2014 Honda Pilot Review

  • Performance
    3.4 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.6 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
22 Apr 2014

The Honda Pilot is one of the most loved vehicles manufactured by Honda. It is known to be spacious and economical and its latest iteration the 2014 Honda Pilot is sure to amaze you with some of the latest features it offers. It incorporates a powerful engine along with two drive terrain options. Moreover, the interior is as spacious as always and it is economical in terms of gas mileage. Let’s look at the features of the 2014 Honda Pilot in depth.

Engine Specifications

Honda is known to manufacture some of the finest automobiles in the market today. This is why there is no surprise about the spectacular quality of the Pilot’s engine. The 2014 Honda Pilot has a single engine variant. There are a few variants, but all of them have the same engine.

The engine of the Pilot is rather decent in terms of specifications. It is a V type engine with 6 cylinders. The engine has a capacity of 3.5 liters. This engine is quite powerful for a vehicle like the Pilot and is extremely efficient.


One of the most surprising aspects of the 2014 Honda Pilot is its performance. Considering the fact that it is a crossover vehicle, it has a powerful engine. The 3.5 liter V6 is capable of producing 250 ponies. If you think this is impressive, you should consider the gas mileage of the 2014 Honda Pilot.

Even though the crossover has a big engine, smooth drive and a good horsepower rating, it provides a spectacular gas mileage. In a gallon of gas, the Pilot can run for 25 miles. This easily puts it amongst the most fuel efficient crossovers.


Much like the engine, the 2014 Honda Pilot has a single transmission option throughout all the variants. This transmission is a 5-speed and it is automatic. The transmission and the V-6 together add immense value to the crossover vehicle.

The combination of the auto transmission and the V6 make for a smoother ride and responsive throttle. In short, the 2014 Honda Pilot is a pleasure to drive. The drive train is available in two variants. The first option is a front wheel drive and the second variant is one with the four wheel drive option.

Exterior Design

The 2014 Honda Pilot has an edgy exterior styling. However, it does not bring anything new to the table. Most of the design aspects are quite similar to the previous model. Of course there are a few tweaks here and there, but overall it is similar to the previous model.

The headlamps are of a new design and are quite attractive. Moreover, the grille had been changed as well. One of the best aspects of the 2014 Honda Pilot is the alloy rims. The design of these rims complements the overall styling of the vehicle. It gives the Pilot an innovative appearance.

The backlights are also refined and they provide an aggressive look to the rear end. The best design aspect of the 2014 Honda Pilot is the dual exhaust system. It provides a sporty look to this crossover vehicle.

Interior Styling

The interior styling is without a doubt exceptional. In addition to this the interior is quite spacious and can seat up to 8 passengers. However, the materials used in the manufacturing of the 2014 Honda Pilot’s interior are not of the best quality.

Nevertheless, the styling makes up for the materials used. The 2014 Honda Pilot combines an analogue speed and RPM meter along with a digital odometer. The dashboard of this crossover is simple but it looks great.