2011 Honda Pilot Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The all-new second generation Pilot made its debut in 2009 and remains unchanged for the 2011 model year save for expanded availability of Honda’s satellite-linked navigation system on the EX-L model. The Honda’s only eight-passenger, three-row SUV is the Pilot; it has a 3.5 Liter V-6 250 horsepower motor.
The Pilot comes with front-wheel or All-Wheel-Drive. It’s sold in four grade levels ranging from the base LX to the Touring. The latter trim sports luxurious amenities including power seats, a rear lift gate, a moonroof, and comfortable offerings in the interior. Every trim hosts remote entry, power windows and doors, a lift-up glass hatch, and a tilt-telescoping steering wheel as well. You can even go for a navigation system in any grade from the EX variant or higher.
The Pilot is equipped with a rigid, durable, steel unibody and it has a front and rear independent suspension. The vehicle is amazingly responsive and it offers smooth handling. It has an interior volume that is very generous, and it has a split folding back seat in the second row. You can get this vehicle in several transport/cargo variations too. The SUV has 12-volt adapters in all trim levels. It offers good fuel economy, but it is most beloved for its amenities.
All Pilot models come with auto on/off halogen headlights, splashguards and rear privacy glass. EX and Touring models receive roof rails, alloy wheels, fog lights, body colored door handles and side mirrors with turn signal duplicators. Ergonomics are generally good, except for the button crazy center console. Storage options and interior volume are impressive (87 cubic-feet with second and third rows folded). Rear seat entertainment is optional on all models.
Pilot offers one powertrain: a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 linked to a 5-speed automatic transmission (which is non-competitive against a field of mostly 6-speeds). Front and all-wheel drive configurations are available for all models. Unibody construction and independent suspension means the Pilot offers a commendable, sure-footed driving experience. The maximum towing capacity of 4500 pounds for the AWD version is only fair.
Three point seat belts are standard for all passengers as is traction/stability control. Outboard passengers have side curtain airbags, while the driver and front passenger have dual stage front and front side airbags.
Bodystyle: Crossover SUV
Engines: 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 5-speed automatic
Models: LX FWD/AWD, EX FWD/AWD, EX-L FWD/AWD, EX-L with Navi FWD/AWD, EX-L with Navi and Rear Entertainment System, Touring FWD/AWD, Touring with Navi FWD/AWD, Touring with Navi and Rear Entertainment System FWD/AWD
EPA Fuel Economy
FWD: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
AWD: 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
Price : $28,045 – $40,395