2014 Honda Pilot

MSRP $29,670

Ranked #7 in Suv

7.8

Overall Rating

2014 Honda Pilot Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2014 Honda Pilot remains the same SUV with its spacious interior space starting under the sub $30k price segment. The 2014 Pilot is in the second generation of the Honda Pilot launched in 2002. With more than a decade of presence in the market, the Honda Pilot has made its space in the segment with its practicality and reliability. 

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Pros

Practical cabin space

Frugal Fuel economy

Great handling dynamics

Cons

Dated interior

Limited technology

Sluggish V6 performance

What's New?

No major changes for the 2014 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29670

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

119 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

212 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

253 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

5 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

109.2 in.

length

191.4 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

4306 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

153.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

87 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1633 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

525 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LX$29,670 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Honda Pilot in Crystal Black Pearl color
Crystal Black Pearl

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


As the Honda Pilot has been updated a lot in the past few years, the 2014 model has no significant updates. With a starting price of $29,670, the Honda Pilot is available in four trim levels and multiple configurations. It also offers an AWD system that is optional with all the trims at an extra $1,600. Among the midsize SUVs, the 2014 Honda Pilot rivals the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, and the Kia Sorento.


9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2014 Honda Pilot Features

9.0/10

The Honda Pilot has 4 trim levels to choose from. Its price ranges between $29,670 for the base LX trim and $39,820 for the top-of-the-line Touring trim. If you want better capabilities with the Pilot, you can avail the optional AWD system. The standard features include daytime running headlamps, dual-zone climate control, and a backup camera. The higher trims add bigger wheels, exterior chrome accents, leather interiors, navigation, and entertainment.

Trims

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$29,670

$31,920

$35,170

$39,820

MSRP (AWD)

$31,270

$33,520

$36,770

$41,420

Key Features

Halogen daytime running lights

18-inch Machined accents alloy wheels

Panoramic sunroof with sunshade

Integrated navigation system with voice activation

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

10-way power driver seat with power lumbar support

Chrome grille with exterior chrome surround

Tri-zone climate control

 

17-inch steel wheels

Cruise control

Leather steering wheel and gear shift knob

Power rear liftgate

 

Backup camera

4 12V DC power outlets

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Rear seat entertainment system

 

60-40 split flat-fold third-row bench seat

Rear HVAC with separate controls

Leather-trimmed seats

10 Performance speakers with a subwoofer

We Recommend

If you want a reliable and value-for-money touring SUV, you should go for the Pilot EX. With its $31,920 price tag, it adds certain features to the base LX trim such as a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, a cruise control, multiple 12V charging outlets, and rear HVAC. Even with the AWD system, the EX trim won't cost you more than $33,520.

2014 Honda Pilot Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Honda cars are known for their i-VTEC technology. With the same philosophy, the Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5L SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine. With a maximum of 250 hp of power, it outputs 253lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-Speed automatic transmission. There's an optional AWD system as well.

The FWD acceleration of the Pilot allows it to reach 60 MPH from a standstill in 8.7 seconds. It takes twice the time to cover a quarter-mile. As it is a 4000 pound SUV, it won't go that fast. Still, with its 250hp V6, the Honda Pilot has a top speed of 125 MPH. With its class III trailer hitch, the Pilot can tow up to 4,500lbs.

Models

2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Kia Sorento

MSRP

$29,670

$30,015

$29,210

$24,100

Engine

3.5L SOHC i-VTEC V-6 Regular

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 Regular

3.5L Turbo V6 Regular

2.4L DOHC I-4 Regular

Transmission

5-Speed automatic w/od

6-Speed Selectshift automatic w/od

Xtronic Continuously variable transmission

6-Speed automatic w/od

Power

250hp @ 5700 RPM

290hp @ 6500 RPM

260hp @ 6400 RPM

191hp @ 6300 RPM

Torque

253lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

255 @ 4000 RPM

240lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

181lb-ft @ 4250 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.7

8.0

8.4

7.7

Quarter mile (seconds)

16.5

16.1

15.7

15.8

Top Speed (MPH)

125

122

118

144

Alongside the rivals, the Honda Pilot has a competitive price. All the SUVs are packed with a V6 engine as standard except for the Kia Sorento with its 4 cylinder motor. With its 290hp power, the Ford Explorer is the most powerful mid-size SUV. The Kia Sorento is the fastest SUV in terms of acceleration and goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds, which makes it the only SUV in the competition to complete 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds. However, the Nissan Pathfinder takes over the Sorento in the quarter-mile run. The Honda Pilot remains to be the slowest SUV in terms of acceleration.

