2013 Honda Pilot

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Pros: Spacious interior that seats eight; smooth ride; good fuel economy.

Cons: Limited towing capacity; slower than its competitors, pricey upper trims.

Whats New
The 8-passenger Honda Pilot has always appealed to active families thanks to its versatile interior, capable powertrain and long track record of proven reliability. Little has changed for the 2013 model year. Bluetooth®, a USB port and a rearview camera join its list of standard features and the center stack receives a standard 8-inch screen.

 

 

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Honda Pilot is available in four trim levels, each of which are available in 2WD or 4WD variants- LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.

The entry level LX comes equipped with standard 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, full power accessories, tri-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats, an 8-inch color multi-informational center stack display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® and a 7-speaker sound system with an iPod®/USB interface and an auxiliary input jack.

The EX adds 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, auto on/off headlights, heated mirrors (on AWD models only), a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and HomeLink®.

Stepping up to the EX-L will get you a sunroof, a power lift tailgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power adjustable front passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and satellite radio. Options include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a navigation system with voice activated controls and an upgraded sound system.

Opting for the top-of-the-line Touring model will get you all of the above features and options plus roof rails, parking sensors and a premium 650-watt 10-speaker sound system.

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, dual-stage multiple threshold front airbags, front side airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection and three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.

The Pilot also offers standard safety features like an ACE® body structure to increase occupant protection in a frontal collision, an Electronic Brake Force Distribution system to balance brake force at each wheel and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
The Honda Pilot is covered by a 3 year/36,000 mile New Vehicle Limited warranty; 5 year/60,000 mile Limited Powertrain warranty; Accessory Limited Warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles; Replacement Parts warranty for 1 year; a 5 year/Unlimited mile Limited Corrosion warranty; and a 15-year/150,000 mile emissions warranty.

2013 Honda Pilot MSRP:  

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Pilot 2WD LX $29,520
2013 Pilot 4WD LX $31,120
2013 Pilot 2WD EX $31,770
2013 Pilot 4WD EX $33,370
2013 Pilot 2WD EX-L $37,020
2013 Pilot 4WD EX-L $38,620
2013 Pilot 2WD Touring $39,670
2013 Pilot 4WD Touring $41,270
Similar Vehicles Base MSRP
2013 Toyota Highlander $29,020
2013 Ford Explorer $29,100
2013 Chevrolet Traverse $30,510

Available Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings for the 2013 Honda Pilot*:

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

All Trims

3.5-liter V6

2WD

5-speed A/T with Grade Logic Control

18/25

All Trims

3.5-liter V6

4WD

5-speed A/T with Grade Logic Control

17/24

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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