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    About This 2003 Honda Pilot SUV
    Vehicle Location:
    Prospect Park, Pa
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    V6 Cylinder Engine
    Fuel Type:
    Five Door
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 20
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $111.25*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
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    Located at Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars in Prospect Park, Pa.  Call Defilippo Brothers Motor Cars today at 866-790-4545 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 3.5l Pgm-fi Sohc 24-valve V6 Engine W/variable Valve Timing & Lift (vtec)
    • Direct Ignition System
    • 105
    • 000-mile Tune-up Interval
    • 5-speed Automatic Transmission
    • Fully-automatic Variable Torque Management (vtm-4) All-wheel Drive System
    • 4-wheel Fully-independent Suspension W/front & Rear Stabilizer Bars
    • P235/70r16 All-season Tires
    • 16" Alloy Wheels
    • Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
    • Pwr Ventilated Front/solid Rear Disc Brakes
    • Electronic Brake Distribution (ebd)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • 19.2 Gallon Fuel Tank
    • Roof Rails
    • Body-color Rear Roofline Spoiler
    • Body-color Front/rear Bumpers
    • Body-color Body-side Moldings
    • Auto-off Headlamp Feature
    • Body-color Pwr Mirrors
    • Rear Privacy Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
    • Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/washer
    • Front Bucket Seats W/8-way Pwr Driver Seat/adjustable Lumbar Support
    • Driver & Front Passenger Upper/lower Seatback Pockets
    • 2nd & 3rd Row 60/40 Split Flat-folding Seats
    • Leather Trimmed Interior
    • Head Restraints At All Seating Positions
    • Multi-functional Center Console W/cell Phone Cradle
    • Front/rear Floor Mats
    • Tilt Steering Wheel
    • Pwr Door Locks
    • Pwr Windows W/auto Up/down Driver Window
    • Homelink Universal Remote System
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Cruise Control
    • Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
    • Security System-inc: Audible Alarm
    • Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System
    • Automatic Climate Control System
    • Rear Window Defogger W/timer
    • Am/fm Stereo W/cd/cassette-inc: (7) Speakers
    • Steering-wheel Mounted Audio Controls
    • Rear Subwoofer
    • Integrated Side-window Antenna
    • Rear Dvd Entertainment System (res)
    • (4) Auxiliary Pwr Outlets
    • (9) Cup Holders
    • Coin Box
    • Sunglasses Storage Compartment
    • Illuminated Driver & Front Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors W/sliding Extensions
    • Courtesy Door Lights
    • 2nd & 3rd Row Grab Rails W/integrated Maplights
    • 2nd Row Activity Tray
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Cargo Net
    • Cargo Area Tie-down Anchors/hooks
    • Rear Under-floor Storage Compartment
    • City 17/hwy 22 (3.5l Engine/5-speed Auto Trans)
    • Lev Certified (3.5l Engine/5-speed Auto Trans/fed Emissions)
    • Ulev Certified (3.5l Engine/5-speed Auto Trans/ca/ne Emissions)
    • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (abs)
    • Driver/front Passenger Dual-stage Airbags (srs)
    • Driver/front Passenger Side-impact Airbags W/front Passenger Occupant Position Detection System (opds)
    • Front 3-point Seatbelts-inc: Automatic Tensioning System
    • Adjustable Anchors
    • 2nd Row 3-point Seatbelts-inc: Adjustable Anchors
    • 2nd Row Lower Anchors & Tether For Children (latch)
    • 3rd Row 3-point Seatbelts
    • 3rd Row Child-seat Tether Anchors
    • Childproof Rear Door Locks
    • 5-mph Impact Bumpers
    • Side-impact Door Beams
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Climate Control
    • A/c
    • Security System
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cassette
    • Cd Player
    • Abs
    • 4-wheel Disc Brakes
    • Cruise Control
    • Rear Defrost
    • Child Safety Locks
    • All Wheel Drive
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Floor Mats
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Keyless Entry
    • Power Door Locks
    • Power Mirror(s)
    • 3rd Row Seat
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Pass-through Rear Seat
    • Leather Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Power Steering
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Tires - Front All-season
    • Tires - Rear All-season
    • 5-speed A/t
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Power Windows
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • A/t
    • Premium Sound System
    • Privacy Glass
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    • Power Outlet
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Entertainment System
    • Passenger Air Bag Sensor

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    2003 Honda Pilot Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2003 Honda Pilot
    Roomy new SUV goes straight to the head of the class.


