2004 HONDA PILOT

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Vehicle Details

Color: CHAMPAGNE
Body Style: SUV
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 24V MPFI SOHC
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: Jacksonville, FL

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Option & Equipment

AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio system security
Audio/Video Remote Control
Automatic front air conditioning
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Clock: In-radio display
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Driver and passenger heated-cushion
driver heated-seatback
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
External temperature display
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 19.2 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 17 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 22 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Interior air filtration
Leather seat upholstery
Leather steering wheel trim
Manual Folding Third Row Seat
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 7.5 s
Max cargo capacity: 90 cu.ft.
Metal-look center console trim
Metal-look door trim
Multi-link rear suspension
Passenger Airbag
Plastic/rubber shift knob trim
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Privacy glass: Deep
Rear air conditioning with separate controls,60-40 Third Row Seat
Rear heat ducts with separate controls
Rear seats center armrest
Rear spoiler: Lip
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Roof rails
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Spare Tire Mount Locati
Speed-proportional power steering
Split rear bench
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 7
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV
Video Monitor Location: Rear
Video player with DVD
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5

Recalls & Defects

VIN 2HKYF18654H572917 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ON SOME MINI VANS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HEAT BUILD-UP BETWEEN THE COUNTERSHAFT AND SECONDARY SHAFT SECOND GEARS IN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, EVENTUALLY LEADING TO GEAR TOOTH CHIPPING OR GEAR BREAKAGE.


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Information about Dealer

Great

5
James on 08/11/2016

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

Very great service very clean helpful a lot of friendly smiles

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 554 reviews

Our Family's Memory-Maker

5
Cynda Douglas on 08/16/2016

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: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

We bought this car brand new, the first model of the Pilot in 2004. We've taken some great trips, drove kids to sports, school, and now we use it for driving grandchildren! It still runs like new and has always parked in our garage. We make sure we do the proper maintenance on it, and there's never been a major repair. It's a great family car for us. Now my husband wants me to buy a newer one.

My 2004 Honda pilot EX

5
Martin Cooke on 04/06/2016

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

My Honda pilot has never let me down it's good in the rain in the snow gets me were ever I have to go . It's very comfortable and wants to cruise control is set on the open road I have to do very little except for stay awake and steer . Honda has been very good at doing all the recalls and their service is excellent .

Best car EVER!

5
Pam Brockhaus on 04/04/2016

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: 5 Value Rating: 5

We love our Honda Pilot... We live in Colorado along the I25 corridor and this car is subjected daily to a miserable commute 60 miles daily in all kinds of weather and it has performed beautifully! We have nearly 209,000 miles on it and have only had one issue with it, the power steering was giving us some issues at about the ten year mark... Honda worked through it, even called in the engineers that designed the car and figured out that it was a pinhole leak in the vacuum hose... Honda covered EVERYTHING and we didn't pay a dime... Wonderful support from the dealer and manufacturer! The car has been driven across country a half dozen times and is so comfortable to drive on the long haul... I hope to keep it for another ten years! Just get the oil changed religiously and do the maintenance and Hondas will last forever! My first Honda was a 1988 Civic with a manual transmission and I drove that for 250,000 miles...

bad year for pilots

3.5
pilotfixer1 on 05/26/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

If you have a chance to buy another make of small SUV you will be money ahead to go with that make. We have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle from the doors locking while charging the A/C, to when the battery is going bad the oil light comes on and the oil level and pressure is fine, to the ignition not accepting the key that I have been using for the last 3 years, to the transmission making a rumbling noise if the oil is not changed every 10,000 miles (the manual recommends every 30,000 miles). Not to mention the huge problem with mice getting into the interior of this vehicle. And these are just the major problems. And we have only owned it for 3.5 years.

Ideal large family vehicle

4.8
floridamom6 on 04/30/2015

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

The car has a smooth ride, and road noise is minimal on highway. We added a hitch and roof rack, and with 6 adults and loaded with cargo, the car handles quite nicely except that it is underpowered, especially if it's fully loaded. Acceleration and hill climbs are slower than I would like. This car has a lot of cargo space with room for car seats in 2nd and 3rd rows, though access to 3rd row can be a bit challenging for an average adult. 3rd row is best for kids or small adults as legroom is limited. We are happy with this car. Great family or roadtrip vehicle. It's held its value well, and we will be holding on to it for a long time.

240K+ miles and still going strong!

4.1
gymeni on 04/27/2015

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

I bought this car new in October 2003 and it had 31 miles on it when I drove it off the lot. I now have over 240K miles on it and the only issues I have ever had with it are: driver's door handle had to be replaced after not being able to open the door from the inside, AC compressor went out once. This car has been subject to at least 3 Honda recalls, one being the transmission issue. I will continue to drive it until the wheels fall off. My 1st gen (1997) CRV, which I also bought brand new, is still on the road today with another owner as well. Bought my daughter a new 2009 Fit as a graduation gift. She treats it like her baby! I stand by Honda, trying to decide which I will buy next.

Cheap Air Conditioner

4.1
anthonysch on 01/09/2013

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

I bought my Pilot in 04 and it has been mechanically reliable and comfortable with the exception of the AC. After 45k the compressor went out and I was quoted 1500 dollars for the repair. I also had another Honda with the same problem. The dealership was willing to give me a small break on the repair, no doubt because they are fully aware of the problem. I have 200k on my Camry and the air works great. Honda, please upgrade your cheap ACs.

LOVE my Pilot

4.5
mathspiffy on 09/29/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

We bought our Pilot in Feb. 2012. It had approximately 87,000 miles on it. I upgraded from a Honda Civic to get more space for kids, cargo, and to have a great roadtrip vehicle for the family. Our Pilot has been everything we needed and more. All we've done is regular maintenance, and we have had no problems. It drives like a dream on the highway and has TONS of space for carseats, kid stuff, and other cargo. We are adding a hitch for a cargo rack and the running boards next, and it'll be perfect. We are very pleased with our Pilot and will be keeping it as long as it runs!

So far so good........

4.5
fukengroovin on 08/21/2012

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2004 Pilot EX-L in Dec 2008 with 52,900 miles. I'm now at 110,300 miles. I am a DIY mechanic and have done all the scheduled maintenance myself. The 17 city and 22 hwy fuel ratings are not accurate. Best highway was 21 and routinely get 18-19mpg in mixed driving at high altitude in Colorado and Wyoming. When I lived in Southern California, I routinely got 15-16mpg in mixed driving and a highway best of 19. So fuel quality and altitude definitely effect fuel economy. I've replaced motor mounts, spark plugs, shocks/struts, timing belt, and valve adjustments. Overall a great vehicle with no transmission problems.

2004 Honda Pilot EX-L

4.5
flamio on 02/17/2012

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car with over a 100K on it and have had it for about a year. So far it has been fantastic! It has nice power and runs very well. A couple months ago I hit a big Ohio deer and I barely felt it. Me and my family were completely safe, which made me very happy I bought this SUV. Last winter I could not get my Odyssey up my long driveway in the snow, with this, it's a breeze. The leather is comfortable. The kids love the heated seats. I'm 6'4" and it's very roomy. Sound system is awesome. I average about 19.6mpg. On a long trip through Canada I actually had 25mpg highway. It's used, buy the extended warranty if you're worried about the tranny going and drive worry free!

documented torque converter problems...DON"T BUY

3
hapeacres on 01/28/2012

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

I purchased a used 04 Pilot with 100K from a used car lot for 9,000. The car drove great during the test drive. On the way home I felt a "rumble strip" like noise under the car when exiting the highway at about 40 mph. I found out that the torque converter is a common problem and leads to transmission failure on the 03 to 05 Pilots. Acura did recall on this same problem. Why not Honda? Are they waiting for someone to die? My car was bought "as is" so I am S*** out of luck. I am still a Honda fan as I bought an 08 CRV for my wife which performs flawlessly, as well as two ATV's which I beat the snot out of. However, I am ready for a class action suit on this one!

Still great after 8 years and over 200k miles

5
ldd12 on 01/18/2012

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 2004 Pilot EXL is still great after 8 years and over 200,000 miles. I bought it in spring of '06 when it had 50k miles, so someone before me drove a lot, too. I've not had all the issues I've read about, but I don't abuse the vehicle. I get oil changes every 5-6k miles, but do spread out the scheduled maintenances and fluid changes a bit more due to quickly rolling up highway miles. My Pilot replaced a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 that had the gas-guzzling 5.2 liter V8. The main reason I replaced the JGC was due to terrible gas mileage (9-15) and slipping transmission. I've not had any transmission issues with my Pilot, but I don't abuse it, either!

Disappointment!

3.6
mansell2004 on 01/05/2012

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

When my husband died I decided to trade our Honda accord in for a fourwheel drive Honda Pilot. We had been so pleased with our other cars that I felt sure that the Pilot would probably be my last car, We had put so many trouble free miles on the earlier cars, and I had all the confidence in the world in Honda. This no longer holds true. I was totally amazed when I had to spend over $3000.00 to replace the transmission with a little over 80,000 miles on my car.The Honda dealer wanted over $4,000.00. Then I find this was a well know problem when I purchased it. I will never recommend Honda to anyone again!!

Seven years and counting!

4.6
shaymilr on 10/28/2011

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 highly recommend this vehicle! I bought the Pilot new and have driven it now for a little over 7 years and 90k miles. Every time I get behind the wheel I catch myself thinking, "I love this car." The vehicle has been so reliable and trouble-free. I also can't get over the comfort of the seats and the great visibility while driving. My college daughter needs a car now and on one hand I think I should pass the Pilot along to her but on the other hand, how can I let it go when I love it so much?!

Like this better than any new one

4.3
Bob on 10/31/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Bought new, still running great at over 90K. Comfortable and non-fatiguing--I've driven dozens of 1000+ mile trips in it, most in 1 shot. I love the storage space between the front seats--still haven't seen another SUV like it. Brakes started pulsing at 45K, machining helps only temporarily. Cannot get EPA gas mileage. I like at new SUVs, and just don't see anything I'd like better, so I'll just keep this one as long as it's reliable.

First suv

4.9
hondo on 10/05/2010

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

What's not to like? Never thought I'd own an SUV. Pilot gives better mileage than my Subaru. Reliability can't compare. Changed tires at 60k, brakes at 90k, brake light bulb, headlamps, now at 104k miles.

Love the pilot, strange noise from under

4.5
Westover57 on 09/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Very happy with the pilot, have owned it for 6 months, we have had a strange noise coming from under the vehicle almost sounds like the cooling fans just take off at a very high speed and stop. And the suspension has a issue with hopping sometimes. Have brought back to the dealership 3 times and the truck won't make the noise nor will it act up at all. Thinking about asking for them to take the truck back if they can not find the problem. We really like this vehicle, its a good solid SUV.

Great concept, mixed bag on execution

3.8
Seattle on 08/30/2010

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

We bought our Pilot brand new in 2/2004 as a "do it all" vehicle. We looked at the Highlander (too expensive & small) and the Forester XT (way fun to drive but alas, too small. We ended up buying the Piolt EX-L. We are impressed with the ride quality and the road manners. A couple of faults have dampened our enthusiasm. The main seal started leaking oil at 55,000 miles. The dealer took care of that under warranty. Driver's side seat- heater went on the blink and burned your tush. This is a known issue with the pilot and the dealer denied that it was a problem. Brake rotors warping & paint job is uneven. Honda could have done better! A tip for Honda, listen to your customers! Don't be arrogant

Honda pilot transmission is horrible

3.3
proudmom0507 on 08/05/2010

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

When I first bought it I loved it. But then soon after I had the transmission go out and after research found a recall on the transmission. Honda has not been helpful at all. Now I have to go pay 4000+ to get my car fixed although it should be their money paying for it since it was recalled. They said they fixed it by putting in an oil jet kit but it is far from fixed! Very disappointed! Also the drivers side seat gets very hot to the point where I start smelling my clothes almost burning! So much for heated seats when you cannot use them.

Solid SUV

5
Pilot Owner on 07/01/2010

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 have owned this SUV for six and a half years. The car is very reliable. Besides the normal maintenance (oil, brakes, batter), the car has needed new rear shocks ($450 at 66K miles) and two new engine mounts ($650 at 68K miles). The shocks were blown because we overloaded the car on a long trip, but the engine mounts are a common problem for Odysseys and Pilots. We love the car because it is powerful and does the job.

Unsatisfactory paint

3.8
mrs1709 on 06/16/2010

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

The paint is literally peeling off of my pilot. It all started when the vehicle was about 3 years old, I contacted Honda who told me it was due to using car washes instead of hand washing. Ha, it's never been in a car wash but still they would do nothing. Now I must pay for a paint job before winter because it is rusting. My Honda is the blue metallic and the paint is horrible! Shame on you Honda!

Owned for 7 years and still love it

4.8
Mom in Minnesota on 04/27/2010

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 went to the dealer and after viewing new Pilots, and knowing how great the one I already own is, I decided to wait 2-3 more years to trade it in on a new one. My Pilot has been great to own, I have not had any problems except to replace the brakes and tires. It always starts, and runs great. I would buy another exactly if I did not want to upgrade to leather and change colors!

Built for Colorado

4.5
Rockies on 03/27/2010

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

Can you say altitude, sun, rain, snow and more sun! This basically describes one spring day in CO. The Pilot masterfully handles all of these elements and delivers a consistent high quality performance. We bought our first Pilot in 2004 - an LX. We put Michelin LX M/S tires on and enjoyed the ride of our lives. During back road driving in the Christmas blizzard of 2009 in Texas, the Pilot delivered everything our family needed. We locked in the four-wheel drive and toured some snowy farm roads on the way to the hotel- picking up a family of four stuck in their two-wheel drive. We bought a 2006 EXL -more Michelin tires and the freak blizzard in Denver last Tuesday was cake. Love this SUV!

Best for our needs

4.5
admanc on 03/18/2010

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

After researching several types of SUVs with 3rd row seating, we narrowed our list down to the Pilot. We found a great deal on one at a local used car lot and it was in excellent shape. This is truly the vehicle our family needed and its features adequately meet our criteria.

Heated Driver's Seat - FIRE HAZARD!

3.1
LorenzoRota on 03/05/2010

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

My 2004 Honda Pilot with 39,000 miles has problem with the driver's side seat heater. It gets dangerously hot to point of burning. If you to to the NHTSA incident database or to Edmunds discussion group , you will find several complaints about this same exact problem. All complaints reference a 2004 Pilot: seat gets EXTREMELY HOT on right side of driver seat. Some people have had FIRES OR SMOKE coming from seat. I contacted Honda Customer service and they refused to acknowledge any problem or to remedy the problem reported as a safety problem. Yes, it is out of warranty but a seat FIRE is a serious safety issue!

Can't go wrong w/the Pilot

4.9
bob on 01/08/2010

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this new, now 5 years and 90K+ miles later still love this Pilot! Very reliable, great mileage (20+ in daily commuting) when lead shoe isn't worn, only maintenance & tires to date. It's not 'sexy' but it's not supposed to be either. Regularly haul 3-8 total (adults + teens) with no problem. Highly recommend any Pilot.

Not so sure about Hondas anymore

4
Pam on 01/05/2010

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

My husband and I have had several Hondas - some new, some used. In 2003, we decided to buy a new Pilot. All was fine until last year when the air conditioner went out - very costly. Today we found out there is a problem with a rod and the whole engine will have to be torn apart - extremely costly. I am not at all happy with this vehicle that only has 70,000 miles on it and has had all service and oil changes done. My husband always takes great care of our cars. I will re-think another new Honda purchase in the future.

Bulletproof!

5
borntodrive on 12/28/2009

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

There is only one word that describes this car... bulletproof! I'm 18 and thus I have done things to it that I regret, yet barely phases it! It is a ballerina in the snow, and very comfortable for a long drive (I put 50 miles on it a couple days ago) and avoided an accident with my friend (AMAZING brakes). Excellent power too, great soundtrack when you step on it, and not bad mileage when driven correctly! Had a friend say she liked this car better than my friend's 6 month old Grand Cherokee. Very roomy in the back, routinely transports 4 friends with no problems. Not another car among us that can do it so well (save for my moms minivan). Some of my friends call it "The Beast". It sure is!

Will buy again

4.9
Jon on 12/07/2009

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 bought this car for my wife who was returning to work. I wanted something that was reliable, got decent gas mileage, was able to get around in the snow, and could tow a boat. The Pilot has stood up to all of these demands and then some. It is fun to drive, has great acceleration, gets around great in all weather and has been reliable (except when we leave the dome lights on and the battery goes dead). We have used it to tow a boat that weighs about 4500 (Regal 2100 LSR). We started camping/boating and had to add a Suburban due to load and room limits. Now my son drives the Pilot, and we feel comfortable with the safety aspects of the vehicle as well. I would buy a Pilot again.

Pretty good all-arounder

4
K on 10/22/2009

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought it at 45K now at 65K only 2 minor issues. Coolant crossover??? and a back light on the HVAC controls. The 4 kids (one in a car seat) my wife and small dog and I fit well enough but if we actually want to take anything with us especially for an overnighter, storage space can be tight even with the 60/40 split 3rd row. Bought a roof bag for camping/cottaging. I hate the plastic bug deflector (aftermarket but bought and installed by Honda); it vibrates and makes a very loud noise over 65 and on my second one now same thing. But I'm nitpicking, overall it's a good all round vehicle that would fit well with someone who can sacrifice a little space and just doesn't want to drive a minivan.

The Underdog

5
Borntodrive on 10/19/2009

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 only started driving recently, this car is my parent's car, however it is soon to become mine, even at 6 years of age this car cannot stop impressing my friends when it comes out on Friday nights. It is obviously not as tight as it used to be, but it is bulletproof, I have done some things to it that I regret, however it shrugged it off and kept going like it was no biggie. I love how simple it is compared to all my friends' cars, yet it gets the job done, despite playing with 2008 and 2009 model BMWs and Lexuses. It rocks and I will never give it up until the thing is truly done, I don't even want a newer car I love this one so much!

Amazing!

