What is the 2006 Honda Pilot’s life expectancy?

We’re trying to find a relatively cheap vehicle my son can drive to and from school when he gets his license, and we came across a good deal on a 2006 Honda Pilot. It’s getting pretty old, but I’ve heard Hondas last a while. How long could we realistically expect to get out of this vehicle?

Macy Fouse · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’re in luck! A 2006 Honda Pilot](
) has a life expectancy of up to 300,000 miles—as long as it’s been taken care of well. If the previous driver(s) never got into any major accidents and kept up with
routine maintenance
, a 2006 Pilot has the potential to last you well over the 200,000-mile mark of average cars.
If the Pilot has accumulated an average of 14,263 miles per year, it has the potential to last anywhere from 17 to 21 years—or more! It’s not unheard of for a first-generation Pilot to make it to 350,000 miles.
Let’s check out why the 2006 Honda Pilot makes such a sturdy vehicle:
  • Strong and smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine that gets up to 20 mpg
  • Perfect safety ratings
  • Excellent consumer reliability ratings
Kelley Blue Book
puts the average price of a 2006 Honda Pilot between $4,500 and $5,600—making it an affordable option, too! You’ll also want to be aware that the 2006 Pilot had 10 recalls over the years, mostly involving the airbags. Before you sign the dotted line, make sure to check the
CARFAX report
of the Pilot you’re eyeing to ensure it’s in top shape.
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