4.8
Skillz on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle for every occasion. Styling could be better, but I'm sure Honda will work on that in the future. This vehicle is comfortable, sporty, and luxurious all at once. People cant believe how large it is until they see it up close, or until they get inside. I get nothing but compliments on how good it rides.

Happy Owner

4.8
cappy11 on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned my 2003 Pilot for 10 months. The only problem that I have experienced is a clunking sound when the air conditioner kicks on. Other than that, love it.

so far so good

4.1
jaycee1964 on 10/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a Ford buyer for ever. Had one bad experiance with Ford dealer and trader my Taurus for the Pilot. No problems so far.

HONDA PILOT

4.4
rOBERT lEWIS on 10/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought on 6/2/2002. No problems. So far, have driven 65,000 miles. All over country and Canada. Only oil changes, transmission fluid. Lots of power. The interior is very well thought out. The access to oil filter change is excellent. Drives very smooth and quiet for a SUV.

Pleased with Pilot

5
jonny on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfort and ride are excellent. The ride is car-like and the view is mini van like. smoothness and power make up for lack of options.

So much more

5
P MANN on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took a Fully loaded 6 cyl. Saturn Vue (with the Honda engine) for a test drive and ended up returning it in 3 hours!!! During my above test drive I drove to the Honda dealership. For the 2K more that I paid for my Pilot I feel as though I got 10K more in value! There was just no comparison in the comfort of the ride and the interior appointments. I love everything about this car. I wanted a SUV that I know has a great company behind it. Reliability is very important to me. We left the dealership and immediately took a 500 mile trip. It drove perfectly.

Pilot Praise

4.8
MIPilot1 on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

High build quality, good mileage for a SUV - 17-22mpg. Versatile interior, excellent for hauling kids to college or trips to Home Depot. Exterior styling a little bland. Nav system is the best I have ever used. Low noise levels, good handling, precise steering for an SUV. Has most of the advantages of a minivan without looking like one. Better value than the Acura MDX.

A Very Safe and Comfortable Ride

4.9
Yiasou on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new Honda Pilot. It rides and handles so well.

Honda hits a Home Run with the Pilot

4.9
fzzywolf on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When looking for an SUV I researched them all. Without exception, I found the Pilot to be the best bang for the buck. Yeah, it's pricey and you probably won't get it for less than invoice plus, but Honda reliablity will help it last a decade. My last Honda Accord lasted 280,000 miles and the Pilot will last just as long, I'm sure. Just a non-parent comment: Do your kids really NEED a DVD player in the back? Reading or a sing-a-long is good for them. Don't give in.

EXCELLENT VEHICLE

5
Lu Henderson on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE TOOK THIS CAR AROUND THE USA (6,000 MILES) WE NEVER GOT TIRED OF RIDING OR DRIVING MY HUSBAND GOT IN A CONVERSATION WITH PEOPLE WONDERING HOW WE LIKED THIS SUV EVERYTIME WE STOPPED...IT BEATS THE SOX OF THE LINCOLNS THAT WE USED TO SWEAR BY... THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IS A MUST FOR US WHEN TRAVELING WITH THE GRANDCHILDREN. WE WILL DEFINITELY BUY ANOTHER HONDA PILOT...

My Pilot

4.8
CBAMonty on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven Hondas since 1977 and have never been disappointed. This is a step up. We started with a civic, then Accords and now this. It has ease of handling, dependable and comfortable.

Well-Rounded Anything Hauler

5
Boarder Guy on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is a very capable vehicle on the road and adequate in most instances off-road. It doesn't have anywhere near the standard list of features that my Land Rover did (i.e. integrated factory hitch, rear mud guards, interior rear cargo cover) and it can't be purchased with other features (such as electronic traction control and front seat heaters) but.... It can handle almost anything we can put into, onto or behind it. It has good torque from 2,000 rpm up and gets great mileage on the freeway. Nuf said.

My Pilot

5
jann on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my pilot, I always had Honda's and was actually going to buy the Honda van. Though I decided to wait to see the Pilot since it was coming out that week. It's just my family needs. Everywhere I go people ask me about it. I think I might of sold a few on my own. I've been in parking lots showing how the third seat works to people. My kids call it the "White Beauty" Thanks

Fairly satisfied

3.9
TC IN TEXAS on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Biggest disappointment> no auto door lock when put in gear. -No unlock from inside with door handle, have to hunt around for poorly placed, badly situated lock/unlock button. Seat adjustments seem to revert to a setting unlike previous setting -Poor gas milage. -Ac instructions vague and confusing. -Rear (heavy) door is unassisted & cumbersome

GREAT SUV

4.9
lruperto on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT TO DRIVE VERY RELIABLE

Luv my traveler

5
nmtraveler on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable on long distance. Enough power and control to climb the Mt. Washington Autoroad. Well worth the price.

Honda Pilot 2003

4.8
Kelly Mock on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My favorite car I've ever owned.

Handling Woes

4.1
Barbara Kollar on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle as a replacement for a much beloved mini-van but found that I do not like what I call the wobblies (basically not great handling on back twisty roads which my area is loaded with).I have been told by the dealership that this is normal with such a large heavy vehicle, I still don't like it.

Pilot

4.8
gerald on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Quite running. It is well constructed. driven for several long trips and very comfortable for 900 mile trip in a day. Handles like a car.

My Honda Pilot

4.9
Mattious0215 on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has to be the best SUV I have ever owned After having a Ford Explorer I will stick with Pilots from now on. I have never had anyproblem withit. To be a SUV it gets the sped great, and it swoops arond curves like a charm.

Kid friendly

5
kenntex on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is good looking, reliable, and versatile. The rear DVD system is great for the long drives necessary here in deep West Texas. The ruggedness is fine for our unpaved roads but smooth enough of a drive for having to travel to the mall..... 3 hours away. Good gas mileage, too.

I LOVE MY PILOT

4.8
TONIA on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

AFTER OWNING AND DRIVING MY PILOT FOR THE PAST 8 MONTHS, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS. IT'S VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY AND I CAN HAUL LOTS OF LARGE ITEMS IN IT, SUCH AS FURNITURE. THIS PAST WEEKEND I HAD TWO SETS OF BUNK BEDS AND MATTRESSES IN IT AND THE DOOR STILL CLOSED! THE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM I STILL NEED HELP WITH, BUT THEN I CAN'T SET THE VCR AT HOME YET EITHER!

Pilot the Pilot

4.9
Matteo on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Without question this is the best riding vehicle we have ever been in. Roomy and comfortable for trips and hauling large items. Very easy to maintain the interior.

2003 PILOT

4.5
wxcv98b on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

VERY PLEASE.....A FUN CAR TO DRIVE...YOU CAN FEEL THE QUALITY.... WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE....ROAD NOISE A LITTLE TOO PRONOUNCED. THE FIT AND FINISH IS EXCEPTIONAL. HAVE A 2004 TOYATA SIENNA.....BOTH MY WIFE AND I LIKE THE PILOT BETTER FOR RUNNING ERRANDS

Pilot Review

4.9
Roxy on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great SUV dependable sharp-looking SUV

PILOT AFTER 1 YEAR

4.9
D.R.FAZEL on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

COMFORTABLE QUIET DEPENDABLE IT'S A HONDA,WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY OTHER SUV'S COST MORE, SOME COST LESS,SOME ARE AS GOOD,BUT NO MATTER WHAT THEY COST, THEIR STILL NOT A HONDA.

Honda Pilot Experience

5
A.G. Anderson on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is close to perfect in every way; including instrumentation, interior and exterior lighting, ride and performance.

Family SUV

4.5
maus on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i really like the speed and performance of the pilot. the interior looks very elegant and luxurious but the exterior looks sporty.

Great SUV

4.6
tparadise on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love it. not great on gas but it is an SUV. Great ride. I would have like to have had the option to add a sunroof

I LOVE my Honda Pilot

5
dazzcoach on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot looks smaller on the outside than it actually is on the inside. We traded in a Dodge Durango that seated 7 passengers. Much to our surprise our Pilot seats 7 just as comfortably! The head room is also great as have much less in my Jeep Cherokee.

I love this pilot

5
hauck on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had owned a lincoln navigator and it was stolen from me so I went in search for another car and found the honda pilot. I really love it. It has all the bells and better gas mileage. I was also able to get a 2004 for the same price as a 2002 lincoln navigator.

Excellent

4.5
Less2PTS on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most sensible automobile I have ever owned and it's a Honda.

Love my Ploit

4.9
Robin jauch johnson on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All i can say its the best i have lots of vechiles and this is my favored

plain jane for the average joe

3.6
mr.x on 10/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

hondas reputation was a huge factor while considering suv's. and i owned an acura integra 13 years with few problems. 3rd row seat much too tight for adults to squeeze into and styling is, at best, generic. i liked the styling of the highlander better but i felt honda offered more for the buck. rides great, leather seats super comfy, but i feel the engine could be a tad peppier- it seems to slightly wheeze under acceleration. but for the money, you cant beat it

Good truck if not for leather problems

4.1
Bill101 on 10/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Everything is so great. But I made a big mistake paying extra $1200 for leather option. Leather seats sag badly because of lack of cusion support. Worst thing - Honda wouldn't admit it. Driver seat sagged so badly that leather has bended and developed some cracks. There are also some white threads coming from the perforations in the leather. All this just after having the car for 3 months and 5000 miles. Other seats show same symptoms, but not as bad yet. C'mon Honda, just read www.honda- pilot.org posts under "sagging leather on front seats" thread to see how many people have the same problem!

Pilot Soars

4.9
rdy2tk3 on 10/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a Honda person, so I may be biased. I love this truck. It is so roomy inside (I have friends who recently purchased the Highlander and they say it feels smallish compared to the Pilot). The power is nice right from the line. You'll be happy you decided to purchase this vehicle.

Awesome car

5
SUVlover on 10/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SUV, I did look at Toyota Highlander, GMC, Chevy, Ford before buying this car. It is fun, good pickup and roomy

great value

4.9
Ace II on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda is a very sophisticated vehicle compared to my 10 year old Explorer and to all of the other 4WD vehicles I drive while on the job. It is fast, smooth, and has plenty of room for me (6'3) and my stuff (bikes, plywood, skis, etc). The interior is well thought out, and the powertrain is exceptionally smoth. Handling is excellent at low speeds; could be a bit firmer on the 62 mountain curves on my commute.

Excellent SUV that drives like a car!!!

4.9
pinkhm on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic vehicle.

Not just an SUV

4.8
Sept78 on 10/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Pilot almost a year now and still feel thrilled everytime I get behind the wheel. The interior is spacious and accomodating whether you are carrying cargo or people. The seats flip up or seemingly disappear depending on your needs at that time. Mileage is good especially considing the people capacity of the vehicle. It gets as good as or better mileage than the averge minivan. Too bad all those nasty people who target SUV's as the eviromental destroyers of our Earth don't realize that!I have 3 children and they have friends, I need a safe people mover. The Pilot assures me a safe trip even in last winters deep heavy snow.

Could be better

4.1
All-Honda family on 10/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought our Pilot last summer right after introduction. It has proven great in snow. However, road noise is excessive, and vibration from day one at about 65. Now we are told tires are cupping and need to be replaced at 20,000 miles +/-. Also, driver door does not fit tightly, squeeks while driving. Plastic on door pillar easily scratched by seat belt. Now we received a recall (called an "adjustment") about late-deploying airbags.

GREAT family car

4.8
robrecth on 10/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Highest NHTSA crash test and rollover ratings of any SUV or minivan, better than Highlander, but Honda should at least offer side curtain airbags. Interior spaciousness is phenomenal, no comparison with Highlander. Exterior styling is very bland, not even stylishly understated bland like the Highlander. This is a GREAT family car for those who don't quite need the seating space of minivan. A nice set of compromises in the very best sense of the term.

Best Value for the Money

4.9
Mike Hunt on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a 2004 EXL in Sagebrush in So. Cal. for around $29,900 by shopping on the internet. Lots of sleazebag dealers on the internet just trying to get you into their dealership with phony prices, but finally found a dealer that sold one at a fair price. Its a great car that replaces my 1996 Odyssey. All my hondas have lasted over 120k miles with no major repairs, and I expect no less from this one. The kids love it, and it really rides well. Tested the Acura MDX, which is esentially the same platform, but it wasn't worth the incremental $10k.

Awesome SUV for Moms

4.9
dmm496 on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great family car.. an alternative to the minivan. We can fit our baby, all of his things, all of our things and our 120 lb. dog comfortably. The ride is extremely smooth and the car is very manageable. It has everthing I need and doesn't feel too big even though it is fairly large. Love it!

Awesome Family Vehicle

4.5
Soren on 10/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I work in the automotive industry and have therefore had plenty of opportunity to test drive almost all suvs available on the market thoroughly. The Pilot is hands down the number one suv as far as comfort, usefullness and value. It is very roomy, rides extremely well, has great power, and unlike its domestic rivals it is, like any other Honda product, reliable!

The Near Perfect Pilot

4.9
CJMends on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pilot is everything that was and is advertised. Great family vehicle that pleases everyone in the family. Wife loves driving it. For this size vehicle gas mileage is very good,have experienced 19 - 21 with mostly highway driving. First time Honda customer, can see the quality of their products. Definately will buy Honda again.

Love at first drive

5
latnluv on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth shifting. Plenty of interior space. All controls at fingertip from steering wheel. Best priced SUV as compared to others with similar features. And can't beat Honda's reliability.

Big Reliable Quality SUV

4.8
pilotlover on 09/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The base model Pilot is fantastic. The cloth interior is great, and who gives a hoot about the sunroof anyway. Bought mine for $26,500, and what a deal. What technology. MDX Mechanicals under the body, and big enough for a huge camping trip. Plus, I don't pamper it like I would a $40k MDX.

perfect size suv

4.8
squeeza2 on 09/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot handles great and is spacious. It is a smooth vehicle that accelerates nicely. Perfect for long drives with the kids and carrying extra luggage via thule box. Paid $29K. You'd figure if you'd pay this much, leather would be included. However, the cloth seats are right for multiple seasons.

Another great Honda

4.9
Sersil on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got the 2004 EX cloth. I love it! It's got great cargo room and has such a smooth ride! It's got more than enough power!

Best of the Utes

5
OnecallJ316 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Reliability, Quality, Functionallity, and fuel economy just about says it all. Honda makes a great product so it was an easy decision to buy the Pilot when I saw impeccable build quality, a vehicle that seats 8 and gets 17 mgp in the city. The size of the Pilot is perfect. My wife and I drove from Southern California to BC Canada over the summer and we had room for everything. The final fuel consumption for the trip, 22 MPG. Bottomline, we love the Pilot. It beats all others hands down. Thanks Honda :))

Pilot

4.8
jyoung4714 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had it 2 months rides great, very comfotable and no problems.

The Greatest Vechicle Period!!!

5
pamansand on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot is greayt we have been looking at it for about a month, before we bought it. We looked at all the other SUV'S in its class. Including the other sizes. The only vehicle we saw that stood a chance against the Pilot was the Land Rover Range Rover, and it was to pricey. The Honda Pilot is well beyond its price and am suprised at its that cheap.

My Pilot

4.5
jeffjar on 09/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Pilot after a friend bought one, I researched a SUV for several months, looking at several vehicles and manufacturers, I settled with the Pilot because of the driver friendly cockpit and the design of the interior, the third row seat is a great place for the kids, the reliability of the name Honda is a added security feature I like, I never was one to purchase a forign make vehicle but the Pilot has changed my way of thinking and I am very happy with my decision.

The Big 3 Don't Compare

5
LLS on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We shopped around for months. We looked at GMC, Chev, Dodge, Ford...all of them. We had owned a Honda Accord back in 1991 so luckily for us the Honda Pilot caught our eye. After a test drive, we were hooked. Everything we read, all of the research we did really didn't do this vehicle justice. The Fisher Price interiors of the Trailblazer, Envoy, Durango, Explorer have a lot of catching up to do...not to mention trying to match the Pilot's performance!

the best

5
edwin ortiz on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is great!!!!!!!!!!

Great Honda SUV

4.9
Kaybob on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Looked at Passport, Odyssey and CR-V and had planned to buy the CR-V with some hesitations, but then the Pilot came out in June of 2002 and when we drove it, we knew it was the best Honda made to date. Comfort and power galore. We love our Pilot just as we loved our Accord before. Honda makes the most dependable vehicles on the road.

All Favorable

4.8
LindaB on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent handling and comfort. Formerly owned a Nissan Pathfinder and found the Honda handling far superior. Very comfortable with all features handy. Honda thought of everything.

Awesome

5
gerardcan on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is full of power. I drive the Pilot a lot of times in full passenger capacity in uphill climbs and never had problem accelerating. The cargo space is roomy when the middle and third seat is folded. The only drawback i have seen so far is that the wiper control would sometimes be accidentally turned on when changing gear from the park position.

excellent

5
deo fernandez on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This being my first time to own a Honda in which I'm so glad I did decide on this vehecle is that, the outside design is so simple yet pleasing to the eyes, roomy for 4 adults and still have room the the growing kids at the back and have room for picnic gears. The ride is comfortable, fuel is perfect for this size of a car for the family. It's great SUV.

honda pilot

4.5
kt on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this is one of the best suv's ever in the snow. i feel very safe when i am driving it. it is the most comfortable ride and features are good.

Firs Honda Is Great Experience

4.9
shy on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 2 Subaru Foresters, which we loved, we outgrew this fine car. Shopping for something bigger, we drove the Toyota Highlander and the Pilot. No comparison--Honda won hands down on features and value. Very pleased to date and highly recommend.

My first SUV and love it.

4.6
PatrickC1026 on 09/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV and I'm still driving my '92 Honda Prelude. Although there is no comparison with Prelude, the Pilot handling and power is awsome. I've driven my Pilot to Mexico/San Diego, San Francisco bay area and Las Vegas and it never complained even with the full load to Mexico.

lots of miles

5
rockclimber/kayaker on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have more than 25,000 miles on my pilot. great vehicle! +10% more interior room than MDX and costs 20% less! There is not a better deal on the road today. Best Bang for the Buck and it will easily last 15++years.

My Honda

5
Pucho on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2003 Pilot, and love it. I have three active (REALLY ACTIVE) kids and they love the fact that they can sit way in the back out of Mom and Dad's reach. The only thing I wish they offered was a Sunroof.

Honda Pilot Excellent!

5
Jennifer B on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We switched from a Ford Explorer to the Honda Pilot. Performance, quality and handling is smooth and reliable. Comfort on long drives for a family of four. We took the Pilot from Florida to Canada and back through NY to Florida. Incredible on gas on long trips. I drove through heavy rain storms and it handled the road extremely well. Recommend to all.

2003 Honda Pilot

5
doclach on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best SUV I have ever owned. Great drive; handling, power, comfort. Incredible gas mileage for a vehicle this size.

