Honda Pilot Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts

The Honda Pilot is much larger than expected and far more difficult to mount a device in than anticipated.  We take a look at how to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS in a Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot Mounting Locations

A photo of the interior of a Honda Pilot accompanies this article.

The windshield is a very far reach.  We will need an extra long mount for this location.

The middle vents are freakishly recessed and this means this location is out of consideration.  The left most vent is usable but a matter of personal preference.

The dash is somewhat blocked by middle console so this is a poor location.  The large middle console also makes the rearview mirror location poor.

The absence of a traditional gear shift makes the cup holder a potential location for a small tablet.

IN a continuing understandable trend, there is no CD player so that location isn’t in the picture.

Try the Windshield First

The iOttie Easy One Touch 5 Phone Mount provides an extendable rigid base combined with an expandable cradle.  Unlike many similar mounts, this one will extend up to 8 inches.  This extension is a welcome feature in the big Honda Pilot.  The included cradle expands to hold most phones.  There is a useful magnetic extension used for cable organization which is appreciated.  While this can also be used on the dash, we recommend sticking to the windshield.

You Can Use the Left Side Vent

If selecting this mounting location, consider the Andobil Air Vent Mount.  This minimalist mount will hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle has the capability to be oriented downwards towards the driver.  The included cradle opens to 3.75 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.  You can also use this mount for a Garmin GPS as it features a ball size that matches up with a Garmin cradle.

Apple iPhone owners can check out the Andobil MagSafe Air Vent Mount which is the same mount but with a magnetic adapter that pairs perfectly.

We reviewed the Andobil vent mount mount in detail awhile ago and continue to recommend this today

Use the Cup Holder for a Small Tablet

A cup holder mount is the only way to place a tablet in a Honda Pilot.  Tablets are too large to use a windshield or vent mount.  A full sized tablet is difficult in all but the largest vehicles.  Our recommendation is to use nothing larger than an Apple iPad Mini in this vehicle.  Anything larger is going to be too big.

A cup holder mount is going to be best for a tablet.  Using a device with a cup holder mount is fine for apps that do not need to be referenced while driving.  So avoid using this location for a GPS app.

Consider the Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones.  This mount includes two different cradles and has an extended neck to make the mount a little higher than others.  One for a phone and another for a tablet.  The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet.  You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones.  This is the only car mounts that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet.  The tablet cradle will hold devices up to 12.9 inches.