As a single person and as a family, we have had a Prelude, a Civic, an Accord and an Odyssey. But this Honda PIlot is the BEST!! With plenty of room for 8, I can safely transport my three daughters and any combination of nieces, nephews and/or friends. It looks great and drives even better. We purchased the LX model which is plenty fancy and very comfortable. The DVD player is really the only extra that we needed and our pre-owned Pilot came with one. This car satisfies all of our needs, for a great price.
We bought this car back in 2003 with my first child. I feel safe and secure in it. We love driving it anywhere-drove from Ca to Canada in our first month. My only gripe is the third row, it is uncomfortable for an adult to ride long distances on and not much leg room to speak of. Other than that the cargo hold is great, and the kids have plenty of room in the second row even with car seats. I would definitely buy this car again.
I was looking for a safer and heavier car than what I had and one that gave more room for our tall family. The Pilot is both of these. It has a comfortable, adjustable driver's seat, and the 3rd row seating can accomodate a 6 foot tall person (but not for long trips). There is great leg and head room in the front and middle seat areas. My son are 6 ft and 6 ft 5 inches and are comfortable in the front or middle seat areas. The Pilot rides well. Consumer Reports had included only 1 negative about this vehicle, which was road noise. I have not noticed this as a problem. The console layout makes sense. There is plenty of room between the front seats for drinks and other items. There is a temperature control console for the middle seats; however the manual did not explain how to operate it. The mode setting must be in a particular mode for this console to operate, but we finally figured it out. The only negative I have found so far about this vehicle is the gas mileage. I was used to 30 mpg, and the PIlot gets 18-19 mpg city and 22-23 mpg highway. This has been a shock to my wallet, but the other features and safety aspects of the vehicle make it worthwhile. I would highly recommend this vehicle!