The Pilot now has a beautiful body to match its capable, relaxed road manners.
Its rivals are no slouches, either.
The Ford Explorer hits the same crossover-SUV moving target, though its interior and third-row space are inferior.
The Chevrolet Traverse is the big boy in the category here, with a well-appointed interior and good seating position, but the understyled body looks dated, and fuel economy is below average.
The Toyota Highlander is comfortable, but not much fun to drive, especially in Hybrid trim.
The Nissan Pathfinder has good space and seating flexibility, but the CVT and V-6 drone at highway speeds, and it feels as big as it looks.
Finally, the slightly smaller Hyundai Santa Fe has a more compact third-row seat and more anonymous looks, but it's fairly nimble, quick, and has a great touchscreen infotainment interface.
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|2016 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2016 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2016 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||FWD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door 2.4||2WD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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