2018 Honda Pilot Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,625 - $42,780
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
280
Seats
7-8
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,625 - $42,780
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
280
Seats
7-8

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.4 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Honda Pilot offers 8-passenger seating, a powerful standard V6 engine, impressive advanced safety and driver-assist features plus Honda’s well-deserved reputation for value and reliability, all at a competitive price. Although not as roomy, luxurious or off-road capable as some, the Pilot nevertheless offers everything a growing family needs now and into the future.

Honda Pilot Models & Trims

LX $27,625 - $30,448*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX $29,683 - $32,628*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX-L $32,352 - $35,417*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $35,327 - $38,612*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Elite $39,326 - $42,780*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.77

148 Reviews

80% 18% 1% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2018 Honda pilot- a perfect fit.

Excellent gas mileage and performance on in town drives and long out of town drives. Beautiful detailing of exterior, Bluetooth hands free system which is great. Heated leather seats with lumbar support makes a luxurious ride. Good pick-up for passing v6 engine. Consistently good mileage, even traveling to Arizona and back to Wyoming. Excellent service package and warranty. I will always sing the praises of Honda pilot. Three row seating, so easy to put down and raise seats. Also, slide-forward second row access makes this car a dream when carrying grandkids and dog.

- Gail E

Honda's are long lasting cars that will not let you down.

I recently bought a new pilot and love it. It is the touring model so it has the built in navigation. It also has bluetooth and dvd player. The whole car is completely computerized. The doors unlock when i tough the handle and lock when I walk away. The back opens and closes at the touch of a button. The only thing I do not like about the car is the engine will turn of if you are stopped and then start again once you take your foot off the brake. You can opt out of this option but it resets every time you get in the car which is really annoying.

- Kathie F

It's a luxurious vehicle without the luxury car price tag.

I love my Honda Pilot. It's very spacious and drives like a dream. It's full of all the latest technology, which is great, but some of it I'm not quite used to yet. I love all the features such as lanewatch, forward collision warning and the cameras. My least favorite piece of technology, however is the automatic start stop. Whenever you have this function turned on, the engine stops when you full compress the brake pedal. It can be quirky, but I understand why it's there and I just need to take a little more time to get accustomed to it.

- Allison R

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,625 - $30,448
$29,683 - $32,628

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
280 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 24
3.5L V6 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

AC
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
8
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50HR20
P245/50HR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 ft.
39.4 ft.

Width

Width
78.6 in.
78.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4054 - 4220 .lbs
4074 - 4246 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
280 hp

Torque

Torque
262 ft. lbs.
262 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 5000 .lbs
3500 - 5000 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings