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Garish or genteel? The 2011 Honda Pilot has styling that's controversial, to say the least.
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STYLING | 6 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

aggressive grille and slab sides, just at the moment when America is turning against big SUVs with a vengeance
Consumer Reports

bolder front end...that doesn’t look as awkward in person as it does in some of the photos
Car and Driver

rather barn like shape
Autoblog

tries hard to look more like a utility and less like a minivan
Edmunds' Inside Line

hearkens back to old Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers
CNET

Honda appears to be running in the opposite direction, style-wise, than the rest of the industry—which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your taste. The evidence: Honda gave the Pilot a complete redesign for 2009, but while other models have become softer and more carlike, the Pilot became even more macho, creased, and imposing, with a chunky look and an almost incredibly garish framed chrome grille that's either a macho masterpiece or a little embarrassing (we go with the latter).

Interior themes are also a bit gimmicky and overwrought in a chunky, macho aesthetic, yet up close, the controls can feel a little cluttered, especially with respect to climate and audio, with the optional navigation system.

Conclusion

Garish or genteel? The 2011 Honda Pilot has styling that's controversial, to say the least.

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