2014 Honda Pilot Review


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The 2014 Honda Pilot is a fantastic car designed for large families and those people who love to travel a lot. It’s big, spacious, comfortable, and equipped with many technologies intended for entertainment of passengers.

2014 Honda Pilot Design

2014 Honda Pilot

If we compare this model with the one from 2012 model year, exterior changes are minor. The 2014 Honda Pilot has retained its distinctive shape and a strong, wide stance.

On the front is a familiar three-bar front grille with the automaker’s emblem, and large halogen headlights. On the bumper there is a new air dam intended to reduce wind resistance and to improve fuel economy.

The rear is quite elongated, which is good, because it means that there is plenty of cargo room. I like that a rear window can be opened independently, which allows easier access to the things at the top, without having to open the tailgate. By the way, it opens with the help of the gas-pressurized struts.

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The base LX model comes with 17-inch styled steel wheels, while the EX model and higher trim levels ride on 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Only Touring models will have a six-spoke alloy wheels, which honestly doesn’t look like anything special. I like those 5-spoke wheels better (see the photo gallery after this article). All models will have a low rolling-resistance tires.

rear view

Interior Styling and Accessories

The 2014 Honda Pilot has plenty of room for up to eight passengers. Style has not changed much compared to the previous model, because the manufacturer has been more focused on the additional equipment and layout of controls and buttons.

The center U-shaped panel has been modified and simplified, with fewer buttons in the middle, gearbox on the left, and 8-inch screen on the top, that displays information and maps for GPS navigation. The screen is also connected to a rearview camera located in the back, and that serves as a parking assistant.

The steering wheel also has a few buttons. Behind it, there’s a new panel with the speedometer and tachometer that glow white when driving at night.

interior

Other features include: audio system with nine speakers and subwoofer, Bluetooth audio streaming, USB audio interface, Bluetooth HandsFree Link, HomeLink remote system, GPS navigation with voice recognition, climate control with air filtration, DVD entertainment system for rear passengers, integrated sunshades, Vehicle Stability Assist for safe driving, etc.

Of course, all of these accessories depends on trim level.

Engine and Performance

The engine has not changed in the last couple of years. Under the hood of the 2014 Honda Pilot is a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6 engine with variable valve timing and lift electronic control (i-VTEC), that is able to produce 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to a five-speed automatic gearbox with grade logic control, which allows for a smooth shifting, better acceleration, and improved fuel economy (18/25 mpg city/highway).

engine and transmission

pricing

2014 Honda Pilot Price

According to the manufacturer’s website, price of the base 2014 Honda Pilot 2WD LX starts at $29,670 and it can go up to $41,420 for the most powerful 4WD Touring version. It could go up, depending on the equipment and accessories.

A redesigned model for 2015 model year has been announced for the second half of this year.

Photo Gallery

In the photo gallery below you can see more photos of the 2014 Honda Pilot, which has not been much changed in comparison with the 2012 model.

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