2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

WHAT WE LIKE: Our observed fuel economy is inching up through summer season road-trip season, striking approximately 22 mpg. When those journeys have actually consisted of more than 4 individuals, we have actually concerned value the second-row seats, which permit third-row gain access to by folding their seatbacks and moving the assembly forward at the push of a button situated on either the seatback (for third-row guests) or the side cushion (for those outside the automobile). And we have actually discovered that as soon as the Pilot is filled, its trip quality enhances, settling rather from its unladen floatiness.

2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

WHAT WE DO N'T LIKE: Utilizing the 3rd row for individuals suggests there's valuable little sector readily available for those individuals's things. It's a grievance typical to almost all three-row crossovers-- and most likely the Pilot's biggest disadvantage compared to its Odyssey minivan brother or sister. With the 3rd row raised, there's simply 16 cubic feet of baggage area; the Odyssey can bring 38 cubic feet of baggage.

2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review


2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

WHAT WE LIKE: Our observed fuel economy is inching up through summertime road-trip season, striking approximately 22 mpg. When those journeys have actually consisted of more than 4 individuals, we have actually concerned value the second-row seats, which permit third-row gain access to by folding their seatbacks and moving the assembly forward at the push of a button situated on either the seatback (for third-row travelers) or the side cushion (for those outside the car). And we have actually discovered that when the Pilot is filled, its trip quality enhances, settling rather from its unladen floatiness.

WHAT WE DO N'T LIKE: Utilizing the 3rd row for individuals indicates there's valuable little sector readily available for those individuals's things. It's a grievance typical to almost all three-row crossovers-- and most likely the Pilot's biggest disadvantage compared to its Odyssey minivan brother or sister. With the 3rd row raised, there's simply 16 cubic feet of baggage area; the Odyssey can bring 38 cubic feet of baggage.

2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

Tense throttle and transmission calibrations are worsened by a poor adaptive cruise control that appears incapable of smooth speed modifications-- and periodically hurries well above the set speed. At least you can turn that off and simply have routine, non-adaptive cruise control. The car stop/start system, too, has actually come under fire for incomprehensible reasoning, often shutting off the engine just after sitting for an extended period and a minimum of when shutting it down in the middle of a parking maneuver.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Hardly a month after we repaired the issue done to our left-rear quarter-panel in a parking garage, somebody backed the exact same corner into a post on a slim, winding driveway. We have actually had just one more routine service check out, an oil modification, air-filter swap, and evaluation that cost $154.

2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review

WHERE WE WENT: Its road-trip ability indicates the Pilot has actually remained in high need for the summer season Michigan routine of weekly journeys north, striking locations in Gaylord and Muskegon, along with more-southerly areas like Dollywood and Canada.   Other staffers are warming to the touchscreen system, with associate online editor Joseph Capparella going so far as to question why more car manufacturers do not outsource their navigation software application (Honda's comes from Garmin). After going through Windsor, Ontario-- which is undoubtedly south of Detroit-- technical director Eric Tingwall wound up in Quebec, where he kept in mind that "even the French-speaking residents make more sense than Honda's infotainment system."