2012 Honda Pilot Review

2012 Honda Pilot is a spacious, efficient mid-size crossover. For the last model year received a mid-cycle refresh, with highlights such as style changes, improvements and an internal 25 miles per gallon highway rating of two-wheel drive models.
2012 Honda Pilot
The exterior modifications are relatively subtle, with a new three-bar grille, front bumper and more aerodynamic halogen headlights and turn signals back to work. Trim levels in the EX to get new five-spoke 18-inch aluminum alloy.

Inside, the biggest news is a larger, eight-inch infotainment, as well as a sophisticated center console that features the most intuitive and glossy black instead of the high contrast of silver used in the pilot year. A redesigned instrument panel and central rotunda is the largest storage pockets internal changes.

2012 Honda Pilot
What has not changed is a generous amount of interior space: 18 cubic feet of cargo space available behind the third row of seats, the number swells to 47.7 in the third row folded, 87 cubic meters, if the second row can be folded , also. If the transport of passengers and goods should be made, roomy second row slides forward easily add a third line, which provides enough space for the knee of average size adult male to fit comfortably. Based on a survey of sales and buyer interest, the Honda Pilot was listed as the top 10 SUVs in 2012 along with the Kia Sorento and Ford Explorer.

Honda says the driver designed for low noise, pointing to the body seam sealing up around the connection points of the unity of body and re-listening rear suspension subframe mounts as factors contributing to quieter cabin. Cons-NVH Other body seam sealing to reduce leakage, the column dividers improved insulation and windshield glass acoustic revised on all models.

2012 Honda Pilot
Honda on its promise to provide low-crossover eight passengers with a new network driver rating 18/25 mpg four-wheel drive (4WD models returning 17/24 mpg). Otherwise Move to 250 hp, 3.5-liter V6 features reduced friction inside, and some other tricks to promote counting mileage, but many other improvements in a variable displacement power steering pump for improved aerodynamics also helps the Department of 'economy. Aging, but also a five-speed automatic manages the transfer.

The optional Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive (VTM-4) system is a good choice for those who need more grip, but the pilot is not intended for serious off-road.

The driver comes in four different trim levels including LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.

LX is equipped with front and rear air conditioning, keyless entry, tilt and telescope steering column, cruise control, electric windows, electrically adjustable door and tailgate locks, AM / FM / CD stereo seven speakers including subwoofer, Radio Data System, board computers and integrated into a Class III towing receiver.

2012 Honda Pilot
The EX adds three-zone automatic climate control, power driver's seat with a power of 10 tracks, a security system, XM Radio, Body-color outside mirrors and door handles, alloy wheels, roof bars, fog lights , an outside temperature gauge and HomeLink remote system, and much more. For the last year model, the EX also has Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (previously exclusive to EX-L Navi with previous models), Bluetooth audio streaming and a new CD-ROM 2 GB library that replaces the previous 6 CDs.

Other EX-L features leather-covered seating surfaces, heated front seats, four pieces of the front passenger seat, power moonroof, one-touch, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the availability of both the Honda or Honda Pilot satellite navigation system rear System DVD 9-inch screen. Furthermore, both the navigation or entertainment system adds a 115-volt. New Year's latest model have been added over the rear door can be Pilot EX-L, a USB audio interface, and an intelligent multi-information display (MID I) with a QVGA resolution. The MID-includes rearview camera display, the iPod album artwork and easy to download wallpapers for the function.

Pilot EX-L Navigation updated navigation system adds a higher resolution VGA, QVGA display that replaces the previous one and an internal hard drive, which replaces the previous system based on DVD. New features include a traffic receiver, with the voice track, rear view camera and display 3-screen and multi-information center cluster meters.

The high-end system includes Pilot Touring Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with backup camera, Premium Sound audio system with 10 speakers, rear DVD entertainment system, two-seat memory positions, roof rails, angle sensors and backup and mirror integrated turn signals.

2012 Honda Pilot
The 2012 Honda Pilot protects its occupants with three rows of side airbags curtain airbags with rollover sensor, driver and front passenger front, active front head restraints and antilock brakes with electronic brake force and brake assist. Vehicle Stability Assist, Honda speaks for the electronic stability control is standard on all models.
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