2013 Honda Pilot Review

2013 Honda Pilot from North America

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carHonda Pilot

Summary:

Don't make my mistake, do your research

Faults:

Constant shifting, vibrations and noises coming from the front of vehicle. Variable cylinder management is defective in 3 cylinders. Shuttering, lugging, low power. Dealership and Honda say this is normal operation. Now I am stuck with a brand new lemon. Great, now I can make a forty five thousand dollar glass of lemonade. Honda's quality is going down the tubes. Seriously consider another SUV.

General Comments:

There are good things about a loaded Pilot Touring. The giant price tag for all the options you get. The lack of Honda backing up their product. Quality deteriorating. What is going on with Honda, now I'm forced to find another product. What a bummer!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th March, 2013

9th Feb 2014, 00:34

Excellent SUV.

Not any problem in 10000 miles of using it.

The dealer in Costa Rica is very good, and the maintenance service every 3000 miles is quick and well done.

This SUV is really comfortable, and the engine is more powerful than a Toyota Prado by far. I really recommend it.

10th Feb 2014, 10:55

Sorry if you have had issues with your 2013 Honda Pilot, but that Pilot has a base price of about $29,000, and Honda has a glut of them now, and you can get it for less. Just call fleet at the dealership... the 2014s are here... so the 2013s have to go.

Also they hope you buy the fully loaded model, but the value is not there for a fully loaded model.

Anybody that spends more than 29,000 is crazy, because it's a basic SUV, and takes over where the Honda CRV left off.

Some people expect too much from Honda cars and their SUVs. Their roots are based on simple economy cars from years past, and even though they have grown up a lot, they are still reliable basic vehicles with a few bells and whistles thrown in.

5th May 2014, 18:51

What do you mean by "just call fleet"?

7th May 2014, 00:51

Most dealerships have a fleet sales person or sometimes called an internet specialist/person... they can give you the rock bottom price on any model you want. But the best time to deal with them is when they are having the change over from one model year to another... there could be some 2013 models still on the lot, or maybe a glut of 2014s they want to deal on. The longer a car stays on the lot... the more money it costs them. These fleet/internet specialists cut through the BS you get with most sales people and get you a rock bottom price. But even with these specialists... there is only so much they can do. If the car is hot... the best they could do is sticker.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review