2009 Honda Pilot Review from North America

2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5 V6

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carNissan X-Terra


Comfortable, safe and compentent


The car is too new to have any problems.

General Comments:

I like the way the Pilot looks. It drives like a car, but retains a truck look.

I got the AWD version, and so far it works great. Already drove it in the snow.

Its engine shuts down cylinders when cruising, and it will run on 3 or 4 cylinders for better economy. It's suppose to get 22 on highway; that remains to be seen; the engine is still new.

The leather seats are comfortable, the ride is smooth and quiet, and it will seat 8 people. It also has great ventilation system; all three rows have heating and cooling.

It's so much larger than the Nissan X-Terra that I had. It's also very safe with airbags all over the place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2009

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review