Pilot

4.9
bnorrismail on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We were initially apprehensive about buying a new model but figured, hey, it's a Honda. We have been surprised with the comfort, tightness, and agility of this model. The navigation system is great! No more looking at maps while trying to drive, just plug in the destination address and let do the thinking. No reason to spend over 40k on an SUV- the Honda has it all.

Honda Pilot Review

4.6
vjanusis on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Basically a good SUV. Have a few ideas to make it a better one. I like it's roominess. Wish there was more room behind the 3rd row of seats; wish the vehicle was a little longer to accomodate this.

Honda Pilot

4.8
justinebum on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this SUV. It's a great "Mom's Taxi." A perfect alternative to a mini van. When we firt got the Pilot, I was on I-4 going 75 mph and a truck going faster than me ran me off the road. I swerved out of it's way, keeing in mind I was in an SUV. I felt in control the entire time. I was not in fear of it tipping at all. I feel safe in this vehicle with my 3 boys.

Honda Pilot

5
eeh9490 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a busy single mom that helps transport many of the sports' teams at my twins' HS, the extra seating, DVD, reliability and drivability of this vehicle make it the best one I've owned so far.

Love my Pilot

4.4
guscape on 09/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a Honda owner since my purchase of an Acura in 89, I think this is there finest product.I am a handyman and I carry lots of tools in my Pilot I still have space for passengers.

Awesome Fun Machine

5
Kristian Rex on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Pilot of mine is fun every time I step into it. My wife and I go to the beach at night, set up the sleeping bags in the back, open the back door, and watch DVD's listening to the ocean. Four-wheeling on the Cape Cod National Seashore was also alot of fun. It handled deep sand very easily. So far this is the most fav vehicle I've owned.

Great Versatility

4.9
Arroyo on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is a great family vehicle. It's very versatile and can accommodate not only people but also cargo quite well. I have had no problems with the care with the exception of the high tech keys that needed reprogramming.

I LOVE MY HONDA PILOT

5
NASER on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LIKE THE WAY IT HANDLES IN SNOW AND RAIN, AND THE ANTILOCK BRAKES ARE A TERRIFIC QUALITY. I LKIKE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS RAPIDNESS.

HAPPY CUSTOMER

5
TANNA on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love our Pilot.

great

5
fallingangel on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love it i bought it

New Honda Pilot

4.5
beshannon on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very pleased with our recent purchase. Lots of storage space, well thought out compartments, very nice interior trim. Ride comfort is excellent, engine is smooth. Nav system is very good although the software is several years out of date. Audio system is good, dash mounted tweeters are a little shrill. Excellent visibility, large mirrors and good over the hood view. We compared ML350, RX330, MDX, Murano, Touareg.

A good buy

5
bigD on 09/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had our pilot for 350 miles when we took a 1000 mile round trip through the mountains of Pennsylvania. We averaged 21.4 mpg. Commuting to work the average is 16.7. I am 6'4", the headroom enables me to wear a hat if I wish. Everyone who rides in the pilot (even in the third seat) comments on the good ride. Areally good buy that won't depreciate quickly!

Great Car

4.1
LJL on 09/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Rides great, suffiect power, lots of cargo room. Handles well for minor offroad challanges

I can't believe this oversight!

4.3
Don Russo on 09/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Definately a quality vehicle! Good buy compared to luxury SUVs. Comfortable, spacious, good ride, etc. THERE ARE BUGS!! SEE BELOW!

Honda does it again

4.8
SAMUEL on 09/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle. I test drove the Acura MDX(which was a good ride) but the Pilot feels more smoother and car-like than its luxury counter-part. Exceleration is great, gas mileage is good, and there's plenty of space for family trips. Great truck! I'm waiting for upgrades, or a full size Honda to compete with the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan (Pathfinder) Armada.

Highly favorable review of Pilot

4.8
Lawrence Finder on 09/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot rides well for a medium sized SUV. It has good pickup when entering a freeway, and feels more like an Accord than a truck. However, the vehicle requires more stopping distance than an Accord (the laws of physics rule).

Smooth flying with my Pilot!

5
huffy on 09/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We ABSOLUTELY LOVE our Honda Pilot. We replaced a 2000 Chrysler T & C and I couldn't be happier with the decision. The Pilot has a very solid, comfortable ride that is very carlike and it handles very smoothly. It feels very safe and solid. We have 3 kids under the age of 5 and the DVD system is a godsend. We haven't had any problems whatsoever in the first year of ownership. It seems to have superior reliability. There are a few improvements I would like to see in future models, but overall, the Pilot is tops. And the gas mileage is surprisingly good for an SUV and the engine has great power. Thank you Honda for such a great family vehicle.

mom mobile graduate

5
Hoser on 09/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After graduating our kids, we graduated from the Odyssey to the Pilot. It offers the same practicality as the Honda "mom mobile," but with a touch more sophistication and style, and the "fun factor" is high.

Just picked mine up

4.5
Hammer12 on 09/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just picked up my 2004 Honda Pilot EX with cloth interior. What a quality SUV the cloth seat are the best I've seen yet from Honda and I've owned two others. Very comfortable double stiched seams with a great gray color. Overall I'm impressed with the entire package lots of nice features you can tell honda did there homework before releasing this SUV.

Excellent SUV

4.4
jryoung on 09/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this vehicle last November and we absolutely love it. We drove north to Mont Tremblant in Canada from MA in February (pulling along our snowmobiles) and the ride was great. My brother had recently bought a Yukon and was sorry that he hadn't tried the Pilot first. We have had absolutely no issues with this vehicle to date (15k miles). The ride is just as smooth as the other Hondas I have owned. Our Pilot was imported from Canada so it has heated seats which is a big plus. Definitely worth the money (I only paid a few hundred dollars over invoice).

Disappointed in my 5th Honda

3.3
Potterybuy on 09/08/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 5th honda and it will likelybe my last! The quality has steadily declined. The leather seats sag and Honda is unconcerned! The interior plastic the use is so easily dented that the seat belt retractor has dented the door post repeatedly. There are numerous raddles and ticking noises. The gas mileage is around 16MPG which is below expectations. I think the changes the name on the old Honda quality to Acura and they don't care about their original brand!

Fine SUV

5
Rogers on 09/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall the Honda Pilot sure beats the 2000 Toyata SR% I traded in for it. Seating is excellant for tall drivers and the visibility is outstanding. Fast, smooth and handles great at Interstate speeds with pleanty of reserve for passing. Miliage is consistantly 20 aroound town and 23-25 on the Interstates. Very stable in high winds. Outstanding for the price.

I love this car

5
Zoe on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid, reliable, safe and fun. Plus huge cargo capacity. A great replacement for my Toyota Previa AWD which to my great sorrow was discontinued.

Great buy!

4.5
JJMOBILE on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it! I didn't know if I could handle an SUV, but it is easy to drive, handles great and has enough room for all the extra guests!

I Love It

5
Kammy on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned many different vehicles over the years, but the Honda Pilot now tops my list as favorite. It is easy and fun to drive. It has a tight turning radius, which is difficult to find in an SUV that seats 8 people! The suspension is awesome, it rides very smooth. The seats are comfortable (although the third row seats are a tight fit for adults but great for kids) It is just a great vehicle for all types of terrain.

Highly Recommended!!!!

4.9
Tammy S on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I highly recommend a Honda Pilot for any one who is looking for an awesome SUV. There is plenty of room for cargo and passengers! We absolutely love taking it everywhere we go! We have recommended the Pilot to all of our friends in the car buying market!

love my pilot!

5
mjhcdh on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vechile is great. It is comfortable and midsized which is easy to drive. The turning radius is great too. We love it! Not to large, not to small.

Happy in a Honda

4.6
PastorJim on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, we have been very happy with our Honda. We have taken one long trip (2600 miles)that was very comfortable. We love the size of the vehicle for everything from taking trips to hauling groceries. We have two children in car seats and when needed, mom has room to comfortably sit between them. The stereo sounds great! Overall, we could not have asked for more in a vehicle.

GREAT!

5
Novvandk on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot is one of the best cars I have ever driven, and I have only needed to take it into the shop once, and that was for an oil change. GREAT CAR!

Quality SUV with great Versatility!

4.8
Nick Avgoulas on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a Dodge Durango for 5 years. I liked it well enough, but I was lured to the Pilot because of Honda's quality and price. After riding both I can say that the Pilot is a far superior vehicle. Better fit and finish and believe it or not better power out of the 6 cyl versus the Durango's 5.7 liter V8 and much better MPG. Comfortable interior that seats 8 is a huge plus. Quiet ride and good handling for an SUV.

Honda Pilot - Mills Review

5
Larry Mills on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been an owner of this vehicle for 10 months now and have not driven an SUV in the past 8 years that even comes close to the onroad experience than the Honda Pilot. The interior comfort is also the best I've seen.

Quality SUV

4.9
ExJeep on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last 2 vehicles were Jeep Grand Cherokees. There's no comparison when it comes to the quality of construction and sophistication of engineering that went into the design of the Pilot. You can tell when you close the door, operate the controls, and drive it how much better the Honda is compared to the Jeep.

Great SUV

4.8
Robert Baker on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV has it all. Fun to drive, easy access everywhere, cool interior design, great fit and finish. It has the feeling of a much more expensive vehicle.

We love our Pilot

5
pearl on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The pilot is the 2nd SUV we have own and the car chaise on the honda makes the most difference. It drives and rides great,very roomy inside. No complaints.

Great experience with Honda Pilot

4.8
Gloria Wallace on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After purchasing my Honda Pilot in November of 2002 I've had nothing but positive experiences. The car has a wonderful ride and is extremely roomy. It also has provided extra cargo space when needed.

