2011 Honda Pilot

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Updated on: June 4, 2021

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Honda has been manufacturing the most loved people carrier of North America for 7-years, and now half-way through the second generation, the Pilot is ready to take over the market yet again. The Pilot is the largest vehicle in Honda’s hat and has been a phenomenal success with every proceeding year after launch. For 2011, the SUV will continue with its squared but robust unibody layout with the same certainty for unprecedented sales as this year. For a change though, Honda’s voice-activated satellite navigation system is available on both the EX-L and Touring trims for 2011. As far as the prices are concerned, the Japanese SUV will be reinstated in the United States market starting at a sticker price of $28,320.

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Pros

Adult-sized third row

Available all-wheel drive

Responsive, refined powertrain

Cons

Inconsistent interior materials

Daunting electronics

Mediocre safety ratings

Pricey top-end trims

What's New?

Voice-Activated Navigation in EX-L and Touring trims


2011 Honda Pilot Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.6

based on 178 ratings


7.7/10 Features
7.7/10 Interiors
7.4/10 Design
7.8/10 Safety
7.8/10 Reliability
7.7/10 Deal Value

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2011 Honda Pilot Overall Reviews


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Harold

2011 Honda Pilot

EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2021

Cheap old used cars are a trap!

Pros - Price, size, comfort

Cons - Faulty brakes, leaky engine, degraded wiring

Trap. I had such a bad time with this car that had to turn it in to the dealerhsip which I bought from within a year. I was told that it was the cheapest- low run SUV they had and lord I never did know that I was in for a bad time with it! I have literally came back to the dealrship five to six times to get something fixed and it cost me nearly 2 grand in repairs alone! From this point I decided that I would never buy a car older than 2015 even if it was in the best condition and price possible! Just take a clear look at used cars when you buy it from them cause chances are that they would hook you up with a lemon as they did with me!

5/10
Features
7/10
Interior
5/10
Design
6/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
2/10
Dealer Review

SS

Samuel

2011 Honda Pilot

LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 4, 2021

2011 Honda Pilot!

Pros - Comfortable interiors. Refined engine. Less body roll.

Cons - Less fancy interiors.

Cushy, reliable family SUV! It certainly has ticked off almost all the boxes to bea good family SUV. I love the comfort levels it offers in the front and second-row seats. The engine and gearbox feel buttery smooth even after 120k miles on the odo. The limited body roll makes the SUV feel planted on the road especially on highways, makimg it a poised, safe car to drive. The only complaint I have is about the dismal quality of plastics inside the cabin which is falling apart! I had dropped in my Pilot here for routine service. However, the porter managed to crash one of the headlight. They agreed to fix it themselves but the back order of parts meant it took more than two weeks to fix the issue!

6/10
Features
8/10
Interior
5/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
6/10
Dealer Review

II

Ian

2011 Honda Pilot

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 28, 2021

My bad with Pilot

Pros - Comfortable seats

Cons - Tires wearing and brake plate worn

My worst experience At 8k miles , The brakes are worn and the tires are unevenly wearing and the help from the dealership is not good. Just keep on giving an unrelavant answes.I made them done which costs me about $200 which is huge.. the tires uneven wearing is much more serious one. I think the issue is need to be taken care of as there may be issue with the aligment. so, wearing may happeneverytime. This misalignment at less than 8000 miles is not so common and undesirable to see

3/10
Features
2/10
Interior
2/10
Design
2/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28320

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

117 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

212 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

253 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

5-speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.2 in.

length

190.9 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

71 in.

curb weight

4319 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

153.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

87 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1322 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/23 mpg

highway range

483 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LX $28,320 onwards

250 hp @ 5700 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Keyless Entry
  • Rear Privacy Glass

EX $31,170 onwards

250 hp @ 5700 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 3 Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Fog Lamps
  • Roof Rails

EX-L $34,270 onwards

250 hp @ 5700 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 10-Speakers Audio System
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirrors
  • Sunroof

