2011 Honda Pilot

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The Honda Pilot is a mid-size crossover SUV first introduced for the 2003 model year. Sharing platforms with the front-wheel drive Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey minivan, the eight-passenger Pilot has always been offered with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive power trains. The second-generation Pilot, last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year, is the current model. With the exception of a few option and trim changes, the 2011 Honda Pilot is unchanged from last year.

The Pilot is sold in offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All are offered with a choice between front-wheel drive (2WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard features include cloth upholstery, front and rear air conditioning with pollen filter, 60/40 split second- and third-row seating, full power accessories, 17-inch steel wheels, and more. The EX is upgraded with painted body molding, roof rails, power driver seat, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, tri-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, and other improvements. The EX-L adds leather to the seats and steering wheel and features heated front seats, power moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup monitor, and more. The Touring model is the flagship. It arrives with a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bluetooth with voice-activated navigation system, iPod interface, power liftgate, driver memory functions, and rear-window sunshades.

The Honda Pilot is offered with one engine choice. The standard powerplant is a 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine rated at 250 horsepower. The standard transmission is a five-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, with full-time all-wheel drive optional. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Honda Pilot between 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Honda Pilot 2WD LX starts with a base price of about $29,000 and tops out with the 4WD Touring, which starts around $41,000.


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