Best for Northwest

4.8
Clay Henderson on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellant dealer and sales rep.

Great vehicle

4.9
Crimsongirl on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Honda Pilot. It is extremely comfortable and provides me with excellent amenities. It is great for vacations and transporting our family to shop, soccer games, etc. I can't say enough about my new car.

A Superior fun Vehicle

4.9
DNoles on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A typical Honda. A perfect ride and the engine and transmission are perfect together...... Just wish we could get 30 MPG... They all have the technology.

bad fm reception

4.5
gould on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

one major defect is that the antenna is buried in the pillar at the rear thus making for poor fm reception. The car is otherwise a wonderful vehicle.

Nice but could be better

4.5
Tullander on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the Pilot very much, but it suffers from "un-Honda-like" interior fit/finish problems. Door sills don't seat properly, rear AC vents easily fall out of position, edge of rear headcover is exposed and not covered by it's trim moulding, front drivers door window seal makes annoying noise.

Pilot Thoughts

4.6
Lesmax on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had this vehicle on two long distance trips and it has performed flawlessly. The ride is as comfortable as any sedan and the added space for passengers is a major plus. So far, I am extremely pleased with my purchase and suggest strongly that anyone interested in a mid-size SUV look long at the Honda Pilot.

Drives like a sports car

5
nbnbnbnb on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives loke a sports car with all the utility of a truck. I use mine to tow my boat and it's a fantastic tow vehicle

pilot

4.9
SAL on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is really a nice SUV.Quiet and very smooth ride. Very powerful when moving around town.

Awesome

5
Al S on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For being the first foreign car I have ever owned I made the right choice here. Value drivability, 7 looks. This could be the best suv value in the class.

excellent suv

5
doug d on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went to german suv (mercedes)what a mistake constantly in shop for little problems. Our pilot is probably the best car we have owned with the only exception being our 94 acura legend.We also have a ford explorer, no comparison to the honda. I highly recomend the pilot you wont be dissappointed with this suv.

g.m. needs to learn from this one

5
ricerocket on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i had enough of general motors build quailty on my suburban(tranny gave out at 50k. we went to look at the hondas and were impressed. the test drive was what did it. we put it through the paces in the dirt and everything. when we were done we pulled into the back lot next to all the pilots and he said take a pick. the whole buying senario was a pleasurable experience(did i say thay that?)

2003 honda pilot

4.9
kennyg on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we love our pilot...from the smoothness on the road to the third row seat to keep our kids apart to the way the third row folds down flat when we need to go camping...its a great car

another great honda

5
Lisad4re on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our family's 5th Honda & it is by far the most fun I have had driving their product to date. Only complaints are the weak lumbar support in the drivers seat & the CD/DVD player controls are hard to work while driving. Other than that, a great & reliable SUV that is great for hauling our busy kids, their friends & sports equipment around!

honda pilot

4.8
Leonardo171057 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very good SUV. love the 3 row seating. Very comfortable car-like ride. An excellent buy and great value when compared to competition

pilot

5
kelpie on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is an suv thats great for the kids. lots of cargo space and a dvd player to keep them entertained.

Awesome

4.9
Ivan1144 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had for two weeks and it is the best ride. I will never go back to a small car again.

Nice Car

4.9
Honda John on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

They should give you the 6 CD changer standard. Other than that a fun ride.

Honda Pilot

4.9
edorr on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband bought my Pilot without me knowing it.I love this vehicle because it is very comfortable to drive and ride in with lots of room.We travel up and down the east coast frequently taking our kids and dog and always have room! Very attractive also!

Love My Honda Pilot!

4.9
gamutwife on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When asked how I like my Pilot, I reply, "If I could put my arms around it and hug it, I would! A true pleasure to drive anywhere with all the comforts of home. I feel good knowing the quality behind a Honda product. Holds eight persons vs. the usual 5-7 in others. Ample cargo space. Our passengers enjoy the entertainment option on trips with an awesome sound system that replicates theater levels. Everyone who has driven it says, "I want a Pilot, too!

Proud Pilot Owner

4.9
Geri on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was a nice compromise between a sedan and a larger SUV for me. The ride is more car-like than many SUV's and the size is a little smaller than the Tahoe or Suburban or other large SUV's making it more manueverable and easier to park. The gas mileage is better than larger SUV's (approx. 20 mpg similar to the mini-van I had previously. With a seating capacity of 8, it holds more people than a mini-van when necessary. The 2 back seats collapse easily.

satisfied

5
Rusk on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A/C controls do not agree with the owners manual. Driver needs to manually turn of a/c in rear compartment.

The Pilot is great!

5
KimsPilot on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fantastic vehicle! I shopped many SUV's over a 3 month period and the Pilot was the best vehicle for the price - and worth every dollar!

Transitioning from Car to SUV

4.4
CandiceB on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My last car was a 2000 Acura TL and it was big transition going from a sporty car to an SUV. The Pilot has the same engine as the TL (V-6 V-tech), so the handling is about the same. Nothing exciting about the exterior, but it is deceiving. The interior is surprisingly big and 3rd row is actually comfortable. The seats all fold with ease. On average I'm getting 14mpg, the suggested mpg was listed at 17. Great family truck, my husband has a Suburban and he now prefers driving the Pilot. The stereo system is actually great for an SUV also.

great suv

5
arteyepro on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a Honda owner since 1980. This SUV feels like I am driving a regular sedan. I have traveled between Miami Fl. and Phila., Pa 3 times this year and this car has made the trip a joy.

Honda=Quality

4.9
luis cruz on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

exterior styling could be better,always putting gas

Honda Pilot

4.5
Harris022401 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle. It drives very smoothly. Handling is good and the overall opinion is that this is the SUV to own!!!

Can't Be Beat

4.8
Krzy33 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pilot is the only choice when considering mid-size SUV's. Compared to the Acura MDX, any domestic SUV or even the BMW and Volvo, the Pilot holds its own and the price beats the competition by a landslide. When asked, no other dealership could sell me on why their more expensive SUV's were better than the Pilot. Extremely roomy, well equipped, stylish - what more do you want?

Pilot Proud

5
Phyllis on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our primary purpose in choosing the Pilot was for space and affordability. It satisfies his desire for a truck and the families need for a van, while I get to have fun driving it! The Pilot handles well-I was able to travel out of a muddy fairground too. We recently had to sleep in it when traveling and all 6 of us managed to sleep well. We have had room for the mower and yard sale purchases. The kids friends love to ride in it too.

I love it

4.9
Wabadr on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot is a pleasure to drive, handle well around corners, and doesn't seem to be affected by the wind.

Happy

4.8
Celia on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very happy

pilot - best suv available

4.9
china on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we absolutely love this vehicle - it is as comfortable to drive as our cadillac - roomy and sporty.

Honda quality does not disappoint!

4.8
martig on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle feels luxurious. It handles beautifully - it's responsive and comfortable, but safety and reliabiity were the selling points for me. Excellent quality and value.

2003 carpool truck

4.6
Mrswoim on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with my pilot. I have 3 kids and many carpools to deal with. I feel very safe in it and enjoy driving it very much. I like the fact that I am up higher than a car on the road.Except for a couple of issues such as the front passenger seat isnt electric, and I would have liked a memory button for the drivers seat, I am very happy with its design.

Honda Pilot

4.9
KarenH on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is fun to drive. It is zippy and easy to handle.

My Honda Pilot

4.9
shirley pope on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LX does not have as a standard feature the keyless door entry. I had this Honda product installed after the purchase. Automatic headlights would be helpful

Great for SUV

4.9
KS6000 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Gas mileage is great on the highway, much better than sticker says. City is not to bad either. Also allot of room, the space is great. And plenty of cup holders.

wonderful family vehicle

4.5
milomeissner on 09/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a great car -- very comfortable on long trips and very sure-footed off road. perhaps a little ponderous around town, however.

so so

4.5
brigs on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

overall, has a pleasant and comfortable feel in driving aswell as riding the pilot. easy to manuver but somtimes I hear clicking sound under the vehicle even when the windows are closed.

Love this vehicle

4.9
castalure on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe the power that the little 3.5 liter V6 puts out. Much better than the 4.6 liter V8 in the Ford Crown Victoria that it replaced, and it blows the doors off my 5.1 liter V8 powered F150. It's a dream to drive on the highway, even towing my boat. Very comfortable seating, although I sometimes have difficulty finding a place to put my left foot. Plenty of interior lighting, and the sound system with sub-woofer sounds great. My only complaints are that there is a lot of road noise, and the fuel economy (17-18 mpg) could be better, by hey, it's an SUV, so you can't expect miracles. Can't wait to see how it handles in a New England winter.

Great suv

4.9
NYRF900R on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great vehicle. Lots of room and very comfortable. Great gas milage. Its about time they built a real Honda suv not a rebadged Izuzu.

pilot

4.8
socrma on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The ride is extremely comfortable and the turn radius is amazing. Visability is wonderful. A real enjoyable car to drive.

Honda Pilot 2003

5
badbid on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A well put together car. Plenty of pep. Very good utility. I like to drive it. The Navigation System is useful though somewhat pricy.

The Best SUV Ever!

5
Vernon on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this SUV last July 30,2003. So far We are very happy...This car is great,drives like a car,convinience of a minivan and power of an SUV also it can accomodate 8 passengers.Quality of make is excellent.Plenty of safety features. Price is much lower than comparable BMW, SEQUIA,ACURA MDX and VOLVO.This SUV is way ahead of the other SUV we test drive like the Explorer,Highlander,Seqouia

Honda Pilot

4.6
mdt on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent SUV for families with 8 seat versatility and a smooth, powerful (240 hp) and quiet ride. Drives like a sedan. Worth purchasing leather/entertainment system for kids. Dual climate control is fast and efficient.

