Experienced SUV owners: Pilot,Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Xterra, Outback, Forester, Suburban, Explorer, Commander. We 'thoroughly' examined (down to where the jack is stored and the type of spare tire)and road tested the Pilot(on a variety of surfaces and at various speeds). We like its Jeepesque squared off look. Excellent seats. Driving position very good on long trips. Nice layout of controls. Great storage. Excellent center console design and shifter location. Good mileage in aggressive driving: 18+ combined city, country and mountain roads not worrying about keeping the ECO light on. Quiet. Very stable and neutral driving dynamics for an SUV. Tracks well on the highway.
Comfort. Secure handling in snow, slush, etc. Solid feeling and quality build.
Well, we tried to come up with something...Nit picking: Offer, as an option, the EX without a third row? We don't mind it, but rarely use it. Not a real factor one way or the other in our purchase decision, although it may add to resale value.
We checked out both the Highlander and the Pilot as replacements for our aged Tahoe. For the money we felt that the Pilot was far more spacious & practical in its interior arrangement. Now, after several months, we have not had any problems with it. Its power is impressive and the 4WD has proven capable too. Even the kids like it.
The flexible seating, power, stereo, its looks, roominess. The 3 zone climate control is especially enjoyed by all.
The front seats in the Tahoe were more comfortable. The fuel economy ought to be a bit better than the 16.5 MPG that we average - but it's not bad. The windshield is optically distorted - not seriously, but it is annoying.
This is our 4th Honda and it was an easy choice to make. Very happy with how quiet the ride is and how comfortable the seating is. We love the style of body design.It was the reason that got us in to take a test drive. Very impressed with the way the Pilot handles road. We travel a bit with our 2 dogs and find the back (with 3rd row down)to have plenty of room for them.
The look of the body design, comfort, and room inside. Crash test scores are fantastic for SUV
We knew going in that the gas mileage was not great but keep working on improving it!
2010 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Just bought the car 2 days ago, so far so good! I love the features on Touring model like the trip computer, NAVI hands free caller ID, easy to to use compare to my Nissan hands free. When my kids are watching the DVD is not comfortable, they watch it sideways, need to fix that they ended up sitting on the 3rd row. Set up my iphone in less than a minute as well as my garage! I will drive to Orlando and i will write back after the trip!
Voice activated, Handsfree, TPMS where I can see actual tire pressure, caller ID, NAV I like it coz you buy DVD to update your NAV,Trip computer, mpg, lots of storage and space.
Push button start will be nice! offer a RES on the back of the headrest! have some trouble when opening lift gate.too many buttons, offer NAV in Alaska!