The all-wheel-drive has a Variable Torque Management system (called VTM-4) that has a center differential lock feature providing extra traction on dirt roads and in snowy, slippery situations ... the same as the one on the Acura MDX.
Actually, the Pilot has Acura MDX genes through and through. Honda borrowed heavily from its upscale division's cousin to create this new midsize SUV in 2003.
The new Pilot got its basic chassis and powertrain directly from the more expensive MDX. It inherited the same V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission in addition to the all-wheel-drive system. While it was built on the same wheelbase as the MDX, it's still slightly shorter overall, as well as a bit taller and wider.
Available models include the already well-equipped base model LX and two upscale versions; the EX and leather-upholstered EX-L. All Pilot models were equipped with antilock four-wheel disc brakes and front side airbags.
The EX model's features include alloy wheels, power driver seat, automatic climate control, keyless entry, an upgraded audio system, and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. Some used Pilot EX-L models can also be found with the optional navigation or rear DVD entertainment systems.
The Pilot entered its second generation with the redesign for the 2009 model year. Taking on more of a rugged look, the new Honda Pilot is offered in either front or all-wheel drive and in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims. Under the hood is a 3.5 liter V6 engine that pumps out 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
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Extra room for adults has been added making the third-row seat more useable. And with 87 cubic feet of cargo space, the Pilot is even more versatile in meeting family needs.
Overall, while competition in seven to eight passenger seating SUVs has grown, the Honda Pilot remains a top recommendation to families of four or more looking for a midsize model with a nice balance of space, comfort and economy ... not to mention the Honda nameplate renowned for reliability and above average resale value.
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