The Honda pilot may have been around for a while but still is very reliable and offers plenty of space and safety comparable to the new CUV .and it is the only CUV that has a true 4x4 ability . It also has great resale value and the look is still appealing like a 4x4 should look not curvy, intruding on the interior headroom . I can fit 8 people in a pinch. Gas mileage isn't bad compared to other CUVs.
I'll admit, I haven't had this vehicle very long, but have driven Hondas for quite some time. The 4WD EX-L is very quiet, smooth riding, and simply a pleasure to drive. Get ready for the shock if you've been in a Civic and getting 35 mpg. Although I do get 21 mpg on the average. This ain't bad! Extemely comfortable ride.
I absolutely love the hidden storage in the back. I play a lot of golf and all of my accessories, shoes, gloves, balls, towels, etc fit in there nicely. Also like the storage bin between the two front seats. Nice catch-all if you're normally driving a messy vehicle. The XM radio is great.
Maybe small lighting on controls of steering wheel.
2007 Honda Pilot SUV EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD w/Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This is our second Pilot. We love this vehicle model. If you are shopping for a SUV, considering this vehicle is a must. Very roomy and easy to drive. Has great versatility, be it handling a cross country family vacation to hauling stuff from the local home improvement store.
Flexibility of 2nd & 3rd row storage/seating, interior space is comfortable. Tire pressure monitor, side curtain air bags, and vehicle stability assist.
Not great gas mileage, but it is an SUV so that was known going into it. Allow customers to buy NAV systems and Entertainment system in same package.
2007 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I own this vehicle for 8 months and have over 9000 miles on it. At first I was totally surprised at the outrageous fuel consumption, getting from 9-12 MPG in the city. The dealership and Honda customer reps kept reassuring me that it will get better as the car gets more miles. THEY LIED. THE MPG STILL SUCKS. What's worse is that there is nothing you can do about it. Car manufacturers get a lot of levity in how they advertise fuel consumption.
2007 Honda Pilot SUV EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have been carefully monitoring and charting the fuel consumption for 2 months since I purchased the vehicle. The posted ratings on my window sticker were: City - 14.1 L/100 km (20 mi/imp-gal or 16.7 mi/us-gal) Highway - 9.7 L/100 km (29.1 mi/imp- gal or 24.2 mi/us-gal) The actual average fuel consumption for a variety of driving conditions is Actual - 16.6 Litres/100km (17 miles/imp-gal or 14.2 miles/us-gal) The best highway fuel consumption I've had from a weekend driving trip just matched the city rating shown above.
Attractive exterior, quiet ride, accelerates and handles well.
Much better fuel consumption. Given how well Honda vehicles are engineered and built, this should be an easy problem for Honda to address.