I LOVE MY PILOT

5
CH1NADOL on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE BEST I LOVE IT

WE BOUGHT A LEMON

2.5
t8307 on 09/02/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Our Pilot has been in the shop 34days for repairs since we bought it. Not happy withit at all.

enjoy driving it

4.8
Debbie_Five on 09/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy my Pilot. I wanted the third row seating withouth the HUGE SUV. Also, I love the sage brush with the fern leather interior. I am not unhappy with my decision. I do not have the rattles and unexpected road noise I read so much about.

Smooth and Sharp for less

5
Jaret on 09/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth ride, Easy to handle for big and small people. You get a lot for your money. Easy to get in, w/o running board

The Best SUV on the road

5
Tom Adamski on 08/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot has the capability to be used as a truck, lots of room. You can put allot of stuff in the SUV and still be able to find it. It rides like a Ca---- and gets great gas mileage, 25 highway for me . My wife and I feel safe while driving this vehicle. Buy one you won't be disappointed. Fraternally, Tom

2 months old

5
KSmith on 08/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In 2 months I've put 9000 miles on it. I like everyting about it. Power is great, it is comfortable on long trips, and I'm getting 21-22 miles per gallon. I found no flaws on our Pilot. I checked out the Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer and Chevy Blazer and Trailblazer. They drove like trucks. The Pilot drives like a car. A luxury car.

This is the the best SUV ever!

5
Meg on 08/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot very much! The ride is very smooth, the interior is roomy and very user fiendly design. The look is so cool, much better than almost all the SUV's on the market except MDX.

Great Vehicle

4.8
MMUSCS on 08/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot. The only thing I would change is the gear shift, but you get use to where it is. Over all.. love it!

I love my Suv

5
kevkim98 on 08/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best riding Suv I 've driven we are soooo HAPPY with it Its so fun to drive and handles like a car Its smooth riding and very comfortable Very highly recommended :-)

Air Compression

4.5
M.Chu on 08/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a first time Suv owner and I love it. The only problem I have with my Pilot is that when you open the rear windows and close the front windows the outside air is compressed in the vehicle causing a sharp pain to your ears. It's worse than the popping feeling of an airplane. I wonder if other Pilot owners have experienced this. I have also expierenced that when you go over a bump you feel it. It's not a smooth ride when it comes to bumps in the city (NYC).

tires

3.1
deerhunter123 on 08/25/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

do not wait if you need tires,no one carrys the bridgestone tire size p235/70r/16.My pilot is sitting in the drive way waiting on a new tire which takes 3 to 5 days to get.

Honda Pilot Review

4.9
mjcvmd on 08/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I use this car in my equine vet practice, carrying a good load all day long. It's been great and I would recommend it to anyone. I drive quite a bit all over the east and am very happy with this vehicle.

Luv my Pilot

4.8
Pilotlover on 08/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best vehicle I've bought. I have owned 3 other Honda's with no problems and this one is better than ever.

The Pilot is Excellent!

5
happygirl on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Pilot in January 2003 after much research and test driving of many other SUVs. The Pilot by far is the best mid-sized SUV on the road today. Suprisingly comfortable in its seating of 8 (and 8 adults!). The DVD entertainment package is a MUST for anyone with kids and long trips. I have always owned Honda, and this vehicle does not disappoint!

Great SUV

5
mweiss on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a very versatile vehicle. The seating options make is so convenient for handling large items or passangers and the ease of switching from cargo to passengers is effortless.

Excellent SUV Overall

4.5
Jbnibs on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokees for the last 12 years and was very pleased with them. This year, when it was time for a new car most of my research kept pointing to the Honda Pilot. I have not been disappointed with my choice. The interior design, style and spaciousness are all top quality. I have driven only 3500 miles, so I cant comment on reliability but Honda has a long history of reliability so I have no concerns there. I would recomend this SUV to anyone looking for a midsize SUV.

love my pilot

5
mommaload on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

comfortable, just the right size without being a minivan, handles beautifully, rides great

my pilot info

4.6
absorb on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our experiance thus far has been excellent. We believe this car will serve our familys needs for the next 10 years. We have already been on several road trips and even thru the mid-west with it and are impressed.

proud to own one

4.5
Natwalt on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I live my life on the road with 4 active children. The versatility and power, combined with the seating capacity is the best value for your money. On long trips with my family it feels as comfortable as being in our living room. I previously owned the Honda Odessey and traded that van in for the versatility of the all wheel drive. Although the van offered more spacious comfort while seating 7, the Pilot, which can seat up to eight, can take me more places using the same gas milage. Being able to put the back seating down and use as cargo is like having a truck. Very durable with luxurious comfort. It's a big hit with my family.

Honda Pilot 2003

4.8
gizmo on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very happy with the car. Very fun to drive, comfortable, reliable. Carrying multiple kids and lots of cargo. Always a pleasure to drive or to ride in.

honda pilot

3.3
beverly morris on 08/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

traded a 96 toyota forerunner for the honda. all was well until i washed it.paint is awful with many oversprays.the plastic front end is way too cheap. honda has gone to far in cutting cost. the plastic in a tide bottle seems far stronger. before you buy look underneath the front end.

honda pilot, pros and cons

4.9
tracy10 on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. I switched from a minivan to this midsize suv, i love it. it drives wonderfully, plenty of room for 4 kids too. We motorhome, so we bought it for the towing capabilities too. basically hook it up and go!!! its super. you wont go wrong with this one..

pilot

4.9
chris menges on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great vehicle- holds more people and stuff than you expect-lots of little things like lots of cupholders

Good One

4.6
Reena on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good Vehicle. Excellent Looking. Comfortable Driving. Reliable. But very poor body. If you press with hand, it will just go inside. No heated seat. No in-built back up video camara. Also Navigation and DVD combination is not there.

honda pilot ex with navi and res

5
jcdelara on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

honda pilot is the best, very reliable , don't eat much gas for this kind of vehicle and it handle those winding roads very well.and if we are talking about power, honda pilot got it ,with 240 horse power ,sohc and v- tec engine

My Pilot God

5
LilDebi on 08/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just traded in my 2002 Odyssey for the Pilot. I was very hesitant with having three kids and needing room to grow. The ride is so smooth and the seats are so comfortable. This suv has great power and "pickup". My kids love the storage and comfort as well. I don't regret my decision at all. After going through four other Honda's, this is definitely the best!

Absolutely the Best!

5
teacherkennedy on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot combines the driving luxury of an Accord and the convenience of an SUV. As a past Honda owner, my expectations were high. The Pilot exceeded all of my expectations. I highly recommend this vehicle!

What's up with the gas mileage?

4.6
pjk23 on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, a great vehicle. I've owned 4 hondas in a row. I haven't had one complaint...until now. We were expecting the estimated 17/22 gas mileage when purchasing the Pilot. We've been driving it now for 4 months and we've only been managing 14/19. My wife mainly drives the vehicle...and she's not a lead foot by any means. I'm going to call the dealership to see if any adjustments can be made. Other than that, an incredible vehicle. Honda did a great job putting this one together.

Pilot: I'd probably buy it again

4.3
Ted Mackley on 08/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only problems areas with my Pilot were a few sample defects which wern't right from day one. The cruise control "Set" button has never worked correctly, and an interior light does not turn on and off properly. The body colors are a matter of opinion, but I found none that particularly appealed to me in this model. The power outlets do not operate when the the key is not in the on or accesory posistion so charging a cell phone overnight is not possible. Comfort, ride, reliablity and quality feel are more then enough to make up for these minor problems.

Disappointment

3.4
Unhappy consumer on 08/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

The car rattles on dash, stereo, and driver-side window from the first day we received the delivery. Dealer couldn't fix them after takig apart the whole dash twice and lubricating the window seals. Now it's making more noise than the 90'Camry we just donated. Called the customer relationship twice without response. Talking about the service! I had 3 Honda cars before and never had so many problems. There was a article about falling quality of Honada vehicles, but I never would have thought it has fell this far.

unable to fix noise

3.4
W. H. McCullough,M.D on 08/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

My Pilot has a "clanking" noise in the right rear wheel area when on rough roads. I have taken it to both the local dealers. One replaced the right rear drive shaft, to no avail. The other dealer also documented the noise and called Honda. He was told that "all Pilots make this noise." It is in the trailing arm, they say. I wish one of their higher-ups could drive it! I would certainly be surprised, if they all made this noise!

great efficient performance

5
rodolfocr on 08/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great suv, having the honda's sporty handling, good turning in twisty roads.

Love the Navi System!!

4.9
Navi Fan on 08/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot. It is packed with alot of nice features for a reasonable price.

My Pilot by BAD

4.9
dawsonba on 08/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There isn't a negative thing to say about the Pilot. I think it's the Best in it's class on the market. No one can beat or even match Honda's Reputation for quality and realiabilty. Would highly recommend the Pilot! Drive it, you'll love it!

one and only

4.5
marty5950 on 08/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car. I would love to have one that wasnted full time 4WD

BEST HONDA EVER BOUGHT/THE PILOT

5
OLIVER on 08/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE DID A LOT OF RESEARSCH ON THIS HONDA,BEFORE WE BOUGHT IT. I'M 6 FOOT 3 AND I STLL HAVE 5 INCHES LEFT.