4.9
Happy Honda Owner on 07/20/2009

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 owned my Pilot for 8 months now and I love it. It's clean, comfortable, resourceful, and well built. I have not had any problems whatsoever. It is the smoothest drive and has lots of room, more than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's great for traveling, camping, fishing, family and more. Everything is durable and well put together, even the engine looks clean and easy to work on if necessary. I would recommend this vehicle to everyone. I haven't been so satisfied with my car like this ever. Before I owned 2 VW Jettas and had nothing but problems and I have never been happier with my Pilot.

Honda rocks

4.4
abulazeez on 02/24/2009

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this SUV so much, it moves very fast, just like rocket, fun to drive. The 4x4 is very fantastic. I enjoy driving in turbulent off road terrain. It is a wonderful SUV. Will recommend it for every one.

Hard To Beat A Honda

4.4
rdanderson on 01/17/2009

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

I have had good luck with Hondas in the past and this Pilot did not disappoint. It is a very comfortable car to drive. I drive it in the mountains often and it handles the curves and snow very well. I don't find the road noise to be a problem - it is quieter than my CRV. The gas mileage isn't great - about 18 around town - but I knew that when I purchased it. Not a deal breaker for me. I find the cargo space to be quite adequate for my needs; and the heated seats are a definite plus. How about adding a heated steering wheel?

No Repairs Yet!

4.9
Stacy H on 12/28/2008

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

I bought this car new. It has NEVER had a problem ( besides battery and brakes) I have 80,000 miles. I was hit by a Taurus, I got out of the Honda and could not see a dent, finally I saw it, only $900 to repair (Taurus totalled) These are great cars, mileage could be better, wind noise bad, great product.

Almost Great

4.8
Nole Man on 12/26/2008

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

I really like the overall practicality of this vehicle. It's roomy and not bad if you have to carry passengers in the 3rd row. For short trips at least. The only beef I have is the quality of the interior materials in certain places. Things like the air vents, climate control knobs are made from some of the flimsiest plastic I've ever seen in a car. I expect more from Honda.

Four years and going strong!

5
tdr_honda on 11/09/2008

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 purchased this 2004 Pilot EXL-RES new in October 2004. It now has 70K miles and still runs and looks great. I never keep a vehicle for more than 2 years, but this one is a keeper! I have had no problems with it and it runs as good today as it did when I bought it. I keep it well maintained and clean, and in return it just runs and runs. I am probably going to trade my other car, a Suburban, in for the 2009 Pilot. I would highly recommend this vehicle - I have owned many, many Hondas and this one has been the best.

Like my Pilot very much

4.4
luppydog on 09/05/2008

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

After a lot of research on similar SUV's (Rav, CRV, Cherokee, Pathfinder, Xterra) I drove the Pilot and immediately saw the difference. Quality interior and nice materials. Good takeoff and passing power, the ride is quiet and when you're not "on it" the 5-speed tranny will keep you cruising at around 2k RPM which helps gas mileage. When driven conservatively i average 20mpg on back road driving. ABS brakes work well, though don't always read imput well and will pull too hard sometimes. AWD feels seamless and it handles snow perfectly. Minimal quality issues, like the plastic housing inside my taillight broke and you cant take it apart to fix where it "pops" back together. Great car overall though.

One Day and lovin it

5
lovin it on 07/13/2008

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 have had my Pilot for 1 day i brought it at Honda east. It is certified and has a 7 year 100,000 mile warranty. Great on gas. had 50,500 miles when i brought it. My kids love the 3rd row seat. The trunk is really small when the third row seat is up. Very spacey and reliable.

Should have bought one sooner.

4.9
MEM, Hamilton NJ on 06/27/2008

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

Previously owned two Hondas (Civic and Accord). Had the Accord for 14.5 years with 165,000 miles. Took a break for a few years from Honda but recently purchased a certified used 2004 Honda Pilot. Love it! Glad to be back in the Honda family!

Very reliable

4.8
SB on 06/01/2008

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 a great vehicle! I bought this car as a used car certified with 30,000 miles and it has been very reliable! I have driven long distances on numerous occasions and haven't had one problem in the 3 years that I have owned it.

Honda Pilot

4.9
CMB on 04/17/2008

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

I love my 2004 Honda Pilot. I have had it for 5 years and recommend it to all my friends. I drive 50 miles a day to and from work and it has a smooth ride and handles great even after having it almost 5 years. The DVD system is great and the fold away 3rd row seating is very convenient. It has a good amount of leg room, even in the 3rd row. It has been very reliable. The family enjoys traveling in it. My only complaint is that on the highway, it does have a fair amount of noticeable wind noise.

Pilot Saved Our Lives Too

4.9
Bilbo999 on 03/28/2008

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

I was broad-sided by another SUV going about 35 mph. Passenger side was crushed and my Pilot rolled over. Witnesses thought we were dead, but my kids and I walked away with minor bruises. I can't say enough about the safety of this SUV and I will definitely buy another!!! Inside is roomy and reasonably comfortable

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

4.5
FBK on 03/03/2008

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

My end of my lease is nearing. I am unbelievably letting go of my '04 Pilot w/Nav. A tremendous performer on wet, ice, snow, and the occasional stretches of smooth pavement I manage to come across. Reliable to a fault. Predictable and reasonable gas mileage. A great performer on the long haul. More usable space than anything else in its class. Carries an overwhelming amount of cargo. Nothing ever broke. Not even the smallest thing. 'm replacing it with the '08 Pilot. A no brainer.

Overall good value

4.8
johndoe2008 on 10/12/2007

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

This car has been reliable and sturdy. It performs well (more responsive steering than the Tahoe) and is a comfortable ride. Gas mileage is pretty good for an 8 seater (avg 20 mpg around town).

I Love My Pilot!

4.8
Cbcompton on 08/14/2007

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 have own my Pilot for 2.5 yrs and I still love this car. It has over 40000 miles and not one problem. I recently took a 3000 mile drive thru Mexico with 7 passengers and luggage and still got 19mpg. My dad was so impress by the comfort he is test driving an 08

I can't find a thing wrong

4.6
Paul Mon on 06/29/2007

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

Like most Hondas you have to be very picky to find something not to your liking. I have now owned my Pilot over 3 years and still enjoy driving it. I can do all of the routine maintenance myself thanks to online resources.

First Class Vehicle

4.8
Robert Douglas on 06/19/2007

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 our Pilot new and have been extremely satisfied with it. It rides very smoothly and is very comfortable on long trips. Our maintenance costs have been minimal. I definitely intend to buy another Pilot.

Honda Pilot saved my life

5
Adam45 on 04/25/2007

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

When we (my family) first got this vehicle, we loved it and thought it was great. It did everything it needed to do and did it well. This winter during a snow storm, we got into an accident. No one even got a scar. The Pilot is being fixed right now and the repairmen told us that the car did very well. Although the cost was moderately high, our insurance covered it and we already get a discount due to its safety. We are Honda fans and we love our car. Although the exterior design is not great, it causes the interior to be very functional.

Quality and Affordability

4.8
raf23 on 04/12/2007

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've had my Pilot for 3 years and my wife and I couldn't be happier with it. It has never been serviced for anything other than scheduled maintenance. Plenty of passenger and cargo room. We drove it to Maine the first year we had it, which was a 10 hour drive. I drove almost the whole way and I have never been more comfortable in a vehicle than with the Pilot. I'm very impressed with the quality of this vehicle, with ample features for around $30k brand new.

2004 Plot EX-L NAV

4.9
3rd Honda on 02/23/2007

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

So far, this is the best vehicle I've ever owned. I love it! It's comfortable on long drives. The mileage is reasonable for the size and power. There is plenty of people room with the 3rd row--Honda says it seats 8, but 7 adults are comfortable. If a child is the eighth passenger, you'd be okay. The only problem with the 3rd row seat, is that eats up 85% of the luggage space. You wouldn't want to subject anyone to the 3rd row for a road trip anyway.

Not Great, just Good

3.9
morgan007 on 02/20/2007

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

Don't get me wrong, the Pilot is an excellent vehicle. This is my 6th Honda product and could be the best to date. At the top of the list of attributes is value. You get more for your money and you know its a reliable vehicle. When I place the key in the ignition it will start. Sounds simple, but that doesn't happen with all vehicles. I owned a Ford before and it left me stranded on more than one occasion. We added an aftermarket hitch and hauled a trailer with no problem. The plastics are a little hard and the leather isn't the softest, but still a very good grade on the interior. A big minus is gas mileage and style. I'm considering the GMC Arcadia, but I love Honda value.

Love our Pilot

4.8
nd honda fan on 02/19/2007

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 have loved our Pilot from Day 1. It has been fun to drive and the AWD has been great in the winter. We love the space we have, especially for road trips. We've also found that we can fit a twin size bed, with box spring and frame, inside when we fold down all of the seats! It has been very reliable and we've only done routine maintenance. We had driven a newer Expedition before buying the Pilot and feel like we have more interior room and a less boxy vehicle. We'd recommend it to anyone!

Nice truck!

4.6
RAY KULINSKI on 01/28/2007

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

THIS HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD TRUCK SO FAR. No major problems. Oil, gas that's it!! I pull a 19 ft boat in the summer and this has plenty of power and is quiet and smooth.

"Simplify" with perfect reliability!

4.6
Texasmcallister on 01/05/2007

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

It is refreshing to get back to owning Hondas...just now recovering financially from owning 1996 Dodge Caravan, and 2000 Volkswagens. Although our Odyssey was nice and convenient, we needed a super durable vehicle for our bad roads-the Pilot has been just that! (Knocking on wood) After 72,000 miles on Texas Hill Country roads (and "off" roads), our Pilot has batted 1000 on reliability and durability. Good luck on finding one lightly used...this one is a keeper!

Best SUV we ever owned.

5
AJnMA on 01/01/2007

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

This is clearly the best SUV that we ever owned. Over the last 16 years we have owned over 30 cars and this is probably the best one overall of all the vehicles. When it comes to SUVs no other beats it. We have had a Durango, Liberty, Passport (both Honda and Isuzu version and CRV (2x). This is the best mix of style, room and functionality that an SUV can have. The third row pulls out easily for when the in-laws come over or the seats fold flat for the runs to the dump. Our Durango spent more time in the shop than on the road so this has been pleasant to fill and go with the regularly scheduled oil change and maintenance. Handles like a dream, even in the rough New England winters.

Accident/Crash Comments

4.9
Cheryl on 12/09/2006

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

When you hand your children a key to a car you are giving them control of their life. Truly and the life of others. My daughter had a head on crash into a stopped vehicle going ~38 MPH. My CAR TOOK THE ENTIRE HIT. She did not even get hit with an airbag as it did not need to deploy!!!! Wish I could afford Hondas for all my children and all my grandchildren! The car took 5 weeks to get back but it is just like new!. The Safety comments are real. My daughter would have been seriously injured had she been in her old car.

GREAT Car!

5
Buck on 12/02/2006

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

picked it up 60,000 mi ago. never once been back to the dealership. 4WD is awesome.

Great Vehicle

4.6
Joseph on 11/16/2006

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

Overall a great vehicle, lots of room. But lacking in better gas mileage, however I did know that I was buying a SUV. Lacks body style, wheel are boring. Vehicle looks much better with 20" rims and chrome grill. However I would not pass this vehicle buy if you have a family and still what to be a bit sporty.

Pilot

4.9
Cindy Marson on 11/07/2006

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car with plenty of seats! I went from a mini van seating 8 to this. Smaller then the van but great features and more reliable! I have compared it to several other vehicles and nothing compares for the space and features unless you go to a full size suv and that is too much gas. Would have liked to get the DVD without the leather because it is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Hard on the little kids. I would buy another one today if I had to!

Disappointed

2
Karl on 11/06/2006

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

Researched and test drove the 2003, but waited for the 2004 in hope of Honda removing any bugs. At 19,000 miles the radiator had to be replaced due to a split seam. At 20,186 the ECT sensor was replaced. At 20,300 the thermostat was replaced. At 22,495 the fuel pump/filter assembly was replaced. At 23,500 the PCM was replaced. The the fuel injectors were replaced during same service visit. The vehicle is in the dealership (not the one purchased from) having the head gaskets replaced. This is the seventh trip to the same dealership to repair the check engine light and VTM- 4 light on. We have the technology to put a man on the moon and safely return him but I can't get my car fixed.

Best SUV I have ever owned

4.8
Michael on 10/25/2006

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

I have owned a 4-Runner, Bronco, Suburban, and driven just about every SUV out there and this is the best all around SUV yet. Reliable, gets decent mileage for an SUV and I was shocked at how well it handles and a third row to boot! Very solid. In the snow I have not ben able to get it to lose traction...great AWD system. I will drive this one for years to come and it has 73,000 mi. on it already..not even broken in yet!

MK HONDA

4.6
melrcl45 on 10/17/2006

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

A very competent auto. The front and rear seating positions "feel" large and spacious. Very comfortable for an SUV, smooth and quite at highways speeds, but still, not a car. Average gas usage overall is 14-17 range. Never more that 19 on a long trip. Next time, I'll be looking for better gas mileage. No daytime running lights- except manually on. Overall- very satisfied.9+

Decent SUV w/ OK Gas Mileage

4.8
chipito on 09/14/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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've had a Subaru AWD Wagon, 4Runner, Expedition, Tahoe & now Pilot. Looked at MDX a long time but couldn't justify $6K more for essentially the same vehicle. AWD system is excellent and interior volume is great for the entire tribe. We pull a large Coleman pop top w/ factory hitch and after mkt E-brake no problem. Wife can get up to 27 MPG, I get 22; much better than 4R, Exp or Tahoe. We can even get 3 bikes inside w/ 40% rear seat down. Only complaint is the cheaper plastic interior pieces, that dealer has replaced so far, front seat bottom, door frame gutter. Definitely recommend to family road warriors - will keep for 200K+ miles & give to the kids fro safe transport.

Perfect family car

4.9
ransom on 09/11/2006

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Pilot.Perfect for the children, they love the Dvd system. Electrical outlets for all the portable electronics. No problems with anything mechanical.

Love the Pilot

4.8
Bart on 07/08/2006

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 bought my '04 EXL-Nav w/ 22K miles in immaculate condition. The ride is very smooth and quiet for an SUV. I've always been a car guy, but I'm very happy with the Pilot. There are a few interior rattles but they're bearable. I was impressed the first time I punched it getting into traffic - it really moves for a truck that size. I test-drove several mid-size SUVs, but the Pilot outmatched them all in almost every category, and hey - it's a Honda!

Great SUV

4.9
Crystal on 06/05/2006

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

We travel everywhere in the pilot with no worries. Great on gas and excellent on reliability. Very glad we bought this vehicle.

04 Pilot EXL

4.9
Bob and Dee on 05/21/2006

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

Have owned several used honda cars and all have been predictably reliable. We bought this Pilot new though and now after nearly 20 months and 21000 miles it is still completely problem free and a pleasure to drive. It has been thru 2 snowy Minn winters, easily pulls our 18 boat and entertains the kids with the DVD. This is the wife's truck and she loves the visibility, ride comfort and EXL features. She told me there is no way I could get her to drive (or even ride in) an Explorer or the GMC AWD Safari we've had in the past.

Not Bad

4
diamondmen on 05/13/2006

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

I bought this vehicle used from auction, it is a basic EX, and impressed with the room inside, I dont like the shifter, doors should lock automaticly when gear in drive and should unlock when parked. I liked the third seat, it is somewhat comfy and folds nicely. Typical honda built with lots of plastic (pampered myself with german cars forever) but functional. I would like the ride to be more connected to the road and have a middle dash shifter. Couldn't try for MPG yet but it seem to guzzle.

Great suv

4.6
k tyer on 05/09/2006

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

This vehicle is the best suv we've owned. Have had suburbans and vans none can touch this. Fit and finish is superb. Only small complaint is gas mileage is not as good as advertised, as with all cars!! Tight fit for 7, but o.k. for 5 folks.

Love my honda pilot

4.1
Moises on 05/07/2006

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

I got a pilot for the the third row seat, but after driving it, i knew it was the right pick. The way it drove it was awesome. Will buy another one in a heart beat. Might not have the looks but I love it the same. Once you drive it you see why it is the one for you.

04 pilot

4.8
Amber on 02/12/2006

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 have never been the "soccer mom" type but I was forced to get a car with more room. I must admit though the pilot is a great buy it's got the most room for the money, and ofcourse my kids love the dvd player. I am very happy with my purchace.

Solid, Good Power ...

4.6
ajwray on 12/30/2005

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

Having owned over 10 new Hondas in the last decade this is easily my favorite (prior was the initial CRV). I traded in a Durango (V8) which was getting 11 MPG for the Pilot and the trade off between V8 power and the Pilot is negligible. The Pilot easily accelerates on the highway while being fairly stingy for the MPG (we get 18- 20). We also have a Liberty Sport which is a great 4x4 but this is the SUV which balances family needs, safety, and versatility all in one vehicle. Don't expect to go offroading in this SUV but we just got hit with major snow here in New England and my Pilot cuts through drifts like butter. Many other cars were stuck in the drifts but no problem w/Pilot.

I like my Pilot

4.9
2004 Pilot EX on 12/22/2005

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 was a 20 year BMW owner and find the Pilot to be perfect family vehicle for a group with an active lifestyle. It is an easy drive, uses regular gas, very reliable and good in town and on the road. No reservations about any part of this vehicle.

Pilot of our own

4.6
Pilot Owner on 12/19/2005

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

Our sixth Honda - waited for the Pilot before plunging into SUV ownership. Heated seats means my wife drives the Pilot all the time. Radio and cruise controls on steering wheel make for safer driving. Interior design results in great versatility. We've used the third row seat maybe six times in nearly two years, and it was useful. Lots of room for two kids, two labs, and lots of gear. Wish list - curtain air bags, six disk cd.

Solid Performance for the money

4.9
Don Tucci on 11/12/2005

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 purchased my Honda Pilot after quite a bit of research. I looked at the others. For my money, this vehicle was the best choice. The reliability, comfort of ride, and standard equipment put it far ahead of the other competitive vehicles in its class. Further, the resale value of this vehicle is hard to beat, and the reliability allows you to keep the vehicle well after it is paid for or until you are ready for a change. The only changes I would have liked in regard to my model was a folding flat second seat and a sun roof, which I believe are both now currently available. This is a solid, spacious and reliable vehicle that will last.

