• Simple, efficient interior
  • Rides and handles well
  • Three rows of seating
  • Boxy styling
  • Can be expensive
SUM UP Jack of all trades.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Pilot in 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...more


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.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, traction and stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Honda Pilot

  • Ford Explorer
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Toyota 4Runner

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2013 Pilot Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning


  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Vehicle Information Center


  • Privacy Glass


  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Third row seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable


  • Blue Tooth Compatible

Trucks and Towing

  • Trailer Harness
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Transmission Oil Cooler
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