For 2012 Honda addressed many of my issues with the previous iteration.
Front end looks way better, the interior looks and feels better, and the mileage has been improved.
We were close to getting an Explorer XLT but then I gave the '12 Pilot a run.
While they both have strengths and weaknesses, the Pilot just hits more marks, misses less and for the most part just feels more upscale.
Its not fast, its not fun (what is in this class/price), but its very capable, spacious and look for it to be very reliable and trade-in-able where the Ford worried me.
The HR would have been to give it 30 more hp and lb-ft and the six speed but I'd say Honda has a stand up double with this refresh.
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Just bought a 2012 last month and have put 3500 miles on it. Biggest gripe is the lack of power from a standing start.
Either the gearing in first was changed to somehow get better mileage or the computer is not set up correctly.
Power kicks in at about 3500rpm.
Actually makes it real difficult to pull into traffic.
Dang thing crawls along until you get to that rpm.
Just took it on a 2000 mile road trip and averaged 21 MPG.
Not bad for 80-85 speeds.
(AZ/NM/CO) with hills.
Rest of the stuff on it works well.
Wish there was a lumbar support on the pax seat and a fulltime power plug.
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