Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The Pilot is quick, comfortable, and refined, but it's not exactly a joy to drive. Its three-row seating configuration, roomy cabin, and abundant interior storage make it an extremely functional vehicle. Power comes from a slick 3.5-liter V6 that is rated at 280 hp. We got 20 mpg overall in our tests of an EX-L with the standard six-speed automatic. We found the ride to be comfortable but handling ungainly. The infotainment system is unintuitive. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed that doesn't shift very smoothly and is stuck with an unintuitive push-button gear selector. Front- and all-wheel drive are offered, and the optional Honda Sensing safety system includes automatic emergency braking.