At EX-L trim level, the Pilot comes equipped with a standard backup camera. Backup cameras not only help with tricky parallel parking, but they also make SUVs with huge rear blind spots more safe to be around.
In an otherwise high-quality interior, the audio system stands out as downright gaudy. We're confused as to why Honda chose to trim the system with green frosted plastic. Fortunately, the system sounds much better than it looks.
The Pilot's third row provided just enough space for our 5' 9" frame, but is still better suited for little ones. When not in use, the second and third row seats can be folded flat to increase the Pilot's interior volume to 87 cubic feet.
The Pilot's 250 horsepower V-6 engine uses Honda's i-VTEC technology and variable cylinder management (VCM) to boost fuel economy. VCM allows the engine to operate on three, four, or six cylinders depending on the power and efficiency needs of the vehicle.