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2012 Honda Pilot – Looks almost the same with better mileage
The new 2012 Honda Pilot looks almost the same as its older versions – but seems there’s a significant improvement in its gas mileage. As we all auto fanatics know – the best way to increase mileage is to reduce the friction between the moving parts in the engine. That’s exactly what Honda did by moving on to low-friction 0W-20 oil and low-friction fluid for the five-speed automatic transmission.
So, now the new Honda Pilot 2012’s government ratings flaunt the following mileage: 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, 20 in mixed use for the all-wheel-drive models, and 18/25/21 mpg on front-drive versions.
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The interior of the SUV is also upgraded and been made more freshening a more harmonious dashboard design with fewer buttons and switches. Noise reduction techniques make the new Honda Pilot SUV a pleasure to drive.
The FWD model of the Honda Pilot SUV starts at $29,280, including $810 shipping. The AWD starts at $30,880.
The 2012 Honda Pilot comes in the same trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Unlike its competitors who offer 18-, 19-, 20-inch wheels, the Honda Pilot only comes with 170inch wheels.
2011 sales for Honda Pilot was around 102,323 units, up 22% from the previous year, outperforming the new vehicle market, which was up 11.1%, according to sales tracker.
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