Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,871 - $17,569
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
250
Seats
8
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,871 - $17,569
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
250
Seats
8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.2 Styling 3.6 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

For such a large vehicle, the Honda Pilot delivers a remarkably comfortable and composed driving experience. On top of Honda's renowned reputation for reliability and strong resale value...

Honda Pilot Models & Trims

2012 Honda Pilot Owner Reviews

4.66

205 Reviews

70% 27% 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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2012 Honda pilot: safety, reliability, and fun for the family!

The 2012 Honda pilot is incredibly reliable, durable, and fun to drive. It feels solid yet comfortable on the road, and most importantly feels safe. We have a young baby, and I always feel confident driving her around in this vehicle. The height of the pilot adds to the air of safety too. Great features of this vehicle include fold down seats, third row seating to fit the whole family, ample storage compartments, air vents in front and back seat areas, numerous beverage holders, and conveniently placed gear shift. This Honda vehicle is extremely reliable, and performs well. The only small negative is the size of the gas tank. . . Rather large. But this is by far our favorite vehicle so far!

- Erin R

I love the look of my pilot - the older body is unique and distinguishable.

I love the feel of the car - it feels solid and safe and obviously has the Honda reliability. I love the older body style - you know it is a pilot. The newer ones look like every other car - not as unique. It seems like there is a call for distinguishable appearance. I like the leather and heated seats but wish the back could be heated separately- maybe an additional setting would have been good. It is comfortable and reliable. It could be better on the pick up a bit sluggish sometimes. Tire gauge light is sensitive which can be a bit annoying. This year could have used space on door for water bottle but I am sure newer version has that ( I will stick with my older one though!

- Diane M

Durable and reliable but always check who you are purchasing from.

The car is rather durable and reliable especially when there is bad weather (ICE rain storms and snow). Does not really require too much maintenance aside from the normal (fluid changes, brakes). There is plenty of room to seat people, sits 7 not including the driver. Plus the third row can be kept folded down to allow for more trunk room which there is plenty of. The main downside is I bought my car preowned and I have to do so much work to it within owning the car for roughly three years now. If it weren't for the extended warranty I had purchased on the car I would have had to spend more money than I had purchased for the car itself.

- Sara O

Ranked #3 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,871 - $12,790
$11,994 - $14,045

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
250 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC MPFI 24
3.5L SOHC MPFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
8
8
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.2 in.
109.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.9 ft.
37.9 ft.

Length

Length
191.4 in.
191.4 in.

Width

Width
78.5 in.
78.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4299 - 4497 .lbs
4295 - 4489 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 hp
250 hp

Torque

Torque
253 ft. lbs.
253 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 450 .lbs
200 - 450 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 gal.
21 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 25 mpg
18 - 25 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety