2010 Honda Pilot First Impressions Review

Thursday November 18th, 2010 at 11:1111 AM
Posted by: gmchan_66

By Gary Chan

Pros:

  • Quiet cabin
  • Velvety smooth engine
  • Lots of storage space for trips
  • Kick-ass A/C system

Cons:

  • Mediocre fuel economy (The ’11 Chevy Suburban has an EPA rating of 15/21 with a 5.3-liter V-8!)
  • Center stack from the Space Shuttle
  • Shift handle is too high
  • With 2nd and 3rd-row in use, rear storage is limited

In the Pilot Seat
My how the Honda Pilot has grown over the years! From its humbler, smaller beginnings to its current 8-person hauler, besides size, it’s grown in sophistication. As a driver that regularly takes long weekend trips with friends and family, functional space and features are very important to me. Loaded with tons of features, would this Pilot “be ready for almost anything” as the Honda website advertises? Would it be ready to swallow the camping and racing gear for two or three-people going to a triathlon as well as a Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

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2009 Honda Pilot Review – Honda's 8-passenger SUV

Thursday August 21st, 2008 at 6:88 AM
Posted by: hollyrrr

By Holly Roberts

Pros:

  • LOVE the white dials/background on the instrument panel
  • Really decent acceleration
  • Comfortable front seats and the lumbar support is really NICE
  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • Built-in Bluetooth®

Cons:

  • Square shape is great for making more inside storage, but bad for aerodynamics
  • Gas mileage is not stellar (made worse with the square-er shape)
  • Voice recognition system that requires a lot of patience
  • 3rd row seats are only usable by children or very short people (at 5’6″, I wouldn’t be comfortable for any length of time sitting back there)

Fuel Economy:
Advertised: 16 in the city, and 22 highway (or 18 combined for the AWD Touring Edition).
Actual: 18.7 with my un-aggressive driving style. Sightly better than the combined estimate, but still worse than other 7-8 passenger SUVs on the market.

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Next-Generation Honda Pilot Balances Ideal Combination of SUV Strengths and On-road Refinement

Monday January 21st, 2008 at 12:11 PM
Posted by: Derek

Bolder styling and more accommodating interior highlight changes to 2009 Pilot

2009 Honda Pilot

01/13/2008 – DETROIT -

A prototype of the next-generation Honda Pilot is being unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

The prototype conveys design features of the more boldly-styled 2009 Pilot, set to debut in spring 2008, which emphasizes authentic SUV styling, clever and more accommodating interior packaging and advanced technologies for safety, fuel efficiency and convenience. Read the rest of this entry »

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