The Pilot is quick, comfortable, and refined, but it’s not exactly a joy to drive. Its three-row seating configuration, roomy cabin, and abundant interior storage make it an extremely functional vehicle.
Power comes from a slick 3.5-liter V6 rated at 280 hp. We got 20 mpg overall in our tests of an EX-L with the standard six-speed automatic. We found the ride to be comfortable but the handling is ungainly. The touch-screen infotainment system is frustrating to use. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed transmission that doesn’t shift very smoothly and features a push-button gear selector that takes getting used to. All Pilots come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assistance.