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2012 Honda Pilot

At a Glance

Pricing $29,670 - $41,420
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 17-18 (city), 24-25 (highway)

The Honda Pilot and its rival the Toyota Highlander helped to define the market's expectations for midsize crossover SUVs. The second-generation pilot is larger and more distinctively styled than its predecessor was. A standard 3.5L V-6 coupled to a 5-speed automatic is the sole powertrain. The Pilot features an interior that is larger than the Toyota Highlander and equivalent to GM's significantly larger (on the outside) and heavier crossovers. Cylinder deactivation technology allows the Pilot to turn in a respectable 18/25 MPG for FWD models and 17/24 MPG for AWD models. Honda offers the Pilot in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. The Touring model features a standard navigation system, memory settings for the driver's seat, an upgraded 512-watt stereo, and a power-operated tailgate.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Pilot LX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $29,670
Pilot LX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $31,270
Pilot EX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $31,920
Pilot EX 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $33,520
Pilot EX-L 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $34,770
Pilot EX-L RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $36,770
Pilot EX-L 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $36,770
Pilot EX-L Navi 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $37,170
Pilot EX-L RES 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $38,370
Pilot EX-L Navi 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $38,770
Pilot Touring 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 FWD 18/25/21 $39,820
Pilot Touring 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 AWD 17/24/20 $41,420