Good dependable transportation

4.6
JM on 11/11/2005

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice size, but with 8 seats, not enough space behind. Feels safe while driving even on a rainy day. Fast passing speed. Good stereo (didn't came with the 6 CD player, until '05. Nice color silver with gray leather. Wife is in love with her SUV. Might last 10 years in good shape.

Inconsistent manufacturing quality

2.6
wrod on 10/28/2005

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

After looking at other peoples' reviews it appears that Honda's quality control is on this vehicle is poor. Overall the Pilot has nice features and is a practical SUV. But while others have raved about the power and the mileage, my Pilot has not excelled on either. When it was brand new it had good power and got about 19 mpg (mixed city/hwy) but at about 25,000 miles it started having problems with both. Mileage is now 15- 16mpg and power is poor. It sputters and loses speed at times on a level hwy. I have taken it to the dealer numerous times, and the Honda district service rep has looked at it. According to them everything is "normal". I have owned many Hondas, but this may be my last.

Honda Pilot

4.6
Greg Sauls on 10/17/2005

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

Very good reliable vehicle. Never had any problems. Smooth riding. Pull my 21 foot boat up the boat landing like it is not even there. Love this vehicle.

Pilot 04

4.9
pilot0508 on 10/07/2005

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

The Pilot drives like the Accord. It is easy to handle, and has a smooth ride (not bouncy like other SUV's). We've purchased other SUV's in the past that were difficult to drive over 60 on the interstate. The Pilot manages easy and is enjoyable to drive.

Ross' Pilot

5
Ross Bryan on 10/04/2005

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

Great vehicle -- very versatile, fun to drive, very good mileage. Interior fit/finish could be a bit better, but this SUV is an excellent buy.

Not Impressed with my 1st Honda

2
Mr. Bob Honda on 09/01/2005

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

There is nothing wrong with a Honda, some people are just not meant to drive one. The style I find very boring. More importantly, the stereo speakers are hard to listen to. The steering wheel controls are nice. It would be nicer if you could go forwards and backwards; but you can only go forward with your selections from the steering wheel. So if you like a song on your CD you have to advance through the others to get back to the last song. The other option is to take yours eyes off the road and lean way over to the radio and use the search button. As for fuel mileage, it is about 14-mpg city by my calculations. If you like Honda, you like the Pilot, otherwise keep looking.

Pilot 2004

4.3
T. Simmons on 08/27/2005

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

Once dealer worked through early transmission issues, performance is fine. I'm dissapointed that rear seats do not lay down flat! Overall it is a good auto with some minor design flaws.

2004 Pilot EX-L with RES

4.6
klossfam on 08/19/2005

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

Figured a higher mileage review was due (40K miles at 1.5 years since driving off the lot) Perfect track record and we tow a boat (2700 lbs w/trailer) and snowmobiles (2000 lbs w/trailer) a lot. Average 18-20 in around town driving. Approx 22-24 for a dedicated highway drive. Realistic towing mpg is 15-16. Great overall ride but the spring rates from the MDX (slightly stiffer) would be nice. Power is more than adequate. If cheap Goodyear Integrity OEM tires are rotated every 5K, they'll provide a lot of useful life (still good tread at 40K). In Northern climates, running boards and rear splash guards are a must. MAKE the dealer throw them in (they will). Next SUV will be a Pilot.

What a Great Ride!

4.9
LMarsh on 07/26/2005

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 Honda Pilot is a reliable SUV that holds up well when other drivers bump and grind into you. The navigation system is very easy to use and gets you to your desired location easily. The interior design is techno-chic and very comfortable. The third row of seats has a great option...use one seat, keep the other down or pull them both up. Third row only fits kids and short adults though. Overall, an excellent car with a smooth ride.

Still Exceeding Expectations

4.8
Retrova on 07/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 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 the Pilot to buffer our 1 year old in 5 star crash rated construction and to haul his gear around. This vehicle is everything its supposed to be - van like capacity that is unparalleled in its class and the look of an SUV on the outside. Drives wonderfully, all the confidence of the size and height visibility and yet flexible maneuvering of a car. The deal was, my wife would get to drive to work and I would drive on weekends. So far, I have to pry the keys out of her hands on the weekends!

Good SUV But LOts of Little Problems

4.1
DodoPodo on 06/19/2005

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

POSITIVES: Attractive vehicle, both inside and out. Excellent use of interior space for both occupants and cargo. Storage room galore. Very good quality parts and fit/finish. Neat built-in lights in rear grab handles. Great power and smooth transmission. Resale value. NEGATIVES: The 3.5L V6 sometimes doesn't crank up right away (dealer says Honda is aware of this problem with that particular engine, but no fix for it yet). Numerous trim pieces had to be replaced in first 12,000 miles (e.g. the molding containing the driver's seat power switches broke; a rear door threshold molding broke; the driver's inside door handle started to peel apart) -- not what one expects from a "Honda".

Mouse Trap

4
Moetime on 03/25/2005

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

Great ride, pleanty of room, and comfortable. Quiet cabin for the first year, there after, cabin noise seemed to increase, especially on highways. Gas mileage is not nearly what was stated...but the fact that you do not have to change the oil as frequently is a plus. I all it "the mouse trap" because we have cought six mice in the cabin so far. The dealer claims that it happens to all cars...all models, but this is a first for me. They think that the mice are getting through the freshair duct, and other than keeping it on recirculate, there is nothing that could be done.

Pilot Comes Out On Top

4.4
Fluff on 03/15/2005

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched and test drove all the competition's models and the Honda Pilot came out on top in every area except its weight. You can really feel the weight dragging behind you during acceleration. If this is a problem for you, then the 2005 model may be what you are looking for. The extra hp make up the difference. This "Sport Utility Vehicle" will not take you off-roading or exploring treacherous terrain, but it is the best at being a "family adventure vehicle." It's a super value with the Honda quality and reliability we have grown accustomed to. I am a very proud owner.

Love it

4.5
traveler on 03/14/2005

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

We did a lot of research before we bought the pilot. It has plenty of room and plenty of pep. Compared to the seats in a subaru outback, these seats are great. We tow it behind our motorhome and it's really easy to set up to tow. We had a minivan and even though this is a little shorter, everyone is much more comfortable and the ride is great. We don't use the 3rd seat often, but it's great to have when it's needed. This is our first Honda car (my husband rides Honda motorcycles) and we love it! Last summer we drove 5 hours to Upstate NY with two kids (one is 16, the other is 10) and a golden retriever. Everyone was comfortable and the gas mileage was 23 mpg with the a/c on.

Honda Pilot!!

4.9
Matt on 03/10/2005

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 Pilot's rear cargo space is exceptional.I really enjoy this SUV.

Disappointed

3.8
Cindy on 02/23/2005

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

I've now owned my Honda Pilot for 10 months and logged 20,000 miles both in town and on trips. I'm finally giving up and turning it in. My major complaint is comfort...my 6'2" husband and two pre-teen sons feel like sardines on trips. At 5'10", I can barely stand sitting in the second row seat. My second complaint is gas mileage. Despite a 17/22 rating, I'm lucky if we get 18 on trips...initially we were getting 15 in town. When I returned to the dealership they said the mileage would improve after the first 10,000 miles. It has improved slightly, but still nowhere near the stated rating. This SUV is fine for the driver and front seat passenger, but is not a good family trip car!

A Good Choice

4.9
Bell on 02/10/2005

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

Having done a lot of research I decided that the Pilot EX model was the best overall value for the money. It rides nice, has excellent pickup and a boatload of room. My kids love it and as far as reliability or resale value it kicks the pants off of the Trailblazer or the Highlander. If you're not sure, I recommend you drive one and then shop around to get what you really want, a good reliable suv that you can be proud you bought. I am.

Excellent Vehicle

4.9
rsegerdahl on 01/30/2005

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

Offers excellent headroom for a 6ft 4inch person. Smooth riding, good milage, shift level sometimes goes to d3 but not a real problem. Excellent in snow and ice. After driving the car for 7 months I definitely would recommend the vehicle to friends.

Absolutely love it!

4.5
Marleigh on 01/21/2005

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

I bought my Pilot after researching it for a year. I am so impressed with the room inside. It is definitely more spacious inside than it looks outside. I really love how the middle row can seat three people comfortably, something you don't get with most SUVs. It rides great, and I love how nimble it is. It drives just like a car, and I can get in and out of parking decks and parking lots with no problems. It is great for my family, and I can't wait to take it on a long vacation. It will be me, my husband, my young son, and my parents. My son fits fine in the 3rd row and loves it back there.

A keeper

5
Ed Pantaloni on 01/14/2005

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

Comfortable ride, easy to handle, excellent raod conditin response with Michellin All Terraine tires, spacious. Low center of gravity give little lean-into on curves and exit/enter ramps. Although is 4wd, you don't need a ladder to get in/out. Not affected by cross winds as much as minivans are - perhaps a much as an auto.

A Great SUV

5
Larry Juan on 01/06/2005

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

Excellent preformance .... superb handling and best in class brakes

Just What I Wanted

5
Frank on 01/05/2005

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 often use this to transport heavy loads. My old station wagon used to groan, but this SUV takes twice as much easily. The seats fold away quickly. There are numerous 12V outlets and many cupholders when I transport the Little Leaguers. It even seats eight. Only drawback is road noise on the highway.

My Pilot experience

4.9
abeflores on 01/03/2005

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

The Honda Pilot is the best vehicle I've ever had the pleasure of owning. I have had BMWs', MBZs', Toyotas', Fords', Chevys', Infinitis', Nissans', and VWs', they do not compare to the reliability and effortless performance that I have received from my Pilot. I highly recommend this vehicle.

2004 Honda Pilot

4.6
Scott on 01/02/2005

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 SUV. Good Power, Fun to drive. Fuel $$$ POOR. We Have a Odyssey also. Reliable & Good Value.

great car - horrible on fuel!

4.5
jtyler on 12/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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 but horrible on gas. please honda do something about the fuel ecomony! i'm lucky to get 17 mpg on hwy and 12 or 13 in town. thats not what the sticker price said!!! i could have got an expedition if i wanted that type gas mileage. i'm doing good to get 230 miles a tank. that's horrible!!

Very Powerful

4.9
Seisho on 12/28/2004

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

Very powerful car requires less fuel. With 250HP and 5 speed AT, this car runs very fast and so I sometimes forget this is SUV. Inside is big and quiet.

SUV Perfection

4.9
Datalinker on 12/28/2004

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

After owning the Ford Explorer for 8 years, I was delighted with the Honda Pilot. The contrast between the two is dramatic. On every measure of quality and enjoyment, the Pilot overwhelms the Explorer.

SMOOTH RIDE

4.9
JORGE FORTICH on 12/27/2004

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 ENJOYED THE QUIET RIDE VERY MUCH. BEING ABLE TO RIDE WITH MY WHOKE FANLIY OF 7 ADULTS AND BE COMFORTABLE IS FANTASTIC. GREAT FAMILY CAR

Pilot rating

4.4
Michael Johnson on 12/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This is a great car, it has a cup holder and places to put your cell phone everywhere you look. Drives just like a car.

Still love my Pilot after 6 months

4.8
misswater on 11/16/2004

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

This is a great SUV, more comfortable than 2004 Toyota Highlander. I made right choice.

great engineering

5
dykhuis on 11/16/2004

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 fit and finish is the best of any SUV/Van I have owned. There are no rattles and squeeks. Lots of interior flexibility/space for large or small families. Sharp turning radius comes in handy for tight parking spots. Climbs over hills/mountains effortlessly with 255 HP engine.

I love my Pilot

4.8
Marco Esquandolas on 11/16/2004

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

Perfect for the family! We load up the kids, grandma and grandpa and all ride to the beach for the weekend! It handles very nicely and corners far better than I have ever experienced in an SUV. The Pilot just feels safe on the road.

2004 Pilot rating

4.4
N. Rinker on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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

Everything on my vehicle seems to be great except for the fuel economy. My mileage averages about 12mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the hwy, quite contrary to what is stated on the sticker. I recently had it brought in for service for a leaking gasket on the driver side passenger door. The problem seems to be resolved. If your looking for a roomy but not oversized SUV this is the one to buy, but don't look for great gas mileage with gas prices being thru the roof.

The Pilot

4.8
Kmorton122 on 11/08/2004

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

I love my Honda Pilot! It rides nice and smooth like a car. I love everything about it. The only negative I have to say is that it doesn't get the best gas mileage and that the stereo system could be better, but it's comparable to most SUVs. I will definitely buy another. I LOVE IT!

SATISFIED BUYER

4.8
DENISE on 11/08/2004

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

THE RIDE IS EXCELLENT.I HAD ONLY 1 PROBLEM MY GAS GAUGE WAS NOT READING PROPERLY BUT THEY REPLACED IT AT THE SERVICE.I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN FUTURE MODELS THE BACK WINDOW TO OPEN IN SOME CAPACITY TO VENT ALSO FOR MY PET.I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SEE MEMORY SEATS LIKE I HAD IN MY TOWN & COUNTRY MINIVAN.

Honda Pilot

4.3
dalay99 on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

I've driven Hondas for 23 years and my 2004 Pilot may be the best vehicle I've ever driven. It has lots of power, a very smooth transmission, and gives a quiet ride (not true with a lot of Hondas). It's first task was a 5,000 mile trip to the Rockies and back. It supplied both power and handling on all kinds of mountain roads, including a short trip off-road. The DVD entertainment system and back seat configuration kept the kids happy. I would recommend a Pilot to anyone looking for a reliable SUV.

beware

2.9
JOHN B on 10/25/2004

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

Purchased new 4 weeks ago due to high ratings the SUV has achieved. Now it is at the dealer's. They have already replaced drive shaft and are going to "try" replacing rear differential due to a bad vibration I have had since the car was new a whole 1100 miles age. I want Honda to repurchase vehicle since I will no longer feel comfortable driving it. I WANT MY 1999 CADDY BACK!!!

Great vehicle!

4.9
msdavis on 10/24/2004

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

The buyer needs to understand how the ABS (Anti-lock Brakes System) works before it engages and what will happen when it does. Otherwise, I LOVE my Pilot! It's a great vehicle with lots of room--almost like a mom's mini-van inside with a sporty look on the outside.

Excited to Drive

4.9
86Griff on 10/16/2004

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 a great car to drive. We went from an Explorer to a Pilot and folks...there is a huge difference. The interior of this vehicle is wide and roomy. Significantly bigger than Explorer. The 8 passenger seating seats more than a minivan. Can't say enough about how wonderful this car is to drive. Would definately recommend to anyone looking to purchase an SUV or minivan. It's an Acura MDX without the woodgrain interior.

Handsome Honda

4.3
senior thomas on 10/10/2004

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

My pilot came with a bubbled windshield with a ton of bubbles in the sunscreen part of the windshield. Aside from that (and it was repaired under warranty) it has been a great rig. I tow a 2400 pound hardside tent trailer with it and it acts like it barely knows the trailer is there. The brakes are really strong 4 wheel disks. Corners really well. My back hurt all the time in my old car and now, I can drive for hours with no problem. Great car on the freeway with all wheel drive for in the snow.

Love our new Honda Pilot

4.8
car4inwr on 10/09/2004

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

We have just put our first 1,000 miles on our new Pilot (2004). We have no complaints, only good things to say. Like comfort, style and ride - the best. Our grandkids are in love with the entertainment system and its many options. We plan on many years of luxury driving in our new Honda, our first.

Pilot Better than the rest

4.9
Debbie22264 on 10/09/2004

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

I've had three different SUV's. This is by far the best one I've had. Dodge, Jeep and Ford have nothing on Pilot!

Will buy again!

5
MPW44236 on 10/02/2004

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 2004 EX-L has most of the features you would want. The controls are smartly designed. Mechanically, the transmission is smooth and the engine well matched to the car. Quality of design and build is very high.

A Great Choice!

4.9
Lisa Wilson on 09/27/2004

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 an excellent vehicle. We love our Pilot. We first became interested in it because of the wonderful safety ratings it was given by consumer reports, and we are very happy with our decision. There are some extras, like automatic lights and power passenger seats that the EXL does not have. We wish these features had been offered to us.

Enjoyable SUV

3.6
Lanie on 09/27/2004

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

I have had my Pilot first the get-go. It is fun to drive, seats the kids and dogs and groceries and whatever I pick up during the day. The GPS could be better, more detailed. The MPG is NOT the advertised MPG I get...I get much less. Wish I could have gotten the GPS and the DVD system together...wanted Honda to add DVD on but they said no go.

love my pilot!

4.8
June M on 09/27/2004

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'm so happy that this is the car I chose. With the third seat up my three children and their friends all fit with room to spare. The Pilot is a great alternative to a minivan or extra large SUV without compromising any space. It's fun to drive and MUCH easier to park than my husband's Suburban! I highly recommend anyone looking to check out the Pilot.

I Love My Pilot

5
Janet Seal on 09/27/2004

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 love my Honda Pilot and the service and assistance I have received from Frank Kent Honda in Fort Worth has been wonderful. It's the first time I've owned a car for almost a year and not started looking for what I wanted next.

nice suv but horrible gas mileage!!!

4
tylerfamily on 09/26/2004

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

we've had our pilot for 11 mos. and my #1 complaint is the gas mileage. i'm lucky to get 17 mpg on the hwy. it's a nice suv. however, i don't think i would purchase another one. i've already had something go wrong with the suspension, 1 recall, horrible gas mileage, and about 4 times a month it dies when you first start it. for a vehicle that only has 10K miles i feel that this should not be a problem. i totally baby this car, i try to go no faster than 70 mph on hwy and still get 17 mpg if i'm lucky. if getting good gas mileage does not matter to you than i would suggest this vehicle! it does handle well and is reliable.

it's okay

3.5
lesvic on 09/23/2004

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

it's okay. there are some knocking/thumping sounds while driving. per the dealer, this is a result of the design of the gas tank. also, the car sometimes moves forward (lunges) without putting my foot on the accelerator, and it sometimes holds back (drags) without putting my foot on the brake. the gas mileage is pretty good for city (start and stop) driving. the standard radio/cd speaker system is not very strong, and sound is not good with the windows down.

