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Honda Pilot MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 22.5 See details
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With the 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Honda Pilot has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Honda Pilots in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Honda Pilot in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2012 2012 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 18.25 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 21 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 19.74 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 20.19 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 17.82 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 19.44 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 18.02 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 20.18 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 18.7 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 19.48 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 17.12 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 19.2 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 18.07 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 19.5 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 20.02 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 250-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 16.49 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 Aided by cylinder deactivation while cruising, the 2015 Honda Pilot's fuel economy figures were about average in the class: 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 17/24 with all-wheel drive (AWD). For 2016, a reduction in curb weight, an updated engine, and a sixth transmission ratio bump the ratings to 19/27 with FWD and 18/26 with AWD. The Touring and Elite trims include a nine-speed automatic that adds another MPG to the city ratings, tying the best-in-class Nissan Pathfinder. The Toyota Highlander doesn't even do as well with its base four-cylinder engine (20/25) and lags with its V6 (19/25 with FWD, 18/24 with AWD). In hybrid form the Highlander only has much of an edge in city driving (27/28). The Ford Explorer is competitive with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (19/28 with FWD, 18/26 with AWD), but with a V6 falls well short of the Pilot's fuel efficiency. As do the GM crossovers. In my suburban driving the Pilot's trip computer typically reported low 20s but as high as 27.7. This is similar to the Pathfinder and a few MPG better than the Highlander. On a 70-MPH hgihway the trip computer reported an average of 26 MPG. see full Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
City fuel economy is lousy (average about 11 mpg), but our highway numbers are great for such a huge vehicle, particularly if we stay at 65 mph or slower. I've been able to sustain 29 mpg on a flat road at 55 mph. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
When new, routinely 13L per 100 or worse, but improved after 1st oil change. Now at 10,000 Km, the gas mileage is around 11.6L per 100 in mixed driving. Gas mileage is VERY sensitive to wind direction. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Many of the non-Hybrid SUVs have lower fuel economy that then Pilot. I am getting close to 20 MPG on average. A significant improvement over my previous SUVs. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Mileage improved over GMC Denail that was ageing. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
best in its class. Highlander gives better mileage buts its NOT a 8 seater. see full Honda Pilot review
2005 4dr SUV 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same fuel economy as the highlander, but with regular fuel, despite the poliot being the larger vehicle see full Honda Pilot review
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
For this mid-large size SUV, getting 21-22 MPG with AWD is great see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
not so good in the city excellent highway economy for a large suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Not as good as I would expect: no better, than real 4x4 SUVs, such as 4Runner see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The fuel economy is decent, but there is always room for improvement. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
could be better see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
No 4 cylinder model available so city MPG < 20. see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Averaging 18 MPG and squeezing out nearly 20 when I drive slow and easy. see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
get 14 mpg around town and 27 on the road see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Too Low see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
0 see full Honda Pilot review
 

Honda Pilot Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Honda Pilot's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.