2012 Honda Pilot

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2012 Honda Pilot Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Honda Pilot after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Comfort of the 3rd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Honda Pilot during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Transmission smoothness

Performance Specs

MPG City

17 - 18


24 - 25




5 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas V6


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Honda Pilot Review

The 2012 Pilot has a new upscale look both inside and out. Every Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine which delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and 253 pound feet of torque. The Variable torque management 4 wheel drive system automatically transfers power to the rear wheels when the system detects loss of front-wheel drive traction. The interior layout is comfortable and easy to use. The powerful Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System is there to help you on your way. The Honda DVD rear Entertainment System keeps everyone entertained. And back up with confidence with the rearview camera. An array of standard safety features is ready to help protect you and your passengers in every Pilot. These include Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control. Additionally the Pilot is equipped with LATCH in all three second-row seating positions and in the right-side third-row seat. Some standard safety features in the Pilot can help provide a robust defense. Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure enhances occupant protection. Additionally front front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System all help to protect you and your passengers. The Redesigned 2012 Honda Pilot.

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