Honda's first entry into the SUV market in North America was not a Honda. At the time Honda had a reciprocal deal with Isuzu. Honda would supply Isuzu with cars, and Isuzu would supply Honda with trucks. Thus, Honda's first American SUV was a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo. Called Passport, Honda offered it here from 1994 to 2002, when it was replaced by the Pilot.
Designed off the platform underpinning the Honda Accord, Pilot had the rugged, yet genteel good looks one would expect from a Honda suv, combined with road manners similar to the company’s top sedan. To date, there have been but two generations of Honda’s largest SUV since its introduction.