I think Pilot's are pathetic when compared to others in their class. It's a freaking SUV with no balls under the hood. For a minivan the Odyssey is just as capable, but that's probable the most irritating thing for me about our Ody is the power down the engine experiences with the variable speed transmission that shuts down(IMO prematurely) cylinders it doesn't think it needs. When I goose it, it goes, but the second you let off the pedal it feels like the engine breaks. As an SUV in the Pilot, that's totally unacceptable. There are far better options in the similar class to the Pilot whereas with Minivans it's the Ody or Sienna with the Ody getting a slight nudge IMO due to the interior design and the seating arrangements.I don't like SUVs but an Odyssey owner recommended it to me as I told her I needed to sit 3 kids on car seats. So, we briefly looked at it and did not find any flexibility nor nice family features all. It is just what it is, a big SUV (big on gas, short on flexible space and a bumpy ride) :dunno:
Yeah, I wonder. They messed up with the Insight as well. I just don't understand the Pilot, maybe if it were $5,000 cheaper. It's designed to look big and rugged but once you open the doors you can barely get adults inside. I seriously question why someone would choose the Pilot over all the other SUV's on the market - and there are so many unlike the minivans which at the top are limited to just the Odyssey and Sienna.Yea there are better choices out there good design and features.
I am starting to wonder about honda's strategies. Try to make honda pilot more ugly or unappealing so they can redirect folks to ody. Example: Just like making lx wheels look awful that honda want to redirect folks that where they want you to go if you dont like lx wheels.