The Pilot grew a bit with the 2009 redesign and gained a more truck-like appearance.
Still, its boxy shape helped it retain the ability of accommodating eight passengers or lots of cargo.
The third row is a bit tight, but usable for kids and preteens.
Unfortunately, the interior isn't as well finished in this second generation with flimsy-looking plastics.
Look for an EX model with leather seats, since they hold up better and make sure you get the available rear-view camera, a must in any tall SUV.
Handling isn't particularly agile, but the car steers responsively and remains secure.
It also rides comfortably, has a slick powertrain and gets 18 mpg overall.
Road noise is pronounced, making the cabin loud.
By the end, the Pilot was rather outdated, lacking modern safety gear and scoring Poor in the IIHS small overlap crash test.