Great for the Kids

4.9
MARKK on 09/21/2004

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

Left a 2000 minivan for the Pilot. Minivan was great for the little ones but it was time for a change. Pilot handles very well and for a high profile vehicle it gets pretty good gas milage. Standard AWD is a plus as is the wireless headphones for the kids.

Great Pilot Great Buy

5
charlie 01 on 09/21/2004

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

Just purchased the 2004 Honda Pilot. It is a great vehicle. Very pleased with our purchase. Honda's are the best vehicles on the road.

Honda Pilot

5
bbishop on 09/19/2004

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

Having previously owned 4 large SUV's (2 Jeep Wagoneers & 2 GMC Yukons) we were looking for something that offered the same or similar capabilities, ie., trailering for a boat/trailer (approximately 3000 lbs), seating for 7 or 8, driving comfort and all weather driving capabilities. Additionally, I was looking to improve on gas mileage. The Pilot has not dissapointed us in any way. It's size and maneuverability is an added plus. My wife wouldn't drive the Yukons because of their size but loves driving the Pilot. My only criticism is the annoying "clicking" of/at the rear brakes when under way after reversing direction or releasing the parking brakes.

improvements needed

4.1
growing on me on 09/18/2004

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

I had a lot of trouble with my pilot when I first bought it. There was hesitation at 40 mph. After the recall work was done and the replacement of an egr valve it was better but not cured. A lot to have had done on a new car! My seats are not as comfy, like they are losing fluff. But the interior room is the best in this range. My son is 6'3, 266 pounds! The radio rattles and is of poor quality and there is a lot of tire noise. I wouldn't buy it again and may end up selling it for a Land Cruiser or another Toyota. At least it will keep its value for resale. It is growing on me though.

Honda Pilot

4.8
kjwagner on 09/18/2004

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

Represents my first SUV purchase. The Pilot has made it a smoother transition from years of owning sedans. So far it has proved to demanstrate the samereliability that Honda has been known for. Had an Accura TL & the Pilot has many of same comfort & performance features .

Honda SUV

4.9
LAX on 09/17/2004

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

Tested the Toyota Highlander and found the Pilot was more to the taste of what we were looking for. So far, so good but only have 10k miles on it. After 50k miles, then ask me. The light indicators on the center console are very dim to check if ingaged or not. Seating for eight---I'd like to see the how three will fit in the rear otherwise a good choice.

Awesome

4.6
raina on 09/13/2004

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

This vehicle drives great. Lots of cargo room and storage spaces. Radio is awesome..love the net and hooks for grocery shopping. Third row seating is very convient to use and easy to stow away.

New Pilot

5
gppatterson on 09/12/2004

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 many hondas. Accord, RSX, Integra; the Pilot is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned. Why anyone would pay the additional money for an MDX is beyond me. Hondas are normally quiet but this car takes it to a new level. My father has a GS400 Lexus and while the ride in the Pilot is different it feels just as luxurious and solid. Nice job Honda.

THIS CAR SAVED MY LIFE!

4.9
ajcolbert on 09/11/2004

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

Just this past Monday I was in a terrible car accident that wrecked my beloved Pilot. I WALKED away with injuries sustained only from the seatbealt. I hit a cement median head on at 70 mph and am still here. The safety features of this vehicle can't be beat. Now that I have to get a new car, I'm looking for another Pilot. I LOVED it even before the accident.

I absolutely love My Pilot!!!

5
Mike Stone on 09/11/2004

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

After reading the safety ratings, and comparing other S.U.V.'s at almost twice the price, the Pilot was an easy and logical choice. My kids love it too!

Solid family vehicle,

5
Ken Owens on 09/11/2004

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

Great vehicle, and very roomy up front. 17-20 actual gas mileage, or about 315 miles per tank.(At that point I was running on fumes.) Though it is considered an eight seater, it actually seats four adults and four kids comfortably. My wife and I love the way the back seat folds down, in two separate sections. This allows one or two people to set in the third row whenever you fold the other side of the seat down. And unlike some vehicles, these seats fold down flat. The engine has above average power, and the steering is fine. Though we have only owned our Pilot seven months, we are very happy with it.

Happy Owner

5
Pilot Fan 1 on 09/11/2004

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 love this SUV. I like the stylish look, the interior is well designed and has lots of little perks. The handling of the vehicle is good and there is nothing to change that really matters except for my own personal preference.

Absolute Must

4.8
Lis on 09/11/2004

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

I needed more space than my Grand Am, but didn't want the hefty price tag. I loved the Pilot when I test drove it and have recommended it to 3 others who are also thrilled. Comfort and space are top notch, gas mileage is one of the best for an SUV. I got running boards and a sun roof put in. The sun roof REALLY adds to it. Mine was the first installed with my dealership and even the salesmen were impressed at how much it adds to the Pilot. My first Honda, my first SUV....I LOVE IT!

I love my pilot

5
Steven323 on 09/11/2004

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

This is one of the best riding most confortable cars I've ever been in. It's got a very smooth ride that you really can see when you drive over bumps or tracks. The interior is extremely friendly and convienent to the driver. The passenger seating is also very confortable. The center cosole with power outlets inside the cosole allows the phone to charge while out of sight. 4 power outlets throughout. Interior lighting great for all passengers individually. Rear seat (for 3) folds completely away easily for increase storage space. Visibility is excellent in all directions. I love my Pilot!!

Amazing SUV

4.8
Rabih on 09/08/2004

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

It is a great vehicle. Honda build quality, performance, comfort, ergonomics, and low cost of ownership. My wife and kids also just love it. It is really hard to believe that this "midsize" SUV can carry all this cargo and 8 passengers!! I have shopped for so many other SUVs and find it the best overall value.

So Far So Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.9
TPEBAMA on 09/08/2004

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 had my 04 Pilot EX for a yr. now and just love it. Have 10,000 miles on it. The ride and comfort is great. I feel like I'm in a luxury car. I've had absolutely no problems with it. Only the recall on the transmission. My dealer took care of the recall and they have been great to me with all the regular maintenance that has been done so far. My kids love the Pilot, the interior room and plenty of cup holders. Exterior fit and finish has been great. I've kept it washed and waxed, the Nighthawk Black Pearl finish is impecable when clean and waxed. Looks like wet glass. This Pilot is the best vehicle i have ever owned. Just ask me bamatpe@aol.com

Good, not great

3.4
iambat on 09/08/2004

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

Excellent Honda reputation, questionable ergonomics. Uncomfortable drivers seat. Steering wheel position and driver's seat hard to match for comfort. Small radio/cd buttons on dash, steering wheel controls seem lilke afterthoughts, not as user friendly as controls in new Accord. Great drivetrain, confidence building trip through the Deleware Gorge in the rain, filled the back with antiques and a dog, got 20 mpg over 900 miles. The Nav comes only with continental USA software.

A nice ride

4.5
chaim on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

This SUV rides more like a car than a truck. Quite a nice vehicle over all.

ShHY Pilot

4.6
shyquestor on 09/07/2004

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

Went to the Pilot over the Toyo Highlander after 2 Subie Forestors. Pilot is a major size upgrade from the Subie, which we loved, but outgrew. Goodyear OEM tires suck and will be replaced soon, after 28k miles, in preparation for winter 2004-05. Great ride on local and highway roads, but hate the tires after about 15K miles...they feel soft and squeal when they should not, noisy on concrete and quit on asphalt, although pressure is checked and maintained. Tough to clean floor at sides of front seats..narrow area prevents insertion of standard vac tools. Paint is good and cleans well. Love the delayed smart wipers that slow down when at stop and speed

Pilot

5
Nordhagen on 09/04/2004

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

Really enjoy this car. Feel very safe and comfortable in the car, typical Honda reliability.

2004 Honda Pilot

4.8
opircam on 09/01/2004

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

After doing extensive research to purchase a new SUV, we finally settled on the Honda Pilot and have not been disappointed in any way. It is roomy, for up to six persons (two children) and has the power to travel the colorado mountains without difficulty. I would recommend it for anyone, small family or large, who are active.

Pilot

4.8
010804 on 09/01/2004

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

We have had great luck with our Pilot it rides smoothly and fairly limited noise. The room is a plus.

120000 miles now.

4.9
david A on 09/01/2004

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 purchased this SUV on 08/01/2002, based on reviews from the internet. This is my first Honda. I'm a Sales Engineer and travel appx. 60,000/yr. The Honda has 125,000 miles. In terms of standard maintenance (oil, trans, tires, timing belt, etc.), over the two year period, I have spent $5361.45. This is slightly more that my 2WD Pathfinder. The difference between the Pilot and the Pathfinder is the maintenance required for the AWD. I have had NO BREAKDOWNS. Despite the mileage, I feel very confident driving this SUV

great car

4.8
cindy2 on 08/30/2004

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

Being retired we travel alot. The Honda Pilot was a great fit for our needs. Good ride, reliable, and plenty of room. We take kayaks, bicycles, and camping gear. The third seat is great for grandkids and a third couple for short trips. We love our Honda Pilot BUT wish the gas milage was better.

Montana Pilot

5
Montana Pilot on 08/29/2004

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 vehicle is very comfortable. Has great visibility from the inside. Very roomy. Can haul a lot. Good acceleration. Intruments are well laid out except for Trip A/Trip B/Outside Temp button which is hard to get to. Gas mileage much better than the Toyota 4Runner I had. Turning radius still surprises me with how tight it is. Very stable. I'd buy it again.

My pilot

5
cellardude on 08/28/2004

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

Wife has always driven the family car, but after we sold the MDX and bought the Pilot, I volunteered. Rides and drives great for it's size. Drove the Toyota Highlander but the Honda is a couple of knotches above.

Smaller is Bigger

5
brainjerk on 08/27/2004

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

Compared to mywife's bigger Ford Expedition, it carries more, drives better, and utilizes so many interior spaces that it stores easily 12 times more parafanalia like tools, 8 phone books, jumper cables, than the Ford. Quiet, responsive, reliable, and safe.

Taha's pilot

5
Taha Hameduddin on 08/27/2004

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

It is a really fun car...its really spacious and really fun to drive... the 4WD works excellent

Yes a Honda SUV

5
work999 on 08/26/2004

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

Same quality as the rest of the honda fleet. Great comfort and workmanship. Best all around car I have had. I call it a car because I never intend to go off road. I just like the fit of a SUV because I am 6'4" tall

DADO

5
Arsen on 08/26/2004

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

Its a good car. I love it!

Excellent SUV

5
ando on 08/25/2004

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 this vehicle for two months and I absolutely love it. It's roomy, comfortable and fun and easy to drive.

A garage saler's DREAM VEHICLE!

4.4
Mallow1 on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

We've driven this 5,000 miles so far, and are very pleased with the Pilot. The only problems so far are the uncomfortable headrests, and the fact that the seats don't recline fully as they do in a Dodge Caravan. We bought Honda for its name, though, because we've had good luck with them in the past - our 1991 Honda Accord has 250,000 miles on it and is still going strong!

Bad Choice!

2
Bad Choice on 08/23/2004

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

I purchased a Honda to get away from some of the problems I had encountered when driving GM vehicles. This car has been to the dealer so much it shoud be kept there!! I can't believe the high ratings this vehicle has received. Does every publication assume because it is a Honda that the quality/design is great? 1). Weld Spash- Front Strut area 2). Loud Popping noises out of rear 3). Air Bag Recall 4). Transmission Recall- Design Problem 5). Rear Differential to be replaced- Currently on Back order can't receive? Common Problem with other Pilot's????

Very Happy With My Pilot

4.8
Truiz on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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 am very pleased with my Pilot. I looked and reviewed plenty of SUVs. And I ended up very satisfied. For the price it cant be beat. Fuel economy with beat out many of the big boys out there. The rear seat is big and comfortable for adults. Need to go shopping? This is your ride. Long Trip? This is your ride. The only problem that I had was the audio system. But Circuit city took care of that for a few hundred bucks.

My First Honda

5
Gartville on 08/21/2004

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

What I like in this SUV is the riding comfort. It is smooth not tight and the heated leather seat is excellent. This vehicle has a large cargo capacity. I like that the gear shift is attached in the steering column instead of the center console.

love it!

4.9
lizdb on 08/21/2004

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

I love my Pilot. Compared to other SUV's I drove and have tested, the Pilot feels like you are driving a car! It is especially roomy and my husband fits comfortably as a passenger in the front and back at 6 '5!! The 3rd row comes in handy too and everyone who gets it always comments on how spacious the interior is.

Loved it so much Bought a 2004 also !

4.9
Bancard on 08/21/2004

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

My wife drove mine and was so utterly impressed with styling, comfort, ergonomics and options, that she bought a new one in 2004. Have a Porsche Cabriolet 2003 and a MBZ 55 AMG 2004...but we love our Pilots just as much! Crazy but true. Great all around vehicle for moving things from family to bulky items (plenty of storage room) in style and great driving comfort. Easy over the bumps and much roomier than Toyota or the American SUV's.

Love My Honda

4.9
s. pike on 08/21/2004

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

Easy to drive, fun to go on trips in. kids love all the room and the entertainment center ( head phones, dvd/cd). It has so much room inside no one feels cramped. Plenty of storage. Went from a CR-V ( which I loved ), to a Pilot.

Gotta love those honda's

4.6
honda lover on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Only had my Pilot for two months, but love every day of it so far. Very roomy interior. Front seats feels very comfortable and roomy, never get the feeling of being cramp even with two kids in the second row. Gas milage is what you should expect from a SUV, but it does better than most competetors of this class. Fit and finish is very nice and solid. Wish there was a remote hatch opener. The front head rest are not adjustable and they are not in the right position to rest you head comfortabely. I find the ignition switch for the key to be very awkward, I had the car for two months and I still need to look for the opening to insert the ignition key.

Worth the wait

4.6
Gta on 08/18/2004

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

I was tempted by other sport utes like Explorer and Jeep Liberty but I'm glad I held out. I couldn't be happier in my Pilot. While this is my first Honda product it certainly won't be my last. Nothing I've driven comes close to the smoothness and feeling of quality. The Toyota Highlander was a close second but if you drive them back to back you'll notice the Pilot is significantly larger and when similarly equipped is the better bargain as well. I've heard a lot of complaining about the fuel economy but I havent't noticed that it is that bad,probably around 20 mpg. Not bad for a mid-size suv. Overall a great ride.

HAPPY PILOT OWNER

4.9
MAXIMUS on 08/18/2004

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 for about a month now. Just Love It! Traded in my Accord with 178,000 miles on it, and still going strong. Had to get another Honda, can't beat the quality. My wife and I both love to drive it. The best way I can describe the ride is it feels like you are "driving a Lazyboy". Alot of good features for the money. Lots of storgage. Nice sound system. Did alot of reasearch on SUV's and the Pilot ranks as one of the best. We are a Honda family and the Pilot is another fine example of the high quality, fine autombiles that we have come to expect from Honda. Go test drive one, you'll have a hard time leaving without it!

Flawed Honda Pilot

3.5
Ken Ames on 08/16/2004

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

Poor people engineering and finish. The dash board has rattled since the day I drove it home. Two attempts to correct it failed. The console is loose. I was told that it was "poor design by Honda". The first time that I tried to pull one of the second row seats forward the release bar came off in my hand. Driving with the front windows down is impossible because of the sound created. Space and time do not allow for all of the inattention to common sense detailing. I previoulsy owned a Ford Explorer for 8 years and 176,000 miles that was much smarter.

Exellent

4.8
Ana Barrios on 08/16/2004

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

the gas tank is a bit short so, one has to go to the gas station often. I would love to see a hybrid version.

7/24/04 Purchase

4.9
sl49 on 08/16/2004

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

Moving up from a 1993 minivan. Big improvement. Very car-like ride for its size. Excellent handling, very good driving position. Headlights do a superior job illuminating the road. AC cools very rapidly & rear unit can be controlled from 2nd row if desired. Radio/CD player is fine to these non- audiophile ears. Center console has tons of storage. Lots of room w/ 3rd row seats folded down. Early evaluation is very positive.

Love this SUV

4.9
JenI on 08/14/2004

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 SUV is awesome. The interior is great and the highway noise is minimal. Vehicle has been involved in a 4 car accident and held up superbly! Minimal damage after being hit in the front, side and rear-up. Would highly recommend!

Great CrossOver Vehicle

5
YonipNoTolip on 08/13/2004

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

Used to have a Dodge G. Caravan and traded it with the 04 Pilot. No regrets!!! We love the ride & comfort. My 2 yr. old like to ride it always. Long drive??? No problem, very smooth ride, like a luxury car. I would surely recommend to anyone looking for a crossover vehicle. Never buy again Dodge vehicles they have a lot of problems.

Outstanding-reccomend to all!

4.9
Mstkpkr1 on 08/11/2004

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

Love this truck. Great safety features. Great ride. Very powerful. Someone previous mentioned problems over 70 which we did not encounter. Round trip out of state doing approx. 80 mph the whole time and was smooth as if we were doing 20mph.

love my pilot

4.9
bdeschon on 08/09/2004

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 most fun i've ever had driving a vehicle. the level of comfort and the design of the vehicle are great. honda "did it right"!

Disapointed in the Honda Pilot Quality

3
LanceFox on 08/09/2004

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

In the last 12 months I have had my Honda Pilot in to replace the rear drive unit (entire axle), rear spoiler (missing gasket and radio (broken cd button). We have always been a Honda familty but this latest round of Honda Quality has been very dissapointing. It is no wonder that Honda has slipped in thier overall consumer quality ratings (at first I did not belive this). In addition, the Navigation system has very few roads when compared to the Hertz Neverlost System (available in rental cars)and other OEM products. We are at the point where we believe that the premium we paid for the Honda name was not worth it when compared to other vehicles.

One Word - Great

4.9
Gary 1. on 08/09/2004

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

There is a 1000% difference in going from a Nissan Quest to a Pilot. My wife and I are always competing to drive the car. It is smooth, powerful, great handling, and comfortable. The kids even love the third row (though no adult would). Excellent sound system tops it off.

