2012 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: 3rd Pilot, and loving it

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3rd Pilot, and loving it
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2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV 4WD w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Having owned both'03 and '07 Pilot EXL's, my wife thought she wanted something "more luxurious" this time around. Took an Infiniti JX for a day-long test drive and was "luke warm" to it. Then drove an MDX which we both thought she would end up with - while she really liked the looks and handling, she didn't like that it lacked the interior space and storage of her previous Pilots (also didn't like the big swath of fake wood trim accross the dash). Last stop was to test drive a Pilot Touring model and purchased it that same day. Loved all the features in the Touring model and for 10% off MSRP, couldn't beat the value. 2 months and 1,500+ miles later, no problems and loving the new Pilot!

Best Features

Touring model features: NAV, RES, upgraded 650w sound system (great!); 2nd row sun shades; memory seat settings for each driver (key dependent and automatically adjusts for each driver); power tailgate (not necessary, but nice feature). Integrated tow hitch (had to add this to our previous 2 Pilots). ECO mode (cylinder deactivation) and improved fuel economy compared to our '07 Pilot (2 mpg+ better and seems to be improving as we break it in). Interior space and comfort (front seats have nice bolstering).

Worst Features

Maybe a little more horsepower, but certainly adequate for daily use.
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