A year of enjoyment!

4.8
PleasedPilotOwner on 08/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I have had our Pilot for a year and are extremely pleased with it. We just returned from a 3000 mile road trip to Seattle and back through Yellowstone NP. The Pilot never hesitated climbing the steep mountain grades. We passed many Toyotas and Fords as they bogged down on the ascents. The Pilot never flinched as the cruise control kept its setting. We find the Pilot to be very comfortable on long trips.

My Family Loves Our Pilot

4.6
Mr Notre Dame on 08/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very roomy and smooth to drive. Tough and solid! Feels somewhat luxurious yet so reasonably priced.

grandpa mobile

4.8
fatherbear on 08/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

my first new car in 20 years boy am i cheap!..... I LIKE IT !!!!!!! i bought it cause they wanted $1500 to plow out my NJ driveway this winter..I GUESS EVERYBODY IS A CRITIC...these could be improved..........the column gear shift knob has [NO STOP GATE TO DRIVE] so you always put itthe wrong drive instead of just drive...the emergency brake PEDAL is to close to you pant cuff it gets cought every once in a while..other than that 15 MILES TO THE GALLON it only has 7500 miles on it.....supposed to get better

Excellent vehicle overall

4.4
roticanai on 08/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot has a great ride. Easy to drive with excellent visibility from the driver's seat. Had a minor setback when the a/c did not come on for about 2 minutes when turned on a couple of weeks ago. It eventually came on and we've had no other problems since.

Great SUV . . . I think

4.6
EdHan on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a good looking SUV. Not fancy in anyway, some may even say bland - but the look will grow on you. The ride is dependable and smooth. Fuel economy is not that great but then again this is much bigger than my old Maxima so its only logical. Its not quick or nimble on its feet but handling is smooth. Check out honda-pilot.org for more info.

Fun to drive

5
jorge pasada on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A Great Value and Great Design compliment eachother quite well. It combines size, power and fuel economy.

LOVE my pilot!

4.6
Mocha100 on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The same care and thoughtfulness went into the making of this car as the rest of the Honda fleet. 8 seats? That was the deciding kick. Granted, not really enough room for adults back there, but for children, it's plenty. There are also many outlets and cupholders. Great compartments and Homelink system for my garage door opener. Odd aspect of design - placement of the windshield wiper control. Easy to reach for this instead of gear shifter. Honda could also take a cue from Ford and put a compass in the car, as well as rear radio controls instead of just rear climate controls. Other than that, I am in LOVE with my new car!

Honda Pilot sets the standard

4.9
bobdahl99 on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very impressive! This is a quality built vehicle. Ride is smooth and quieter than our 200 Mercury Grand Marquis! Excellent around town and cruises the interstate effortlessly. (Getting 20 MPG @ steady 75 MPH.) Honda has lived up to its reputation!

I LOVE THIS CAR!

4.9
rjsoulliere on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fabulous family car that provides comfort and room without scrimping on safety or aesthetics. For all those out there who refuse to be "minivan moms", the Honda Pilot allows the same seating arrangment (actually more) than most minivans on the market, while also providing the functionality of a SUV without being obnoxious in size or look. The gas mileage is good considering it is an SUV, not as good as a family car, however, it's not the same horror stories of the more obnoxious SUVs on the market. The ride is smooth, the kids are happy and thus the parents are thrilled!

Still Getting Acquainted to an SUV

3.8
Brizzi on 08/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My intro to the SUV was the result of necessity. I must admit that the vehicle is every bit as comfortable on the highway as my wifes El Dorado but,I miss the "feel" of the road. Another thing that surprises me is that the gas mileage is lower on the SUV and I runnnning almost 85 horsepower less. Inside, there is plenty of room and comfort and it is pleasing to the eye. As far as the outside goes, it's just another SUV. The vehicle itself is very good. I just need to get used to it.

South Texas Honda

4.9
Al Farrell on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2001 Yukon and loved it. This Pilot is a better built vehicle than the Yukon. Better mileage and same comfort. I am 6'6".

Best SUV

5
rockman on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have driven the Pilot for slightly over 1500 miles, every miles that passes. I say to my self this is the Best vehicle, I have ever own. The ride, the comfort and overall build quality is second to none. Honda has really exceeded themselves with this vehicle.

Nice

5
Zack on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best SUV out right now, it has everything you need at a good price!

Honda Pilot Rating

4.8
UltriFit on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid ride, although there is what appears to be rattle from the third seating head rest storage compartment at times.

no title

4.8
jasmine0263 on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Honda Pilot. It comfortable, large, and stlylish. Although it though use alot of gas, this car is totally worth the little extra cash. I love the extra cargo room i have. I can basically fit anything into my pilot. And i can sit 7 people very comfortably. I just love this SUV

Good Deal

4.6
rlbbsb on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Moved up from a 1997 CR-V; Good ride with comfortable seating and good visibility; plenty of power; decent fuel economy; Fair amount of road noise. Expect to last longer than American counterparts.

Large Interior and Fits in Garage

5
Lisa NH on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this SUV. I wanted an 8 passenger vehicle and the interior is much larger than it looks from the outside. This fits in my small garage (unlike the large domestic tanks). Interior is very flexible, spacious and comfortable. All controls are in the right place. I have several friends that have bought a Pilot after seeing mine.

Great SUV for Everyday Use

4.8
stan1021 on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle with typical Honda fit, finish and reliability. Turning radius less than VW New Beetle. Very comfortable for road trips. Very good power and acceleration.

Makes driving fun again!

5
mamarsiano on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am having fun driving my shiny new and oh so comfortable honda pilot. last mother's day, my life changed. my son got me my first honda! He's the best son in the world to give me the greatest car ever! The best part is the comfort. i forget about that arthritis when i climb into my high seat and have all the room i need. when i'm inside my dream car i suddenly feel real good. it gives me that extra feeling that only having this car can give. thank you for making me happy.

Honda Pilot

4.9
Ray Merz on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had the Pilot for a little over a year and have taken it twice to Yellowstone, and once to Glacier and the Tetons. The ride is very comfortable, the interior is very well designed, and the steering and handling is very good. The engine power is good and works well with the 5 speed transmission. The gas mileage is very good for a SUV - we got 21-23 MPG on the road and about 17 in the city. I would recommend it to anyone.

I love my Pilot

5
piranha on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot and would buy another in a heartbeat. The dealership has bent over backwards to make sure that we are happy. I owned the Pilot for a week and made a 800 mile trip in 2 days, and still enjoyed driving it!

My new Pilot

4.8
samara on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The feature I enjoy the most about my Pilot is it's cross between a SUV and a minivan. It is very kid friendly, yet sporty looking. The rear seats folding down makes them always accessible when away from home and simple for anyone to pull up. The engine runs quiet and has quick acceleration. This is my first experience with Honda, and I am very pleased.

Very happy

5
Wagenmaker on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot has been an excellent car for our family of 8! It handles great through the snow and ice of Michigan's Upper Peninsula roads. It is very quiet, and very reliable. The gas mileable is also acceptable (especially compared with other SUV's). The price and reliability of the Pilot made it a real winner for us. The only downside: the rear spoiler was not designed well, as the plastic warps in the sunlight.

Love this car...test drive to see

5
J.M.D. on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's one of the best purchase decisions we have made in a car in years. It's such a good ride and doesn't feel like a typical SUV. We noticed the positive difference between the Pilot and other popular SUVS seconds into the test drive. Trust me, if you are considering a SUV, make sure you compare the ride and feel of the Pilot vs. Ford, Chevy and other popular models.

Honda Pilot

4.9
Compassdwr on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is new on the market, hard to get and I haven't seen one on the Honda lots since June. This vehicle rides better than the Chevy, Ford, and Toyota's we drove before purchasing the pilot. This vehicle will most likely hold it's value like other Honda vehicles.

The hot Honda Pilot

4.9
spiritsman on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is as good as expected for a Honda. The wait was well worth it. I look foward to riding in my Pilot every day.

Love my Honda Pilot

5
Tammy jo on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very, very happy with my Honda Pilot. I looked at every SUV on the market to find a medium-sized SUV with a third row of seats. I also had to have leather interior and the DVD entertainment system. All of which I got without a spending 40,000+! Great gas mileage was a big bounus!!

EXCELLENT SUV

5
Dustin Mardis on 08/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving almost every SUV from $25,000 to $40,000, we decided to purchase the Pilot (EX-L with DVD). This is by far the nicest vehicle I have owned. The Pilot has all the options I was looking for at a fair price with Honda quality and reputation. If you are looking for a quality SUV with all the options, look no further, this is the one to buy!!

Pilot is a great value

4.9
msymbrad on 08/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the Honda Pilot after considering several other SUVs and hybrids. Knew that we wanted the Pilot immediately after driving it. It is a very solid, comfortable, fun-to-drive vehicle. Was kind of hard to find a dealer who is willing to sell one under msrp in our area of the midwest. When you consider the features and quality of the Pilot compared to other SUVs, the price these vehicles command is a little easier to take.

love that pilot

4.9
Pilot lover on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a suburan it was BIG hard to turn around 7 could ride along. My pilot can turn around in the street and seats 8. Love it.

THE ULTIMATE SUV

4.9
Raja on 08/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE BEST AMONG THE ULTIMATE

DISAPPOINTED - NOT A TOYOTA

3.8
WLS on 08/01/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

DEAD SPOT IN THE TORQUE AT CRUISING SPEED. IRRITATING SHIFT AT CRUISING SPEED FOR ANY ACCELERATION. SHORT LEFT LEG POSITION. FRONT SEAT BACKS NOT COMFORTABLE AT SHOULDER BLADE HEIGHT IN CENTER. REAR SEAT TOO SMALL FOR ANYONE BUT A SMALL KID. RADIO/TAPE CONTROLS NOT FRIENDLY. WELL BUILT, SAFE, STABLE, GOOD RIDE AND QUIET FOR AN SUV.

