The new-for-2016, third-generation Honda Pilot is a sign of the times, and itself, is also full of signs of the times.
Honda’s big, trucky-looking family hauler is now bigger, but less trucky-looking and more minivan-like instead. It’s longer. Overhangs are stretched. It's belly is an inch lower to the ground. A shift has been made from off-road
Honda simultaneously debuted its all-new 2016 Honda Pilot at the Canadian International Auto Show and at the Chicago Auto Show on the very same day. The Pilot, in its third generation, has been redesigned and re-engineered, and will be manufactured here in North America. Scheduled to be in Canadian dealerships this summer, Honda says the third-ge
Under a smothering Kentucky sun, our Honda heads West; smooth, glittering, reeking of turtle urine. But perhaps I should back up a little.
Meet the new 2016 Honda Pilot , a vehicle that may be best thought of as an unboxing video of the previous model. Among the usual marketing-speak at the product presentation, a slide is shown demonstrating w
Ten years ago if you walked into a Honda dealership and demanded to see the brand’s most expensive model you’d be presented a racy little roadster, one that continues to be revered to this day, long after production has ceased.
Honda’s most prestigious offering is now a crossover SUV.
The S2000, as it was known, embodied so much of what
Honda phased out and replaced their first-generation Pilot for model-year 2009 with a new model that packed updated styling, technology, feature content and an even bigger body. Longer, wider and taller than the original machine, the new-for-2009 eight-passenger Pilot received a welcome make
Honda's formula for its Pilot was never far off the mark, but somehow the boxy-looking and oh-so-functional SUV failed to find any real traction among buyers of mid-size, three-row SUVs. In the family-hauler shootout the Pilot, which sold 6,113 units in 2014, simply wasn't in the same league as Kia's Sorento (13,982 sold) or Ford's Explorer (12,677
That Honda makes very good automotive conveyances has rarely been in doubt. The ability of the Japanese marque to package its cars and maximize space is unquestioned – especially when it comes to the company’s SUV lineup.
Third-row occupants have been considered carefully, right down to anti-fog elements in the rearward windows, so the kids o
Honda has added a volume knob to its 2019 Pilot mid-size crossover as part of a significant mid-cycle refresh that also brings a Canada-exclusive Black Edition trim, new styling and a revised transmission.
This makes the Pilot the latest Honda model to get a revised infotainment system to replace one widely criticized for its touch-sensitive vol
New models, new transmissions, the promise of turbocharged engines, and the return of the Type-R Civic; no-one can accuse Honda of resting on their laurels. Well, not right at the present, anyway – a few years ago, it was a different story.
That means it’s time to clean house on those vehicles that aren't pulling their weight, sales-wise. Goodby
If you’re the car-buying decision-maker for a family, and if you’re looking for a used family hauler ride, our research tells us that you’re probably looking for a mid-size crossover, and that probably, it’s a Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, GM Acadia / Traverse, or Toyota Highlander.
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Black Friday: the term originates in the seventeenth century, when a small crew of French-Canadian pirates ventured south into the newly created colonies of the eastern seaboard and got a really good deal on three-cornered hats and colourful accessory parrots.
Okay. I made that up.
Whatever the origin, Black Friday is the defining day of the
Things don’t always go exactly as planned. If anyone knows this, it’s the folks at Volkswagen. What matters, though, is how one responds to a challenge and if the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV is anything to go by, the Wolfsburg company has every intention of putting its best foot forward.
we repeatedly tried to catch the system napping, but
They’ve been down this road before, Subaru has. Fresh into the 21st century, Subaru saw that the crossover trend wouldn’t stop with the mid-size wagons like the Outback and compact SUVs like the Forester, and they wisely decided to branch out with a larger mid-sizer that could seat up to seven, but with all the usual Subaru ingredients like a boxer
In a bid to expand the appeal of its mid-size Pilot crossover, Honda will add a short-wheelbase variant next year that ditches the current model's third-row seat.
The news comes from Wards Auto , who says the new, smaller Pilot will begin production in fall of 2018 at Honda's plant in Lincoln, Alabama.
The Japanese automaker's obvious goal i
Hyundai doesn’t move a whole lot of Santa Fe XLs in Canada, relatively speaking, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why.
There’s a whole lot of value crammed into the package.
Maybe it’s because the shorter-wheelbase Santa Fe Sport is the country’s bestselling mid-size SUV at the moment, so that’s where Hyundai focuses their pro