Honda has made Bluetooth HandsFreeLink connectivity a standard feature on all Pilot models for 2013, along with a USB port, a new high-resolution eight-inch Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a backup camera system. Automatic climate control is also now included at all trim levels. Otherwise, a new exterior color, Obsidian Blue Pearl, replaces Bali Blue Pearl.
Spacious interior; three rows of seating; reconfigurable seating layout; fuel efficiency; ride and handling; responsive powertrain; styling that goes against the grain
The Pilot is boxy crossover utility vehicle that's focused around interior passenger space--with three roomy rows of seating--yet it also incorporates just a bit of the ruggedness of traditional SUVs. The Pilot's upright body makes it one of the most useful and versatile in this size class--versus models like the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder--because its rather low cargo floor and flat-folding seats allow easy loading or combinations of people and gear. According to Honda the Pilot is the most fuel-efficient eight-passenger SUV, and it's one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles with three rows of seating. Towing capability is also better than typical for a crossover; it's rated to tow up to 4,500 pounds.