Good car w/ minor flaw

4.6
apgrl on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After dealing w/ a Ford for 3 yr, having the Pilot is a welcome relief. It is GREAT to drive- comfortable, smooth, good turning radius. The size is a bit cumbersome to park, but I expected that. Good fuel economy for a SUV. My only gripe: you hear a noise under the car from the fuel moving in the gas tank. Does not affect the car's performance or handling, but is a little irritating. I'm told by Honda that this noise is a result from the fuel tank design.

The best Honda yet!

5
bush on 08/08/2004

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

If you haven't tried it, you're missing out. Drive one and you'll never have another car.

My Pilot

4.8
B.Brown on 08/07/2004

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 wanted a SUV and had not really been shopping when I went to a Tent Sale and they had this Pilot. It was Silver (the color I preferred) and had practically everything I wanted on an automobile. I wanted something with room and the 3 seats were excellent because I could carry all the grandkids. I wanted something I could haul my dogs to vet in as well as haul flowers, etc. This car just fit all my needs. It gets decent gas mileage and is comfortable to drive, etc. The dealership from which I purchased the car has been excellent and service great. I am well pleased with my Pilot. My daughter loves Hondas and had just purchased a new Honda Accord.

Love My Pilot!

5
jdmc on 08/07/2004

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

Great ride and features

A brilliantly designed &engineered SUV

5
Jim Dudley on 08/07/2004

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

Afer sliding around in the Connecticut winters with a BMW 540, I decided go to with an SUV. The moment I test drove the Pilot (after test driving competitors) I knew I was home. A great feel to the vehicle. Nice acceleration, very comfortable, feels you are protected in case of a crash, yet very easy to drive and manuver. After the 540, I thought I would be bothered by an SUV's lean in curves. No such difficulty. Had occasion to drive it on an 4-hour trip through the mountains of West Virginia. No feeling of top heaviness. Third seat just fine for two small adults. Brilliantly designed interior. What a great car!!!

Pilot a great suv

4.9
prissypete on 08/06/2004

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 experience so far

the one and only - Pilot

4.5
PilotDriver on 08/05/2004

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

After many disagreements, my husband finally talked me into getting an SUV. We did our research got a Pilot. Now I think I would think twice before getting back into a sedan. The ride is smooth, there is plenty of room and overall it is very comfortable for long trips (we've traveled about 16000 miles in it in about 7 months).

strut problem

4
labest on 08/01/2004

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

I had to have both front struts replaced within 2 weeks of my purchase. The warranty took care of it and the dealership gave me a rental. I was a major inconvince, but I would still purchace another one. I hope I do not have any future problems.

First and foremost, it's a Honda

4.5
laweiner on 07/31/2004

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

Great fit for someone looking for a reliable mid-size SUV with a peppy V6, and flexible seating and storage. We feel that we got great value for the dollar and would buy another one. This is not an SUV for someone looking for luxury (inside and out), seating for 8 adults, shifter in the console, or tall drivers. The latter is a nuisance issue to me since I am unable to fully stretch my left leg on long drives.

Buries the competition

4.5
DES999 on 07/30/2004

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

This is my first "SUV". It is a little different than my normal zipping through traffic in a car but overall I am very happy with it. There are alot of reviews that nit pick everything but when you compare this to the most common competitors (Explorer, Envoy, Trailblazer) it beats them hands down. Resale value, reliability, fuel economy, safety, and owner satisfaction are whats important. Not how "flashy the stupid dashboard looks".

From commuter to Pilot and Lovin' It.

4.6
Jim Brownell on 07/30/2004

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

We recently bought a Pilot as we purchased a new home on a private road and needed AWD. We searched every model possible and found the Pilot as the best SUV for the money. This vehicle has exceeded our expectations. It is comfortable, flexible, entertaining and fun to drive. Being a former Maxima driver I know about the fun to drive factor. Our only disappointment is the low fuel mileage (sub 20mpg) and the inability to open the hatch window like the Hyundai Santa Fe and the ommission of standard fog lights. Overall this Pilot flies high in our minds.

Honda

4.1
Dave Whitefeld on 07/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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 car handles well and takes the bombs okay but is not as good as my old Honda Oddesey.

Excellent SUV

4.6
PMlad on 07/29/2004

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

Vehicle is easy to drive, handles exceptionally well, accelerates gracefully and quickly, and has plenty of storage capacity. Air conditioning and heating is excellent. Plenty of cup holders and storage trays and compartments.

comfortable/fun

5
vs on 07/29/2004

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

Overall the Pilot is functional, comfortable, fun to drive, it is also ergonomic and user friedly to operate. Highly recommend for family or individuals.

We Really Like Our Honda Pilot

4.9
Pilot is super on 07/29/2004

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 purchased one week after introduction in June 2002. It has been free of any major problems. Our Honda dealer seems to make a good effort servicing the vehicle and has kept us happy. I like its extra width which provides a luxurious roominess. The stow area in the center console is a very good design feature--easy place to place hand-carried items. I'm glad we got leather seats.

Better than a Mercedes!

5
amkhosla on 07/29/2004

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 best car I have ever owned. Awesome. GREAT acceleration, AWESOME fuel economy, seats that are more comfortable for long-range driving than a Mercedes (I sold my old 350SEL for the Pilot, and boy was I grateful for a better ride). I was behind a 70mp freeway crash last summer. A car from the right lane skidded and hit the car (in front of me!) in the far left lane. The Pilot handled beatifully.

Very happy owner

4.4
adale48840 on 07/29/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid, reliable, comfortable. How can you ask for more. No flaws, no dealer service needed. The auto all-wheel drive is very good, you literally can't spin the wheels and you can't tell if all four wheels are engaged. Very quiet and smooth on the highway, very stable at high speed and manuvering. Acceration is very good for a 4,000+ lb vehicle. Has the usual outstanding Honda engine. No clunks, no front wheel torque. I guess I'm happy with this SUV.

Honda Pilot

4.9
marnedavid on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pilot is an Acura MDX in sheeps clothing. It is closs to 10k less for the same vehicle.

Good Truck

4.5
Dax on 07/29/2004

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

Good SUV. Easy to drive. Comfortable, and spacious, but the speed oscillates when cruise control is activated. Great driving on fresh snow as well as mud. Kids are delighted with third row seats. Large cargo area. Very comfortable during long trips.

Awesome

4.8
Zaynab on 07/29/2004

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

Awesome

for a SUV w/ 3rd row seats, the best

4.9
YS on 07/29/2004

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 needed a 3rd row of seats... and after evaluating all of them from the volvo xc90 to the mercedes ML, the honda was definitely the best bang for the buck deal. but, even w/out considering costs, it still came out ahead b/c the 3rd row was the most functional.

A great SUV

4.6
BobM on 07/29/2004

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

I upgraded from the CRV because it didn't quite have enough room or capability to take a family of four+ on vacation, or even on a long weekend, easily. The Pilot has that capability and much more. It is an excellent cross- country cruiser but also fine around town for hauling kids or just stuff. It is not an ideal commuter but its tight turn radius, compliant suspension, good sightlines and medium size makes it a very tolerable in traffic and city parking garages. It can carry more people and stuff than the Odyssey and get just as good gas mileage as any mimivan. It's got getupandgo! It is never phased by any weather it's seen. The navsystem is really good.

No Title

4.4
Nitty on 07/29/2004

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

I purchased the Pilot in July of this year (2004). So far so good, I enjoy the ride, the handling, the thought Honda has put into the interior. I purchased the Honda Pilot EXL w/DVD Entertainment system. My family has been impressed with the Honda Pilot, espiecially the DVD system and the roominess of the vehicle.

Wife loves it

4.3
mmichel on 07/26/2004

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

We bought the Pilot for my wife. We traded her 00 Chevy Venture (it was falling apart). I had my wife drive several mid-sized SUVs with a third row. She loved the Pilot (that was my hope). We've had the Pilot for a month now and my wife's very happy. Only things we miss over the venture are the rear audio for our 3 yr old, and the built in compressor the venture had (very handy). The solid feel, expected quality, and 4wd should more then make up for these missing features. It's also worth noting that, with the exception of a sunroof and memory for the seats, the Pilot is is just as nice as my 03 Acura CL-S.

Pleased Pilot of a Pilot

4.9
C. W. and S. G on 07/24/2004

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

Any travel request within 600 miles for a day trip is fine with me in the Pilot. For comfort and responsiveness the Pilot has it all on road trips and city driving. A lot of room to change positions on the long haul and high visibility in the city. We get regular maintenance servicing which is cheap because nothing seems to go wrong with the Pilot's mechanical engineering. Having had a few other Hondas in the past this Pilot will be the one I stick with in the future. Anyone for a trip to New Orleans and some bignets? C.W. and S. G.

I love my Pilot

5
lionsprincess on 07/24/2004

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

My Pilot is awesome. Much better than my suburban. It is more comfortable and luxurious feeling. I bought mine through the Internet Department at Mel Rapton Honda and I got a Steal! I have not had any problems. The roll factor is much less compared to my big honkin Suburban. I look for excuses to go places just so I can drive it!

comfortable fun ride

4.9
orange on 07/22/2004

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 my fourth honda .Its great fun ride.very smooth,roomy .

Fun Family Car

4.5
Piloter1 on 07/19/2004

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

Fun to drive, Kids like bein the middle and way-back. Plenty of room to pack for long trips. Gas milage is the one drawback -- but true for SUV class in all. Pilot is better than most SUVs

Pass on Pilot

2.3
HondaDriver on 07/17/2004

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

We bought the Pilot for functionality - max passengers & cargo space. Little did we realize how it handles so poorly on the freeway. Anything over 70mph and it rattles & shakes uncontrollably.

Excptional

5
manukool on 07/15/2004

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

Absolutely satisfied. We have a 2004 Pontiac Grand AM. My wfe love the Honda so much that we take turns to drive. This is a usual topic of debate between us. Unfortunately I don't win enough!!

cell phone trouble

4.8
ebony5 on 07/13/2004

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

Great family car.

awesome vehicle

4.9
hedr on 07/13/2004

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

feel and rides flawlessly.

best truck

5
pilot03 on 07/12/2004

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

navigation is excellent fun to drive perfect car for the family

Smart, cool and smooth...

4.5
Kinsey Party of 5 on 07/12/2004

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

This is the 4th Honda I've owned, and the first SUV, and everything I love about Honda is compounded in the 2004 Pilot. Extremely smooth ride, outstanding, well-thought-out features, and smart styling. We opted for the Leather/DVD EXL, and after our first car trip with our 3 kids, I noted the DVD was well worth the price due to how quiet the kids were during the ride! The only disappointment I had was due to the popularity of the Pilot, I had very little negotiation room on the price with several dealers, but I don't doubt I got my money's worth: the Pilot seems like it was built just for our family.

Honda Pilot EX

4.5
amossj on 07/12/2004

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

Great vehicle. Very dependable and performs well. Good acceleration and handling for a SUV. Very spacious, comfortable with a well thought out interior.

First 1000 mile thoughts

5
Huskerguy on 07/10/2004

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 am impressed so far. Great value for what it costs (if that is possible these days). Compared to Envoy, Trailblazer, Ranier and others. Lots of room all around inside with great storage. Nice and quiet, well built and tight. Handles like a dream. It takes on the rough roads with ease. Seats are a bit stiff and made my butt sore after 8 hours of driving. Generally great appointments in the interior. No big bells and whistles which keeps the price down. The 5 spd tranny is super smooth. Engine is adequate, another 10- 20 HP would be nice. Hoping for mid 20s on gas. Had 21+ and 23 so far.

Best car I ever owned

5
marquel on 07/10/2004

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

In on word WOW!

Lots of room!

5
Cptn EO on 07/10/2004

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

Lots of room, good gas milage, plenty of storage compartments, 9 cup holders. I have a bad back with 3 lower disc herniated and the comfort of the seats are unmatched. I would highly recommend this suv to anyone looking for a mid size car.

Fun to Pilot

4.9
Pilotee on 07/10/2004

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 am 6'2" and I fit in the Pilot. I did not fit in the Subaru. I liked the Subaru Wagon but after an hour of driving I started complaining. We wanted all=wheel and I wanted to be comfortable. The Pilot was perfect and I love the interior design. Pilot handles like a sports car. My commuter car is a 1987 Honda Accord w/187000 and it is more comfortable than the Subaru. I keep my vehicles for a long time and I purchased the Honda reputation. My 87 Accord has always started on the first time. My expectation is very high for the Pilot.

THE BEST CAR OF THE YEAR

4.9
JERROLD BANKS on 07/09/2004

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

I think the Honda Pilot EX is the best car of the year. I'm 6'1 and 245 pounds. I feel very comfortable behind the wheel. I live in NEW YORK CITY and this car can handle the rough roads very well. The Pilot EX is the best car I ever drove. I been in all type of SUV's and the HONDA Pliot EX is by far the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE OUR Honda Pilot - HIGHLY Recommend

4.8
L Watson on 07/09/2004

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 absolutley LOVE our Honda Pilot. We actually purchased it September 7, 2002 (right after they came out) so we were somewhat sceptical about purchasing a NEW model thinking the "kinks" probably needed to be worked out since it was a NEW MODEL vehicle. BUT, I can tell you, it is the GREATEST vehicle we have ever owned. We have two small children (under 4 years old) and it is GREAT as a family vehicle (without having to drive a mini-van)the comfort is GREAT, the room is GREAT, but we own the EX (without leather), so it doesn't have the "feel" of a luxury vehicle (like a Lexus, etc.), it does "feel" like a Honda on the interior.

honda pilot 2004

4.9
roel29 on 07/08/2004

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

It has been truly bulky to drive especially when youre alone in the car. However i also feel the responsiveness of it. I dont feel the bounce in the rough roads and the feels very luxurious.

2004 Pilot

5
Napa Pilot Family on 07/08/2004

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

Well designed and extremely comfortable. Fits an active family very well. Roomier than our previous mini van. Intelligent cargo area. Back seating for passengers is very comfortable. Easy to drive, excellent visibility. Entertainment system is a real pleasure for the passengers. Drives very solidly. The whole family was pleased with this purchase.

BEST SUV OUT THERE!!

4.8
JC4Christa on 07/06/2004

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

I love the car-like drive. The turn radius is excellent. Well layed-out dash board. The A/C is great, especially since I live in the desert with 100+ temps! Haven't had the opportunity to try out the towing package, but I can't wait.

Versatile SUV

4.9
FocusWiz on 07/03/2004

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

While I was attracted to this SUV by magazine reviews, it was the owner reviews and discussions with other owners that encouraged me to road test it. Although I had auditioned the Explorer, Durango, Trailblazer, Envoy, and Highlander, I did not find them to offer the overall features, versatility, and quality of the Pilot. In driving the Pilot, I have a good feel of the road and excellent visibility (although the mirrors must be very carefully adjusted to eliminate blind spots). This is a very well designed vehicle.

Great car, love it

4.9
Krystyna on 06/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Great car, drives smooth and breaking is fantestic, it's stops slowly. Lots of room inside.

WHAT HAPPANED TO HONDA QUALITY.

2.8
CAMRON on 06/30/2004

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

OVER ALL HONDA PILOT IS AN AVERAGE SUV.HONDA COULD OF DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB BULIDING THIS SUV.FOR EXAMPLE,THEY COULD OF MADE THE INTERIOR MORE PLUSH,INSTEAD OF USING SO MUCH PLASTIC, THERE ARE NO SUN ROOF,CHEAP STEREO,NO OPTION ON 4X4 OR 2X4,SHIFTING GEAR GETS STUCK,DOOR HANDLES DO NOT MATCH THE COLOR OF THE VEHICLE.

Great SUV!

4.9
daveyguitar on 06/29/2004

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 our 3rd Honda, Never had any problems. I had been looking at 2001 Lexus RX 300's priced close to 30k. I thought the Pilot price was close to 40k. Wife said the RX 300 looked too much like a station wagon but she would consider a Pilot. I could not believe the MSRP for an EX with leather and all the goodies and a DVD system was just over 30k! Brand new! She loves it and so do I and I know we are driving in one of the safest vehicles on the road. How can you put a price on family safety? I didn't think I would use the DVD much, but when she shops, I sit in the back with my own A/C and watch LOTR's or nap. You can't get better quality at this price.

Boring but useful

4.6
nzhong on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Boring and cheap instrument panel design, but great interior design in term of usability. I wish the seat is a little sofer. Anyway, it is a good value for I bought this big car EX-L for $28700. The tailgate window can not be OPEN!

Ideal SUV

4.9
Peter Kwok on 06/28/2004

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

Test drive many mid-size SUV's but none can match it's roomy interior. Great SUV for golf equipment which was my main reason for selecting this model. Best value for the price.

Great SUV

4.6
ShermanSG on 06/28/2004

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

the vehicle is great, excellent for large families and for carpools for the kids football team and cheerleading team. The SUV is lots of fun to drive and love the fold away rear seats.

Honda Pilot

4.9
Rev. Leroy on 06/26/2004

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

The best in the West

Honda Navigation system is over the top!

4.6
chris664 on 06/25/2004

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

When Hi technology meets reliability, only Honda seems to know how to do the trick. Navigation system is superb plus there's tons of standard features for a reasonable price, Leather interior very well appointed for a honda badged car. Plus great room in first two rows. Exterior can use a little front grille restyling .Its biggest flaw is no sunroof (what were you thinking?). Overall, this is a very versatile vehicle considering its size, that drives like a sport sedan, great suspension, definetly not a van like ride like somebody suggested.more than the average SUV and a lot of car for you buck.

Great car!

4.9
The D's on 06/18/2004

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 are very happy with the pilot. It has lots of room. Very smooth ride in the city and on the freeway.

Big, fun SUV with hard seats

4.5
nomoreolds on 06/17/2004

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

I'm six feet, six inches tall, and some of the midsize SUVs don't offer enough headroom. Enter the Pilot! I've got multiple inches to spare above my head, and plenty of legroom and shoulder room, too (the Highlander I test-drove afterwards felt small and cramped). Visibility is excellent. Performance is surprisingly good, and build quality is the best I've ever seen. The only downsides are (1) The EPA mileage rating was optimistic -- no big surprise, and (2) The leather seats are definitely not soft and cushy like a luxury car's. You sit *on* them, not *in* them. My 240 pounds don't even dent the seat cushions.

