Honda Pilot: Satisfied with the overall cost of ownership

Posted By on October 25, 2009

I’ve been happy with the overall cost of ownership of my 2006 Honda Pilot SUVincluding the fuel efficiency. Besides oil and fluid changes, the only other expense of ownership over the past 87,000 miles to date has been a battery and of course gasoline.

2006 Honda Pilot 4WD log
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After posting my latest fill-up to, I was please to see that overall mileage was 21.0 MPG, which isn’t too bad for an 8-passenger 4-wheel drive vehicle. I would have preferred a diesel, but I doubt it would have been as cost competitive as the Honda (besides diesel prices have stayed a bit higher than regular unleaded gasoline for several years). For those needing or wanting a comfortable, relatively efficient and reliable 4WD  eight passenger SUV, I think you’d be hard pressed to find one that has the track record of the Honda Pilot.


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