The aptly named Honda Pilot owns the distinction of being the first three-row mainstream sport utility vehicle to be developed on a unit-body car-based platform. Ushering in a new degree of comfort and drivability in the SUV marketplace, the Pilot was the first mid-size non-luxury sport utility to drive like a car. Indeed, when the 2003 Honda Pilot debuted, it was praised for its comfort, ease of handling, and solid build quality. For the 2016 model year, Honda has introduced the third generation Pilot.
An all-new take on a now familiar theme, the 2016 Honda Pilot is basically more of everything some 1.4-million American Pilot customers have bought into for more than a decade and counting. Enjoying one of the highest customer loyalty rates in the industry, the 2016 Honda Pilot comes to the fore with more comfort, more space, more luxury, more power, more safety, and more fuel-efficiency.
Designed, refined, and built in the United States, the 2016 Honda Pilot features an all-new look, and plausible seating for up to eight people in a more family-friendly package. There is also a new range topping model offering so many features it could well have been an Acura.