Handling is much better than the tall silhouette suggests, and once you get past the initial surprise of the tall driving position, you'll find handling to be reasonably crisp, with good maneuverability. The Honda Pilot remains one of the few large crossovers…. Overall, though, Honda appears to be running in the opposite direction, style-wise, than the rest of the industry. To select a trim level and compare features, click. A Family-Friendly Ride All these improvements rest on a strong foundation.
Handling is much better than the tall silhouette suggests, and once you get past the initial surprise of the tall driving position, you'll find handling to be reasonably crisp, with good maneuverability. The Pilot's already impressive powertrain performance gets a little better for 2012. The controls are more logically laid out, and knobs have replaced some of the ventilation-control switches. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2018. Safety In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Pilot earned the top score of Good in frontal, side and rear crash tests. Interior themes are also a bit gimmicky and overwrought in a chunky, macho aesthetic. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
As is federally required of all 2012 models, the Pilot has standard antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Family safety is probably a top priority for the Pilot's family shoppers, and here it's reassuring but not exactly top-notch. The recall began February 16, 2018. Interior styling changes focus on instrument panel refinement and a more intuitive button layout. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge.
Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The drive is smooth, my husband who's a big guy is more than comfortable--and even loves to be in the driver's seat himself. The Pilot's interior is roomy and functional, and it's one of few vehicles this size to have a third row that's spacious enough for adults—though headroom is tight in the far back and you'll sacrifice cargo space to use it. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. Back at that last redesign, the Pilot became even more macho, creased, and imposing, with a chunky look that we liked, other than garish grille, so we'll consider that a victory.
Though headroom is workable for adults, the floor is relatively high, so even if the second row is scooted forward enough for those adults to fit, their knees will be raised. Heavier, rear-wheel-drive models, such as the Dodge Durango, tend to have higher towing capacities. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. I have to say this isn't the usual for me--although we do travel back-and-forth to our cabin frequently. So for 2012, has made some minor changes to the Pilot both inside and out. It also includes enhanced steering-wheel controls.
Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O. Re-tuned rear suspension sub-frame mounts and acoustic windshield glass result in reduced noise, and an impressively tight turning diameter of 39. Honda's numbers for this recall are M2J and S2K. Ride quality is on the firm side, but the optional four-wheel-drive actually all-wheel drive system has a Lock mode and is a champ in deep snow or mud. These things are tall and obstructive and resemble droid heads, which might come in handy if a clone war breaks out at the mall. For 2012, Honda has given the Pilot what amounts to a mid-cycle refresh, doing away with the oddly framed, grille introduced in 2009 and instead substituting a more tasteful grille that we see, simply, as a more vertical take on the brand's passenger-car front ends.
Front seats are generously sized and excellent for long road trips, while the second-row seats slide fore and aft for easy access to the third row or to get just the right balance of legroom between rows. Otherwise, they just block your rear view. Interior features are enhanced with a revised instrument panel, center stack, audio, and navigation systems. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Remedy Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09. For 2012, Honda has given the Pilot what amounts to a mid-cycle refresh, doing away with the oddly framed grille introduced in 2009 and instead substituting a more tasteful grille that we see, simply, as a more vertical take on the brand's passenger-car front ends.
We found ride quality to be firm and occasionally unsettled, and there was more wind noise than in some competing models. Inside the Pilot, controls can feel a little cluttered, and the themes are a little gimmicky and overwrought, but it does continue the theme from the exterior--chunky, macho, and more upright than the cabins of most other crossovers. For a list of all standard safety features, click. The Highlander, which is shorter than the Pilot, beats it with 95. Recall Date 2018-04-26 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags , may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
It also includes enhanced steering-wheel controls. The Pilot has frontal airbags, front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and curtain airbags that cover the side windows along all three rows of seats in a side impact or rollover. The hard-plastic surfaces and trims used throughout the dash are disappointing, given the Pilots relatively soft, family-oriented purpose. Recall Date 2017-08-31 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Send Joe an Hide full review. The only common criticism from our editors is that the dash feels cluttered, and there are too many hard plastic surfaces just ahead of the driver.