By David on
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Shopped and shopped and drove every "competitor": Mazda CX-L, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia. My conclusion: while other car makers try to imitate each other, Honda builds something truly smart. We were unimpressed with how the other vehicles accommodated our family of 2 adults 3 children. Once we sat in a Pilot and drove it we were completely sold. No comparison in the roominess and comfort department. Very quiet, solid drive - doesn't feel like a truck, but feels much more substantial than a car. We're getting about 16 mpg around town and 23 hwy - good enough for me. I've never driven anything I've enjoyed so much.
Quiet, smooth ride, maneuverability, interior comfort and roominess - and it's a Honda.