If you treat a Honda Pilot well by using it responsibly and giving it regular maintenance, it should last for 250,0000 to 300,000 miles. In years, that is about 16 to 20 years of reliable service if you drive for an average of 15,000 miles per year like most Americans. The 2012 Honda Pilot is motivated by a 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, with an all-wheel-drive system that automatically apportions power to the rear wheels -- up to 70 percent -- when front slippage occurs. This system also has a driver-selectable "lock" feature that routes maximum torque to the rear wheels at speeds below 19 mph. In Edmunds, the Fuel economy is quite good, though. The Pilot's EPA estimates of 18 mpg city/25 highway and 21 mpg combined (17/24/20 for AWD models) place it near the top of its segment. Safety Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, the 2012 Pilot came to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet. This is average for the class but substantially better than the poor distances we registered in past Pilots.
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