Starting at about $30,000, all Pilots come with three rows of seating for eight people. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available on all trims. A 3.5-liter V6 with 250 horsepower and mated to a five-speed automatic is the only engine and transmission combination. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway by the EPA -- all-wheel drive drops each rating by 1 MPG.
Base LX cars include tri-zone automatic climate control, rear privacy glass, Honda's i-MID infotainment system with an 8-inch screen and backup camera, a 7-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming audio and AUX and USB inputs and a Class III trailer hitch.
EX adds a few amenities like 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, a DVD entertainment system with a 115-volt household outlet and a power moonroof.
EX-L steps up to a leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, power front passenger's seat, power tailgate and and upgraded audio system. Optional are a DVD entertainment system, a navigation package with an 8-inch screen and voice recognition, as well as a 15-GB hard drive system and a multi-angle rearview camera.
Finally, the top trim Touring adds both DVD and navigation packages, as well as memory settings for the driver's seat, a 650-watt audio system with 10 speakers, power folding side mirrors, and front and rear parking sensors.
The Pilot is well-priced compared to rivals, but it's also showing its age. Its technology features aren't as up to date as its competitors. EX-L, for around $36,000 (or $1,600 more for all-wheel drive), represents strong value among three-row crossovers with desirable features like its leather interior and power liftgate.
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