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.
This vehicle has served my family for 13 years. We've made more trips to FL for spring break than I care to remember. I do relate to the lack of cargo space other reviewers speak of, with two daughters a luggage rack topper and/or a trailer hitch platform was required, but that was only to provide each kid with a entire row of seating to eliminate fighting. I actually installed the tow package myself, as I did with the cross bars for the roof rack. Saved lots of money that way. The trailer hitch came in handy when moving the kids to Purdue dorms and back again. Oh the stories this vehicle could tell.
230,000 miles an no major issues, just maintenance of timing belts every 90k miles.
While not as long front-to-back from the 2007 Honda Pilot it is replacing it is like all Honda vehicles very reliable with sufficient cargo space and power to carry home repair construction materials. Also great for handling loads of camping gear and passengers to include the dogs on long cross country trips.
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