Touring $39,070 onwards

250 hp @ 5700 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • Driver's Memory Seat
  • Power Liftgate
  • Rear Side-Window Sunshades
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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Colors and Styles

2011 Honda Pilot in Dark Cherry Pearl color 2011 Honda Pilot in Taffeta White color 2011 Honda Pilot in Alabaster Silver Metallic color 2011 Honda Pilot in Bali Blue Pearl color 2011 Honda Pilot in Crystal Black Pearl color 2011 Honda Pilot in Dark Cherry Pearl color 2011 Honda Pilot in Dark Mocha Metallic color 2011 Honda Pilot in polished metal metallic color
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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.1

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.6

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.5

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


The 2011 Honda Pilot promises excellent ride quality, a smooth V6 engine, amazing crash test scores as well as a third row seat. It is perfect for families that are larger in number and offers a lot of interior features that make the car very desirable. However it is affected by problems like the braking performance not being up to the mark and acceleration being slow by the powertrain is not exactly famous for remarkable fuel economy either. It is available in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring starting at the price range of $28,320 and going all the way up to $39,070. The engine offered is 3.5 L V-6 that produces 250 hp and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. It competes against the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder.

2011 Honda Pilot SUV Front Angle View
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Rear Angle View

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

7.1/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.6/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.5/10
Safety


2011 Honda Pilot Pricing and Features

8.0/10

Given there is no drastic change in the Honda Pilot, the SUV will enter the market with the same squad. In other words, the Pilot will be produced in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Each of the trims builds upon the features and amenities that Honda has in store for the brand. Furthermore, the SUV can be availed with either front- or all-wheel drive, with a price difference based on your choice. Standard on the Pilot are 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, a trailer hitch, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, front and rear air-conditioning, 60/40-split second-and third-row seats, and a seven-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and CD/MP3 player.

 

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP

$28,320

$32,770

$34,270

$39,070

Key Features

17-Inch Steel Wheels

17-Inch Alloy Wheels

Leather Upholstery

Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment

 

Keyless Entry

Fog Lights

Heated Front Seats

Voice-Activated Navigation

 

Rear Privacy Glass

Roof Rails

Power Passenger Seat

Bluetooth

 

Trailer Hitch

Heated Exterior Mirrors

Sunroof

10-Speaker Premium Audio System

 

Automatic Headlights

Eight-Way Power Driver Seat

Sound Deadening

Power Liftgate

 

Tilt-And-Telescoping Steering W

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Tire-Pressure Indicators

 

Cruise Control

Six-CD Changer

Integrated Back-Up Camera

Driver Memory Functions

 

Front And Rear Air-Conditioning

And Satellite Radio

 

Rear-Window Sunshades

 

60/40-Split Second- And Third-Row

 

 

 

 

Seven-Speaker Audio System

 

 

 

We Recommend:

Although the Pilot is priced very well throughout, it is the EX trim that caught our attention. It constructively builds upon the very subtle feature list of the base LX and happens to revamp the entire cabin. The electronics it inherits are of great futuristic value. However, if you wish for a leather treated cabin along with some leisure amenities, it is advisable to opt for the EX-L trim.

2011 Honda Pilot Engine and Performance

7.1/10

Powering this bulky, rugged SUV is a mighty 3.5-liter V6 that generates 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all Pilot models are available with an all-wheel-drive system that automatically apportions power to the rear wheels -- up to 70 percent -- when front slippage occurs. 

2011 Honda Pilot SUV Engine Bay

For those meant to ride along the countryside, the AWD is highly recommended. To elaborate, Pilot shares its platform with the Acura MDX, as well as the North American market Odyssey minivan. The Pilot's unibody construction and independent suspension are designed to provide handling similar to that of a car, and it has integrated perimeter frame rails to allow towing and light off-road use. 

