2690 Crater Lake Hwy Medford, OR 97504 541-973-2070
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  • Leather
  • V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Automatic
  • AWD
  • 195,837
  • 6246
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2690 Crater Lake Hwy

Medford, OR 97504

541-973-2070

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Honda took its own sweet time getting its first family-size SUV on the market but a couple of minutes behind the wheel of the 2003 Honda Pilot makes it clear that every moment was well spent.The all-new Pilot brings Honda virtues to a new class of vehicle. The interior packs eight seats into an overall package so short that the EPA considers the Pilot a compact SUV. However its competition will be the world’s midsize SUVs. The Honda Pilot offers more cargo space than the Ford Explorer GMC Envoy and Toyota Highlander.The Pilot also sets the pace dynamically with a 240-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 and the same crisp predictable handling that have made the Honda Odyssey minivan and Acura MDX SUV hits.Model LineupAll Pilots feature Honda’s patented VTM-4 electronically controlled full-time all-wheel-drive system a 240-horsepower V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission.Two models are available: LX ($27360); EX ($29730).LX offers a range of standard equipment including air conditioning cruise control AM/FM stereo in-dash CD player driver and front passenger front and side airbags power windows mirrors and door locks.The EX raises the ante with standard aluminum alloy wheels synchronized front and rear automatic climate control a powerful seven-speaker stereo.Option packages include EX with leather interior trim ($30980); EX with leather interior trim and rear entertainment system ($32480); EX with leather interior trim and navigation system ($32980). Prices do not include a $460 destination and handling charge.WalkaroundThe Honda Pilot gracefully borrows key styling cues from Honda’s smaller CR-V sport-utility. The grille and headlights are a careful enlargement of the CR-V’s fluid wraparound face while the body-color moldings give the Pilot a more refined and upscale look.The wheel arches are just aggressive enough to offset any impression this is a toy truck but subtle enough to be consistent with the Pilot’s likely hangouts in upscale neighborhoods and parking lots. Large Honda badges on the grille and liftgate make it clear that Honda is proud of the Pilot and expects customers to feel the same way.Interior FeaturesThe Honda Pilot packs an amazingly large amount of interior room into its small overall package. The middle seats are comfortable for adults but the third-row seats are strictly for young children or short trips. Both rows of rear seats split 60/40 to fold. With both rows folded flat the Pilot offers 90.3 cubic feet of cargo space. That compares to 80.1 cubic feet in the GMC Envoy 81.3 in the Ford Explorer and 81.4 for the Toyota Highlander all with the seats folded down.The Pilot’s front seat is spacious with two comfortable bucket seats and a versatile center console. The seats give excellent access to all the controls. In a particularly clever move the largest dial in the center of the instrument panel is the switch to shift the audio controls from front- to rear-seat audio. Several observers with young children immediately recognized that as the control they would use most and they appreciated the its large size and central placement.The headliner-mounted DVD screen does not take up much space when not in use and is highly visible to small children in the second- and third-row seats.The front-seat center console includes a fold-out cell-phone holder with a power outlet. Unfortunately this was the only interior feature that did not seem to be fully thought out. Whenever the cell-phone holder was in use it completely blocked the two cupholders mounted in front of it in the console. However the console provides plenty of storage space with a compartment behind the cell-phone holder (where my cell phone actually ended up most of the time) and a covered compartment located on the Pilot’s centerline provided more storage in the space between the console and the instrument panel.The other instruments and controls will be familiar to anyone who has ever driven a Honda. The company does not vary much from the layout that decades have proven to be a model of ergonomics.Passive safety features include dual-stage/dual-threshold front airbags front side-impact airbags with occupant position sensing on passenger side.Driving ImpressionsThe Honda Pilot shares its platform with the Acura MDX sport-utility and Odyssey minivan both highly successful vehicles. Like the MDX and Odyssey the Pilot is a joy in daily use. While its flexible and roomy interior belies its official status as a compact SUV its maneuverability handling and ease of parking quickly remind you what an extraordinarily efficient package Honda has created.The Pilot shares virtually all its key mechanical systems “engine transmission all-wheel-drive system and brakes” with the more expensive Acura MDX and it shows. Everything about the way the SUV behaves on the road feels just a little better than was necessary to beat the competition.The 240-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is more than adequate to propel the Pilot. (Curb weight is 4416 pounds for LX 4439 pounds for EX.) Acceleration performance is excellent particularly in the 40-60 mph passing range that matters most in a quick run to the grocery store or when running late on the way to soccer practice. The Pilot outguns the V6-powered Toyota Highlander by 20 horsepower. More important the engine produces 245 pounds-feet of torque from 3000 rpm to 5000 rpm. That compares to 222 pounds-feet at 4400 rpm for the V6 Highlander. GM’s midsize SUVs the Chevrolet TrailBlazer GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada offer a 4.2-liter straight-six producing 270 horsepower and 275 pounds-feet of torque but those truck-based SUVs are about 200 pounds heavier than the Pilot.The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and precisely even under hard acceleration. The five-speed electronically controlled automatic benefits from Honda’s electronic Grade Logic Control system which monitors throttle position speed and acceleration to avoid hunting between gears. The transmission’s computer controller holds lower gears longer than normal for better performance going up hills and to provide engine braking on downhill grades.The all-wheel-drive system is Honda’s VTM-4 (Variable Torque Management 4WD) full-time four-wheel drive with an electronically locking rear differential.The speed-variable rack-and-pinion steering provides excellent feedback and adjusts assistance smoothly as the SUV accelerates. The steering wheel returns to center comfortably and intuitively for maneuvers in parking lots and tight driveways.Ride and handling compares well to the best midsize cars. It is stable at highway speeds nimble in parking lots and sufficiently well-damped to run over winter-buckled and pothole-laden urban streets without discomfiting its passengers. The steering wheel transmits road conditions enough to keep the driver informed without jerking the wheel at every pavement disruption. Passengers in the second-row seats found the ride equally comfortable but the third row suffered somewhat from being right over the rear wheels.Unlike many SUVs the Pilot has enough sound insulation to prevent bumps in the road from being transmitted to the interior as noise. Given their cavernous interiors it’s not uncommon for SUVs to become booming echo chambers on rough roads. Even on Michigan’s notoriously ragged freeways the Pilot’s interior remained quiet enough to carry on a normal conversation.The Pilot felt stable and secure in simulated emergency maneuvers carried out in an empty parking lot. The suspension behaved with aplomb under both hard braking and acceleration. The nose does not dive overmuch on sudden deceleration nor does the Pilot squat back on its haunches in a fast start.The anti-lock brakes (ABS) performed equally well in simulated panic stops. The brake response is linear and smooth providing a reassuring feeling of control even under maximum braking. 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Vehicle Options

