I had to give up my 16 civic touring and bought a 2011 pilot. I’ve searched Crutchfields and Best Buy sites and can’t find a compatible unit that has car play. I’m spoiled now. Anyone found a unit that works with this vehicle?
Which exact model? The 2nd-gen Pilots (2009-2015) will not accommodate standard double-DIN units in their console. Additionally, climate controls display is pretty much integrated into the audio head unit.
Options you might have:
If this is a model with navigation (color screen at top of console):
There is NavTool: HONDA PILOT 2009-2011 NAVIGATION VIDEO INTERFACE with BUILT-IN HD SMARTPHONE MIRRORING via HDMI
It connects between audio unit and the display and will provide Apple CarPlay.
If this is a non-nav model with smaller Climate/Audio info LCD, you might consider this:
Honda Pilot Aftermarket Navigation Car Stereo has a 7 inch touch screen, it comes with refitting frame which matches original dashboard perfectly. It is designed to replace stock radio system(non-navi), totally plug and play, no gap installation, no need cut wires, free gps navigation map preloaded.
But make double sure it does fit.
Pretty much any other option involves extensive console modification and some serious know-how (I.e. look at 'Audio & Electronics' forums threads by DMG and me, though they are more for 2012-2015 models)
If your car is non-navi - a double din will fit. It is quite a bit of work to make it look good, however, as there is no double-din dash kit. You'll need to modify both the head unit case to get the positioning correct as well as some plastic work to cover up the extra space above the head unit that is no longer covered by plastic (that trapezoidal piece is part of factory head unit). There are threads on this forum that go into much more detail including how to tap into the rear camera feed. If you aren't handy and comfortable with this type of work, then you may want to consider going with the new component units where the screen is separate from controller and a pro installer would have much more flexibility in the mounting without having to customize/hack up the dash as much.