The best "Midsize SUV"

4.8
Tito on 06/16/2004

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 did alot of reviewing before I bought my Pilot. I knew that it was the right choice. I put Midsize in " only because its far from that. Lots of space. My family and I had a picnic this past week. We fit 8 adults with no problem. Try doing that in any other Midsize SUV. With gas prices already high. The Pilot will give you the best gas economy you can find. Durablity and reliability, its a Honda.

Honda Sucks

3.6
Benrard on 06/16/2004

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

I took the truck to different dealers to diagnoses a hesitation in the transmission. All they did was to upgrade the computer system. After insisting that the symptom was not but a product of my imagination, the recall came trough. The second gear was burn and the transaxle was not engaging anymore. The car has a lot of push with 245hp. However the pulling is barely getting by without hurting the 4 wheel system and a $5000 out of my pocket. I am fighting Honda for the warranty that just pass the 1000 over. Buyer beware, Honda is great for cars and light vehicles. Please do not try their trucks and expected them to pull like an American.

The Pilot is an awsome SUV

4.9
rogb on 06/15/2004

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

Chose the Pilot after comparing to other SUV's. Had it about a month with no problems - three long weekend trips with varied driving conditions. It's comfortable, handles well, and has plenty of room. Have hauled 6 kids, and with the adjustable back seats you can stagger bigger kids to make everyone comfortable. The way the rear seats fold make for a large number of people/gear configurations possible. Can't wait to test out the AWD on ski trips this winter! The Pilot a great overall value, got a great price from the Dealer's internet sales. Our friends think it cost much more than it did.

DO NOT BUY!

1.5
DaveCross13 on 06/14/2004

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

Do not buy one of these unless you want to spend A LOT of time at the dealerships service waiting room. Brakes sqeak, overheats, air will not work when its hotter than 80 degrees, seats uncomfortable, cd player eats cd's. Nothing to reccomend

Nice Car for Trips

4.9
The coop on 06/14/2004

Performance: 5 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: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this car to drive our growing family (grandchildren) and the three rows of seats do that very well. It has an excellent ride on the freeway, is very comfortable, and gets comparitively good gas mileage (25 mpg on highway). Pulls our camping trailer very nicely as well.

1st AWD a GOOD Experience!

4.4
Charles Rickey on 06/13/2004

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

Our best experience has been the ability to safely go 'up and down' our steep, gravel road to our country home. The road is approxmately one mile long and we used to take our van. We would slip, hit bottom and hope we would make it. The 1st time we took the Pilot, the remark was - - why didn't we get this car a long time ago?

Manny's Review

5
Manny Gomez on 06/12/2004

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

It ROCKS!!! I am very impressed with fuel mileage for size of vehicle, and will buy mine at end of lease

honda pilot review

4.9
Tracyv on 06/12/2004

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

Best car out there!

EXCELLENT

4.9
FAZLE A. TIWANA on 06/12/2004

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

GREAT ROAD GRIP, HANDLES VERY WELL IN THE MOUNTAINOUS CURVY ROADS. PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM AND LOTS OF ROOM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

2004 Honda Pilot Navigator

4.9
captincruz on 06/12/2004

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

Just purchased this car in the last couple of weeks. Rides very smoothly for an SUV. Great interior space for both passengers and cargo. Love the navigation system.

Satisfied

4.9
lindsey04 on 06/12/2004

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

Comfortable ride. Rides very smooth and feels tight, like a car drives. Easy handling. Does not feel bulky, like some SUV's. Very spacious for a compact SUV.

I Love It

4.9
Cantorrick on 06/12/2004

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

Best SUV I have ever had... Drove a Jeep for years.. This is the best ride I have ever had in any car I have ever owned

Best snow vehicle ever driven

4.9
fishhawkey on 06/12/2004

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 drive the Pilot from "The OC", up to Lake Arrowhead,(elav 6000'), twice per week. It climbs the mountain effortlessly, handles great, and has outperformed my toyota pickup 4x4, 3 suburban 4x4's, and audi quattro in the snow !!!

A Roadworthy Honda Sport Utility

4.6
Felicia Panzera on 06/12/2004

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

This consumer waited since the mid- 1980s for Honda to come up with a roadworthy sport utility with horse power and the same road performance as their other superb vehicles, "curb appeal" if you will, and, finally, a higher end interior design...hence, the Pilot. No disappointments here except fuel economy and the need for a sun/moon roof offered as a standard to make my dream SUV complete.

high expectations

3
eddie mejia on 06/11/2004

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

looks like a sturdy suv rides like a car.

Perfect Family SUV

4.8
mtbdad on 06/10/2004

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

This is my third Honda and I am thoroughly pleased with my decision to keep with the Honda brand. I whittled down the list to the Volvo XC90 and the Pilot, with my wife going for the Volvo. Because I would be driving and paying for it, I decided that the Pilot would be best in value and function. After I bought the car, she concurs with my decision. If you look at the Volvo reviews, it sure seems that there are alot of problems with the car. I really enjoy driving my Pilot. We feel safe not only from collision, but also because of the reliability. The smooth and quiet ride makes my long commute much more bearable.

I Love my Pilot EXL

5
smgbjl on 06/09/2004

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 BEST SUV for the price. Sticker says 22mph highway...no way....I'm getting 27mpg! Ride comfort is excellent! Does not ride like a truck like my old explorer did. Visiblity excellent...pleanty of wide open windows...makes for easy parking and loading. Only wish...Honda would have had this out when I got the Explorer!

Very good ride seats need improvement

3.6
James Gattuso on 06/09/2004

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

On long trips the seats are not comfortable at all. Quiet ride is nice and the sound system is very good.

pilot

4.9
mapster on 06/06/2004

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

best vehicle i ever owned

Worth every $$$. Want to save 10K?

3.6
sampathk1 on 06/05/2004

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

I just saved nearly $10K by going for Pilot instead of MDX. Be smart and do the same! Only thing I miss is that loaner car service!! Enough about this... Things about Pilot - good design, handling. Lot of interior space.

It's Bigger On the Inside!

4.8
dazzcoach on 06/05/2004

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 was not that impressed with the Pilot from seeing them out and about....BUT once my wife forced a test drive on me I was SOLD! It has so much leg and head room and the ride is like a true luxury vehicle. We can fit up to 8 passengers with ease. We traded in a Durango and have never regretted that decision.

Perfect Vechicle

5
Robbie F Rickman on 06/05/2004

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

Fun to drive especially with the Navi. system. This vechicle is loaded with all the bells and whistles. Plenty of room in the third seat for 3 people. Comfortable to drive and ride especially when you also have the DVD system""""""""""""""'

Pat's Pilot

4.8
Hugh Lee on 06/05/2004

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

My 2004 Honda Pilot drives and handles great. The ride is smooth with the four wheel suspension they use. The 3.5 engine has plenty of pep. The gas mileage is less than the Camry we had, but.. Three rows of seats, we use only the front, no kids at home. They are kind of pricey, but most good autos are.

Great Honda

5
mgabo on 05/31/2004

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

So far so good. I bougth the Pilot on May 2004. The overall quality of the car is excellent. The leather seats and the DVD audio system and the third seat row make an excellent, confortable and greate looking car. I am looking foward to driving this SUV for the next couple of years.

LOVING MY NEW HONDA

4.9
Luvin my Pilot on 05/31/2004

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 only owned my Pilot for 1 week, but I love it so far!! It's only four of us, but the third seat is great for having friends over!

Love the Pilot

5
dizzie27 on 05/29/2004

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 used to have an Explorer, I enjoyed driving it while everything worked liked it was supposed to. However, I absolutely LOVE driving my Pilot. Love it, love it, love it.

best car i have driven

4.8
bill ebel on 05/29/2004

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

the honda pilot ex is the best car i have driven. it has all the the things you want in a suv. horsepower, smooth ride quite interior and reliability. great great vehicle.

Pilot EX-L

4.9
coco on 05/26/2004

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

Excellent Honda quality. This vehicle drives like a car and is so spacious. This is my first SUV but my 5th Honda. I know why Honda markets it as The Honda of SUV's.

Great vehicle for the price!!!!

4.4
cnb2606 on 05/26/2004

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

I have about to complete 1000 miles on my 2004 Silver Honda Pilot. I went with running boards, cargo organizer and exshaut finishers as accesories. So far we are having a great expericence.

LOVE IT!

4.9
ekcjwc on 05/26/2004

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 two Grand Cherokees and the Honda Pilot out weighs both of them. The Honda has an extremely smooth ride! The quality of the Pilot is exceptional. In comparison, the Jeeps were the same sticker price and the Honda has more features. Some of the features that the Jeeps did not have are heated seats, DVD, rear air/heat controls, seats for 8, etc. for the same sticker price. Honda gives you a lot for the money. I highly recommend this SUV!

Love our new Pilot

4.5
schroedk on 05/25/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought our new Honda Pilot this past weekend and could not be happier with it. We went planning to test drive both the Pilot and a Toyota Highlander since we have a growing family, but given the interior specs between the two, there was no contest. And once we drove the Pilot, we knew we would just be wasting our time by looking at the Highlander. Great interior room, classy but functional interior and exterior, easy handling in traffic and while parking.

I love my pilot!

4.9
redtail hawk on 05/25/2004

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

This is a fantastic SUV that both I and my wife love to drive. We both feel very safe and secure.

04 Pilot EX

4.6
CC880 on 05/23/2004

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

This is a very impressive SUV built by Honda. The gas mileage on the other hand isn't. Do wish there was a larger gas tank. and that the towing package should be included with as a standard option.

Great Family SUV

4.8
kzak on 05/22/2004

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've had my eye on these since it was introduced in '03. It was an easy decision to replace our domestic minivan with the '04 Pilot. It has easier 3rd row seat access than the Explorer and gets better gas mileage. The ride is very good, Interior is roomy and comfy, and the DVD System is wonderful. All in all it's a great vehicle from a very reliable manufacturer.

Liveliest/most reliable SUV

4.8
agansj on 05/21/2004

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

Strong and smooth engine. Properly weighted and direct steering. A lot of SUV for your earned money. And most of all, Honda's RELIABILITY.

SUV Honda

4.4
sacha on 05/19/2004

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

The car in general is great, especially if you get all the upgrades and only chose the Saddle color for the interior. The leather will as I have seen in many 03 pilots lose its shape and have lines on the sides. The saddle color will minimize this visible lines. The Pilot is deffinitly not sound proof and you will hear the wind hit the windshield. Apart from that I really love this SUV

LX Pilot

4.9
CDiggity on 05/18/2004

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 new Honda Pilot. The only complaint I have for the LX model is that Honda almost goes out of its way to differentiate the LX from EX. The upholstry and wheels for the LX, for example, seem almost purposefully cheap-looking to differentiate the models. Whereas there are plenty of real differentiators that easily sell the EX: sound system, trim, roof bars, etc. Other than small complaints like that, the Pilot is the best SUV on the road.

Roger's Pilot Review

5
Roger Frone on 05/15/2004

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

Great vehicle, lots of power, and very quiet.

04 Pilot

4.9
ronp003 on 05/12/2004

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

very easy to drive, great seats, plenty of interior room, not too big!

A Perfect Match

4.9
tpitty on 05/10/2004

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 found the car to be easy to handle and very user friendly-especially if you actually listen to the dealer when you are being shown the car. Our salesman (George)was very professional and did not do any of that "let me talk to my manager" bull. He fielded all questions very knowledgably and priced the car extremely competitive. We were impressed with him and are impressed with the car. You can't beat the resale or the satisfaction of reliability.

T. Cravens 2004 pilot review

4.4
t. cravens on 05/09/2004

Performance: 3 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: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fuel economy could be better lacking power for jumping out in traffic great finger tip controls for the driver excellent dashboard display dvd player w/screen is a must with kids comes with wireless headphones

The Greatest Car Ever

5
The PJP on 05/08/2004

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 Love This Car!! I can't say enough good things about it. It handles great looks great and the Navigation is super cool. I also added XM Radio to it and now don't ever want to leave my car........Thank You Honda.

My First SUV

4.9
Dmax on 05/08/2004

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 SUV for the price. Typical Honda design. Nothing fancy..just keeps on running and built with quality workmanship and great resale value.

Best SUV

4.8
jim572 on 05/08/2004

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

The Honda Pilot is a great SUV with the ability to seat 8 people for short trips. It drives like a car and is easy for my wife to drive. It's obviously not for the off-road types, but if you're wanting to make a break from the mini-van scene and still maintain the features a family needs, this is the vehicle for you. Dads don't need to be embarassed driving it out with the guys. Best vehicle I've ever owned.

never disappointed in a Honda

5
dana0212002 on 05/08/2004

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 already own a 98 Accord, so when i was in the market to purchase an SUV, i naturally went back to a reliable Honda. I test drove the Pilot as well as a trailblazer, explorer, escalade, and denali. i was most impressed with the Piolt by its smoothe handling, flashy console, and great warrenty. though slightly more expensive then the other cars in its class, i have been completely satisfied since i purchased my Pilot.

Best ever

5
lukeboy on 05/07/2004

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

Traded in a BMW 3 series because a new addition to the family. Its fun to drive. Very comfortable ride. Best car I have driven thus far.

One of the best car investments

5
JohnB on 05/06/2004

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

It's a great SUV. Excelent on gas compared to most cars these days - better than my 2000 Volvo S40 - and that was with a 4 cyclinder engine! Stable, good ride position, basic quality features. Not too fancy - it's the best Functioning SUV you'll ever own.

pilot

4.8
juan blanco on 05/06/2004

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

The only problems we have had with the car:1. mileage has been lower than advertized (18-21mpg) 2. The recalled water pump (never really caused a problem, but it was recalled 3. The recalled transmission (again no probs just the recall)

So Far So Good

4.8
avj97 on 05/04/2004

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

We have owned a Pilot for 2 months now and love it. Initially I refused to even consider one because I didn't like the wimpy look of the front end and it didn't offer a sunroof. The ride is really smooth and I love the look of the interior, very rich. I'd hoped to get around the same gas milage as my 2000 Odyssey but that is not the case. At first I had some problems when starting the truck. After taking it in, I found out it's the WAY I start the truck that was the problem. I was putting the key in the ignition and turning the key to fast. Something about a microchip in the key. I start it slower now and haven't had any trouble.

AWESOME

5
TJSMOMMY206 on 05/03/2004

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

LOVE MY CAR CAN'T WAIT FOR MY NEXT PILOT.

Awesome

5
The Bat on 05/01/2004

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

This car is awesome. It feels great to drive.

perfect SUV

4.9
robduck on 04/28/2004

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

just got the new pilot. i have been a honda fan/ owner since the days of the first hatchbacks and this SUV is just about perfect. my extremely-hard- -to-pleas ewife had grown tired of my honda preference, but ALLOWED me to purchase the car - she loves it. - no complaints at all.

Love it

4.9
Jessterville on 04/25/2004

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

I went from several Camry's and an Accord to this SUV. It was this vs. the Highlander and I thought this was a superior vehicle. I am not a car person but I LOVE my Pilot, I can't say enough good things about it. I took 7 adults to a baseball game in it and had plenty of room for everyone.

great

5
funtime on 04/24/2004

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 think it is a great car that can go anywhere and it is very reliable

Absolutely Love it!

5
chanlera on 04/24/2004

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

Best car that has happened to me! It's a dream to drive. Went on long trip last weekend and not even tired!

GREAT CAR!!!

5
billy bob jow on 04/24/2004

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 honda piolet is the most reliable car i have had in a very long time. It is extremely comfortable while driveing my long commute to work and people ask me what kind of car it is and how much it was because they like it so much. And so do I.

Not your typical Honda

3.8
acap329 on 04/22/2004

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

Had to replace the rear struts/shock in the first 6,000 miles (they were leaking?). Well designed interior but try wiping clean with a damp cloth. Paint wiped off from the center console (cup holder) and door handles. Good service from dealer. Front seats are uncomfortable. Good pick-up and did well in Northeast snow storms.

Love it!!!

4.9
Art1964 on 04/22/2004

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

Had this vehicle for almost a year now. Not a single problem. Fun to drive, lots of head and leg room and I'm 6'6". Nice quiet ride.

The best suv for the MONEY

5
marker on 04/21/2004

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 has a quite interior,soft comfortable ride an great turning radius The electronic controlled awd works great on snow covered roads.

New Pilot

4.9
Freakshow on 04/21/2004

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

We've had our new pilot for 3 weeks and are really enjoying,only problem that we encountered was having to wait for the dealer installed accessories. It is a great overall package, sure there are some fine competitors out there that are stronger in one particular area, towing, or overall offroad ability to name a couple, if however like us you just want a good all round suv the pilot is a great choice.

Honda Scores

5
CamanoPilot on 04/21/2004

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 have owned 3 Cherokees, 1 Grand Cherokee and a Liberty. All have had literally all the options. They all pale in comparison to the Pilot. Honda once again built the best - comfort, ergonomics, reliability. The Pilot has it all. The more I drive it the more I love it.

GOODRIDE

4.6
FRED STALEY on 04/20/2004

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 OUR FOURTH HONDA.THEY HAVE ALL BEEN GOOD TO GREAT CARS.THIS IS THE BEST SO FAR.

Honda Pilot

4
Plink on 04/20/2004

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

Overall its a nice vehicle. I'm a little dissappointed in the fit of the panels. It rattles

Great Package

5
Jettix2 on 04/19/2004

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

Pilot cannot be beat for the money. Nice looks, great quality, tons of features for the $$.

EX-L 2004 Pilot

4.8
JC Smith on 04/19/2004

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

I bought my pilot ex-l at the end of march and so far I love it. It is a very versatile vehichle that can accomadate up to 8 passengers or just 2 with lots of cargo space. Good power for a v-6 excellent overall features. The pilot is very agile and can turn corners or make u-turns easily. Drives somewhat like a car in that regard. I highly recommend.