 

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder

MSRP

$28,320

$28,090

$28,360

$28,570

Engine

3.5/Single Overhead Cam (SOHC)/24/V-6

2.7/Double Overhead Cam (DOHC)/16/Inline 4

3.5/Double Overhead Cam (DOHC)/24/V-6

4/Double Overhead Cam (DOHC)/24/V-6

Transmission

5-speed Automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed Automatic

5-speed Automatic

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5700 rpm

187 hp @ 5800 rpm

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

266 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

253 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

186 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

255 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

288 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 Mph (sec)

9.7

9.6

7.7

7.4

Quarter Mile (sec)

16.8

17

16.1

15.5

Top Speed

117

115

108

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In performance testing, we clocked a Pilot Touring from zero to 60 mph in a pokey 9.7 seconds, a full second or two behind many rivals. Here, the Nissan Pathfinder, another Japanese off-roader, astonishes with a 7.4 second run to 60 MPH mark. Meanwhile, the Toyota Highlander crawls close to the Pilot, thanks to its bulk and lackluster engine. The 5-speed automatic and Honda’s penchant for the economy is to blame for the unsatisfactory performance of their biggest SUV. A piece of good news for the admirers though is that the SUV has a driver-selectable "lock" feature that routes maximum torque to the rear wheels at speeds below 19 mph.

2011 Honda Pilot Fuel Economy

7.0/10

By now, it is a well-known fact that Honda’s refinement is second to none. The efforts that Honda puts into making their powertrains fuel-efficient is enormous. However, the surprising fact is that Honda’s powertrains continue to mesmerize with their performance despite being tuned for thrift. This phenomenon is quite rare in the industry. Well, speaking of the Pilot specifically, the EPA estimates 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highways with an AWD powertrain. Persistently, the secret behind it is Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which shuts down half of the V6's cylinders when they're not needed.

 

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder

City

17

18

17

14

Highway

23

25

25

22

Combined

20

21

21

18

Fuel Tank Capacity

21 gal.

19.2 gal.

18.6 gal.

21.1 gal.

Fuel Type

Regular Unleaded

Regular Unleaded

Regular Unleaded

Premium Unleaded

After praising Honda so much about its refinement, it is quite hard to admit the fact that the Pilot is not as economical as some other SUVs in the segment. Starting with the national rival, Toyota Highlander, the Pilot lags a mile behind in the combined fuel economy figures. Whereas, even the Ford Explorer manages a figure similar to that of the Toyota. An advantage, however, is the availability of a substantial fuel tank that helps add some extra miles with a full tank.

2011 Honda Pilot Interior

6.6/10

Inside, the Pilot is as roomy and functional as ever; it's one of few vehicles this size to have a third row that's spacious enough for adults (though headroom is tight in the far back). Front seats are generously sized and excellent for long road trips, while the second-row seats slide fore and aft for easy access to the third row or to get just the right balance of legroom between rows.

2011 Honda Pilot SUV Dashboard View

The second and third rows split 60/40 and fold forward. In the front, like many current Honda vehicles, the center stack is packed with far too many small buttons and controls. The operation of these controls is made a bit easier by a logical layout, but it still takes some time to get used to this needlessly complicated setup. 

 

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder

Passenger Capacity

8

7

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40/61.5/41.4

40.6/59.7/43.2

41.4/61.3/40.6

40/58.3/42.4

2nd Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/62.2/38.5 

40.1/59.5/38.3

38.3/61/39.8 

39/58.4/34.2

3rd Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/58.9/32.1

36.3/55/29.9

37.8/50.8/33.2

36.7/57.1/28.1

Cargo Capacity (All Seats In Place)

18 cu.ft.

10.3 cu.ft.

21 cu.ft.

16.5 cu.ft.

Maximum Cargo Capacity

87 cu.ft.

95.4 cu.ft.

80.7 cu.ft.

79.2 cu.ft.

