2018 Honda Pilot

This full-size three-row SUV has everything you need to take your family on the road. A commanding exterior designs, bold styling, and lots of color choices make your Pilot stand out on the road. With tons of sophisticated tech and family-friendly features, your Pilot keeps everyone comfortable and safe on the road. Choose from five trims to take home the perfect configuration of your new family SUV!


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The 2018 Honda Pilot has a lot to offer your family. This new 2018 model has more standard technology than ever, and the available Honda Sensing suite adds several driver assist features. It’s roomy and capable, with available all-wheel drive and hardy powertrain. It’s built for easy, confident driving and spacious, versatile utility.

This SUV is designed inside and out to give your family safety, comfort, and utility. If you’re often carting your kids around with all their stuff, be it sports equipment or camping gear on weekends, you’ll love the Pilot’s space and features. There are lots of safety features to help you keep an eye out, as well as comfort and entertainment features to keep all your passengers satisfied. With excellent gas milage as well, you’ll be happy to get comfortable for tournament weekends!


The 2018 Honda Pilot lets you bring the comforts of home with you on the road. It has lots of charging and integration features so that everyone’s device stays connected. You’ll find as many as five USB ports, two auxiliary jacks, and three 12-volt outlets in the Pilot. With the fantastic Rear Entertainment System, you also get a 115-volt outlet and an HDMI port for a gaming console! The Rear Entertainment System features a nine-inch screen with Blu-Ray Disc capability, so your passengers can watch movies or play games to while away hours spent in the car. In fact, they might just want to stay in the car: the Pilot also has three-zone automatic climate control and super comfy, supportive seating.

There’s more technology loaded into the Pilot beyond the passenger entertainment, too. The available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is top-notch, with 3D renderings of terrain, buildings, and road signs to help you out. It also has lane guidance and a live search function. You can also connect to your Pilot with HondaLink, which lets you activate remote engine start, remote locking functions, and more from your smartphone.

Every 2018 Honda Pilot also comes with a multi-angle rearview camera, which lets you view three different angles. You can see the normal, top-down, and wide view of what’s behind you as you reverse. The Pilot also offers a blind spot monitoring system to help you safety change lanes.


The 2018 Honda Pilot gets 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque from a 3.5L V6 engine. You can tow up to 3,500 pounds behind your Pilot, so it’s okay not to pack light! The standard six-speed automatic does a great job of providing excellent fuel economy while it propels you on your way. However, if you go with the Touring or Elite trim, you get Honda’s newer nine-speed automatic transmission. The nine-speed includes shift paddles, and does a great job keeping the engine at the perfect point in the power band. You’ll get quick, effortless shifts for a smooth ride whether you’re in traffic or on the open road.

The 2018 Honda Pilot also has a stiff chassis that lends itself to confident, crisp handling. Since its redesign two years ago, the Pilot rides with higher spring rates and firmer shock-absorber damping than the last generation. It’s also about 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor, which also boosts its performance capabilities. Like most Hondas, the Pilot has plenty of cabin insulation to isolate it from road and engine noise. If you’re counting on your passengers falling asleep on the journey, the Pilot’s excellent road manners will help.

Quick Specs



Torque lb-ft



19 / 27 / 22

Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

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You and your family will spend a lot of time in the 2018 Honda Pilot, so its cabin is designed for your comfort. The Pilot may be an SUV, but there’s luxury and thoughtful touches everywhere. The seats are comfortable and supportive for long journeys or commutes. You get to control the flow of the tri-zone climate control so that everyone stays warm or cool. With the available eight-inch Display Audio touchscreen and Rear Entertainment System, your next adventure becomes a high-tech luxury ride.

The Pilot’s cabin is versatile, as well. The one-touch second-row seats move forward automatically, so it’s easy to get into the third-row seats. You can opt for the maximum eight-person seating with the second-row bench seat, or go for two impressive captain’s chairs in the second row instead. There are lots of cupholders and charging ports placed throughout the cabin, so that no one is left with a low battery and no place for their drink. The Pilot also offers all-season floor mats to protect your floors from muddy cleats, wet paws, or whatever else your adventure drags in.

There’s also ample cargo space in the 2018 Honda Pilot. The second and third rows fold down for maximum cargo, but there’s also plenty of room for your gear without losing room for your passengers. With split-folding seats, too, you can configure your cargo space into the most convenient shape for whatever you need to carry.


The 2018 Honda Pilot aims to take your family safely from one adventure to the next. It returned excellent safety ratings from both the NHTSA*** and IIHS**** organizations. Not only does the IIHS give it top-rate “Good” markings in most categories, it’s also rated “Superior” with optional equipment for its front crash prevention. This option equipment is the available Honda Sensing system, which integrates active safety and driver assist systems. Honda Sensing is standard equipment starting on the Touring Trim.

With Honda Sensing, you get collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and a lane keeping assist system. In addition to Honda Sensing, the Pilot lineup has more standard and available safety features. Every 2018 Honda Pilot gets a multi-angle rearview camera to help you back up safely. Starting on the EX trim, you get Honda LaneWatch, which helps you change lanes and and check hard-to-see spots on the road. The Elite trim also gives you LED headlights with auto on/off function, so you won’t be caught in the dark with low visibility.

Safety Ratings

Overall Safety

Frontal Crash

Side Crash



There are five available trims for the 2018 Honda Pilot. The LX starts off with lots of great features and the same 3.5L V6 engine as the Elite trim. You get 18-inch alloy wheels and a second-row bench for the maximum seating for eight. On the next level up, the EX trim gives you Honda LaneWatch and some extra conveniences like Remote Engine Start. You’ll love that feature during the winter months, when you can start your Honda Pilot before you get there! EX also comes with standard tri-zone climate control and the larger infotainment display.

For a higher touch of class, the EX-L trim features interior leather trim. It has the One-Touch second-row seats for ease of mobility, and you can add Honda Sensing and the Rear Entertainment Center to it. The Touring trim steps up performance with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 20-inch alloy wheels. You also get Honda’s satellite-linked navigation system and standard Honda Sensing. All of these trims come with standard front-wheel drive, but you can opt for all-wheel drive instead. Finally, the Elite trim comes with standard all-wheel drive, as well as a panoramic roof and LED headlights with auto on/off. You’ll get the blind spot information system and heated second-row captain’s chairs.

2017 Honda Pilot LX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

LX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

LX is built with a host of great standard features, including:

280-HP, 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

8-Passenger Seating

MSRP $30,900


2017 Honda Pilot EX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

EX 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

EX includes all features available on LX, plus the following:

Honda LaneWatch™

Remote Engine Start

Display Audio Touch-Screen

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

MSRP $33,330


2017 Honda Pilot EX-L 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

EX-L 2WD 6-Speed Automatic

EX-L includes all features available on EX, plus the following:

Leather-Trimmed Seats

One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats

Available Rear Entertainment System

Available Honda Sensing®

MSRP $36,760


2017 Honda Pilot Touring 2WD 9-Speed Automatic

Touring 2WD 9-Speed Automatic

Touring includes all features available on EX-L, plus the following:

9-Speed Automatic Transmission

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation™

20-inch Alloy Wheels

Honda Sensing®

MSRP $41,970


2017 Honda Pilot Elite


Elite includes all features available on Touring, plus the following:

Heated 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs

Panoramic Roof

Blind Spot Information System (BSI)

LED Headlights w/Auto On-Off

MSRP $47,470


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Your new 2018 Honda Pilot comes with a great warranty package that will ensure that it remains in the excellent condition it came in. If you’d like even more protection, Honda Care is available to add as well. Plus, when you purchase your Pilot from our dealership, you’ll also be eligible for our Buerkle Rewards Plus program at no additional cost. Here are the basic warranties that are included with your Honda Limited Warranty:

  • 3-Year 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty
  • 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • Accessory Limited Warranty
  • Replacement Parts Limited Warranty
  • Remanufactured Parts Limited Warranty
  • 5-Year Unlimited-Miles Corrosion Limited Warranty
  • Available Roadside Assistance


Exterior Measurements
111.0 in.
194.5 in.
69.8 in.
78.6 in.
Curb Weight
4054 - 4317 lbs.
Interior Measurements
Headroom (front)
40.1 in.
Headroom (middle)
40.2 in.
Headroom (rear)
38.9 in.
Legroom (front)
40.9 in.
Legroom (middle)
38.4 in.
Legroom (rear)
31.9 in.
Cargo Volume
16.5 - 109.0 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume
7 - 8
Fuel Economy**
2WD 6-Speed Automatic
19 / 27 / 22
AWD 6-Speed Automatic
18 / 26 / 21
2WD 9-Speed Automatic
20 / 27 / 23
AWD 9-Speed Automatic
19 / 26 / 22
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gal.

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If you think this great family SUV is right for you, come visit us and check out a 2018 Honda Pilot today! We have lots of great Pilot models for you to choose from, loaded up with features you’ll love. Take a look at our inventory online to see which trims, colors, and options we have in stock. If you have questions or you’d like to set up a test drive, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by in person! Remember, if you buy a new 2018 Honda Pilot from us, you’ll be eligible for our Buerkle Rewards Plus program. This program is free to join and will give you access to 5% back on service and parts purchases, a 3-day, 300-mile exchange policy, 2 free oil changes, and much more. So come and see us soon at our dealership here in St. Paul, MN.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $975.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

***Government 5-star safety ratings are a part of the US Department of Transportation’s new car assessment program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags.

****with Honda Sensing and specific headlights.

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