    Honda took its own sweet time getting its first family-size SUV on the market, but a couple of minutes behind the wheel of the 2003 Honda Pilot makes it clear that every moment was well spent.


    The all-new Pilot brings Honda virtues to a new class of vehicle. The interior packs eight seats into an overall package so short that the EPA considers the Pilot a compact SUV. However, its competition will be the world's midsize SUVs. The Honda Pilot offers more cargo space than the Ford Explorer, GMC Envoy, and Toyota Highlander.


    The Pilot also sets the pace dynamically, with a 240-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 and the same crisp, predictable handling that have made the Honda Odyssey minivan and Acura MDX SUV hits.


    All Pilots feature Honda's patented VTM-4 electronically controlled full-time all-wheel-drive system, a 240-horsepower V6 engine, and a five-speed automatic transmission.


    Two models are available: LX ($27,360); EX ($29,730).


    LX offers a range of standard equipment including air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM stereo, in-dash CD player, driver and front passenger front and side airbags, power windows, mirrors and door locks.


    The EX raises the ante with standard aluminum alloy wheels, synchronized front and rear automatic climate control, a powerful seven-speaker stereo.


    Option packages include EX with leather interior trim ($30,980); EX with leather interior trim and rear entertainment system ($32,480); EX with leather interior trim and navigation system ($32,980). Prices do not include a $460 destination and handling charge.


    The Honda Pilot gracefully borrows key styling cues from Honda's smaller CR-V sport-utility. The grille and headlights are a careful enlargement of the CR-V's fluid wraparound face, while the body-color moldings give the Pilot a more refined and upscale look.


    The wheel arches are just aggressive enough to offset any impression this is a toy truck, but subtle enough to be consistent with the Pilot's likely hangouts in upscale neighborhoods and parking lots. Large Honda badges on the grille and liftgate make it clear that Honda is proud of the Pilot, and expects customers to feel the same way.


    The Honda Pilot packs an amazingly large amount of interior room into its small overall package. The middle seats are comfortable for adults, but the third-row seats are strictly for young children or short trips. Both rows of rear seats split 60/40 to fold. With both rows folded flat, the Pilot offers 90.3 cubic feet of cargo space. That compares to 80.1 cubic feet in the GMC Envoy, 81.3 in the Ford Explorer, and 81.4 for the Toyota Highlander, all with the seats folded down.


    The Pilot's front seat is spacious, with two comfortable bucket seats and a versatile center console. The seats give excellent access to all the controls. In a particularly clever move, the largest dial in the center of the instrument panel is the switch to shift the audio controls from front- to rear-seat audio. Several observers with young children immediately recognized that as the control they would use most, and they appreciated the its large size and central placement.


    The headliner-mounted DVD screen does not take up much space when not in use, and is highly visible to small children in the second- and third-row seats.


    The front-seat center console includes a fold-out cell-phone holder with a power outlet. Unfortunately, this was the only interior feature that did not seem to be fully thought out. Whenever the cell-phone holder was in use, it completely blocked the two cupholders mounted in front of it in the console. However, the console provides plenty of storage space, with a compartment behind the cell-phone holder (where my cell phone actually ended up most of the time), and a covered compartment located on the Pilot's centerline provided more storage in the space between the console and the instrument panel.


    The other instruments and controls will be familiar to anyone who has ever driven a Honda. The company does not vary much from the layout that decades have proven to be a model of ergonomics.


    Passive safety features include dual-stage/dual-threshold front airbags, front side-impact airbags with occupant position sensing on passenger side.