  • (4) auxiliary pwr outlets
  • (9) cup holders
  • 105-000-mile tune-up interval
  • 16"" alloy wheels
  • 19.2 gallon fuel tank
  • 2nd & 3rd row 60/40 split flat-folding seats
  • 2nd & 3rd row grab rails w/integrated maplights
  • 2nd row 3-point seatbelts-inc: adjustable anchors
  • 2nd row activity tray
  • 2nd row lower anchors & tether for children (LATCH)
  • 3.5L PGM-FI SOHC 24-valve V6 engine w/Variable Valve Timing & Lift (VTEC)
  • 3rd row 3-point seatbelts
  • 3rd row child-seat tether anchors
  • 4-wheel fully-independent suspension w/front & rear stabilizer bars
  • 5-mph impact bumpers
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/cassette-inc: (7) speakers- steering-wheel mounted audio controls- rear subwoofer
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Auto-off headlamp feature
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Body-color rear roofline spoiler
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo area tie-down anchors/hooks
  • Cargo net
  • Cargo Net
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Coin box
  • Courtesy door lights
  • Cruise control
  • Cruise Control
  • Direct ignition system
  • Driver & front passenger upper/lower seatback pockets
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags w/front passenger occupant position detection system (OPDS)
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: automatic tensioning system- adjustable anchors
  • Front bucket seats w/8-way pwr driver seat/adjustable lumbar support
  • Fully-automatic Variable Torque Management (VTM-4) all-wheel drive system
  • Head restraints at all seating positions
  • HomeLink universal remote system
  • Illuminated driver & front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions
  • Immobilizer theft deterrent system
  • Integrated side-window antenna
  • Intermittent rear window wiper/washer
  • Leather trimmed interior
  • Multi-functional center console w/cell phone cradle
  • P235/70R16 all-season tires
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Pwr windows w/auto up/down driver window
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear under-floor storage compartment
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Roof rails
  • Security system-inc: audible alarm
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Sunglasses storage compartment
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
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