Might be Too Nice - 2016 Honda Pilot Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Honda Pilot: Might be Too Nice

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on December 17, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot

There's something almost too nice about our 2016 Honda Pilot. It's probably a result of the high-line "Elite" trim and all that comes with it, but if I was buying one of these for my family I might step it down a notch. Here's why.

When I drove the Toyota Highlander we had for a year, it always seem built for function over all else. Sure it was the top-of-the-line Limited model, but everything looked like it was there to be functional first.

The big shelf that stretched across the dashboard was a perfect example. It was a little abrupt from a design standpoint, but when it came to daily driver duty, that shelf swallowed lots of stuff. And although the materials were nice, they didn't make the Highlander look like a luxury car.

Looking like a luxury car is rarely a bad thing, but in this car I would rather just live with the lack of wood and not feel bad about spilling some coffee now and again.  

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,211 miles

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