HONDA PILOT

Mid-Size SUV, over $30,000

Honda Pilot

Earning Vincentric’s Best Value in America™ award isn’t a first time occurrence for the Honda Pilot. However, when the Pilot won the 2005 award, it didn’t face the stiff competition from hybrids as it did this year. Despite a strong showing from the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the hybrid Lexus RX400h, the Pilot was able to return to the winner’s circle in this high-end, mid-size SUV category.
 
2007 Honda Pilot EX-L w/RES 4D Utility 2WD*
Cost Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total
Depreciation:  $7,187 $1,693 $1,588 $1,482 $1,376 $13,326
Fees & Taxes : 1903 109 114 99 106 $2,331
Finance:  1902 1533 1137 713 258 $5,543
Fuel:  1707 1768 1831 1896 1963 $9,165
Insurance:  1376 1383 1390 1397 1404 $6,950
Maintenance:  181 281 1290 413 340 $2,505
Opportunity Cost: 483 747 1058 1351 1673 $5,312
Repairs:  0 0 186 310 310 $806
Total $14,740 $7,514 $8,594 $7,660 $7,431 $45,938
*The data displayed here is for the specific model and trim identified.  The award is based on an average of all trims combined as of January, 2007.

 

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