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Pros: Seat comfort on long trips.
Cons: Lack of memory seats.When gas hit $3 it was time to send my Lincoln Navigator packing. After months of research and test drives I selected the 2010 Honda Pilot. At 6'3', 240 lbs space was very important to me. The Pilot is more comfortable for long distance travel than was the Navigator and the 8 mpg gain was great. There is more cargo room behind the second seat than with the Navigator.
Pros: Drives like a dream!
Cons: Opening rear side doors in garage.I have owned many cars, a few trucks, a Suburban and a 4Runner. My Element is the best all around performer. Economical, plenty of room for shopping, camping, road trips and my wife is an artist so there have been times when she has filled it up with numerous canvasses of all sizes which would not have been possible with many other larger vehicles. Great economy and it's cool too.
Pros: Towable without transmission modification.
Cons: Engine power.This vehicle was purchased primarily for towing behind a motor home. For that purpose it is excellent. As for the car itself, I find it to be a bit under powered. One must be careful when passing another vehicle on two lane roads. Turning off the A/C while passing helps a bit. Road noise is present but not unbearable at highway speeds. This vehicle is quite comfortable on long road trips. A/C works very well in hot weather. Yet this car is easy to handle in city driving situations,(turning, parking, etc.) This is a most user friendly vehicle.
Pros: bun warmers
Cons: handlingPoor handling/drivability
Best of the bunch
Cons: wind noiseMy second CRV. I always feel safe and in control of the vehicle. Honda quality is first among the rest in this catagory.
Hard to beat a Honda
Pros: Looks and preformance. Need to put a V6 for better power.
Cons: Some road & Cabin noise. All of my Honda's have had the same complaintAnother Honda vehicle that is great all the way around.
One For All
Pros: Nav system / backup camera
Cons: Second row seats do not fold completely downA great SUV all around!