Awesome SUV!

4.9
cici247 on 07/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a pleasure to drive this SUV! The DVD entertainment unit is awesome.

Got the look but not the comfort

4
Kaela on 07/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

In my opinion, this vehicle dosen't really hold up to the honda reputation. It is a "gas hog" to say the least. It has poor gas mileage, especially when using the air- conditioner. The leather interior has a sleek style but quite a stiff feel to it. The backseats are most uncomfortable on long trips. On a positive note, it handles real well and rides nice. I like the exterior design. Overall, it has the look of a luxury SUV but not the comfort. I give it an OK in it's SUV class.

The Best

5
Neowww on 07/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just drive it and you will buy it's the best Honda ever

Duncan's Pilot

4.8
M.L. Duncan on 07/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned car for almost 1 year, no performance problems, fun to drive - it has a lot of power, handles well, hauling space very adequate, get a lot of compliments from passengers about comfort - would definitely purchase again, more pros than cons - only downside that I've found is paint quality, tends to chip and scratch easily -

2003 Honda Pilot!

5
kiminca on 07/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I initially test drove the Pilot and then test drove the (new) Lexus RX SUV. With that said, I ended up buying the Pilot! Had the same luxury feel, performance, space, etc as the Lexus for $20,000 less!

Great for traveling

5
Jana Garcia on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed my Honda Pilot! I especially enjoyed it while on vacation. We drove from Texas to Utah and everything in between and it was the best I've ever done that trip in. The DVD system was incredible with five children.

very nice surprise

4.9
rickf0628 on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Pilot was my third choice, but every now and then you get lucky - I did. It's a man's car. I have been stopped twice by strangers wanting an evaluation. In 31 years of driving, this is the best car I have ever bought, excluding one Mercedes.

Love that Pilot

4.8
Cmann on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a Mercedes ML320 for 3 years prior to getting my Honda Pilot. Without a doubt the Pilot is far superior in every aspect. Perfomance, comfort, convenience, everything...I love the Pilot.

You Can beat the Vehicle for the Price

4.9
Joein610 on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We price many SUV's and he feature.. Honda had the edge on all the categories we were looking for price, quality, safety!,4 wheel drive, etc.. For the price nothing touches the Pilot especially if you want Navigation or DVD... ask me, I Have 2 !!..I have a black Pilot with Navigation and side steps, and another Sage Brush with the entertainment system! Take a look at then Navigation its worth the extra fee, once you get Navigation you can get an aftermarket DVD System... Joe V

Great Ride

4.8
lake on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our 4th Honda and we are very pleased. When when purcahse it had 12 miles on it. We just returned from vacation and the trip was great. Our Pilot has the DVD system with Kids this is a must. The ride is very comfortible and the noise level next to nothing.There is plenty of storage and the 3rd seat folds down giving even more area. We also met other family members and with the 3rd seat up it gave us all room to ride together while seeing the sights. Power is not an issue either we had no problem on the hills or passing.One great ride.If you live in TN see West Side Honda in Knoxville great people to work with.

wonderful

4.8
nancy bella on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i feel very safe in this auto. its fun to drive and i love honda's. this is my 3rd honda

Bill's Review

4.3
Carstoons on 07/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was a 37 year GM/Ford person. Glad I made the switch. I tow a boat and also load it up with gardening stuff. This is by far the best tow vehicle I have ever owned, in both handling and power. It also has the smallest engine. I did have some problem with an A/C leak but that has been corrected. I do not like the air flow system very much. On a cool day the vent doesn't give you cool outside air- you have to put on the A/C or open the windows. Which brings up another problem. At highway speeds with only one back window open I get this wierd air compression thing that bothers my ears. Playing with windows or turning on the A/C corrects it. Bill

Honda Pilot Experience

4.3
krish prasad on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent buy. Average mileage. Road imperfections evident while driving. properly sized engine

my pilot

4.8
jillyk on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find the honda Pilot to be an excellent SUV. My family and I splurged when we bought it. I would never buy any other vehicle than that of a Honda. We are extremely happy with it!!!!

the perfect vehicle

4.8
kimmill on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle has done everything promised. It is a wonderful alternative for a family that is anti- mini-van. It has a truck capacity while still driving like a car. As a woman it is the perfect vehicle.

Love it !

4.9
John's Mom on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot. It rides so well and has the versatility that I need.

Best SUV to least amount of money!

5
NChewy3 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wow! What a great car! I shopped around for months looking for an SUV that had everything that I wanted without all the money. This car is fun to drive, has plenty of room, great styling, and wow lowest sticker price of them all! Honda makes a great car!

HappyPilot

4.9
HappyPilot on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family and I are happy with our Pilot. We try not to drive it all the time because we treasure the experience of driving/riding it. And we want to keep the mileage low because we intend on owning this vehicle for many years. It is THAT nice! We were treated very nicely at Culver City, California, Miller Honda, especially by Mr. Mike Swede. HappyPilot

Great comfort with awesome reliability

4.9
Pilot Driver on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For an SUV, it has a ver comfortable ride. The steering is also good with very little body lean in turns.It has a very quiet interior. Gas mileage is also very respectable for this SUV.Great powerful engine. I'm 6'1 and this SUV has ample space front and rear to acommodate me.

2003 Honda Pilot

4.6
Kathy Stephen on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have not had any problems with my Pilot. It has handled well in all kinds of weather (ice, snow, and rain) Sometimes the cruise control is a bit jerky.

2003 Honda Pilot, thumbs up!

4.6
mark prusa on 07/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We live in Denver but the dealers here were unwilling to negotiate. In Omaha we were able to save over $1K off list price! Only option we went for was back-up sensors. In the short month we have owned the Pilot the sensors have already saved us twice. Gas mileage on the ride from Omaha to Denver was 17 MPG. Best mileage in the 2000 miles we have put on the vehicle was 19 MPG. Performance is adequate but NOT fast. This thing is heavy and big, a V6 is okay but a V8 would be better. What the heck, the mileage is already marginal... Drives great and continues the Honda tradition of good build quality and design.

Doesn't get much better.

5
Blues64 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best vehicle I've owned since my Integra. Great with for hauling the kids and anything else we need. Nothing to complain about.

huh?

5
jane dickerman on 07/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great reliable though not exciting

Completely Satisfied So Far

5
rcn on 07/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a 96 Toyota Camry on my new Pilot and haven't looked back. I was used to a quite ride with the Camry, and the Pilot offers the same (which is surprising for a mid-size SUV). I've only had it a week, but so far it's been everything I wanted in a new vehicle -- comfort, roominess, smooth ride, performance and style. Honda has done a superb job of focusing on details, from the placement of controls to the feel of the leather seats. The interior is spacious and the center console is a great organizer for CDs, DVDs, cell phone, etc. The DVD player is a "BIG HIT" with my two 5 year olds.

2003 Pilot

4.9
bull on 07/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Honda has a solid reputation. This is my second Honda. Bought the Accord years back and thought it was time to return.

Honda Pilot

4.9
Laura on 07/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I adore this car. I traded in my Volvo wagon for it and would never look back. The main bone I need to pick is the difficulty in setting up the DVDs to play from the front seat- I need to climb into the back seat to use the menu feature and that is a major PITA. ;)

Love our Pilot

5
caseyb1 on 07/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Read all the reviews, drove the competition. We have never been happier with a vehicle. The pilot has all the features & capabilities that we need.

If you can find one, BUY IT

4.8
DukeBlueDevil on 07/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We waited quite a while to get this car- -all the while seeing others zipping around in theirs and feeling Pilot envy! I LOVE THIS CAR. Our first Honda but definitely not our last. We are converts from the Volvo crowd. All I can say is that it was well worth the wait for it to arrive at the dealership.

Honda Hit the SUV 10++++

5
joekantx on 07/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had numerous SUV's in the past from the too big Suburban to the midsize Pathfinder, the Pilot is the one for my family. Love this SUV. Ride is smooth comfortable,pleasure to drive. Most SUV's are a pain to park, not this baby, whips right in there. With 2 kids and summer travel DVD Please! Pack up the kids, CD case full of movies and you won't here a sound! Loads of cargo space for large trips to the store! Cannot express how much my family and I love this vehicle. My company even purchased one for mail runs and office errands! Honda, keep up the good work!

All That I Expected

5
totojack on 07/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV and I don't think I'll ever go back to a regular sedan after being spoiled by being able to see so much better from the higher vantage point. I wanted an SUV that rode and drove like a sedan and had a high degree of reliability and safety. Resale value is also important to me, as well as decent gas mileage. The Honda Pilot delivers on every point and my wife and I both love it.

Love it

4.9
kathyc on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is awesome -- it rides as smooth as a car and the third rear seat is phenomenal. I went from an Expedition to a Pilot and have never looked back. The third row seat is so user friendly. The car is extremely comfortable inside too. Gas mileage could be a little better. Enjoy.

Love our Pilot

4.5
alane on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We've only had our Pilot for a little over a month but we've done quite a bit of traveling in that time. Great solid car - handles curves like a dream. I really feel in control. Very tight. We lost space in going from a van but with a cargo box on top, we're good to go. Kids LOVE the DVD player (I have to balance it with their reading!)The versatility with the 3rd seat is perfect for us.

