I drove literally a dozen different SUVs, domestic, foreign, you name it I drove it.
The pilot is the best you can get, hands down.
We thought we were sold on the Tahoe or suburban, or gmc and ford equivalents, but they are incredibly expensive and totally unreliable.
We bought our pilot used with 44k miles on it and you would think its new.
Transmission is smooth as silk and the 4x4 is second only to jeep.
We take our 4x4's to the beach every year and the pilot can almost hang with the wrangler and would if it had a locker in the differential.
If you complain about this truck, you are too picky and should probably buy used.
My only complaints so far is the ridiculous Eco mode.