I tested every SUV in its class
(Highlander, 4 Runner, Envoy,
Rendevous) and the Pilot was the
superior value. It is a great vehicle.
Everyone that rides in it comments on
how smooth and comfortable it is.
Power seats, cup holders, cell phone
The garage door opener buttons are too
small and should be lit so they can be
found easier in the dark. The radio
and cruise control buttons on the
steering wheel should also be lit for
easier use in the dark.
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I did my share of research for a well
priced SUV that could provide a good
value & resale value as well. It ended
up right under our nose. The Honda
Pilot. The Pilot has everything that I
believe an average SUV buyer could
want. The colors & interior options
are great as well. I love everything
about it. We owned a Pontiac Grand
Prix GTP & it got 25mpg easy. I
haven't gotten to that point yet with
our Pilot. But it's new so I'm
DVD player, center console is great,
Heated seats & mirros (this option IS
available North of the border...why not
here!) A memory setting for seats
would also be a plus. A sunroof would
be a nice touch. I think they could
work on the mileage a little as well.
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Navigation System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I love the performance of the Pilot; I
also like the navigation system. The
only problem, so far, is the paint job,
especially on the front bumper. It
actually rubbed off when I brushed (not
crashed into) a snow bank. Other
points on the front of the car show
that the paint appears to be coming off
(not because of dings). Off course I
had to paint to have the bumper
repainted at the dealership. Other
than that, I love it.
The ease of driving, handling,
smoothness. I am 6'5" and it is the
most comfortable vehicle I have ever
owned. The AWD performed well in our
recent Atlantic Coast snow storm (24+
Reliable SUV as expected from Honda.
Good design. Acceptable interior. Fell
short on the 3rd row seat design (not
for humans!). Lack of
standard "features" such as keyless
remote entry. I'm willing to sacrifice
the aluminum wheels (look) for
Reliability. Good idea with the extra
3rd row but came in short! Good
interior design - not flashy but does
not have the "cheap" plastic look like
many GM cars/trucks.
High center of gravity (higher than
Toyota Highlander) & high risk of roll
over! Poor mileage. Noisy interior.
Lack of std features like keyless
entry/tinted glass. Try to make 7-8
seaters like 2004 Toyota Sienna! Stop
ealers from marking up price (i.e.
ripping off loyal consumers).