    Driving Impression
    The Honda Pilot shares its platform with the Acura MDX sport-utility and Odyssey minivan, both highly successful vehicles. Like the MDX and Odyssey, the Pilot is a joy in daily use. While its flexible and roomy interior belies its official status as a compact SUV, its maneuverability, handling and ease of parking quickly remind you what an extraordinarily efficient package Honda has created.


    The Pilot shares virtually all its key mechanical systems 'engine, transmission, all-wheel-drive system, and brakes' with the more expensive Acura MDX, and it shows. Everything about the way the SUV behaves on the road feels just a little better than was necessary to beat the competition.


    The 240-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is more than adequate to propel the Pilot. (Curb weight is 4416 pounds for LX, 4439 pounds for EX.) Acceleration performance is excellent, particularly in the 40-60 mph passing range that matters most in a quick run to the grocery store or when running late on the way to soccer practice. The Pilot outguns the V6-powered Toyota Highlander by 20 horsepower. More important, the engine produces 245 pounds-feet of torque from 3000 rpm to 5000 rpm. That compares to 222 pounds-feet at 4400 rpm for the V6 Highlander. GM's midsize SUVs, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada, offer a 4.2-liter straight-six producing 270 horsepower and 275 pounds-feet of torque, but those truck-based SUVs are about 200 pounds heavier than the Pilot.


    The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and precisely, even under hard acceleration. The five-speed electronically controlled automatic benefits from Honda's electronic Grade Logic Control system, which monitors throttle position, speed and acceleration to avoid hunting between gears. The transmission's computer controller holds lower gears longer than normal for better performance going up hills and to provide engine braking on downhill grades.


    The all-wheel-drive system is Honda's VTM-4 (Variable Torque Management 4WD) full-time four-wheel drive with an electronically locking rear differential.


    The speed-variable rack-and-pinion steering provides excellent feedback and adjusts assistance smoothly as the SUV accelerates. The steering wheel returns to center comfortably and intuitively for maneuvers in parking lots and tight driveways.


    Ride and handling compares well to the best midsize cars. It is stable at highway speeds, nimble in parking lots, and sufficiently well-damped to run over winter-buckled and pothole-laden urban streets without discomfiting its passengers. The steering wheel transmits road conditions enough to keep the driver informed without jerking the wheel at every pavement disruption. Passengers in the second-row seats found the ride equally comfortable, but the third row suffered somewhat from being right over the rear wheels.


    Unlike many SUVs, the Pilot has enough sound insulation to prevent bumps in the road from being transmitted to the interior as noise. Given their cavernous interiors, it's not uncommon for SUVs to become booming echo chambers on rough roads. Even on Michigan's notoriously ragged freeways, the Pilot's interior remained quiet enough to carry on a normal conversation.


    The Pilot felt stable and secure in simulated emergency maneuvers carried out in an empty parking lot. The suspension behaved with aplomb under both hard braking and acceleration. The nose does not dive overmuch on sudden deceleration, nor does the Pilot squat back on its haunches in a fast start.


    The anti-lock brakes (ABS) performed equally well in simulated panic stops. The brake response is linear, and smooth, providing a reassuring feeling of control even under maximum braking. Pedal feedback from the ABS was minimal, removing one possible distraction that a driver really doesn't need in an emergency. The electronic brake distribution system (EBD), designed to reduce braking distances, performed transparently, as it should. Honda has not provide.


    Honda Pilot is a reasonably priced, good-looking and practical sport-utility that offers exceptional interior space, power and comfort for the money. Honda expects to sell 80,000 Pilots a year. In a world where many SUVs take up far more space than their utility justifies, and drink far more gas than their performance merits, the Pilot is a breath of fresh air.


    Model Lineup
    LX ($27,360) (YF1813EW); EX ($29,730) (YF1843EW).


    Assembled In
    Alliston, Ontario, Canada.


    Options As Tested
    leather seats, rear-seat DVD entertainment system.


    Model Tested
    Honda Pilot EX ($29,730) (YF1843EW).

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    602 Lincoln Ave
    Prospect Park, Pa. 19076

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    Local:   866-790-4545
    Fax:   610-441-7505
    Contact: Sales Manager

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    Prospect Park, Pa. 19076

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