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2012 Honda Pilot LX SUV

2012 Honda Pilot Review

(0 Stars)  Jack of all trades.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Honda Pilot is a vehicle that will appeal to active families. It has a versatile layout, a capable powertrain, and a track record of reliability. Many of the Pilot's features will make Honda owners feel right at home: it's based on the Odyssey, so it drives in much the same fashion. The 3.5-liter V-6 is good for 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 4500-pound tow rating with the optional four-wheel drive. It is also one of the best-driving crossovers in its segment. The steering is nicely weighted, engineers have dialed in the suspension so that there's little body roll, and the ride quality is neither too soft nor too stiff. The Pilot's interior has always been functional, but it gets even better for the 2012 model year with a simplified center stack and a more logical control layout for the infotainment system, which combines music, phone, and navigation (when equipped) into one package that is surprisingly easy to use. The Pilot has three rows of seats and can carry eight passengers, although it's still not as roomy as a minivan. There are other vehicles in this segment -- such as the Mazda CX-9 -- that are more attractively styled and are more powerful, but the Pilot manages to outsell the CX-9 more than four to one. The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability, on the cachet of the Honda name, and, most important, on the fact that it is a very usable vehicle that makes sense for lots of consumers.

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2012 Pilot LX Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L i-VTEC V six-cylinder OHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 420 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 250 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 253 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

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'12 Honda LX SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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