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Honda has evolved its Pilot SUV to adapt to the consumers’ needs. Just two years ago, the Pilot had a boxy design, harkening back to the days where SUVs didn’t have much of an identity, they were utility alone in purpose. However, as SUVs continue to dominate the marketplace manufacturers like Honda understand that contemporary …

Rating 73/100 Background Big and blocky on the outside but underneath just a roomy, family-friendly crossover, the previous-generation Honda Pilot perhaps tried a little too hard to look like something it wasn’t. It was like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory gearing up in full Under Armour apparel to fake his way into an iron …

Rating 57/100 Background The 2015 Honda Pilot is hardly at the vanguard of family transportation. Not only is the current generation now in its sixth year of production, the Pilot has always been blocky and a bit trucklike to drive at a time when its competitors are increasingly sleeker and more carlike. The result is …

Rating 62/100 Background The 2014 Honda Pilot isn’t the newest kid on the block. In contrast to many recently redesigned, large crossover SUV rivals, the Pilot remains largely unchanged since the second-generation model debuted back in 2009. Its age proves to be a disadvantage in a few key areas, though the 2014 Pilot still merits …

Rating 80/100 Background The midsize crossover segment is riddled with choices, many of them newer and better performing than the 2013 Honda Pilot. But as per Honda’s usual approach, the Pilot’s overall package makes it worthy of consideration. For starters, the Pilot’s interior is huge, befitting the minivan alternative that midsize crossovers have become for …

Rating 58/100 Background At a glance, the 2011 Honda Pilot would seem to do a fine job as a family hauler. There’s plenty of space for kids and cargo, it boasts excellent crash scores and comes with Honda’s sterling reputation for reliability. Yet, there are three key areas that send the Pilot to the back …

Rating 60/100 Background Automotive names are often inscrutable, but the 2010 Honda Pilot’s got a simple one. You can look “pilot” up in the dictionary, and here’s what you get: “a leader, or one employed to command a vessel.” So that’s what Honda’s boxy crossover SUV is supposed to be. But is the recently redesigned …

Rating 77/100 Background The first-generation Honda Pilot was a trendsetter, spearheading the initial wave of carlike SUVs that gave rise to the crossover SUV craze. The redesigned 2009 Honda Pilot seems designed to set a trend as well — namely, a trend toward angular, Jeep-like styling in the midsize crossover SUV segment. We’re not sure …

Rating 58/100 Background Sensible folks who place function over form will agree that a minivan remains the most efficient mode of family transport. Quite simply, a big, front-wheel-drive box offers more passenger and cargo capacity compared to a like-sized SUV. But most image-conscious Americans find minivans seriously lacking in the cool factor — something that …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

Volvo Cars’ replacement for the original XC60 is here. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The new XC60 SUV comes nine years after the vehicle was originally launched. It has been a solid performer for Volvo with nearly a million units sold across the world. The company says the XC60 currently represents about …

For many families, SUVs have replaced sedans as their vehicle of choice. While sedans offer many family-friendly features such as great safety ratings, cost-saving fuel economy, and creative storage solutions, families prefer the versatility only SUVs can offer. One of the biggest drivers of preference is vehicle profile. Simply, many prefer to sit higher to …