2001 Honda Pilot Review

2001 Honda Pilot EX from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier


Good SUV, more truck than car


Squeaky brake pedal.

Had an electrical problem about a year after we bought it (certain items wouldn't work), but it was an isolated incident and fixed.

Engine light comes on for seemingly no reason sometimes (not the gas cap reason).

Seats are not the most comfortable.

General Comments:

All in all, this SUV has been good to us. We've owned it about 4 years, and drive it less than 10K miles per year.

It's been on the beach a couple of times, and the 4 wheel drive works great. Does as well as some trucks I've owned.

Known other people with earlier model Rodeos who drove them over 150K miles before they had any problems with them. Hopefully, this car will last us another 50K miles, that's about all I really need out of it.

Was surprised to see how many people here have had problems with this vehicle. Maybe because we don't put the mileage on it that others do, it has held up very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2010

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review