Honda Pilot is a mid-size SUV started in 2002. In 2002, it replaced Honda Passport. Among other Honda SUVs, Pilot takes the place of the flagship, above Honda CR-V. Honda Ridgeline and Acura MDX pickups are also made on the Pilot platform.
The main alternatives to Honda Pilot are Toyota Highlander/4Runner/Land Cruiser Prado, Nissan Pathfinder, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Mohave, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Equinox, Subaru Tribeca, Mazda CX-9, and similar crossovers.
It is a flagship crossover from Honda, so top-end engines were prepared for it.
Honda Pilot is fitted with a lot of variants of engine J35 V6 with 3.5-liter displacement.
1st generation Pilot also had engines J35A4 and J35A6. In 2006, the model was restyled, and the engines were replaced. Honda Pilot FWD now used J35A9, and Pilot AWD – J35Z1.
In 2008, 2nd generation Honda Pilot was launched with the new and improved J35Z4 engine.
In 2015, 3rd generation Honda Pilot was launched; it got even more perfect engine J35Y6, which had direct injection system and many other improvements.
All specifications of Honda Pilot engines are available below; simply select your model. But that’s not all, you will also know about common problems of these engines (ticking noise, oil leaks) and their reasons, oil capacity, recommended motor oil, oil change intervals, the approximate service life of the engine.
Especially for those who are not satisfied with the stock engine power, we gave some tips and recommendations about how to get 300+ horsepower and what performance parts you will need for that.