2012 Honda Pilot Review for Arlington, TX Honda buyers

The 2012 Honda Pilot from Vandergriff Honda is the embodiment of impassioned automotive craftsmanship built to fit the needs of TX Honda buyers. Vandergriff Honda is fired up to present the 4-door 2012 Honda Pilot SUV. As your Arlington Honda dealer, we hope you find our 2012 Honda Pilot reviews and research materials important in finding the amenities, specifications and information you've been looking for. View Vandergriff Honda's lineup of 2012 Honda Pilot SUVs.

Vandergriff Honda presents the 2012 Honda Pilot SUV

Buyers find that when they compare the 2012 Honda Pilot to other makes like the GMC Acadia, Hyundai Veracruz, Chevrolet Traverse and Mazda CX 9, the Honda Pilot distinguishes itself as the most fun to drive. Look at our Quick List stats below to see why!

  • The 2012 Honda Pilot has an starting MSRP of $28,470
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot gets 18 city / 25 highway MPG*
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot goes from 0-60 MPH in 7.3 seconds
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot features 41.4 inches of legroom up front and 38.5 inches in back
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot features 40 inches of headroom in front and 39.8 inches in back
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot is 190.9 inches long, 78.5 inches wide and is 71 inches tall
  • The 2012 Honda Pilot weighs 4,506 pounds and has a turning radius of 19.3 feet

We know you'll admire the Honda Pilot - visit Vandergriff Honda in Arlington today!

2012 Honda Pilot of Arlington

The new 2012 Honda Pilot at Vandergriff Honda puts you in charge, giving you control and stability in the harshest of conditions. The sporty SUV crossover is quite possibly the most prepared, ready-for-anything vehicle in its segment. Kelley Blue Book gave the Pilot their '2010 Best Resale Value' award in the full-size utility vehicle category, which can't be said about the GMC Acadia, Hyundai Veracruz, Chevrolet Traverse and Mazda CX 9. Debuting with a wide range of upgrades for the new model year, this popular compact SUV will continue to impress Arlington Honda shoppers with its sleek new grille and front fascia, upgraded interior features and improved fuel economy. The Pilot earned its reputation as one of the original innovators in the crossover SUV segment, raising the prominence of on-road driving sophistication, three-row passenger capability and higher fuel efficiency compared to conventional large SUV designs. Vandergriff Honda has the new 2012 Honda Pilot for sale; stop in and test drive one today!

The new 2012 Pilot from Vandergriff Honda continues to offer Arlington residents a refined, comfortable and family-oriented vehicle choice with space for eight passengers and a wide variety of useful capabilities and premium features. This did not happen by accident; as a vanguard of the crossover SUV, the Pilot has a rich history that started in 2003. The original Pilot featured a 3.5-liter V6 VTEC engine which propelled the crossover quickly and efficiently, making it a nice alternative to an Acura MDX. The Pilot was attractive for families or couples as it bridged the gap between available space and modern styling. 2005 brought an engine upgrade and a tire pressure monitoring system to the Pilot, giving the SUV more power while alleviating some of the day-to-day concerns of owning a vehicle. The next model year gave the Honda Pilot a makeover, both inside and out. A new body style was incorporated, while all wheel drive and side airbags rounded out the Pilot. The Honda Pilot continued to define what it means to be an SUV in a segment overpopulated with burly, gas-guzzling vehicles. Vandergriff Honda is proud to offer a great selection of new and used Honda Pilot SUVs at excellent prices.

2012 Honda Pilot of ArlingtonThe 2012 Honda Pilot is available in four fun-to-drive trim levels for the 2012 model year. Arlington Honda shoppers are invited to visit Vandergriff Honda to check out a 2012 Honda Pilot LX, EX, EX-L or Touring. All trim levels are available in either 2WD or 4WD and come in beautiful colors like Dark Cherry Pearl, Bali Blue, Dark Amber Metallic and Alabaster Silver.

With a combination of improvements to the Pilot's aerodynamics, powertrain and chassis, the crossover SUV achieves greater fuel economy and a sportier performance. All trims come standard with a 3.5-liter 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine and feature an automatic transmission. The 250-horsepower engine provides both performance and enhanced efficiency with Variable Cylinder Management, a technology that can deactivate up to three of the engine's six cylinders to save fuel when cruising or lightly accelerating. The Pilot also includes a Drive-By-Wire Throttle and Control System, which electronically measures powertrain data and facilitates the proper response. Additionally, the 2012 Honda Pilot is equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension for a smooth, comfortable ride.