"Great SUV"

4.9
brenn on 04/18/2004

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

Easy to drive, feels and looks good. Pretty good on fuel. Lots of compartments and cup holders for every little thing. Nice sounding stereo/CD system and having the controls on the steering wheel is great It's fun to drive, not to big. Spacious second and third row. I'm lovin it!!

i love my pilot

4.9
bernieluv on 04/17/2004

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 love this suv.the ride and style.the tan interior look so nice with the red.i soooooo please.the dealership was so nice and pleasant.south shore honda ny.

Very pleased

5
jshall2 on 04/14/2004

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

Compared to Highlander, Sequoia and new VW SUV and feel it is a great value. However, all the other vehicles were impressive. The size makes the third seat a seat that can be used more easily, albiet the Sequoia has an adult orieted third seat. The Sequoia is however a V8 and with the rising cost of gas the Honda's MPG made a difference in the decision. The Honda has an impressive ride for what is a much bigger car than it appears from the outside. The whole family contributed to the decision and we have been thrilled with our choice thus far.

Finally the per fect SUV

4.8
KViau on 04/13/2004

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

Over the past few months, I have test driven many mid size SUVs, done much internet research and convinced my "Chevy man " husband to actually consider a Honda. Once we test drove the Honda Pilot, we were hooked. It's heads and shoulders above all other comparably priced SUV's! It has a wonderful ride, superior handling and an interior designed to be attractive and functional as well as comfortable and exceptionally roomy! Everything exudes quality. I am very happy to have finally found what I consider to be the perfect SUV for me. Gas mileage isn't bad for a mid sized SUV. I love my Honda Pilot!

Very Nice

4.5
JDJ02 on 04/13/2004

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

Better interior quality than even pricey SUV's like the BMW X3, better overall quality in every department than direct competitors like the Ford Explorer. The engine isn't the most powerful or the smoothest on the market, but it is adequate for city and freeway driving.

What a great car.

4.9
Pickleballman on 04/11/2004

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

Fun to drive, great handling, roomy, and very comfortable.

I love my Pilot

5
hallahanj on 04/11/2004

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

This is the most fun I've had driving. The Iowa snow and ice didn't stop this SUV and it rides like a luxury vehicle.

Great Family Car

4.9
melissa418207 on 04/11/2004

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 recently bought a Honda Pilot. We could not be happier. My husband and I are in our early 20's and we have 2 children and we where not interested in a mini van because we did not wanna feel older. (not saying anything is wrong with a mini van) This is a very sporty yet comfortable SUV. It is very roomy. We swear by Honda Vehicles. They are very reliable and safe vehicles.

2004 Honda Pilot review

4.9
Kathleen D. on 04/11/2004

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

The 2004 Honda Pilot as smooth riding as my previous 3 Honda Accords (of which I still own 2). It drives as nice, or nicer, than all of my Accords.

I love my Pilot!

4.8
Khamilton on 04/11/2004

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

The Pilot is an extremely comfortable and useful car. While the gas mileage isn't great, it's still a lot better than the average SUV, and anyone with kids should spring for the DVD Entertainment system. We've never been so comfortable and relaxed while traveling or commuting.

My Toy

4.9
tlmorri on 04/11/2004

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

If you are looking for comfort for long trips, THIS IS YOUR vehicle. Especially if you need leg room. Comfort, style, extras available too. Plenty of room for carrying cargo.

Mine's an'03 & Best Car I've Ever Owned

5
cunever on 04/11/2004

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

Just A Great Vehicle. Can not say enough good things about it. I do not work for Honda. Any questions - e-mail cunever@mindspring.com

Honda Pilot is Fun to Own

4.9
souda on 04/10/2004

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 really like the Honda Pilot. I now can more people around. Before that, I had a Honda Civic. I could only fit 4 adults in the Civic comfortably. The Pilot is fun to drive, it has a wide turning circle. Parking the car is easy.

BACK KILLER-Honda Pilot

3.3
Love TOYOTA Highland on 04/07/2004

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

I felt the Honda Pilot had the best off everything.However,after 800 miles on the Pilot-I developed a severe back problem{pain}.I went to Honda-could not do anything to fix the problem with my back{seat}.Then went to the doctors- took medicine still back pain -I stopped driving the Pilot for 15 days and drove on friday-the pain came back right away.I had to give the Pilot to my wife.I am now driving my TOYOTA HIGHLANDER.Very disappointed-I will not get to drive my dream PILOT.Sad,sad day- I really wanted this Honda Pilot-Now I am stuck with this PILOT BACK KILLER. I will be going back to TOYOTA for my future purchases.

Another Honda...

4.8
Dalmatian Wagon on 04/07/2004

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

My wife and I bought a Accord EX sedan in January. We were struggling between the Pilot and the Accord and bought the later at invoice. We were so pleased with the Accord that we went back and traded in the Volvo wagon for the Pilot. Paid invoice again (yes, it can be done). The ride is very smooth, with a healthy amount of power (240HP) and a excellent overall driving experience.

Wanna hassle free buying experince?

4.8
woolala on 04/06/2004

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

I have 2003 Pilot more than 7 months. Based on the TMV price and other buyers' comments on price, I sent email to about 15 dealers in Illinois asking 2K below MSRP, and I got 2 emails from dealers offering to match the price I asked, and I ended up paying less than 30K (pay cash full) including doc fee, title, dest charge and tax. After confirming the deal over email exchange, I just stop by the dealer, pay $$ and pick up the car. Spent less than 30 min at the dealer to sign the papers!!!

Best bang for the buck

4.9
raf23 on 04/02/2004

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

Took our first long trip,which was 6 1/2 hours, and couldn't believe how comfortable the ride was. It's still a baby at 1,500 miles, but I haven't found anything to complain about. It's such a bargain for what you get!!

I enjoy my Honda Pilot

4.9
Hho on 04/01/2004

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

Overall, it rocks. I like the spacious interior, driving it is a joy. The fold- down third row seats provide ample cargo space. Even though I have yet to achieve the advertised gas milage, I believe it'll improve over time (I only got 1500 miles on it). Typical Honda engineering and craftsmanship, I have had no problem with my Pilot. I'll recommend anyone looking for a practical midsize SUV to consider a Honda Pilot.

My Car

4.5
HMcGrail on 03/30/2004

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

We love the car. We added some stripes and people don't know it is the Honda Pilot.

Better than All Others!!

4.8
Phytoplankton1 on 03/30/2004

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

I go this about 6 months ago and have had nothing but fun driving it. While an 8-cylinder may have been more fun, this has everything I wanted and at a better price than all the other SUVs. Has more room, better gas mileage, more comfort and a smoother ride than even its more expensive older brother the Acura MDX. I cannot say enough, I just love this SUV... I have had Honda Accords most of my driving life and this is better than them.

Excellent Mid Size SUV

5
Spartan63 on 03/30/2004

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

Excellent family vehicle. Versatile and fun to drive. Great handling and performance. Safety is an important feature- the Pilot has the best safety rating in it's class. This is important for my family.

Happy Owner of 04 Pilot

5
Mark-Ohio on 03/29/2004

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

Just picked up a new pilot and have been very pleased in the short time I've had it. I originally liked the looks of some competitors better but was sold on all the reviews. Therefore, I spruced it up with some options: Fender flares, chrome garnish, chrome wheels. I think it makes a lot of difference and am happier with it due to these items. FYI: The sticker was around $34.5K after the accessories but they dropped nearly $3K so I was out the door around $33K after T&T. From what I could tell, they made around $800. I doubt I could have done much better but who knows.

honda pilot ex-L/black w/ dvd

5
pilot owner on 03/28/2004

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 has been one of the best suv's i have ever driven. the handeling is excellent, the climate control is great and the speakers are 100% excellent. when i drive this suv, i feel like im flying thorugh air because the ride is smooth and the tourqe kicks in just right. i use to own a cr-v, but we traded it in for a pilot. i think it was worth it because the pilot felt more strongly built compared to the cr-v. you cannot really compare a 4cylinder car to a v6, but it has made a major driffernce.

I love my Honda Pilot

4.8
Epps on 03/27/2004

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

We did a lot of research on SUVs and also used Consumer Reports recommendation. We needed an 8 seat SUV and I am not a Van person. I can carry 7 teenagers (put basketball players in 3rd row seat) plus myself. It handles like a good car, has lots of storage space, radio can be handled from 2nd row seat and has loads of cargo space.

South America Pilot

4.9
ricirene on 03/27/2004

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

Used daily on steep dirt and gravel roads to work and shopping. Used on a long trip on unimproved mountain roads in Chile and Argentina, including heavy snow and heavy rain. Used on another long trip with 8 people aboard. Exterior appearance much better than I had been led to believe from reviews. Had an Acura MDX in United States prior to moving to Chile - loved it, but the Pilot is better. Superb!

Pilot is a Good Choice

4.9
GAF-Mad, WI on 03/25/2004

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

Have had our Pilot for over a year and a half now and are very happy with it. Traded in a '97 Blazer w/o 4-wheel drive, which was scary to drive in the snow with, not to mention the teeth- chattering ride and consistent steering/suspension problems. In the Pilot, we feel 100% safer now. Very few problems. Excellent Honda quality. Very sure-footed, smooth transmision, lots of power and storage space and most of all, quiet smooth ride.

LOVE THIS THING

5
MALIK on 03/24/2004

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

ITS WELL DESIGNED. THIRD ROW IS ROOMY AND COMFY. EASILY SEATS 3 ADULTS.HAS A LOT OF FEATURES LIKE HEATED REAR VIEW MIRRORS AND HEATED SEATS. EXCELLENT HANDLING ON THE ROAD AS WELL

Love it!

4.9
ItsRhonda on 03/23/2004

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 actually bought this vehicle in July 2002, and almost two years later, I'm still loving it. This is the first time I've ever had a car that I still love after this length of time. I haven't had anything go wrong at all. I've had vehicles in the past that I had problems within the first two weeks of ownership.

Hoda Rocks!

5
lond 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

This vehicle is wonderful. Great about everything. Although it does have two problems-when the road is slushy it won't stop, and the shifter is hard to use. The space is great, and so is the DVD player. Japan is my new car place!

Honda

4.9
joeblow1 on 03/23/2004

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

The Pilot is a great car to drive with plenty of room inside, while not giving you that truck feeling. Vision is not impeded by vertical beams.

Pilot vs Others

4.9
GEMW on 03/23/2004

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 never heard of "Others". This is my 6th Honda and my first SUV. The comfortable ride and ease of handling is comparable to the Accord EX which I previously drove. All my Hondas have been 100% reliable and I have no reason to think the Pilot would be any different. The safety ratings are particularly appealing to me. As I told the General Manager at Wade Raulerson, if Honda ever went out of business, I would buy a horse!!!

Great Ride

5
extra on 03/22/2004

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

Excellent Honda quality along with adequate gas milage for a vehicle of this size. Body roll in my vehicle is minimal compared to other SUV's driven, drives like a car. Very quiet on the road with some tire noise that is Goodyear problem not a Honda problem. Lots of cargo room with all seats down.

Honda Pilot

4.9
feldfurm on 03/21/2004

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 car - but I don't find the city driving to be at 18mph. Also, visibility issues when making tough right or left turns. The body of the car surrounding the windshield is wide and it impedes visibility.

Love this SUV

4.9
stephrr on 03/21/2004

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

After much research, we were torn between the Highlander and the Pilot. After test driving both, we chose the Pilot. It is roomy and dependable. The smooth ride can't be compared.

SO FAR SO GOOD

4.5
richardst on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Would make the Honda Pilot a perfect Vehicle if the doors locked automatically when put in to drive

honda review

5
Kelly francia on 03/20/2004

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

It's one of the best car's i have ever own. Its so comfortable. It has a really nice style to it

I love this car

4.9
rochelle on 03/20/2004

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 got this car beacuse im a new mother and wnted something safe. I love the way it fits everythind I need like strollers and my dogs kennel. it has power outlets for everything I could possibly need. I feel safe in it because its bigger than my car was but not to big for me to manage.

jeremysquest

4.3
princejeremy on 03/20/2004

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

the suv has been everything it says it is. we can see much better out all the windows than the others we test drove.the suv has a very solid feel.we made the right choice by purchasing the pilot.

Love my Honda Pilot

4.9
Debi Kloek on 03/19/2004

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 previously owned a Honda Accord so when it came to thinking about an SUV of course I looked at Honda first. The Honda Pilot seats 8, it's comfortable, you have no blind spots while driving, and the employees of Shack Findlay Honda are the best. No pressure and in and out of there in record time.

2004 Honda Pilot

4.6
Maria Donnelly on 03/18/2004

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

This is my first time driving an SUV and I'll never go back to a car. I've owned Honda Accords and have loved driving them. But after being up so high now I don't feel as comfortable when I get into a car. My husband and I are thoroughly pleased with the entire vehicle inside and out.

Honda Pilot 2004 EXL-RES

3.9
sarndt on 03/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 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

Love the car. Drives well. Comfortable Enterior. Not Great on Fuel Milage (No SUV is). Lots of room for family (3 kids) and friends. Needs more protection on door panels from dings/scratches (already got first dings along passenger door on trim plate only after 1 week). Gear shift should be on floor - hard to shift. Wipers turn on backwards (down instead of up). Roof rack end piece flew off on freeway. Rattle in right front dash. Quality may not be as high as on early Hondas.

LoveOurPilot

5
LoveOurPilot on 03/15/2004

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

Great car. Lots of room for our 2 kids and plenty left over for "stuff" in the back.

plastic honda

3.5
robert morris on 03/13/2004

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

you never know about a vehicle until you wash it. the plastic in a tide bottle seems of a better quailty than the product on the front of our honda.before you buy look under the front the plastic under the engine doesn't completly extend all the way across leaving two small holes on either side. honda wouldn't admit it seemed to be a error. sloppy for a honda. they have learned how to make less look like more.

Love my Pilot!

4.6
Pilotmom on 03/12/2004

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 this vehicle. Only disappointment is that there are no garment hooks! Small thing, but a huge thing when you are bring home dry cleaning or going on a trip.

GREAT SUV... BUY IT.!!!

5
Charles Michael on 03/11/2004

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

My wife has had a Honda Civic for the last 5 years, I have had a Toyota Corolla for the last 10 years. So I was tempted to buy the 4Runner or Highlinder. We tested both of them, and I was convinced to buy the Toyota´s, but when we tested the Pilot, uff..the different was huge.. On the Pilot you feel the smooth and soft of the road.....it is bigger than the 4Runner, the 3rd. row is excellent. I recommend it to everyone...

Why spend more for the Acura?

4.9
Hawkeye 23 on 03/09/2004

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 2004 Pilot EX is the 2nd Honda I've owned. After doing a great deal of market research and sitting down to identify the characteristics I needed (and in some cases wanted) in an SUV, the Honda stomped the competition. Bottom line, I was ready to step up to a more refined vehicle. The Pilot is the best all-around vehicle on the market. I bought the vehicle at Edmund's True Market Value and was happy to get the deal. If you're in Southeastern Virginia, Checkered Flag Honda in Virginia Beach is worth the drive. No high pressure sales pitch. Test drove one day and came back two days later and bought the vehicle.

Second Honda and Lovin' It

4.8
cjk1026 on 03/09/2004

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

Traded in my much beloved 2000 Odyssey (97,000 miles) and couldn't be happier. Why the heck can't an American manufacturer make a vehicle as nice as this.

Pilot is performance perfected!

5
djmassey on 03/09/2004

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 car off the lot is well equipped; however, if you're looking for bells and whistles you're gonna pay! e.g. running boards/ air deflector/ ski rack/ cargo cover/liner/ wood trim/ 6 disc CD changer/ etc./ These can easily set you back another 5 grand or more depending on your ability to negotiate. Bottom line off the lot all the right things are right with this car. You can't go wrong, especially if you're looking for craftmanship, performance AND gas savings!

Quiet competency

4.8
Shoguntkd on 03/09/2004

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

Following several of my friends recommendations, we test drove the Pilot after several sedans. While the exterior is not altogether exciting, it is understated and quite palatable. The interior is enormous and very well laid out for a family. The step height is quite low and buckling in my son in a car seat is now a breeze. The fit and finish is top rate, as all Hondas are, and the thoughtful touches to the storage spaces and ergonomics are outstanding.

Love My Pilot!

5
Mary Ray on 03/08/2004

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

This SUV is great for hauling people and freight. It is comfortable and reliable, getting 18 MPG. I've driven 3 GMC Suburbans. They were always breaking down and had terrible gas mileage.

2004 pilot with dvd

4.6
pack rat on 03/06/2004

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

I read many reviews of different suv's and test drove two but settled on the pilot. It seems to be the best value for the money with many features standard with the leather dvd package. The ride is very comfortable and much quieter than I expected after reading earlier reviews. I am very satisfied with this suv and do recommend it to others.

Keep on going

4.9
Poiltman on 03/06/2004

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

My polit contiunes to suprise me everytime I drive. I recently went on a long trip and drove my poilt, it was an 14hr trip and I did not feel tired after the drive. In fact I could of drove anther 8hrs and still would of felt rested. I love my SUV.

My wife's best friend.

5
rottydoggg on 03/04/2004

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

Purchased the Pilot labor-day weekend 2002. This is my wife's car and she loves it. Refers to it as her best non- human friend. We have had no problems with it whatsoever.

My 2004 honda pilot

5
chuck lavoie on 03/04/2004

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 have one and love it..nice on the road..and great gas mileage, especially since gas prices are going up.

It's the little stuff

5
sony on 03/03/2004

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

Solid ride, easy to drive, great gas mileage on the highway. Acceleration is surprising for its size.

Pilot great all-around vehicle

5
lookdowntheroad on 03/03/2004

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 get 25 mpg/highway (70-75 mph), 19 mpg average. Plenty of power, plenty of room in front and middle row, although third row is strictly for kids. Handles well on the highway and secondary roads but it's not made for driving fast on back roads. Uses 5W/20 oil, which might be hard to find. Changing the oil filter is a breeze, a first in 32 years of driving. We have the DVD player and the kids absolutely love it. We live on a mile-long dirt road and it handles that well, goes great in the CT snow. All the luxury of the Acura MDX with more room and a lower price.

vroom vroom

4.9
derwood on 03/03/2004

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 like it alot.

