Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year

2012 Honda Pilot Makes Great Family Car in San Antonio, TX Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year

The Honda Pilot SUV received a variety of upgrades for 2012, and its improvements have been paying off. Benson Honda, a premier Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX, is happy to announce that the Pilot has received the “Family Car of the Year” award. The vehicle has also earned a reigning spot in the “USA Today, MotorWeek and $37k and Under SUV Shootout.”

“We’re delighted to see the eight-passenger Pilot’s versatility and family-friendly attributes recognized with this prestigious award,” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning, American Honda Motor Co. “The newly refined and more fuel-efficient Pilot provides real value and surprising sophistication for anyone shopping in the segment.”

The Pilot has been given a sleeker front-end design, enhanced interior features and improved fuel economy. Capable and efficient, the Pilot is equipped with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology and is able to earn 25 mpg on the highway, perfect for transporting an active family safely and efficiently. Its powerful i-VTEC engine offers 250 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque.

The Pilot’s entertaining technology, interior flexibility and enhanced safety features gave the Pilot a competitive edge. The vehicle also offers endless amounts of storage and cargo space to keep families organized throughout their busy days.

According to, “The Pilot has a nice balance of size, roominess, efficiency and versatility for even the busiest of families. Parents juggling life, work and multiple kids’ soccer teams while trying to maintain a sense of sanity…will have a true partner in the Pilot.”

Benson Honda congratulates Honda for receiving yet another prestigious award for its 2012 Honda Pilot. For more information about the dealership’s vast selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX, visit Benson Honda online or on-site today.