2015 Honda Pilot LX 2WD

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The 2015 Honda Pilot is not the best crossover in this segment anymore, but it’s still a top-quality vehicle. It offers excellent performance, a comfortable cabin and quite a few high-tech features. Its downfall is an undeniable sense of cheapness inside its cabin that is not found in most of its competitors.




Full Review

The 2015 Honda Pilot is an all-around excellent crossover that gets so many things right that it’s hard not to shed a tear. It offers a superb performance, excellent interior comfort and plenty of features. As such, it’s really no surprise that the Pilot has been one of Honda’s best-sellers since the 1990s. The only problem with the newest model is its cheaply finished interior – because there are plenty of vehicles that offer more in this segment.

On the outside, the 2015 Pilot serves up a fairly long wheelbase and short overhangs. However, the main appeal of this crossover is that it was clearly build for function, which is easily apparent in its upright and boxy shape. What makes this design work is the fact that it has this feeling of timelessness, so don’t expect it to go out of fashion any time soon. The details that you’ll find on the exterior include turn signals integrated into the halogen headlights, 17-inch steel wheels on the LX trim, five-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels on the EX and EX-L trim levels as well as six-spoke alloy wheels on the Touring models. To access the cargo area, it is possible flip up the rear glass.

On the inside, however, the Pilot is extremely restrained, both in terms of design and material quality. The controls are in their logical places and, on top of that, they are incredibly user-friendly. You won’t find anything that’s impressive-looking here though, which means that you should expect the most basic design possible – though it does work well. It’s also not exactly bland, and if you go for the EX-L trim, you’ll find that it’s luxuriously plush. This crossover features three rows of seats, all of which provide a lot of legroom, which is impressive, given that it’s only a midsize crossover. The cargo area the rearmost seat is as big as that of a large sedan, featuring a big storage bin below the rear floor as well as enough roof space for a carrier rack, should you need one.

Under the hood, the 2015 Pilot has a 3.5-litre V6 engine that can produce 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. It’s a surprisingly well-performing and easy-to-drive vehicle. The engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, which includes Grade Logic Control for ascending or descending with the most optimal gear necessary. There’s also something called Variable Cylinder Management, which allows the engine to operate in six-cylinder mode for maximum power. Not satisfied? There are four-cylinder and three-cylinder modes for enhanced efficiency as well. The rear-wheel-drive version of the Pilot provides the best fuel-economy ratings out of any eight-passenger vehicle available, while the four-wheel-drive Pilot has the best rating as far as four-wheel-drive SUVs are concerned.

So, is the 2015 Honda Pilot worth its $35,000 price tag? Well, we would argue that for the most part it is. Sure, its cabin is a bit cheap, but the rest of this vehicle is so good that the cheapness is hardly even noticeable. In other words, if you need a reliable crossover for your family or for some other reason, then give this vehicle a try.

2015 Honda Pilot
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Rating: 7.8 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
LX 2WD$35,400 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
LX 4WD$38,400 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Special Edition$42,800 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
EX-L RES$44,800 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Touring$49,150 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

March 03, 2015 thru March 31, 2015
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
LX 2WD$35,400$3,000$0
LX 4WD$38,400$3,000$0
Special Edition$42,800$3,000$0
EX-L RES$44,800$3,000$0
Touring$49,150$3,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
LX 2WD$0$00.99%0.99%1.49%1.99%2.99%2.99%N/A
LX 4WD$0$00.99%0.99%1.49%1.99%2.99%2.99%N/A
Special Edition$0$00.99%0.99%1.49%1.99%2.99%2.99%N/A
EX-L RES$0$00.99%0.99%1.49%1.99%2.99%2.99%N/A
Touring$0$00.99%0.99%1.49%1.99%2.99%2.99%N/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
LX 2WD$0$00.99%0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
LX 4WD$0$00.99%0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
Special Edition$0$00.99%0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
EX-L RES$0$00.99%0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
Touring$0$00.99%0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 3.5000 L
Horsepower @RPM250
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger8
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

Front- and all-wheel drive are both offered with the 2015 Honda Pilot's only drivetrain: a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Pilot does have quite a bit more durability built in than the typical car, though, and it is a good choice for those looking to get to a trailhead on the weekends. The four-wheel-drive system (actually all-wheel drive) does include a Lock mode for mud or deep snow. Structurally, the Pilot's structure borrows some of the benefits of a body-on-frame SUV but has a modern unibody design. And that contributes to its good ride quality and crisp response.

