1. Honda Pilot 2010 overview - a classic that ages well
How well do you know the 2010 Honda Pilot? Just so you know, the 2010 Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV. Produced in the second generation of Honda Pilot, the 2010 Honda Pilot is one of the many Honda automobiles that have served users well in Nigeria and across the world. 2010 was a good year for many automakers, and for Honda motor company as well. It was the year well received autos such as the 2010 Honda CrossTourand the 2010 Honda Pilot shipped to buyers. This car may not have the greatest exterior look like the Toyota Highlander, or interior décor like the Kia Sorento, but it does possess other great qualities that make it a winner every day, despite its age. Read on as naijauto.com explores this rugged SUV with you by this in-depth 2010 Honda Pilot review.
2010 Honda Pilot is among the most well-received SUV models in Nigeria
2. Honda Pilot 2010 trims - Get Honda quality from the entry-level
The 2010 Honda Pilot comes in four trims with slightly varying specifications and features to satisfy as wide a user range as possible. Options include having a front-wheel drive or four wheel drive (4WD), however this SUV carries a V6 engine as standard across trims, matched with a five-speed automatic transmission. Whatever trim you are going for, you get Honda quality even at the base trim. The 2010 Honda Pilot trims include:
2010 Honda Pilot LX
LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
LX 4dr 4x4
2010 Honda Pilot EX
EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
EX 4dr 4x4
2010 Honda Pilot EX-L
EX-L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
EX-L 4dr 4x4
2010 Honda Pilot Touring
Touring w/Navi 4dr Front-wheel Drive
Touring w/Navi 4dr 4x4
Four trims form the complete 2010 Honda Pilot family
3. Honda Pilot 2010 exterior - a 90s inspired, boxy look
Compared to elegant SUVs such as the 2010 Acura ZDX, the exterior of the 2010 Honda Pilot doesn’t really have that exciting or stylish look that many mid-sized SUVs in that range carry so effortlessly. Truth be told, the Pilot looks a little squat or boxy. This gives it the retro -90s look that many SUVs carried 30 years ago. The grille is widely displayed just beneath the bonnet and it’s quite difficult to go unnoticed.
Some users have defined the 2010 Honda Pilot look as "boring"
2010 Honda Pilot has basic features like day time running lights and large automatic headlamps. The side has curves which trace towards the tail lamps and all trims have 17 inches alloy wheels.
4. Honda Pilot 2010 interior - spacious and comfortable for family use
Honda upgraded the Honda Pilot 2010 interior and introduced a larger spaced cabin. The cabin is made of hard plastic, which is a good point as most cars come with the opposite. The cockpit has displays and function buttons that are well displayed and easy to reach and use.
Cockpit of the 2010 Honda Pilot
Though its interior may not have that stylish look, it’s comfy and has good space. There are other visible features like the six cup holders in the second row alone and there is a moon roof, which is available in Pilot EX-L to the premium trim. Depending on trims, you can get different features such as:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio
Trip computer(available for Touring)
Exterior temperature indicator (available for EX and above grades)
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan Radio
Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
Front air conditioning, manual
Rear-seat DVD entertainment system (available for EX-L and Touring trim)
A premium stereo system with six-disc CD player
Seven-speaker system with 6CD changer and MP3
Navigation system (exclusive for the Touring the trim)
voice-recognition navigation with rear camera/Bluetooth/interface jog-dial control (for the Touring trim) and many more
The 2010 Honda Pilot is a 4-doors, 8-seating vehicle. The seats of the SUV has fabric upholstery for the LX and the EX grades, while well-trimmed fitted leather is the case for EX-L and Touring trims. There is a firm bucket seat for the second row. Honda said that adults will be equally comfortable in the second row and the third row as they have added 1.1 inches to the legroom on the second row, and 1.9 inches to the legroom on the third row. However many passengers have complained that the third row is not really comfortable for adults of taller than average height.
8 seats mean this SUV can haul a crowd
Fortunately, young kids can sit comfortably in both the second row seats and the third row seats. The legroom, headroom, hip room and shoulder room for the front row measure 41.4 inches, 40.0 inches, 58.6 inches and 61.5 inches respectively while the spaces on the rear row are 38.5 inches, 39.8 inches, 56.9 inches and 62.2 inches.
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The cargo of the 2010 Honda Pilot is quite adequate and it can contain a considerable amount of luggage, both when the seats are in use and when it’s folded. When the seats are in use the cargo volumes measures 18.0 cubic feet but when the seats are folded in a 60/40 split the space can reach 47.7 cubic feet to a maximum of 87.0 cubic feet.
You have the privilege of using your 2010 Honda Pilot to tow as the car has a standard Class III trailer hitch and a heavy-duty radiator with twin fans and a power steering cooler. Front-wheel-drive Pilots are rated to being capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, while the all-wheel-drive version has a 4,500-pound towing rating.
Large cargohold too, with foldable seats for more space
The 2010 Honda Pilot has a good amount of safety technology provided it and the good thing this is that most drivers find it easy to use. These include:
A parking assist
Occupant sensor and airbags which are all available for the driver and the passengers
Your 2010 Pilot is protected from car theft through some anti-theft features such as ignition disable, key fob Remote Keyless Entry (all doors), content theft-deterrent alarm system, panic alarm, and door locks. The security features also include a rear child safety doors lock to help protect your kids while driving with less adult supervision.
5. Honda Pilot 2010 engine specification
With a transmission of 5-speed auto w/OD, all trims of 2010 Honda Pilot comes with a V6 engine of 3.5Liters which can produce a power of 250hp @ 5,700 rpm while maintaining a 253 @ 4,800 rpm Torque. The vehicle is adept at running about 17 mpg in city, 23 mpg on highway, 19 mpg when combined.
The v6 engine across trims can tow thousands of pounds
6. Prices of Honda Pilot 2010 in Nigeria (tokunbo and Nigerian used)
If you are thinking of buying a Honda Pilot 2010 here is the range of prices. It is possible for price to change according to dealerships, so it’s best to have a price negotiation with your dealer after you made your choice of trim. If you are buying one from abroad, the cost of clearing at Nigerian port is about ₦2.2 - ₦2.3 million.
Honda Pilot 2010 prices in Nigeria
Price in Nigerian Naira
Tokunbo Honda Pilot 2010 LX
₦2,900,000 - ₦8,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Pilot 2010 EX
₦2,900,000 - ₦8,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Pilot 2010 EX-L
₦2,900,000 - ₦8,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Pilot 2010 Touring
₦2,900,000 - ₦8,000,000
Nigerian used Honda Pilot 2020 (all trims)
₦1,900,000 - ₦4,200,000
2010 Honda Pilot Touring Review
7. Honda Pilot 2010 pros and cons
Though the 2010 Honda Pilot is a good ride, here are the pros and cons you should know before you head to your dealer.
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