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2012 Honda Pilot

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  2012 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Nissan Pathfinder 2WD 4-door V6 SV Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $26,179 $27,444
17/25 13/22
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Bottom Line Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better. Read Full Review
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  • A third-row that can fit adults
  • Smooth, responsive powertrain
  • Improved highway mpg
  • Bins and cubbies galore
  • Spacious, versatile interior


  • Hard dash plastics
  • Cluttered instrument panel
  • Bluetooth doesn't come standard on all trims


  • Serious truck toughness
  • Strong, torquey powertrains
  • Good versatility for cargo
  • Three rows of seating
  • Impressive lux features on offer


  • Choppy ride
  • Skimpy, thinly padded seats
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Subpar interior materials
  • LE has luxury-brand pricing
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