The Pilot is an extremely functional and pleasant vehicle as long as you don't expect excitement.
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Honda Pilot Road Test

The Pilot is an extremely functional and pleasant vehicle as long as you don't expect excitement. It performs the family-hauling duties of a minivan with some added machismo, and without being a poster child for a "Mom-mobile."

In that respect, the Pilot does a commendable minivan impression with its flexible seating for eight; a roomy, versatile, and feature-filled interior; and easy access to all three seating rows. It also provides a comfortable ride and benefits from a quiet cabin. 

When it comes to handling, this SUV has no connection with the nimble Hondas of the past. The Pilot's cumbersome cornering makes it feel reluctant to turn, and the vague steering chips away at drivers' confidence. Nobody expects sports car handling from an SUV, but the Pilot falls short compared to more agile competitors. Plus, the Pilot's mediocre braking on wet pavement trails most peers as well. 

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The EX-L is the best combination of value and features. Its six-speed automatic avoids the push-button shifter that comes with the nine-speed unit found on higher trim levels. It's also the lowest trim level that includes the handy one-touch folding second-row seats and lets you get options like n...
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