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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up

After one year, nearly 17,000 miles, over 61 fuel fill ups, and dozens of memories, it's time to say goodbye to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. We spent the last year with the 2016 Honda Pilot after naming it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2016. Why? To get to know it far more intimately with...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: final fuel economy check-in

Our time with the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot is nearing an end. The snow is falling and the Pilot's headed back down south toward warmer weather. Over the past six months in the Midwest, the Pilot has endured kids, road trips, the Home Depot run, weekends at the cabin, a service stop, and more. As...Read More»

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Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

Our long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system?

As we barrel past 13,000 miles in our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot you might say we've covered quite a bit of ground in the large, three-row crossover SUV. Before this, we spent more than our fair share of time behind the wheel of multiple Pilots in its run-up to being named The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

We've now entered the final quarter with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot, and we've really put it to work over the last 12,500 miles. From hauling kids and dogs to grocery shopping and road trips. The Pilot's lived the life many other Pilots will, that is, shuttling families around constantly while...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: which accessories are worth the price?

In the last 11 months we've talked a lot about our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything from car seats and diaper bags to the safety tech and its first service stop have been discussed. Now, as we enter the holiday season it only seems fitting we turn our attention to what kind of presents you...Read More»

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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Compare Cars

If you recoil at the prospect of driving a minivan, the roomiest seven- and eight-passenger crossovers are pretty good substitutes. And if your escape from sliding doors brought you to either the Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander, you're on the right path. But which fits your family better? Read...Read More»

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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Compare Cars

If you're in charge of the carpool and looking for something new, a three-row crossover SUV should be among the top vehicles on your shopping list. Few of these big wagons have the heritage and name recognition of the Ford Explorer. But when it comes to carrying big families in the smoothest, most...Read More»

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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Compare Cars

The Honda Pilot is our current Best Car To Buy here at The Car Connection--but Nissan's Pathfinder has just received a slew of updates to make it more competitive. These space-efficient, capable family vehicles offer just the right mix of flexible seating space, cargo capacity, and ride...Read More»

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Honda Pilot: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2017

You won't have a minivan, something about the stigma of sliding side doors. A traditional off-road-rugged SUV? It's a bit much. Station wagons? Call you when they bring back the Roadmaster, you say? Those vehicles represent the state of the art of family driving, over the past two generations. This...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: is the safety tech worth it?

It was 10 months ago that we took delivery of our long-term pearl white 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD. In that time we've covered nearly 12,000 miles. You might say we're getting to know it rather intimately. We've performed weekend errands to Home Depot, cross-country road trips, family trips up...Read More»

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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot

Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy update for 2017: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on most Honda Pilot trim levels. This technology allows a driver to use certain smartphone functions through the vehicle's infotainment screen—text...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: from car seats to diaper bags, hauling the family

We're now entering the second half of the year with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the odometer keeps on racking up the miles. After just cresting 11,000 miles, it's time to take a look at this vehicle's main mission: hauling the family. For the last 4,000 miles, our Pilot has been...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test, first service stop
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop

It's been six months since we took delivery of our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and we have been packing on the miles as quickly as one can. After just over 8,000 miles, our Pilot's trip computer informed us it was time for its first service stop. How did we get to over 8,000 miles in...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot: Our long-term fuel economy so far

Summer is finally here, and naturally that means it's time for some road trips. Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined the TCC test fleet earlier this year finished up its duty in the mid-Atlantic states and has migrated north to the Midwest to report for family duty. Family cars...Read More»

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A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top

Last week, we wrote about the 2016 Made In America Auto Index, compiled by the Kogod School of Business at American University. Today, Cars.com published its 2016 American-Made Index, and though the name might sound similar, its rankings are very, very different. The Kogod School of Business takes...Read More»

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2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test: what we'd change

Last week, we picked 7 things that keep us grabbing the keys to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD for long road trips. Now it's time for the nitpicking. Granted, the Pilot does many things very well--well enough to earn our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. Some things could stand improvement...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: 7 reasons to buy one

We're entering month four with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the miles continue to roll up without a hitch. That's as we expected. We spent a lot of time with the Pilot last year in its run-up to our Best Car To Buy 2016 award. It was just about a year ago we took it for a first...Read More»

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