Honda pilot

5
Ecko715 on 07/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this SUV for over a year. I love it. It is great. I have only one complaint the third seat is a little too small. An adult or even a teenager can not fit in it. It is made STRICTLY FOR KIDS. If the seat was a little bigger I wouldn't be able to find anything wrong with the car. It has an ample amount of power with great standard features. It is great for the price. You know that the resale value will be high and that it is very reliable because it is after all a HONDA.

Awesome!

4.5
DaveA on 07/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car last year for my newborn. Very reliable and comfy. I look forward to keeping it for a while. In typical Honda/Acura fashion, it has given me ZERO problems.

Great Value!!!!

5
Happy consumer on 07/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Shopped every possible SUV out there, Pilot wipes out them all for overall value & quality. I recommend this to anyone needing the functions of a minivan, but yet still want the fun SUV look & drive. This one can be bargained as well, got it for $1,600 under MSRP.

Everything you need, nothing you don't.

5
Matt2 on 07/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After much research, we ordered a Pilot. The 2 month wait seemed long but it was worth the wait. Everything about this vehicle is Honda quality. There hasn't been a single issue with it in the first 10,000 miles. And the interior is so useful and well laid out. I could go on and on about this vehicle, but will just say that no one will be disappointed with this vehicle. We wouldn't trade ours for anything. But I haven't seen the 04 Pilot yet!

My fun Car

4.9
Tony Duckett on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Suv turns on dime, it drives as a car. The sound system is nice. Ilove the whole design of this SUV. For the price Hoda Is going to make a killing.The only bad thing is that I wish it got better gas mileage in the city. Other than that this is a good buy......

Great Features/Value

4.8
LikesOnlyCars on 07/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I hate SUV's/MiniVans, yet needed more space for Kids and stuff. After many hours of research, the Honda came out on top. For its size, carrying capacity, quality, features, and more, this crossover is a great value even at sticker. Very comfortable on trips/town. A drivers SUV with very good handling and MPG for weight. More torque would be appreciated, not necessary. Top notch build quality. Very ergonomic, well thought out.

Pilot cruisin' @ 80mph

4.9
Coachjam on 07/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is all that you need in a midsize SUV. It handles like the 2002 Accord that I own, it does well on the gas(I used to own one of the big domestics) and it is spacious enough for my family of four with plenty of baggage. I have been on two 2000 mile road trips and have been well pleased and pleasantly surprised with the performance. My golf clubs fit perfectly in the rear.

Preferred Choice, no "buts"

4.9
redirector on 07/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV loves the freeway, the mountains, the back roads, the long trips. Makes driving and carrying a real pleasure. Around town, parking and manueverability is very good. I think some of the long list of "improvements" listed by JLarry, would drive the price to $40k or more, and add weight. Keep it simple, the vehicle is superb and safe and a great value even at MSRP.

I love my Pilot

5
m edwards on 07/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is just the right size for me; not too big and bulky. I like the way it handles around curves and corners. The vehicle is very comfortable on both long and short trips. The interior space is adequate (especially the middle seating area). And the "hooks" that are provided in the rear cargo area really keep the contents of my grocery bags from escaping.

Nav system

4.8
billyd on 07/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot offers execellent cargo space with a smooth ride. I don't go off road enough to need a 4Runner but do make long trips using the interior cargo space. The NAV systems has proven worth the additional cost.

Best SUV

4.5
daswa on 07/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our third SUV (4Runner, Explorer) and hands down the best all around. Rides like a car, Seats eight and goes through six inches of snow like nothing else.

island of fun

4.9
tiny on 07/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i never thougt that i could be comfortable in a suv.the pilot is just as smooth as any mercedes.

Best SUV ...

4.8
sjkonig on 07/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove a lot of SUVs, but couldn't find the right one until we drove the Pilot. We were looking for an SUV that drove more like a car than a truck, had good power, 4WD capability, and versatility between cargo space and seating. The Pilot is exactly what we were looking for.

Great SUV except in the curves

4.6
LarryL on 07/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Honda got it right with this one! The vehicle ives up to the rave reviews that it has been getting, with excellent Honda quality throughout. Just a reminder, this is a SUV and not a car; you need to slow down on the highway exit ramps!

Great SUV

5
dmoore on 07/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Honda Pilot is really a gem. We just took our family to North Carolina from Ohio and it was truly a comfortable ride. We traded in our Chrysler MiniVan for this and have no regrets. With two out of three kids in a child restraint seat, the second row still has plenty of room for an adult. The only thing I can say negetive about it is that the third row is quite compact and unless you are a small adult (like 5'2 and under, you would not be too comfortable. Otherwise, it's a great choice for a family and anytone who likes to travel.

Great Vehicle

5
McDonaldD on 06/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent Vehicle!! Bought it in March and drove to South Carolina in May!! What a joy. Tons of space, quiet and comfortable.

third row seats

4.9
grannyg on 06/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The ONLY thing I would change about my Pilot is the second and third row seats. If the second row was adjustable then the third row would be more usable. Fr large adults, the second row center can become uncomfortable after riding a while because it is not as padded as the rest of the second row seating positions. I have been impressed by the quality of the interior. Nothing was fixed except a fuse and one dome light which did not work correctly. I would buy it again. I hope if they fix the second seat to be adjustable that they offer the "fix' to present car owners.

Cool Crossover!

5
NHusain on 06/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle. I understand a lot of people like bold styling than bland. But it's really not ugly, just bland. You will notice its overall solid feel. I like the fact that it's based on MDX and Odyssey. Hopefully, it should enjoy a great resale value as well.

Review after couple of long trips

4.9
Tom in PA on 06/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had my Pilot for about 2 months and 4000 miles. Good ride, lots of room and good performance. Fuel economy has been good, about 18-19 mpg during drive to work and with bikes and cargo carrier attached, about 20 on long trips without extra stuff (not sure what other people expect from a 4400 lb SUV, better than I ever got with my Jeep). Good power and acceleration. Not flashy but good looking vehicle. Got fog lights, running boards, towing package, cross bars and rear mud flaps added and paid about $1200 over MSRP (about $2200 worth of extras).

auto enjoyment

4.5
dennyhow on 06/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great motor, good transmission, driving enjoyment. Good handling, excellent cargo space, seating capacity good, 4 wheel drive feature excellent for light to moderate heaving going. Gas mileage is good.

I love my Pilot

5
Su on 06/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best ride for a full size SUV, great gas mileage. Very comfortable all the way around. After having owned a Ford Explorer I feel like I moved into a luxury vehicle.

suv that drives like a car

5
lulu367 on 06/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best suv on the maket for safety and fuel economy and fun to drive, feels like a car not a suv. Its not if 4wd all the time so you save on gas.

Poor Mileage

4.6
gam14 on 06/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The good: Handles well; Fun, smooth drive; Good performance and seating options. The bad: Terrible mileage! My Pilot averages 14 mpg city/17 mpg hwy. Dealer explains my cruddy mileage as being the result of "vehicle to vehicle variance". Consumer beware! Another problem is that the driver is unable to control unwanted backseat air conditioning. Finally, leather used in seating stretches and makes new seats look old and worn.

Versatile Family Mover

4.5
golfer1 on 06/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own both 2003 Pilot and MDX. While Pilot is bulkier in size and handling it is also a softer ride and has superior ergodynamics. MPG is a bit disappointing especially when your loaded up on those ski trips but it has plenty of get up and go. I've had tough time selling mine and trade in is tough with dealers(I was given MDX as part of new job).

Good, but...

4.8
JLarry on 06/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owner’s man needs to correct grammar & errors like use dishwash det to wash car & failure to note only elec spray to clean clear plastic. Manual should say replace fuel vapor canister every 50K mi & gas tank not go below 1/4 so no overheat. Needs: timing chain rather than timing belt, split tailgate design, tailgate window to roll up/down, rear seats to adjust & recline, telescoping steering wheel, 42V elec sys, sun roof, compass where outside temp is, 7 yr/100K war, frt & rear side air curtains, color- match metal door-edge guards & elec tire pres monitor sys like Corvette has & govt will mandate soon.

Honda does it again

5
DO Ridgefield on 06/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Forget all your preconceived notions of Honda and test drive the Pilot before you buy any other midsize SUV. The ride, interior finish and cabin space are tops. Do your homework and you'll find that no other car company offers anything close to what Honda's offering at this price. Add Honda's reputation for reliability and it's a no brainer. We have two kids so we added the DVD system and it's worth every penny. Honda had families in mind when they developed this SUV and they nailed it.

2003 Honda Pilot, the best vehicle

5
thezmann76 on 06/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with the new pilot and would recommend it to anyone. It suroasses all of it's competition with flying colors. I currently have 24000 miles on it and have had no problems whatsoever. Thank you Honda!

Isn't She Lovely

5
GO EEZY on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was trying to buy something else and When I finally had enough of being treated like an idiot,I went to the dealership next door. The Pilot was Consumer Reports #1 pick for mid-size SUV. Jeremy showed me how everything was reconfigured inside to make room for some new things,like a real holder for your cell phone & charger,a business card holder & a place for an actual pen! Cup holders & hidden storage galore! The car drove like I was literally riding on a cloud,(maybe that's why they called it the Pilot?) and that's coming from the pot-hole capital of the world!(New Jersey)We love our Pilot,and the wonderful people at DCH Kay Honda in Eatontown!

My Opinion

4.9
George Eid on 06/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far my experience with the PILOT is very good except the driver has to pay attention not to operate the wiper by trying to shift. It happened to me several time before I learn to pay attention.

I Love this car!!!

5