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2013 Honda Pilot EXL SUV

2013 Honda Pilot Review

(0 Stars)  Jack of all trades.

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New For 2013
The Pilot was lightly refreshed in 2012, but now receives a standard eight-inch i-MID information display with Bluetooth and USB audio connectivity, as well as standard automatic climate control and a rearview camera. Obsidian blue pearl paint replaces Bali blue pearl paint.
Overview
With a track record for reliability and space for your whole brood, the Pilot is a great choice for active families. Many of the Pilot’s features will make Honda owners feel right at home. The Pilot is 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, and the vehicle can tow up to 4500 pounds. The Pilot is 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. On the inside, all Pilots get Honda’s eight-inch i-MID display, which shows audio and navigation (if equipped) information, as well as the images from the standard rearview camera. The Pilot has three rows of seats and can carry eight passengers, although it’s 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 more powerful, but the Pilot manages to outsell the CX-9 more than four to one, thanks to its reputation for reliability, its convenience and space, and the cachet of the Honda name.

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2013 Pilot EX-L Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L i-VTEC V 6 OHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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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'13 Honda EXL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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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 Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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