The Pilot now has a beautiful body to match its capable, relaxed road manners.
Its rivals are no slouches, either.
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.
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 Ford Explorer hits the same crossover-SUV moving target, though its interior and third-row space are inferior.
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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|2017 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2017 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 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 SUV 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|LX 2WD||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||Base FWD||2.4L Automatic||FWD S||LE I4 FWD (Natl)|
|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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|2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Chevrolet Traverse||2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Ford Explorer||2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe||2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Nissan Pathfinder||2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander|