Don't judge this book by its cover; the 2014 Honda Pilot may look tough on the outside, but it's more of a family hauler than an off-roader.
Instead, it competes with cars like the Toyota Highlander, which has a smooth, gentle ride, but isn't nearly as engaging on the road.
The Ford Flex is one of our top picks–it has an upscale, comfortable interior and a legitimately enjoyable driving experience with the turbocharged V-6.
The Ford Explorer is another comfortable option that looks tougher than it actually is–but it has more available technology inside than the Pilot.
The Chevrolet Traverse is larger even than the Flex, with a tall, SUV-like seating position and a well-appointed interior.
The Kia Sorento is a value leader in this category, but it feels a little smaller than the Pilot, due to its curvaceous body.
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