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I remember reading on Edmunds, before I bought my Pilot, that it was deemed an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV; see next-to-last paragraph):
http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/preview/articles/49762/article.html?tid=edmunds.e.roadtests....Honda*

Which they probably got from Honda's press release here (under Powertrain):
http://www.hondanews.com/Forms/honda/pilot/index_text2.html?KWx=pilottech

Well, well, well, not according to the EPA:
http://www.epa.gov/autoemissions/allsuv-03.htm

What I can't understand is why the MDX gets an 8 or 9 and the Pilot only gets 4 or 5. What? Did they save $6,000 by throwing out the emissions control system? I'm not a tree hugger, but it's a little disappointing and a bit difficult to explain. Kind of puts a damper on some of the "feel good". :(
 

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Interesting point!

I would like to hear about this from Honda! Maybe the EPA screwed up on the test???

I wouldn't think that there was that big of a difference between the Pilot and her elder sibling...........

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I started a thread about this 2 or 3 weeks ago because my wife is a tree hugger (and a me hugger) and I guess I am becoming one too.

http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=61784#post61784

It sounded like there's an extra catalytic converter on the MDX real close to the engine as well as something called "drive-by-wire throttle." Also, premium fuel is cleaner, and I think California fuel is even cleaner.

I would love to learn more about this. This is a great website!
 

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robrecht said:
I started a thread about this 2 or 3 weeks ago because my wife is a tree hugger (and a me hugger) and I guess I am becoming one too.

http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=61784#post61784

Sorry I missed that thread and started another one. I did a bit more research at the EPA website. According to this, more comprehensive document, the two Pilot configurations tested do seem to meet NLEV (national) and ULEV (CA) standards.

http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/all_alpha_03.pdf
 
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