Needed a vehicle with more cargo capacity than a sedan to replace a pickup truck that had no full size back seat. The Pilot's back seats fold down to yield a roomy cargo space when needed. Consumer Reports rated this year Pilot as a best buy. A friend who owns a Pilot has used it for over 300,000 miles (often hauling a good sized utility trailer) with no major problems. This model has many features that make it a very comfortable travel car.
I bought my 2009, in July 2008. It was something that we had been waiting for years. Spacious, good style and re;liability of Honda which I have experienced since 1977. I still feels as I just bought it. No repairs, except one time changing the brakes. Even the tires look very good. Used it for travel with 8 people and everyone was comfortable. There is nothing wrong with this car. In fact, I want to buy a new one for myself since my wife is using this most of the time. However, I don't like the new one since it is smaller and not as good looking.
Pro - Reliable, spacious, versatile, gas mileage, smooth ride and handling and looks
Con - My wife loves it so much that she is using most of the time
This is my 2nd Pilot
2012 Honda PilotSam Patel - Frisco, TX03/20/2016
I have owned Hondas for over 17 years (1st was the 2000 Accord, 2nd the 2009 Pilot and now I have the 2012 Pilot) and once the 8 year Warranty on this Car is over in 2020 I will buy my 3rd Pilot. The best thing I did with my 2012 Pilot was to buy the Honda Care warranty online from a Dealership in Boston which cost me just $1200 for 8 years and 120,000 miles. My car is now at 46K miles and is running without a hitch. The only thing I do is Oil Changes every 6 months. There is no other better SUV than this.