Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot on a country road.

When our neighbors in Venice, Punta Gorda, and North Port, FL, begin looking for their next vehicle, we at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Port Charlotte want to help them by providing reviews of the Honda Pilot.

On this page, you’ll find links to all our Pilot reviews and features. Schedule a test drive today.


Honda Pilot on the open road.

The Honda Pilot comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 i-VTEC® engine. This powerful motor generates up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Included under the hood are the Variable Cylinder Management™, Active Control Engine Mount System, and Active Noise Cancellation™ systems. These features complement the engine to deliver peak performance. As an available option, there is the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD System.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, there are two figures depending on the drivetrain. With the standard 2-wheel-drive version, you’ll achieve an EPA-estimated 20 city and 27 highway MPG.1 Meanwhile, with all-wheel-drive, you can achieve an EPA-estimated 19 city and 26 highway MPG.1

The 9-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters has specific gear ratios for better performance, while also including additional gear shifts for reverse and final drive.


The interior space of the Honda Pilot is built to accommodate a smooth ride for you and the passengers on board. Within the Pilot’s 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, you’ll find the following dimensions:

  • Headroom (first/second/third): 40.1 inches/40.2 inches/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (first/second/third): 40.9 inches/38.4 inches/31.9 inches
  • Shoulder room (first/second/third): 62.0 inches/62.0 inches/57.6 inches
  • Hip room (first/second/third): 59.1 inches/57.3 inches/44.6 inches

When you’re considering what you can bring along, the Pilot has three options for cargo space, depending on how many passengers you have on board. The following figures show the standard and maximum cargo volumes:

  • Cargo volume (behind third row): 18.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (behind second row): 55.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (behind first row): 109.0 cubic feetHonda Pilot SUV in the driveway.

Trim Levels

Including the base model, the Honda Pilot offers seven trims. Each provides different features than the rest. For example, the EX trim is one level up from the base LX and builds on the base version.

The Special Edition, like all other trims, builds upon the features of the previous trim. This includes roof rails and the hands-free access power tailgate.

The Touring trim features heated first- and second-row seats, while swapping out the second-row bench seat for a pair of captain’s chairs. Going up from this level, the Elite and Black Edition trims are packed with ultimate luxury features.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

We hope the links to other Honda Pilot reviews and features have given you enough information to help you on your car-buying journey. So, for our friends in Venice, Punta Gorda, and North Port, Florida, it’s time to take the next step and call Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Port Charlotte to schedule your test drive today!


1 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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