The Honda Pilot is a midsize sport utility vehicle, offering seating for as many as eight passengers and sold in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Introduced in the 2003 model year, the Pilot is an alternative to the Honda Odyssey and other minivans, offering excellent on-road and light off-road utility.PerformanceOne engine and transmission choice is available with the Honda Pilot. Some might consider this a deficiency, but when your 24-valve 3.5-liter V-6 engine gets the job done, then why offer anything else?The Pilot’s single overhead cam engine is found in other Honda models including the Ridgeline truck and Odyssey minivan. This aluminum-alloy fuel-injected engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission and makes 250 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 253 foot-pounds of torque at 4,800 rpm. This engine measures 89 mm bore by 93 mm stroke and has a compression ratio of 10.5-to-1.DimensionsBased on a 109.2-inch wheel base, the Honda Pilot is 191.4 inches long, 78.5 inches wide and 70.7 inches tall. This SUV has a ground clearance of 7.97 inches and a front track of 67.7 inches and a rear track of 67.5 inches. Curb weigh comes in at 4,299 to 4,608 pounds.First row headroom measures 40 inches. Leg room is 41.4 inches, shoulder room is 61.5 inches and hip room comes in at 58.6 inches. In the second row, headroom measures 39.8 inches. Leg room comes in at 38.5 inches, shoulder room at 62.2 inches and hip room measures 56.9 inches. Third row head room measures 38.2 inches. Leg room measures 38.2 inches, shoulder room comes in at 58.9 inches and hip room is 48.4 inches.Towing capacity is 2,000 pounds with the front-wheel-drive model and 4,500 pounds with the all-wheel-drive Pilot. This vehicle has a weight distribution of 56 percent in the front and 44 percent in the rear.Tires and WheelsThe Honda Pilot offers 17-inch steel wheels standard with the LX edition. Choose the EX, EX-L or Touring models and your SUV is outfitted with 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard tire size measures P235/65 R17. Other models are equipped with P235/60 R18 102T tires.Fuel EconomyThe two-wheel-drive Honda Pilot is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel drive model is rate at 17 mpg around the city and 24 mpg on the highway. This model features a 21-gallon fuel tank and takes regular grade gasoline.Vehicle PricingThe 2013 Honda Pilot is priced from $29,520 for the standard two-wheel-drive model and $31,120 for the all-wheel-drive model. Pricing for the other models ranges from $31,770 to $41,270. Taxes, tags and delivery charges are extra.