Last post on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:15 AM
You are in the Honda Pilot
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#5 of 54 somewhere between ugly and dull
Apr 15, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Alone, I guess it's not so bad looking, just kinda' dull,
But sit this vehicle next to something like a Buick Enclave, and there's no comparison. Inside or out.
#6 of 54 Re: Article Comments - 2009 Honda Pilot First Drive [KarenS]
Apr 15, 2008 (3:32 pm)
The features mentioned on Honda's website indicate that a lot of them were taken from the MDX. You can see similarities of the navigation screen, the layout of the climate control - even color moods, the way the map lights are established as well as the menu button with scroll option is very much like the Acura MDX. The instrument panel also looks like it was taken from the MDX. Even the features such as bluetooth, rearview camera. The placement of the speakers are again very MDX like.
Is it how Honda wants their vehicles to be ? Alienating Acura's customers by building something similar but at a relatively lower price point ?
If Honda wants to establish their Acura brand as a "luxury" brand, then they should have more distinction with the two brands.
This is what I fear when you buy an Acura or a Lexus, not enough distinction on the vehicles & they charge a premium for their brands. It is a classic way of rebadging a vehicle, although it is much worse, they charge you more for a rebadge vehicle.
Just sharing my opinion
#7 of 54 Is this a Honda or a Hummer/Nissan hybrid?
Apr 15, 2008 (4:36 pm)
The rear is undoubtedly inspired by the Pathfinder and Armada platform, while the front reminds me of a hummer or like a much more modern Lamborghini LM002 front.
Still looks better than the current bland Pilot, but could've had alot more originality in it.
Apr 15, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Actually its more like a Chrysler/Nissan hybrid
Apr 15, 2008 (5:56 pm)
That centre dash has so many buttons. I thought the cars are moving away from clutter? Toyota Venza for me thank you very much
#10 of 54 Re: somewhere between ugly and dull [morey000]
Apr 15, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I am not a fan of American cars but I have to disagree with your comment on the Buick Enclave. The Buick has a much nicer and modern appeal than the box presented by Honda.
#11 of 54 Re: somewhere between ugly and dull [sjaieve]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:01 am)
I agree with you, pilot's styling is not comparable to enclave's. BTW, i think morey likes enclave.
#12 of 54 Re: somewhere between ugly and dull [fshi]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:33 am)
please!!-----its lucky honda has its quality to fall back on because this thing is butt UGLY---it looks like the bastard child of a jeep patriot and an Land Rover LR3...sorry land rover-you're pretty but your child is a troll
#13 of 54 How ugly thou art, let me count the ways...
Apr 16, 2008 (10:59 am)
Wow!!! Honda should stick to bland styling because this thing is uglier than Courtney Love after an all-nighter :-o Not one good angle on the whole mess. I was considering the Pilot last year when I heard they were restyling it. I was hoping for something visually similar the CRV which I think they did pretty well. They pushed out the Pilot restyle a year so I bought an Enclave, which I love and which looks 1000% better than this Pilot. Sorry Honda, better luck next time.
#14 of 54 Re: How ugly thou art, let me count the ways... [stingraydave]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:13 pm)
I thought I was done posting here but then I looked at ALL the pictures---oh my god the dash is even more of an abomination than the exterior-the tonka toy/ 80's ghetto blaster look is awesome and no need to mention the partially aroused shifter where no shifter has ever been before---fabulous---Is Honda recruiting retired AMC designers now???