2015 Honda Pilot vs. Its Competition

2015 Honda Pilot
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2015 Honda Pilot may look like a truck from the outside, but its driving dynamics are surprisingly car-like.

By comparison, the Toyota Highlander is equally comfortable, but not as much to drive.

The Ford Flex is one of our favorites, thanks to its comfortable interior and legitimately excellent driving dynamics with the EcoBoost V-6.

The Ford Explorer also looks tougher than it is, but offers more technology than the Pilot.

The Chevrolet Traverse is the big boy in the category here, with a well-appointed interior and good seating position.

The Kia Sorento offers the most bang for the buck in the segment, but it feels smaller inside, thanks to its rakish roofline.

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Quick Specs
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The 2015 Honda Pilot is one of the most practical and family-friendly vehicles in its segment, despite its boxy, truck-like appearance.
8.0
The 2015 Chevy Traverse may look a little sedate, but it offers plenty of comfort and practicality for the whole family.
8.4
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
8.8
If you're looking to make a statement while you shuffle the kids around, it's hard to beat the 2015 Ford Flex.
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The 2015 Kia Sorento gets a little better each year, and its combination of elegance, versatility, and value makes it a great pick for families.
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The 2015 Toyota Highlander offers a versatile and stylish alternative to the minivan, with available all-wheel drive and a thoughtfully designed interior.
MSRP From     
$29,870$30,995$30,700$29,100$24,300$29,765
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door Base4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door I4 LXFWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
887758
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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