2016 Honda Pilot: Introduction
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on November 13, 2015
Is Honda finally on the way back? For years, the automaker that owned the 90's with small, sporty and spirited cars (some funneled through the Acura brand, sure) has seemingly stumbled its way through the last decade with a string of sleepy, also-ran designs and powertrains. Top-sellers like the CR-V, Odyssey and Accord have kept the brand relevant, but hardly exciting. That malaise even affected the Pilot, Honda's three-row alternative to the minivan.
The previous Pilot, while big and useful, was slow, bulky-looking and had a cabin that looked cheap. The 2016 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, is redesigned, has plenty of power and a fresh, new modern look and nicely-trimmed cabin.
We just added the fully-loaded, top-trim level Pilot Elite to our fleet for one year. This is a chance for us to see if the Pilot can finally make the kind of impression on families that rivals like the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer perfected long ago.
You can read the full introduction article here, and learn specifically what we got and why we got it.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor