By Mark Beres on
2010 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
My girlfriend purchased a Pilot. We looked at all of its competitors in class, and the Pilot was the undeniable standout. We took it to Colorado and put it through the paces - EXCELLENT comfort, good views, handles superbly offroad (we went on some really craggy/bumpy rock roads ... steep too). The rear-diff lock is a definite plus (and helpful in steep spots). The Pilot is incredibly comfortable, exceptionally roomy. She got the EX-L, and its comfort and ride are awesome. Only negative is that the steering is heavier than some might like, but that makes it really solid at highway speed. The backup mirror is VERY useful. It eats gas (we got 23 mpg between Tucson and Telluride).
Great looks, comfortable ride, roomy interior, powerful engine, offroad performance is impressive, great sound system, interior is really well-laid out, intuitive. The EX version is worth the extra money...