Having always been a Honda guy I went with the Pilot.
Pros- Seats 7, roomy, good passenger storage. The wheel wells are 4'2" apart so you can fit everything from sheetrock to golf clubs. Drives awsome in the snow and poor conditions. Overall no major mechanical problems.
Cons- For the $ you can buy a vehicle with much better creature comforts. No I-Pod jack, Seats are uncomfortable, MPGs are Average for a vehicle this size. Heat went out and was $400 to fix @ 40K.
If you dont need or want bells and whisles this may be a good vehicle for you.
Wide storage bins for driver. Drives great in snow.
More comfortable seats.
Wood trim or nicer finish
More standard options