2007 Honda Pilot Expert Review
It is a great all around vehicle that offers amazing comfort, power, and style.
My pilot drives amazing. It is a smooth ride and very comfortable. I love how spacious the vehicle is. We have third row seating so we can bring friends along with us or lay down the seats for ample loading space. Our vehicle is older so it has over 200, 000 miles on it. With the miles comes some issues. I am currently facing a head gasket issue. Surprisingly the vehicle still drives smooth (though I do not take it long distance anymore). We used a head gasket sealer and it seemed to fix the problems we were having (coolant leaking, engine overheating). I have other vehicles, but my pilot still offers the most comfortable ride. It has 4 wheel drive, which I use frequently in the winter. The pilot has a great heat/ac system that reaches the entire vehicle. The sound system is awesome, even being 11 years old. One of the most random features the car has that I love is the amount of cup holders throughout. There are cup holders in all of the doors except the driver's and in the third row section on both sides. There's also outlets to plug in chargers throughout the vehicle. You can tell that vehicle was made for comfort and convenience. The only new car I desire is a newer model of the pilot. I love this SUV!
Perfect Family SUV for All Occasions
This has been a very reliable car. It had 70,000 miles when I bought it. It now has 260,000 miles. I've had to keep up routine maintenance and had to replace a few sensors. Other than that, I have had no problems with this car. This car has a built in Navigator and back up camera on the navigator screen. I live both these features. I especially love being able to see what is behind me on the screen inside my car while I am backing up. I also being able to see a map of where I am while I am driving. This car has a 3rd row and that was great when I was carpooling mom. My kids are out of the house now. This car seats 7 very comfortably. The rear air is also very nice for those passengers in the 2nd and 3rd rows. Leather seats make for easy clean up. And the sunroof is great for fall and spring days!
Good overall performance and capability, falls short on small details.
The wheel is heavy and more difficult to turn than most other cars I have driven. The buttons on the console have very little shape/texture variation, so it is very hard to be able to push the correct button without taking your eyes off the road. This car can hold a surprisingly large amount of people or luggage which is very nice especially for a car that is not really huge. I wish it had more/better air vents for the back seats. It takes a long time for the back of the car to be able to warm up or cool down.