2015 Honda Pilot
As a large and heavy full size SUV, the 2015 Honda Pilot is not the type of a vehicle we are accustomed too. It is an unconventional lump of metal with boxy looks, dated stylistic appearance and a rather spartan interior organization. However, its size and optimally used space in the interior made it rather comfortable and favorable.
Seating eight, the 2015 Honda Pilot is certainly one of the largest SUVs on the market, but up to this moment almost all of its counterparts were updated, thus outperforming the Pilot in almost every important segment.
As it was introduced in 2007, the Honda Pilot carries the looks that resemble Honda vehicles of yesterday, which means that the looks are far away from the elegantly sculpted full size SUVs of today. The same story is in the interior which is dominated by hard plastic surfaces, rather large and ungainly buttons and levers and dated technology. For the 2015 model year, Honda did not make any important changes. Everything is stayed basically the same apart from trim levels available. Honda offers five trim levels, none of which offer modern equipment such as lane departure safety system, or even bluetooth connectivity.
However, we have to look at this car from a different point of view. With a comfortable and roomy cabin, the Honda Pilot is an excellent companion of large families. It provides space in spades and it offers a rather cozy interior which can be ordered with rear seat entertainment system, leather, electric powered seats and a nice audio system with hard disk with 15 Gb of space.
Despite being old, the car is somehow unconventional enough to be considered interesting. The looks help that a lot, but don’t get us wrong here. Even if it is equipped with the best possible wheels and body kit, the Honda Pilot loses the fashion battle against modern SUVs. It is simply a dated machine which will be updated for the 2016 model year.
The 2015 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 250 HP. As it is connected with an old automatic transmission system, this engine provides a below the average performance. The Honda Pilot can reach 60 mph in 8.9 seconds (for the four wheel drive model, or 8,3 seconds (for a two wheel drive model). Luckily, fuel efficiency is on par with today’s SUVs and that is possibly the most important for such a large SUV.
Those who tested the vehicle reported that the ride is pleasant and comfortable. With dampers, long travel and top of the line EX-L trim level, the 2015 Honda Pilot provides rather impressive driving characteristics, but it still lacks the refinement of today’s large SUVs. All in all, this car is still a king of size and interior roominess, but it lacks some modern features which cannot be acquired for even the top of the line models.