2011 Honda
Pilot EX
vs. 2012 Volvo
XC90 3.2

2012 Volvo XC90 3.2

10.0

starting from

$39,275

Reasons to buy the Volvo XC90 3.2

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
8.9"
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Honda Pilot EX

8.9

Runner-up

Honda Pilot EX

starting from

$31,980
"The Pilot capitalizes on its reputation for reliability."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's build-quality
"A reputation for consistent quality."
automobilemag.com | talking about the Pilot's noise

Reasons to buy the Honda Pilot EX

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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OK performance
17.2 lb/hp
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Spacious front seats
58.9 ft3
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Winner: XC90 3.2
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  • Almost the same
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Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can carry lots of people, however the Pilot EX in particular can carry many passengers
  • Both have lots of cargo room
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.9 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the XC90 3.2's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the XC90 3.2; the Pilot EX only offers cloth seats

Cost

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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MSRP $31,980 vs $39,275 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The Pilot EX has OK city mileage, while the XC90 3.2 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The XC90 3.2's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Pilot EX's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The XC90 3.2's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Pilot EX's is very short

Road Tests

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 149 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 17.1 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Pilot EX has an OK number of airbags while the XC90 3.2 has very few (missing Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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Horsepower 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The XC90 3.2 has more gears and the Pilot EX is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the XC90 3.2's semi-automatic transmission and the Pilot EX's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.2 lb/hp vs 19.8 lb/hp The Pilot EX has OK performance while the XC90 3.2 gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 40.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Honda
Pilot EX
2011 Honda Pilot EX
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Both can carry lots of people, however the Pilot EX in particular can carry many passengers
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Cargo space 87.0 ft3 vs 85.1 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 58.9 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3 The Pilot EX has roomy front seats and the XC90 3.2 is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,320 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Pilot EX's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the XC90 3.2
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The XC90 3.2 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Pilot EX
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Cupholders 12 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Pilot EX
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2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 Volvo
XC90 3.2
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the XC90 3.2's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the XC90 3.2; but it's not available at all on the Pilot EX

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Pilot EX vs Sequoia Limited
2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Acura MDX Pilot EX vs MDX
2011 Honda Pilot EX 2011 Toyota Sienna Pilot EX vs Sienna
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 2012 Volvo XC60 T6 XC90 3.2 vs XC60 T6
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 2012 Volvo XC70 T6 XC90 3.2 vs XC70 T6
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i XC90 3.2 vs X5 xDrive35i
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 2011 Toyota Highlander SE XC90 3.2 vs Highlander SE
2012 Volvo XC90 3.2 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL550 XC90 3.2 vs GL550

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