2015 Honda Pilot Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2015:

  • Pilot SE trim level

Introduction
The 2015 Honda Pilot is an 8-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV that competes against the larger members of the segment. Primary competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
Honda offers the 2015 Pilot in five different trim levels, each available with front-wheel or 4-wheel drive (FWD or 4WD): LX, EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring.

Upgrading from the Pilot LX to the Pilot EX adds remote keyless entry, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, universal garage door opener, outside temperature display, and a set of 18-in. aluminum wheels.

The Pilot SE is new for 2015, building on Pilot EX equipment with satellite radio, power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 115-volt power outlet, and unique aluminum wheels.

For leather seats, choose the Pilot EX-L, which also adds heated front seats, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. Get the 4WD model and the EX-L also comes with heated side mirrors for improved winter visibility. The Pilot EX-L can be optioned with a choice between a rear-seat DVD entertainment system that includes a 115-volt power outlet or a voice-controlled, hard-drive navigation system that is paired with a multi-angle reversing camera, real-time traffic updates, and 15GB of memory for storing your favorite music.

The Pilot Touring sits atop the lineup, featuring both the navigation system and the rear-seat entertainment system, plus memory for the driver's settings, a premium sound system, front and rear park-assist sensors, power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and roof rails.

Under the Hood
Every 2015 Pilot is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 250 horsepower. The engine is equipped with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology that allows it to operate on fewer cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to conserve fuel.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment, delivering the engine's power to the front wheels. A Variable Torque Management 4WD system is optional, able to lock the power split evenly between the front and rear wheels at lower driving speeds in order to improve traction.

Fuel Economy
Choose a Pilot with FWD and the EPA says you can expect to get 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The Pilot 4WD is rated to return 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Honda Pilot is equipped with a reversing camera, but aside from this feature Honda offers none of the enhanced safety technologies that are available on competing models. Even the infotainment system is relatively basic. These factors underscore the SUV's age, and Honda is set to replace the Pilot with a redesigned model for the 2016 model year.

What's New for 2015:

  • Pilot SE trim level

Introduction
The 2015 Honda Pilot is an 8-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV that competes against the larger members of the segment. Primary competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
Honda offers the 2015 Pilot in five different trim levels, each available with front-wheel or 4-wheel drive (FWD or 4WD): LX, EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring.

Upgrading from the Pilot LX to the Pilot EX adds remote keyless entry, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, universal garage door opener, outside temperature display, and a set of 18-in. aluminum wheels.

The Pilot SE is new for 2015, building on Pilot EX equipment with satellite radio, power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 115-volt power outlet, and unique aluminum wheels.

For leather seats, choose the Pilot EX-L, which also adds heated front seats, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. Get the 4WD model and the EX-L also comes with heated side mirrors for improved winter visibility. The Pilot EX-L can be optioned with a choice between a rear-seat DVD entertainment system that includes a 115-volt power outlet or a voice-controlled, hard-drive navigation system that is paired with a multi-angle reversing camera, real-time traffic updates, and 15GB of memory for storing your favorite music.

The Pilot Touring sits atop the lineup, featuring both the navigation system and the rear-seat entertainment system, plus memory for the driver's settings, a premium sound system, front and rear park-assist sensors, power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, and roof rails.

Under the Hood
Every 2015 Pilot is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 250 horsepower. The engine is equipped with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology that allows it to operate on fewer cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to conserve fuel.

A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment, delivering the engine's power to the front wheels. A Variable Torque Management 4WD system is optional, able to lock the power split evenly between the front and rear wheels at lower driving speeds in order to improve traction.

Fuel Economy
Choose a Pilot with FWD and the EPA says you can expect to get 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The Pilot 4WD is rated to return 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Honda Pilot is equipped with a reversing camera, but aside from this feature Honda offers none of the enhanced safety technologies that are available on competing models. Even the infotainment system is relatively basic. These factors underscore the SUV's age, and Honda is set to replace the Pilot with a redesigned model for the 2016 model year.

Available Trims for the 2015 Honda Pilot
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name EX (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33720.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32120.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35370.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36970.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38570.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (4WD 4dr w/Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38970.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Touring (4WD 4dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 41620.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name LX (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31470.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36970.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name LX (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29870.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name Touring (2WD 4dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 40020.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name EX-L (2WD 4dr w/Navi) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37370.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name SE (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33120.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name SE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34720.00 Engine 3.5 L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat adjustment including power lumbar support and head restraints at all seating positions
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 8 Person Seating Capacity
  • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front and Manual Fold Into Floor
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel and Keyfob Rear Window
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Analog Display
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat adjustment including power lumbar support, 4-way power passenger's seat adjustment and head restraints at all seating positions
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
  • Systems Monitor
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat adjustment including power lumbar support w/2-position memory, 4-way power passenger's seat adjustment and head restraints at all seating positions
  • Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds
  • Cargo Net
  • Door Mirrors
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: head restraints at all seating positions
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" Alloy
  • Tires: P235/60R18 102T AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Flip-Up Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Splash Guards
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Programmable Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Wheels: 17" Steel
  • Tires: P235/65R17 108T AS
  • Black Bodyside Moldings
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
  • 4.312 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,096 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Driver Selectable Rear Locking Differential
  • 60-Amp/Hr 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • Class III Towing w/Hitch
  • 1 Skid Plate
  • 1633# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 21 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
  • GVWR: 5,952 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Class III Towing w/Harness and Hitch
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 229-Watt, 7 speakers including subwoofer, 2-GB CD library, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB audio interface, MP3/auxiliary input jack, MP3/Windows Media Audio (WMA) playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • XM Radio -inc: SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period, If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel, See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, Fees and programming subject to change, XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Multi-Source Rear Controls
    • 2 Wireless Headphones
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front and 1 LCD Row Monitor In The Rear
    • Entertainment System w/DVD
    • A/V Remote
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System (246 Watt) -inc: 7 speakers including subwoofer, Hard Disk Drive (HDD) w/15-GB audio memory, Bluetooth streaming audio, Song By Voice (SBV), USB audio interface, MP3/auxiliary input jack, MP3/Windows Media Audio (WMA) playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System -inc: 650-Watt, 10 speakers including subwoofer, Hard Disk Drive (HDD) w/15-GB audio memory, Bluetooth streaming audio, Song By Voice (SBV), USB audio interface, MP3/auxiliary input jack, MP3/Windows Media Audio (WMA) playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Fm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

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