"Not Very Exciting" Honda Pilot Hits the Net

not very exciting honda pilot hits the net
Until today, we were dependent on "spy shots" to clock the new Honda Pilot. Taken by apparently very bored spy photographers lying in wait in parking lots for a glorified Accord-on-stilts (I guess the Camaro was not out testing that day), it seemed to be 10 percent less ugly than Honda's concept Pilot. As of today, the review embargo has expired. Pilot reviews are springing up like… are Eliot Spitzer jokes out of style yet? Honda appears to have forgotten to invite TTAC to the Pilot's launch, but other more "traditional" folks joined the junket. Edmunds says driving the Pilot is not "particularly memorable," but that the car/truck/minivan does its job. Los Jalopniks report that the refreshed Honda SUV is "not very exciting" but still the sensible car they ought to buy (life is too short for sensible, my friends). Car and Driver calls the Pilot "brilliantly packaged." I call it sorta weird looking, though given the current Pilot's core competencies, I'm confident that most folks will find this two-boxer more than merely adequate. TTAC will bring you a review of the new Pilot as soon as it's available to everyday folks.
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  • Tsgtsfitz Tsgtsfitz on Apr 15, 2008

    I gave my number to one dealers at the local honda dealrship early in 2007 before the concept photos came out. Man I hope he doesn't waste a call. Could be worse I guess. Fitz

  • Joshvar Joshvar on Apr 15, 2008

    Why oh why is Honda using the ugly stick so much? I love the engines, enjoy the chassis, but give me something pretty to look at when I walk toward the damned things.

  • Thinx Thinx on Apr 15, 2008

    # Joshvar : Why oh why is Honda using the ugly stick so much? I love the engines, enjoy the chassis, but give me something pretty to look at when I walk toward the damned things. Because this vehicle's biggest market is America - and for some reasons, the American market doesn't seem to value "pretty" that much. If the size and the badge are right, they don't seem to punish mere ugliness - unless it is transcendent hideousness like the Aztek. It is not that Americans as people don't appreciate pretty cars - we do - just that the market seems to not know the difference.

  • Dangerous Dave Dangerous Dave on Apr 15, 2008

    It may be bland, or perhaps ugly, and will stay that way till the wheels fall off of it about 20 years down the road.

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