The excessive oil consumption is a problem on a few models (including Pilots as well as the Honda model I have).
I was convinced for some time that my car was somehow leaking oil. It was not.
Honda has claimed that burning 1 quart per every 1,000 miles is within standard.... well, if you do the math and only check the oil/add more at the 10,000 mile oil change they recommend, you can absolutely run the engine dry. Obviously thatís a pretty sloppy way to take care of a vehicle when you log lots of miles, but hey..... lots of people donít check oil levels anymore, apparently.
Iím not thrilled with the oil consumption, and if you look online youíll find itís a well acknowledged problem. However, the reliability and other merits of the manufacturer outweigh the worry over monitoring the oil level, for me. If the Pilot was on a different price tier when I was in the market, I would have chosen one for myself.