I was looking for a safe, reliable vehicle with plenty of cargo space and decided on a Honda Pilot. I chose the 2006 as it was in my price range and it came with side curtain airbags as well as front and side airbags for passengers up front. When I first test drove the vehicle I was in love. It was very responsive and even though it felt wider than my previous vehicle (2000 Trooper) it didn't seem too large. I am very happy with the exceleration and agile handling. I chose the LX model for the price. This trim has all the features that I need. The only thing I would change, and probably will, is the radio. The sound isn't as good as I am used to. So far I have gotten better gas miliage when compared to my previous vehicle. The Pilot has an "eco" mode that helps to save gas. Not sure how that works but it does. All in all I am very, very happy with my Pilot. Would not change a thing except the radio. I would highly recommend this vehicle as it has a great rating for safety and was rated highly in Consumer Reports which I referred to constantly when making this purchase.
We have a 2004 Honda Pilot. We just love it for our long trips. We live in Florida and travel a great deal to Maryland, New York and New Jersey. We bought it specifically for that. We really don't use it much for city driving because it does use a lot of gas. Trips however, provide us with reasonable gas expenditure and a lot of comfortable driving. Love this car and would highly recommend it.
At the recommendation of a couple of friends we recently bought an '06 Honda Pilot and I absolutely love it! It is incredibly comfortable, the leather and sunroof are awesome - the air is unbelievably cold (even in a hot florida summer it never gets set to the max cold). I think it looks ok, not great, but good, but riding in it is fantastic. One of the first things that surprised me was how great the visibility in it was. For it's size i worried about blind spots, but it's got better vis. than our sedan. Also, having the full 3 rows of seating is a very nice feature. the other day i dropped a couch off at goodwill and the Pilot swallowed the whole thing with the back seats all down. I love that versatility. all in all, great attention to detail, lots of storage, cubbies, etc. and extremely comfortable. I do wish it got better than 19/20 mpg but, for its size and comfort and options, the best vehicle we've ever owned. Also, if you have the kids, the rubber floor mats are great because they make cleaning up goldfish and raisens a breeze. can't say enough good things about - I only wish i got to drive it more (my wife has it most of the time :)