The all new 2014 Honda Pilot is an eight-passenger crossover SUV, but it isn’t really known as the “newest kid on the block.” Since the second generation model back in 2009, the Pilot remains mostly unchanged. One big improvement is the amount of space. There’s plenty of legroom on the inside even including the third-row seats who can sit adults comfortably. Because of this, the 2014 Honda Pilot is a true eight-passenger vehicle. With the dropping of the rear seats, you are provided even more additional space. Unlike competing vehicles in the same category, the new Pilot doesn’t include up-to-date features like a keyless ignition/entry or blind-spot monitoring. The Pilot is sold in four different trim levels which include LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base trim is the LX model. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, automatic headlights, cruise control tri-zone automatic climate control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 8-inch center display screen, 60/40 split second- and third-row seats, seven-speaker sound system that comes with a CD player, a rear-view camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and USB/iPod interface and auxiliary audio jack. With the other trims, they provide more and up-to-date features. Under the hood, you have the same power-trains for all trim levels which include a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Also, 250 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque run through a five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all Pilot models have the option of all-wheel drive. From test drivers, the estimated 0 to 60 mph is about 8.9 seconds in all-wheel drive, and about 8.3 seconds in front-wheel drive. Estimated mpg combined for front-drive is 21 mpg, and estimated mpg combined for all-wheel drive is 20 mpg. Standard safety for the 2014 Honda Pilot include anti-lock brakes, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and rear-view camera. With the interior, the standard automatic climate controls reduces the amount of buttons and knobs on the center stack and also with the 8-inch information screen. But otherwise, the Pilot does have useful interior design with details and clearly presented instrumentation.
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