2012 Honda Pilot Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$28,620-$40,970
$26,179-$37,444
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What's New for 2012:

  • Refreshed exterior
  • Improved noise insulation
  • Upgraded interior materials and new instrument panel
  • New navigation unit
  • Improved Fuel Economy

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Pilot is a midsize 4-door sport utility vehicle offered in four different trim levels. Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Honda Pilot offers seating for up to 8 passengers. Base Pilot models are configured with cloth upholstery, full power accessories, split-folding second- and third-row bench seats, remote keyless entry, cruise control, automatic headlights, and dark-tinted privacy glass. Higher trim levels are configured with leather upholstery, heated front seats, power liftgate, rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more.

Optional Features
While major options are generally bundled with the trim level, options on the 2012 Honda Pilot include larger alloy wheels, full-size spare tire, and a towing kit.

Under the Hood
Honda Pilot models are fitted with a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which is rated at 250 horsepower. It is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD), designed to improve traction in inclement weather, is optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Pilot are:
  • Honda Pilot FWD: 18/25 mpg (city/highway)
  • Honda Pilot AWD: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Honda Pilot include side curtain air bags for all three rows. In government crash tests, the 2012 Honda Pilot received a frontal crash rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but has not received an overall score. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Pilot received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes and roof crash protection. The Pilot also earned a \"Marginal\" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests.

What's New for 2012:

  • Refreshed exterior
  • Improved noise insulation
  • Upgraded interior materials and new instrument panel
  • New navigation unit
  • Improved Fuel Economy

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Pilot is a midsize 4-door sport utility vehicle offered in four different trim levels. Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Honda Pilot offers seating for up to 8 passengers. Base Pilot models are configured with cloth upholstery, full power accessories, split-folding second- and third-row bench seats, remote keyless entry, cruise control, automatic headlights, and dark-tinted privacy glass. Higher trim levels are configured with leather upholstery, heated front seats, power liftgate, rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more.

Optional Features
While major options are generally bundled with the trim level, options on the 2012 Honda Pilot include larger alloy wheels, full-size spare tire, and a towing kit.

Under the Hood
Honda Pilot models are fitted with a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which is rated at 250 horsepower. It is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD), designed to improve traction in inclement weather, is optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Pilot are:
  • Honda Pilot FWD: 18/25 mpg (city/highway)
  • Honda Pilot AWD: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Honda Pilot include side curtain air bags for all three rows. In government crash tests, the 2012 Honda Pilot received a frontal crash rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but has not received an overall score. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Pilot received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes and roof crash protection. The Pilot also earned a \"Marginal\" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests.

Available Trims for the 2012 Honda Pilot
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LX (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28620.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31470.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34720.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36320.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr w/Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36720.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name Touring (2WD 4dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39370.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name LX (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30220.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33070.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36320.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37920.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr w/Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38320.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Touring (4WD 4dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40970.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
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INTERIOR
  • 8-passenger seating
  • Cloth front bucket seats
  • Front seat adjustable active head restraints
  • 2nd row 60/40 split reclining, sliding, flat-folding bench seat
  • 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat
  • Head restraints at all seating positions
  • Multi-functional center console
  • Front & second row floor mats
  • Tilt & telescoping steering column
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, average/instant fuel consumption, miles-to-empty indicator, engine oil life
  • Warning lights -inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, door/tailgate open, passenger airbags status, vehicle stability assist
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Pwr windows w/dual front auto-up/down
  • Pwr door & tailgate locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Front & rear air conditioning -inc: air-filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • (3) 12V aux pwr outlets
  • (12) cup holders
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sliding sunvisor extensions
  • Map lights on all rows
  • Courtesy door lights
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Upper & lower front row seatback pockets
  • Cargo area -inc: cargo light, (4) tie-down anchors, bag hooks
  • Rear hidden storage compartment
  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/driver pwr lumbar
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls -inc: cruise controls, phone controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, average/instant fuel consumption, miles-to-empty indicator, exterior temperature, engine oil life
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Security system
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning -inc: humidity control, air-filtration system
  • Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/driver pwr lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 2nd row leather-trimmed 60/40 split reclining, sliding, flat-folding bench seat
  • 3rd row leather-trimmed 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 8" multi-information display -inc: customizable wallpaper settings, rearview camera display w/guidelines
  • Conversation mirror w/sunglasses holder
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 115V pwr outlet
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls -inc: cruise controls, phone controls, navigation controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, average speed, average/instant fuel consumption, miles-to-empty, exterior temperature, elapsed time, compass
  • 8" multi-information display -inc: interface dial, customizable wallpaper settings
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition -inc: FM traffic, multi-angle rearview camera display w/guidelines
  • Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar & memory, 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • Front, second, & rear row floor mats
  • Instrumentation -inc: corner & backup sensor indicator, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, average speed, average/instant fuel consumption, miles-to-empty indicator, exterior temperature, elapsed time, compass
  • 2nd row integrated sunshades
  • Cargo area -inc: cargo net, cargo light, (4) tie-down anchors, bag hooks
EXTERIOR
  • 17" steel wheels
  • P235/65R17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Black body side molding
  • Front & rear splash guards
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Black pwr mirrors
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper/washer
  • Tailgate w/lift-up glass hatch
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • P235/60R18 all-season tires
  • Body-colored body side molding
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights -inc: auto-on/off headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Body-colored pwr mirrors
  • Body-colored door handles
  • 1-touch pwr moonroof w/tilt, manual sunshade
  • Pwr tailgate w/lift-up glass hatch
  • Roof rails
  • Chrome body side molding
  • Body-colored pwr mirrors -inc: memory, integrated turn indicators
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory, integrated turn indicators
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Active control engine mount system (ACM)
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • Drive-by-wire throttle
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Hill start assist
  • Front wheel drive
  • Integrated class III trailer hitch w/trailer harness pre-wiring
  • Unit-body construction
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/trailing arms
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Heavy duty pwr steering fluid cooler
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust finishers
  • Integrated class III trailer hitch w/trailer harness
  • Heavy-duty automatic transmission fluid cooler
  • Variable Torque Management (VTM-4) 4-wheel drive system -inc: manual push-button locking rear differential
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual front dual-stage, multiple-threshold airbags
    • Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
    • Side curtain airbags on all rows w/rollover sensor
    • Front 3-point seat belts -inc: automatic tensioning system, adjustable anchors
    • 2nd & 3rd row 3-point seat belts -inc: 2nd row adjustable anchors
    • 2nd row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Passenger-side 3rd row lower child seat anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child-proof rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system -inc: location indicators
    • Rearview camera
    • Multi-angle rearview camera
    • Front & rear body-colored parking sensors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system -inc: location indicators , pressure indicators
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 229-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (5) speakers w/subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, radio data system, speed-sensitive volume control
    • Integrated glass antenna
    • 229-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (7) speakers w/subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, 2GB CD library, Bluetooth streaming audio, aux input jack, radio data system, speed-sensitive volume control
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
    • 229-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (7) speakers w/subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, 2GB CD library, Bluetooth streaming audio, aux input jack, radio data system, speed-sensitive volume control, USB audio interface
    • XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription
    • DVD rear entertainment system (RES)
    • 246-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (7) speakers w/subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, hard disk drive w/15GB audio memory, Bluetooth streaming audio, aux input jack, radio data system, Song By Voice, speed-sensitive volume control, USB audio interface
    • 650-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (10) speakers w/subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, hard disk drive w/15GB audio memory, aux input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, radio data system, Song By Voice, speed-sensitive volume control, USB audio interface

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