Honda Pilot

5
Punzie on 03/03/2004

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 2004 Honda Pilot is a fun vehicle to drive. Though we only bought it a month ago and with 1010 miles on it I would rate the vehicle a '10'. The engine is quiet, the ride is very comfortable, the 240 hp engine feels like an engine with a higher hp. Great passenger space that sits 8. Under the hood is a very clean set up of its engine, etc. The leather trimmings' quality of work is excellent compared to American made SUV crossovers with comparable features. Overall, I highly recommend the Honda Pilot to motorists who are currently looking to buy a SUV.

love it

5
cmaners on 03/03/2004

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 love this vehicle!

best suv for its price

5
Mathhew on 03/03/2004

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

this car is great... much better than the toyota highlander.... i love it... i got this car for only 30g... with dvd side bars for the roof rack.... and the side step.....

Honda Pilot rocks!

5
RoyMac on 03/03/2004

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 have had this vehicle for 7 months and it has been flawless in every way.

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

5
nnrgraham on 03/03/2004

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

Rides and handles like a car. Wider than most which is important. Good space and milage for SUV. Hey, it's a Honda!

Pilot review

5
rtrnow on 03/03/2004

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

Have only driven about 2500 miles so far, but love this vehicle! It is well engineered and manufactured. Lots of glass amd low cut hood allows wonderful vision. Very smooth engine and transmission. Very comfortable.

Lousy Gas Mileage

3.6
jdh75 on 03/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 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

The Pilot seems well made, handles well, and has good features such as 8 passenger seating and fold down seats for carrying bulky loads from home depot. However, gas mileage around town has been terrible- 10 to 12 miles to the gallon is all we can get! Its a gas hog and I would not have bought it had I known of this. The pilot was leased and the dealership changed the sales price(cap cost)between the time we negotiated the deal and when we came to sign the lease. They flat out lied and tried to snow us when we were signing the lease. I would never again trade with this dealership, White Plains Honda.

Honda soso

2.3
Nielsen on 03/03/2004

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

The seats are stiff which goes along with the ride. The leather is not soft. I have decided that I really do not like the style. I have had electrical problems.

Best SUV Value on the Market

4.9
Jim C. on 03/03/2004

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 litteraly drove almost every SUV on the market: Ford, Nissan, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota. In the end, we bought the Pilot for several reasons. When you compare the build quality, features, and long term residual value, especially when you add in the 4WD, it completely beats everything on the market. The ride is outstanding, more like a large comfortable car than a truck, and it's wisper quiet. The LX is the best value of all of the models due to the lower initial price, and the same resale value after 5 years as the more expensive models. Plus, the Gray Body side moldings look better!

4-wheel Drive Wagon

5
Becca2160 on 03/03/2004

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

Love it. Especially the heated seats. The leather seats are a little stiff, but I expect after a little use they'll loosen up. The dogs love the back end. Don't know about the towing yet, will find out this summer. Plan to do some light off roading in search of a good fishing hole too.

Whimpy "Pretend SUV"

1.4
Stuck in a Snow Bank on 03/02/2004

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

Honda cars are pretty good...but their SUV's are pretentious Wannabes!! I traded my 2000 Civic on this pilot and quickly found myself stuck in small snow bank. A passing by Jeep Liberty had to pull me out and tore the front end of my pilot clean off and commented how Whimpy my Honda is!! At anyrate, I traded my pilot on a liberty and the difference is like comparing a coke can to a bank vault!

Great Family Car

5
drlovesek on 03/01/2004

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

It is better than the American SUV's on Fuel Economy and style. My last car was a Mini Van and this is the Mini Van of the 21st century.

HAPPY WITH THE PILOT

4.9
VGILLIS on 03/01/2004

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

OUR LAST 3 PRIMARY VEHICLES HAVE BEEN HONDAS..FIRST ACCORDS AND NOW THE PILOT.WE LOVE THE WAY IT HANDLES..PARKS ALMOST LIKE THE ACCORD.MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH LIKED IT FROM THE FIRST DRIVE.

Supreme SUV

5
Braddah on 02/29/2004

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

Actually we bought the vehicle Jul 02. It's a fantastic SUV. We just recently returned fm San Francisco back to San Diego and averaged 22.5 miles to the gallon. One time we got 23.5! In and around town approximately 17+. It's smooth riding and a pleasure to drive. No problems so far! Honda gets you in before anything has a chance to start.

Price and Quaiity = Honda Pilot

4.9
Jholm on 02/29/2004

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

I put a lot of miles on this car in a short amount of time. Quality is very inpressive and reliabiity cannot be matched. I have owned three different SUVs and the Honda was the least expensive and by far the best. The only downside to the Honda Pilot is the road noise. We plan on trading for another Honda Pilot.

Drives Great

5
Ei in Las Vegas47 on 02/28/2004

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 love this car, it is reliable, drives quiet and smooth. I traded in a BMW X5 which handled alittle better, but drove harder and was noisier. The navigation system could use some simplification, but overall for the price this SUV is a best buy.

Pilot Perfect

4.9
Tanman Parker on 02/28/2004

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 are surprised at the Pilots rear (third row) seating capacity. Honda redesigned the center row (2nd row) seats so that they are able to move forward and backward (that is they are no longer stationary). This enables third row passengers to have as much room as second row passengers. Overall, we love the Pilot. We also have a Honda Odyssey, but my wife enjoys the Pilot even more. She like the better handling, and stiffer ride that the Pilot provides. The back row of seats are very easy to configure. We can't wait to get our second pilot.

super family suv

5
liz digirolamo on 02/27/2004

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

This suv is so great with it many comapartments 3rd row seat and comfortability. we leased a second one in Feb 2004. the only added difference which i though was great was the seatbelt reminder bell. After a near fatal accident in a jeep i never leave home without a seatbelt and with the honda pilot even if i forget it reminds me.......A+++++++ All the way. lizzytish in boca raton florida.

the best

5
navi on 02/26/2004

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 test drove lots of suv but the pilot was the best.it has better gas millege then other suvs. iam a 6ft person and i could fit in the 3rd row seat.the ridding is smoth.looks good.dont listen to honda haters. try itand youll like it

No more screaming kids

4.9
Syl on 02/25/2004

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

I got this for my wife. We've had it for almost a month now. We're getting around 15mpg which is better then the 99 Blazer(13mpg) it replaced but not around the 18-20mpg I was really expecting but it's mostly city driving so it still has room for improvement. We got a dealer installed DVD player but I now wished I had gotten the navigation instead and got one of those audiovox 10" aftermarket DVD by myself. My 3 kids (3yr twins and 5yr old) are so fascinated by the DVD player that sometime you have to look again to make sure we didn't forget them somewhere. We love it so much that I'm seriously considering trading in my 97 Mitsu. Eclipse GS-T for one myself.

Reliability at its finest

4.8
lcdrstar on 02/24/2004

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

Seats are very comfortable with an abundance of room. A friend who purchased an Expedition because of its size mentioned he was having second thoughts once he sat in the Pilot. It is running strong with just an oil change, making it 8 shop visits better than my all but forgotten 1999 Chevy Blazer in its first year of life.

The Best New Pilot

4.5
AskReeves on 02/23/2004

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

The reliability cannot be beaten because it is a Honda but the exterior styling is extremely bland. The interior provides a very high comfort level and it gets good mileage. The lack of an arm rest in the rear seat takes away some relaxation for passengers back there.

Wow What A Vehicle !!!

4.9
BAMATPE on 02/23/2004

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

Have my 04 Pilot for 5 months, absolutely love it. Comfortable ride, handling, roomy interior, and impeccable fit and finish. Researched mid-size SUV's. Nothing comes close to The Pilot. All were more pricey after adding comparable options.

Amazing

4.9
Joeautos on 02/23/2004

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 suv handles like a car. I would definately buy this suv again.

honda pilot - 2004

4.6
opieg on 02/22/2004

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

The car is a pleaure to drive and handles heavy snow conditions very well. Quality seems second to none. Only have about 2500 miles on it. It also has great excelleration.

Great Family Hauler

4.4
mgraze on 02/22/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought a Pilot to replace an Olds minivan. Light years ahead of the van in refinement and quality and holds 1 more person too! A bargain compared to Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander and roomier than both too. Incredible ride and comfort. Interior layout is great-everything is were it should be and operates smoothly. One last thing- don't let the dealer set you up for paying full sticker by telling you how in-demand they are. They will deal on these!

Love it!

4.6
NEOhioBuyer on 02/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Just took delivery of my new 2004 Pilot EX-L w/ DVD to replace a 2003 Explorer. This vehicle is great, plus I got it for a great price (less than TMV - $400 over invoice). Very pleased so far even though I've only put about 50 miles on it.

Almost perfect

4.9
Happypilot on 02/18/2004

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 just love this SUV! Drive is smoooth and quiet, lots of power, lots of room. View is great, there is a lot of windshield. Gas mileage isn't wonderful, but I knew it wouldn't be when I bought an SUV, so can't complain. Drove in a freezing rain/snow mix recently, very well behaved, good traction and braking.

Love Hondas

4.5
Wittyone on 02/18/2004

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

I did a great deal of research before buying my 2004 Honda Pilot. My first Honda was an 1989 Accord and I never owned a better more reliable vehicle. I always said when Honda made a Mid- size SUV, I'd be all over it. They made one and I bought it. I'm very happy with the car and feel secure and safe when driving alone or with my family of 5.

THE BEST SUV !

5
Leelabell on 02/18/2004

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

I have owned many auto's my last was an expidetion HORRIBLE! Before that a riviera one of the most comfortable cars but this is THE BEST! BUY ONE!

03 Pilot EX leather

3.4
sbs4536 on 02/18/2004

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

front passenger seat uncomfortable, needs more options not enough leg room. Center console is nice size for other SUV this size. 3rd row seat thankfully are not used everyday would be a pain and not much room. Paint job is very CHEAP chips easily!!!!

Honda Pilot

4.8
ouvic on 02/18/2004

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

I traded my CRV for a new Pilot and wow what a difference. I gave up better gas mileage for much more greater comfort. I have no problems with my Pilot

my pilot

4.8
don duck on 02/17/2004

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 was very impressed with the pilot after driving a passport for 3 yrs.It was bigger and more comfortable

Great Suv

4.9
The Ox 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

Really like the Pilot.It's got all the things we needed .Rides good ,handles ever better ..Looked at all the Suv's out there and this looked best Good performence for a Suv ..And Really good gas millage ..We are geeting better then 20 ..And for a suv it's fun to drive.The interior is very nice

Not as satisfied as others

2.6
georgette on 02/17/2004

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

Very uncomfortable seats. Headrest that neither adjust nor fit properly. Dangerous position of parking-break pedal in reference to the left leg. Inconvenient A/C vents (do not adjust enough). Burns too much gas (average about 15 mpg).

Wins over the Highlander hands down.

4.9
Raj 1471 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

My wife and I purchased the Pilot after testing several other SUVs. We were expecting twin infants and my wife did not want to be a typical "soccer mom" with a minivan. We narrowed our choices to the Toyota Highlander and the Pilot. We test drove the Toyota and came to the conclusion that it was a capable SUV but lacking in some departments. The most obvious differences being that it lacked 3rd row seating and that it had to be optioned out in order to have the same conveniences that came standard with the Pilot. The price was also instrumental in the Pilot winning us over. Comparibly equipped, the Pilot was about $2000 less.

THE PILOT WON

5
MELSUTH on 02/17/2004

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 COMPARED 8 SUV'S IN THIS PRICE RANGE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FOREIGN MADE. WE WERE GETTING RID OF A 99 TAHOE WHICH WAS A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT. WE CHOSE THE PILOT AND WHAT A GREAT DECISION. WE LOVE IT. HIGH QUALITY, A DREAM TO DRIVE, GOOD MILEAGE, AND IT'S A HONDA! WE LOVE IT.

my car

4.9
bens mom on 02/16/2004

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 this car

Still new, but so far so good

4.5
Kenm on 02/16/2004

Performance: 4 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: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the Pilot just 2 weeks. so we''ll see, but so far so good. Dealer, Coral Springs Honda in Fl was very good to work with. If I'm allowed I will post further in a few months. The Pilot seems to have great build quality, good fit and finish. I like the interior layout very well, it's sensible with lots of storage.Very quiet running, except on freeway. I haven't punched it all, as manual advises not to in first 600 miles. 17.5 mpg on first two tankfulls, 50/50 mixture of city/highway w/o a/c running.

Cold Starts...Not so Good.

4.3
bummedaboutmyhonda on 02/15/2004

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

I live in So Cal and park my Pilot in the driveway. If it's a cold night it won't always start the next morning The engine will crank but won't turn over on the first try. It will start on the second attempt. Honda service states that this is normal for a lot of new cars today...yeah right! He gave me various reasons why he thinks this is happening, though I'm pretty sure he doesn't really know. He stated that all the Pilots on his lot were tested and all had delayed starts. This is not "normal" behavior for a car with 2000 miles on it. This is my third Honda...and if Honda doesn't make this right, it will be my last.

Pilot

4.6
Heidi07 on 02/14/2004

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

I love my Pilot. It has the quality,comfort,style and is so much fun and easy to drive. I also like the space. I found while looking the leg room was limited in other SUV's we are a tall family and sitting in the back is no problem.

The White Honda

4.9
Wilheiss1 on 02/14/2004

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 was not in the market for a new car since all I have purchase for many years were good used cars or trucks. I went to visit my daughter and son inlaw in VA this past summer. They were interested in a Honda 2000. They dumped me at the lot while they went out riding around. I had been looking at a Toyato Rav, so I checked out the Honda CRV. Then to my suprise I found the pilot. I did a lot of research for the next couple of months and ordered one.

A keeper

4.6
Merre on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

After a year's time I'm still very happy with my Pilot. It handles so well and has a roomy interior without being cavernous. I feel I can whip around in it -- not like driving a bus or monster SUV. Very smooth ride also. Two people who drove my Pilot bought one.

Great vehicle

4.8
sportsmom-M on 02/14/2004

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

Best riding car, oops SUV on the road.

Best SUV

4.9
justinebum on 02/13/2004

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 feel safe in this SUV. I was driving 75 mph on the highway and a car swerved into my lane, I had to quikly move and swerve to the left into part of the median. I felt in full control the entire time. It is very roomy. The third seat has little leg room for adults, but is great for the kids. It drives very smooth. The kids have asked me why I shut the car off at lights. I tell them it's not off, we just have a really nice truck.

honda pilot

4.6
SadieandShelby on 02/12/2004

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

We love the way the Pilot drives- the steering, AWD, and acceleration are great. The interior is roomy and comfortable. Like the controls built into the steering wheel. Appreciate all the safety features, including third row seat headrests and shoulder restraints for both second and third rows. Enjoy the sound system.

I love it

5
jorgeviniciomera on 02/12/2004

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 like everything on my new Pilot 2004, the most i Like is the interior design, easy to drive and so soft.

I'd Buy It Again

4.5
Juji on 02/12/2004

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

I love my Pilot!

Flawless

5
ByFord on 02/11/2004

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

My wife and I have owned this vehicle since October of 2002 and we still can not find any faults. I am so impressed with Hondas products and I look forward to my next purchase. The Acura TL is by far the best looking car on the road. Maybe if I buy my wife the Acura she will give me the Pilot and I can get rid of my piece of junk 2000 Ford Expedition.

second time around

4.6
2timer on 02/11/2004

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

Just ordered my second Pilot this morning. Dealer is having difficulty finding color but no surprise there. This is a wonderful vehicle and, hands down, the best SUV value on the market. If someone takes the time to do the research and make comparisons, it's likely that this one is the SUV that will be chosen. In my opinion,the styling is better than the MDX, not to mention the $6,000-$7,000 difference in purchase price, regular gas vs. premium gas and a considerably better ride with more room. This vehicle is as solid as the day is long and safe as a bank vault. If you're considering it, you have made a wise decision to this point.

Worry free 4 wheel drive vehicle

5
susanroses on 02/09/2004

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

it handles very well in snow or loose gravel.You don't even have to worry when to push the 4 wheel button

greatest suv

5
RETIGER on 02/09/2004

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

Me and my wife bought our Honda Pilot from Agron at Schaumburg Honda he showed us the great value in the pilot and he is right we have nothing but good things to say about the pilot and honda I hope they dont change anything on it

One of the best

4.9
hbrigiii on 02/09/2004

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

I have had just about every type oe style of car there is but I keep comming back to Hondas. This Pilot is probably the nicest Honda I have ever owned and one that will be with me for many years

Over Priced Under Valued Pilot

1.9
GardenerM on 02/08/2004

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

Vehicle rides like a wagon, stiff and bumpy. When taking turns, feels as though the body is sliding on the axle like a hot wheels car. Terrible gas mileage, but not surprising for an SUV. You're paying (and dearly) for the Honda name! Vehicle can't hold a candle to their cars.

My first three months

3.9
Chuck E. on 02/06/2004

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

Owned for 3 months, 7600 miles. It replaced a Ford F150 ex.cab 4X4 & a Focus. I drive a lot and use it as a truck for trade shows. It fills all my needs and I enjoy the performance. I thought I would miss the roominess of the F150. This vehicle has plenty of room and feels much more nimble than the F150. A very pleasant replacement for my daily comute (Focus) too. I added factory keyless entry. I have a couple of minor lingering issues. As received, the right front sill plate(threshold) was loose. It was "repaired" and is now loose again. Dealer installed accent pin striping has chipped twice. I also have a very slight hesitation.

Honda Pilot Initial Impression

4.9
Piloto on 02/05/2004

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

A quick initial review based on limited mileage: Overall todate 3350 miles, of which 2721 was a trip that netted 21.571 MPG (including I-81/I-77 VA hills). Steering is somewhat sensitive - actually twitchy if one is used to a less responsive vehicle; road noise on coarse surface roads is high (may be function of tread). Spouse finds it very comfortable.

Thumbs Up from Bob

4.8
Bob Bruggeman on 02/05/2004

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

Until I purchased the Honda Pilot, I had always been a "GM" guy. My wife is the one who wanted to purchase the Pilot. I must say it is probably the best vehicle I have ever owned. It is fun to drive and very easy to get around in traffic. I strongly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is in the market for a mid-size SUV.