The Honda Pilot earned its reputation as one of the original innovators in the crossover SUV segment, raising the prominence of on-road driving sophistication, three-row passenger capability and higher fuel efficiency compared to conventional SUV designs.
Currently in its second generation, the Pilot continues to represent the refined, comfortable, and family-oriented vehicle choice with space for eight passengers and a wide variety of useful capabilities and premium features. New for 2011, the availability of the voice activated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ expands to the Pilot EX-L model, a feature previously exclusive to the top-level Pilot Touring model. The rear-seat entertainment system also becomes standard equipment on the Touring trim for 2011.
- New EX-L Navi trim replaces Touring Navi trim (includes premium audio system, backup camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and USB audio interface)
- New engine cover
- XM antenna now black
- Steering wheel switches (audio & cruise) now black
- Felt mat added in rear of center console so your stuff doesn’t rattle
- New Silver paint on heating and air conditioning outlets
- New color: White Diamond Pearl (Touring trim only)
The interior space of the 2011 Honda Pilot, which has an adult-friendly third-row seat—a very rare trait among SUVs. Even with all three seating rows in use, the Pilot still offers a remarkable amount of cargo space as well. The cabin is quiet and well-equipped, especially with higher trim levels.
As auto reviews commonly point out, Honda has done well striking a balance between refined driving dynamics, performance, and fuel efficiency with the powertrain of the 2011 Pilot. All models of the 2011 Honda Pilot come with a sophisticated and fuel-conserving 3.5-liter V6 engine with 250 horsepower. The five-speed automatic transmission offers Honda’s unique Variable Cylinder Management technology, which shuts off cylinders when unneeded to maximize fuel economy. The 2011 Honda Pilot is estimated to complete 0-60 mph in about 8.5 seconds.