2016 Honda Pilot: Best Armrest Ever
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on May 17, 2016
One unique feature on our 2016 Honda Pilot is this ridiculously simple yet effective adjustable armrest. Every time I use it, I wonder why more SUVs and crossover don't use a similar design.
Most driver seats just offer up the center console as the best place to rest your right arm. It works fine for the most part, although much of it depends on your individual seat position. If you like your seat as high as possible, that center console might seem uncomfortably far down. If you like the seat on the floor, that console is probably too high.
With this setup, the armrest not only moves with the seat, you can adjust the angle just by ratcheting it into place. Once you get used to it, other seats feel like they're missing something without it.
Honda has been using this setup for years. I remember first finding it in the Odyssey minivan many years ago and I loved it then. Glad to see that it has made the cut in the latest Honda family vehicle.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 11,124 miles