From a practical standpoint, the interior of the 2011 Honda Pilot interior brims with cubbies, holders, and bins for accouterments of all sorts. Oddly, the chunky, oversized aesthetic doesn't carry over to instrument-panel controls, which come across as cluttered, and the hard-plastic surfaces used throughout the dash are disappointing. Honda claims to be able to seat 8-occupants in the Pilot, and our thinking coincides with that claim. The rear row, especially, aids in seating two adults very comfortably, however, also leaving a decent space to accommodate the third one. Major interior features include-

  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Three Zone Climate Control
  • Speed-Proportional Power Steering
  • Multi-Level Heating Front Seats
  • 8 -Way Power Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Power Passenger Seat

2011 Honda Pilot Infotainment:

People have been talking about Honda’s practicality so much that only so much emphasis has been laid on the convenience and leisure amenities of the SUV. Though the largest vehicle, the Pilot occupies just the basic features to keep the occupants’ attention away from the disruptive noise of the city traffic.

2011 Honda Pilot SUV Infotainment Features

A seven-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and CD/MP3 player is what the base Pilot gets for entertainment purposes. Meanwhile, as you climb up the ladder, the features become more sophisticated. So much so, that by the time you reach the Touring model, individualism is extended to the rear-seats, occupying a separate entertainment screen as well as 10 Speaker premium audio systems. Few key features include-

  • Satellite-linked navigation system 
  • 10-speaker premium audio system
  • Bluetooth 
  • rearview camera 
  • Optional rear entertainment system 
  • 3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
  • 155 Watts Stereo Output
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior
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2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Interior

2011 Honda Pilot Exterior

7.0/10

The 2011 Honda Pilot has a rugged, boxy SUV look that gives no hint of its car-like driving dynamics. A long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs create a purposeful stance, while the use of Honda’s high-strength Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure in the front helps absorb energy and mitigate frontal impacts.

2011 Honda Pilot SUV Three Quarter View

Other conveniences include a standard integrated tow hitch and a lift-up glass hatch on the tailgate. Aesthetically, the bold front fascia stands out, especially the six-sided grille, and the large 17-inch wheels fill out the wheel wells in style.

 

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder

Curb Weight

4319 lbs.

3946 lbs.

4557 lbs.

4427 lbs.

Ground Clearance

8

8

8

9

Height

71 in.

68 in.

70 in.

72 in.

Length

191 in.

188 in.

197 in.

192 in.

Wheelbase

109 in.

110 in.

113 in.

112 in.

Width

72 in.

75 in.

79 in.

73 in.

Track Width

67.5 in.

64.2 in.

67 in.

61.8 in.

Honda appears to be running in the opposite direction, style-wise, than the rest of the industry—which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your taste. All the SUVs share the same distance off the ground. The Explorer remains the heaviest, while the Nissan Pathfinder is the tallest of the lot. Despite all this, the Honda Pilot manifests the widest track on the record. Major exterior features include-

  • Optional roof rails
  • Optional fog lights
  • Optional body-colored side mirrors and door handles
  • 17 X 7.5 In. Wheels
  • All Season Tires
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior
2011 Honda Pilot SUV Exterior

2011 Honda Pilot Safety

7.5/10

In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2011, the Pilot earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety likewise awarded the Pilot it's top "Good" rating for both frontal-offset and side-impact crashes. 

Standard safety equipment includes stability control, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. Antilock disc brakes are also standard, but they don't do a very good job in panic stops, requiring a very long 149 feet to halt the Pilot from 60 mph. Only vehicles without ABS or heavy-duty trucks tend to match that distance, which is at least 20 feet longer than most competitors. Few key safety features include-

  • All-disc anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring

2011 Honda Pilot Final Verdict

As it is said, you can always trust a Honda, the Pilot also adheres to this notion quite willfully. Even though the design is a bit dated, the SUV has got a decent powertrain managing to pull all its weight comfortably. Plus, the most important aspect the Pilot exhibits is the unparalleled practicality. There are hardly any SUVs in the market that have as extravagant a cabin as that of Honda. Perhaps, the old-school layout is something that enables it to do so. In any case, the Pilot is a perfect vehicle for a family of 6 or 7 people.

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