2014 Honda Pilot Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Honda never disappoints when it comes to fuel economy. Even though it's a massive SUV, the V6 on the Pilot will fetch you 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and a combined 21 mpg. With a huge 21.0 gallon tank, it has a highway range of 525 miles which can take you the way and beyond.

Models

2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Kia Sorento

MPG City

18

17

20

20

MPG Highway

25

24

26

26

MPG Combined

21

20

22

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.0

18.6

19.5

17.4

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) in miles

378/525/441

316.2/446.4/372

390/507/429

348/452.4/382.8

As compared to the Honda Pilot, both Nissan Pathfinder and the Kia Sorento have a much better fuel economy. The powerful Ford Explorer has the lowest mileage. The Pilot with its biggest tank takes over the rivals with its best-in-class mileage. However, the 2014 Ford Explorer has the lowest range followed by the Kia Sorrento.

2014 Honda Pilot Interior

8.0/10

The 2014 Honda Pilot has an interior that suits its SUV profile. As the Pilot is mostly inspired by the Odyssey, the cockpit is nearly identical. A spacious cabin makes space for up to 8 passengers. On the base trim, the cabin might look cheap for once, but it gets better with the higher trims. All the controls are placed according to the driver's perspective. Even the gear shift knob is integrated on the sensible dashboard that has lots of storage spaces for you.

The 4-spoke steering wheel can be wrapped in leather along with the gear shifter. The infotainment is placed at the extreme center leveled with the gauge cluster for better visibility. Talking about the seating, the Pilot ensures comfort for all the passengers. The base package offers front bucket seats with a 6-way driver and 4-way passenger manual adjustments. The higher trims offer a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar support.

The touring trim adds 4-way power seats and 2 driver-seat memory settings. In the second row, we have a 60-40 split-bench seat with a fold-flat seatback. The 60-40 split-bench seat folds into the floor to provide space for the cargo. Both front and rear armrests provide storage space underneath. With fabric upholstery on the entry-level trims, the Pilot moves up to leather upholstery on the top trims. With that, you have metal-look and chrome accents.

Models

2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Kia Sorento

Seating capacity

8

7

7

7

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

40.0/61.5/41.4

41.4/61.3/40.6

42.2/60.7/42.3

39.2/59.3/41.3

Second row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

39.8/62.2/38.5

40.4/61.0/39.8

39.4/60.4/41.7

39.2/58.7/38.8

Third row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

38.2/58.9/32.1

37.8/50.8/33.2

37.8/57.1/30.7

NA

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

18.0

21.0

16.0

36.9

With proper space for up to 8 passengers, the Honda Pilot has ample space. In comparison with its rivals, the Pilot fares well. The wide seats offer proper comfort to the passengers. For the first row, the Honda Pilot has numerous options. Even the second-row seats offer decent legroom for the comfort of three passengers. If you are going on a trip, you can easily fit 2 adults in the third-row seat. The seats use soft fabric that keeps you cozy during the hectic long road trips.

When it comes to cargo space, the Honda Pilot may not be as great as the Ford Explorer. It does offer 18.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, which is better than some of its rivals. The flat to floor third-row bench seat increases the cargo capacity to 47.7 cubic feet. With the split-fold 2nd row seat, you can further increase the space to 87.0 cubic feet. Key interior features include:

  • Fabric and leather upholstery
  • Leather and chrome accents
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power driver seat
  • Dash integrated gear shifter
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Tilt and slide glass sunroof

How intuitive is the 2014 Honda Pilot's Infotainment unit?

The 2014 Honda Pilot has a center-mounted infotainment display. The 8.0-inch display is so placed that even the rear passengers can see it. Below that we have simply arranged controls so that the driver won't get confused. It offers Bluetooth and USB tethering with wireless connectivity and audio. The CD player is available with a 2-GB CD library. You can even connect your devices to the infotainment via an input jack. The standard music system has 7 229W speakers with a subwoofer. The EX-L trim adds a SiriusXM radio subscription to the package. With the touring trim, you get a satellite navigation system with a real-time traffic display.

The Touring trim gets a signal processor as well. The music experience is much better with 10 performance speakers and a 650W subwoofer. The standard rear-seat entertainment package comes with a DVD player, an A/V remote, two wireless headphones, and dual 9.0-inch displays with multi-source audio controls to keep the rear passengers entertained. Highlight Infotainment features are:

  • Bluetooth and USB tethering
  • CD player
  • Sirius XM radio
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Performance speakers
  • Rear seat entertainment system
  • i-MID screen

2014 Honda Pilot Exterior

7.0/10

With its boxy design, the Honda Pilot looks like a perfect touring SUV. As it is still a Honda, it won't give you rugged SUV vibes even with its outstanding capabilities. With the latest iterations to the design, the Pilot looks modern as we have new headlamps, a more uplifted front fascia, and a higher stance than any other SUV.

The headlamps on the Pilot come standard with daytime running lights and are pretty huge in terms of size. Between them, we have a new grille that comes with chrome on the top trims. The simple-looking bumper has a huge diffuser at the center where either side has options of fog lamps with chrome surround.

The stylish hood lines are aligned with the headlamps. Without the roof rails, the roof of the Pilot looks incomplete. From the side, the Pilot has boxy windows and a square third-row window. Still, the wheel arches add style to the design. For better rear visibility, the rear window covers half of the tailgate where the tail lamps are placed at either corner.

At the rear, you get a black bumper and the dual exhausts that are placed below it. To give the premium feel, the Honda Pilot offers chrome exterior accents with the front fascia, side doors, and rear tailgate handle. You can even avail chrome tips for the exhausts to give an aggressive rear look.

Models

2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Kia Sorento

Curb weight (lbs)

4,306

4,534

4,168

3,722

Length (inches)

191.4

197.1

197.2

184.6

Width (inches)

78.5

78.9

77.2

74.2

Height (inches)

70.7

70.4

69.6

66.9

Ground clearance (inches)

8.0

7.6

7.0

7.3

Wheelbase (inches)

109.2

112.6

114.2

106.3

The Honda Pilot is comparatively lighter than the Ford Explorer. With its 4,306 pound weight, Pilot is still a heavy SUV when compared to the Pathfinder and the Sorento. In terms of length, the rivals are much longer except for the Sorento. The tall boy Pilot gets close to the Ford Explorer as both of them are pretty wide. To keep it clear from the rough terrain, the Pilot stands 8.0-inches above the ground. The 109.2-inch wheelbase isn't as long as the other SUVs but it does balance the Pilot properly. Key exterior features are:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Roof rails
  • Chrome exterior accents
  • Fog Lamps
  • Dual chrome tip exhausts
  • 18-inch machined accent alloy wheels

2014 Honda Pilot Safety

9.0/10

With its advanced compatibility engineering, Honda has developed one of the most rigid structures for all of its vehicles. The 2014 Pilot scored great overall ratings in both NHTSA and IIHS safety tests. To keep the occupants safe inside the cabin, the 2014 Pilot has up to 6 standard airbags and child protection latches in both the second and third row. Both the stability assist and brake assist keeps the SUV from rolling over at high speeds or due to extensive braking. Furthermore, you also get a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Standout Safety features are:

  • ACE body structure
  • 6 standard airbags
  • Brake assistance
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Rearview camera

2014 Honda Pilot Final Verdict

The Honda Pilot has been in the good books of the customers for its reliability and capability. It lives up to the image of Honda vehicles as it offers a remarkable value. All the trims are well equipped. The overall package of the 2014 Honda Pilot seems fair under $40,000 where you get a decently-equipped SUV with mild off-road and towing capabilities. Overall the Honda Pilot is utilitarian, still, we'd like to see it with a modernized cabin.

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