2015 Honda Pilot SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Was really torn between last of the 2015's vs. new 2-16 redesign.... Saved some$$$ and went with the 2015. After reading all the issues with the transmission, touchscreen, radio probs of the 2016 glad I did. No issues as of yet. Had an anchor seat cover come loose and that is it (glued back in) It is a famiiy hauler...very smooth on the highway. tracks straight and true easy family cruiser. BIg, boxy and bulky - tough to find anymore. Love the true center console. great sound system, rear dvd, and no touchscreen crap - true knobs to turn!!! So far so good.
2015 Honda Pilot SUV EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car a year ago. We have found the car to be fine with the power of the engine. I use the cruise control often and don't have any problems with sluggishness. In fact when driving on the turnpike I set the cruise at 80 and I don't have any problems. Purchasing the Pilot was a financial decision when comparing toyota and Ford. The car has been at the dealership for minor fixes due to assembly though nothing has been engine related. The glove box handle worked sporadically, the rear Hatch control button didn't operate, the button on the gear shift sticks. Honda service is great and of course these have been fixed with no questions asked.
2015 Honda Pilot SUV EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
At less than 20k miles - Driver power seat only moves back and forth plus lumbar support, up/down and recline stopped working - just found out today Passenger side up/down stopped working- just found out today glass hatch stopped working (door button/remote/button on the rear door)- fixed by dealer 3-zone climate control stopped displaying the setting status on the middle display. The rear still works fine. - waiting on dealer ordered parts
The car is pretty loud on highway, but nice in town and city express ways. It's bulky but relatively easy to maneuver because of its tight turning angle and responsive steering. This car won't win any drag race but the target buyers wouldn't care about it either. It has enough power with the responsive transmission to easily move around the towns and cities. Tried the 2016 Subaru Forester and 2015 CR-V, but are much smaller with adequate power. But the CVT they have making the acceleration hectic and less predictable, which is horrible on stop and go city traffic, or making left turn on intersections.
The MPG figure as pointed out by so many already, not very green or Honda like (CR-V come to mind). But there's nothing new here, even the 2016 new Pilot is still horrible in this department. If you care about MPG, this is not your car for sure.
The main drawing power for me is the square boxy look and feel (while driving) of the yester-year. Its truck-like road manner matches the look as well. This is what my family happens to appreciate - the quiet and smoother and longer mini vans and Mazda CX 9/Highlanders give them sea sickness. Also, I found the Pilot easier to handle on highway than Toyota Highlander and Camry. The Toyotas are bit over sensitive to steering and make driving it a bit nervous on crowded multi-lane highways. Pilot somehow feels more stable in similar situations, as clumsy and boxy as it is. As for alternatives, the 4-runner is less practical for our purposes, too expensive and we are not into off-road. The GMC/Ford/Chevy are much bigger than we need and more expensive as well, with questionable reliability (had many Americans in the past to prove my doubts). But, the recent sleuth of electric problems on the Pilot makes me wonder about Honda's reliability. I do hope that these problems are just my one time bad luck and things will be rosy from here. I am holding my breath with fingers crossed...