Read more on The Car Connection.

Interiors and Special Features:

The 2015 Honda Pilot's interior is a study in efficiency. All controls are logically placed and easy to operate. There's nothing eye-popping, just basic good design that works well. Still, the interior is not bare or bland, and in the EX-L trim level it is luxuriously plush. Each of the three rows of seats provides more-than-adequate legroom, welcome in the midsize category. Cargo capacity behind the rear seat is roughly equivalent to the trunk of a large sedan, there's a generous storage bin below the rear floor and plenty of roof space for a carrier rack.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Every 2015 Honda Pilot comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front seat active head restraints. A rearview camera is also standard, while parking sensors are included with the Touring. There are no advanced accident-prevention technologies available, nor any kind of emergency telematics.

Read more on Edmunds.


Audio

7 speakers subwoofer
MP3 player
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Element antenna
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB

Body Exterior

Body side moulding
Front and rear mud flaps
Trailer towing preparation III

Brakes

Brake assist system
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
ABS
Hill holder
Electronic brake distribution

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,695.00
Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00

Convenience

Front and rear reading lights
2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area
HandsFreeLink voice activating system; includes phone
Cargo area light
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Cruise control
Remote control trunk/hatch release
6 passenger assist handles
Rear camera parking distance sensors
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Dimensions

4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 24.4 and departure angle (degrees): 22.1
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,016, rear headroom (mm): 1,011, front hip room (mm): 1,489, rear hip room (mm): 1,446, front leg room (mm): 1,051, rear leg room (mm): 978, front shoulder room (mm): 1,563, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,580, 970, 1,229, 815 and 1,496
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,861, overall width (mm): 1,995, overall height (mm): 1,795, ground clearance (mm): 202, wheelbase (mm): 2,775, front track (mm): 1,720, rear track (mm): 1,715 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,560
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,464, all seats in place: 589 and third row seats removed: 1,351

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Black exterior door handles
Rear door: lifting gate

Engine

Cylinder shutdown: # of cylinders: 3 and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
Engine: 3.5L V 6 OHC i-VTEC with VVT
Emissions data: CO2: 5,520 kg/yr

Engine Performance

Power: 250 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 253 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 13.3 ; highway= 9.3 ; combined= 11.5 ;

Fuel

Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel tank: 80 litre capacity

Instrumentation

External temperature
Compass
Tachometer
Low tire pressure monitor
Main dashboard display
Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Service interval indicator
Multi-function display screen 8.0 and 1

Interior Trim

Electronic noise reduction
Luxury trim: alloy look on dashboard and none
Carpet floor mats
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none

Lights

Daytime running lights
Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens

Locks

Immobilizer
Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking

Paint

Pearl paint

Safety

Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Height adjustable rear seat belts for driver, height adjustable rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for 3rd row seats
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
All three rows protected by curtain airbags
Front side airbags
LATCH
Third row seat belts for driver, third row seat belts for passenger, 3-point third row seat belts for center
Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Poor, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 4.00 and 4

Seats

Front driver seat : bucket ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : bucket
Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three ; also incl. tip/tumble ; details: manual recline and manual fore/aft
Third row seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three fold flat to floor
Seat upholstery: cloth
Seating: 8 passengers
Front seat center armrest

Service

Intermediate service 8,000, variable distance/period and 4,971
Main service variable distance/period

Steering

Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering

Storage

Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console
Storage box trunk and fixed
Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

4.312:1 axle ratio
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) stability control
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Transmission: 5-speed automatic ; incl. shifter on dash
Front-wheel drive

Ventilation

Air conditioning with automatic control, three-zone
Ventilation system with cabin filter
Passenger seat and rear seats secondary ventilation controls

Version

5-door SUV
Trim level: LX
Version information 09 Jan 2015
Powertrain type : combustion
Data completeness
Date introduced:

Visibility

Hinge rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Tinted glass
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Rear view mirror
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Zone tinted windshield
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, black, power adjustable
Front power windows with 2 express, rear power windows

Warranty

Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,700, published curb weight (kg): 1,956, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 1,590, payload allowance (kg): 744, Manufacturer’s own, 2,700 and 1,590

Wheels

Front and rear all-season tires 235/60/T includes: low rolling resistance
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 7.5"