When you get behind the wheel of any Honda car or SUV, your safety is our top priority. That's why all 2012 Pilots at Vandergriff Honda feature a variety of precautionary technologies and safety innovations such as Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering, a system that redirects collision impact forces around the passenger cabin, thereby reducing the direct damage the cabin receives. The Pilot also comes standard with driver's front and passenger airbags, side row curtain airbags, VSA (electronic stability control) and LATCH, which provides lower anchors and tethers for children. Talk to Vandergriff Honda about more of the standard safety features on the 2012 Pilot, and have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe and secure on the road.

Vandergriff Honda's 2012 Pilot LX features a long list of standard comfort and convenience amenities including: a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cruise control, a front and rear air conditioning system with air-filtration, keyless entry, powered windows, powered doors and tailgate locks, AM/FM/CD audio system with 7-speakers including a subwoofer and the Radio Data System, heat-rejecting tinted glass, an integrated class III towing receiver, a trip computer, auto on/off headlights, a tailgate with lift-up glass hatch and 12 beverage holders.

2012 Honda Pilot of TXThe 2012 Honda Pilot EX adds even more features. Arlington Honda shoppers will enjoy a tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, a powered driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment with lumbar support, a 6-disc CD changer, security system and XM Radio. Your Pilot EX will turn heads wherever you go with body-colored side mirrors and door handles, alloy wheels, roof rails and fog lights. The EX at Vandergriff Honda also features the HomeLink Remote System and much more.

The Pilot EX-L comes with many of the features of the EX but adds: leather-trimmed seating and heated front seats, a one-touch powered moonroof, acoustic windshield glass, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display and the availability of either the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with rearview or the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System with a 9-inch screen. The addition of either the navigation or the entertainment system also upgrades your EX-L with a premium audio system that comes with 10 speakers including a subwoofer and adds a 115-volt power outlet.

The top-of-the-line Pilot Touring 2WD or 4WD model is duly equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with rearview camera, a premium stereo system, Bluetooth capabilities, a USB Audio Interface and the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System. The 2012 Pilot Touring at Vandergriff Honda also includes a helpful Multi-Information Display, two-position memory seats, corner and backup sensors, exclusive alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, side-mirror integrated turn indicators and more. When you visit our Arlington Honda dealership, ask us about other great features and available options on the 2012 Honda Pilot!

Owning a Honda Pilot from Vandergriff Honda makes TX driving easy, safe and exciting - all at the same time! Here's why:

Vandergriff Honda has a enormous inventory of 2012 Honda Pilot SUVs with standard Honda safety features like anti-lock brakes, traction control, driver airbags, passenger airbags, side airbags and more, making the 2012 Pilot an NHTSA and IIHS favorite. In addition to these safety features, the 2012 Honda Pilot can sufficiently seat up to 8 passengers. Trunk space with Honda is never a worry; the Pilot can hold up to 18 cubic feet of your luggage, ensuring that your next excursion is hassle-free. To top it all off, the 2012 Honda Pilot includes an excellent list of comfort and convenience highlights like powered windows, mirrors, doors and locks, climate control, AC and optional hands-free phone and navigation systems. Take a test drive at Vandergriff Honda today and experience the Honda Pilot for yourself.

The Honda manufacturer's warranty covers the Pilot for manufacturing defects and has a 3 Years / 36,000 miles Honda warranty. Honda has worked for years to minimize its environmental impact; as a result, the Pilot's carbon footprint is minimal. Not surprisingly, with all of the Pilot's advantages, this great Honda SUV retains a high percentage of its value at 3 years and 36,000 miles, which makes the Honda Pilot a great used buy! When seeking a safe, stylish and economical SUV, Arlington Honda buyers should head to Vandergriff Honda, located at 1104 W. I-20 in Arlington, TX

Honda Pilot service information for Arlington

Honda Pilot lessees and owners in Arlington have determined that Vandergriff Honda at 1104 W. I-20 in Arlington is the very best choice for Pilot warranty work, regular maintenance, inspections and mechanical repairs. At Vandergriff Honda, Certified Honda Technicians trained in the very latest corrective and diagnostic techniques work for one thing - your complete satisfaction. Whether it's time for your Honda to have an oil change, air conditioning repair, or simply undergo Pilot Scheduled Maintenance, Vandergriff Honda is your first choice. Our Certified Honda Technicians also complete specialty jobs and repairs. Vandergriff Honda is the smartest choice in Arlington for fast, considerate and professional Honda Service of all kinds.

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*Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.  Based on 2011-2012 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.