We look for utilities in SUVs, and Pilot stood out the most among other 3-row seat SUVs we looked at.
It offers a solid ride, with the not-so-new-tech yet proven quality engine, the VCM for fuel efficiency, and a very spacious interior which seats 8 passengers comfortably.
The last point was very important to us. When test-drove a Toyota Highlander, we found that the 2nd-row middle seat was not quite a full seat (removable).
We find the ride to be very smooth (Listen with a grain of salt to those critics who say Pilot has a sluggish acceleration. The Pilot is probably not meant for them anyway who frequently test drive and might even own sports cars.
It's perfectly fine for family use.)
Interior quietness (not sure why some complains about noisiness), Spaciousness,
Lots of storage space,
Smooth engine, Power lift gate, 8" iMid information screen with rearview camera, Heated leather seats, 8 passenger seating.
iPhone integration via Bluetooth.
This trim level offers a very comprehensive set of features that make our driving experience comfortable and enjoyable.
I find it odd that the music file format such as MP3 is not compatible.
You would actually have to insert a purchased CD (with .WAV format) to upload songs to the internal 2GB hard drive.
Purely from aesthetic stand-point (and it's a minor thing), roof-rails should come as a standard.
I think a Pilot would look much nicer with the rails.