With its capacity to hold eight passengers, the smooth-handling, spacious 2015 Honda Pilot may be the perfect car for large families. With such a huge capacity, one would think that it would guzzle gas, yet it sips gas in moderation, getting 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the open road. Such energy efficiency sets it apart from other vehicles in its class. For long trips, it provides ample cargo space and headroom, and its smooth ride keeps passengers comfortable over the miles. A DVD entertainment system is available, but only as an option.
It sports plenty of power, with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 250 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. For those who live in areas with frequent mud or snow, or for those who plan trips over rough terrain, an all-wheel drive option is available. Families who choose the all-wheel drive vehicle will be able to haul camping equipment, livestock, or cross-country motorcycles easily with its hefty 4,500-pound towing capacity. Long-distance travel options include a climate control system for the rear seats and a navigation system. A Bluetooth interface and connectivity with both a USB and with an iPod comes standard, as does an 8-inch display screen for easy interface. Keyless entry on the higher-end trims keep owners from having to sort through keys to get into the car during inclement weather. The 2015 Honda Pilot carries on the vehicle’s tradition of safety, with side curtain airbags for all of the seats and a standard rear view camera. A rollover sensor and head restraints for the front seats Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes come standard. Its compact length, compared to other SUVs in its class, makes it easier to park and to maneuver in traffic. All in all, the 2015 Honda Pilot keeps the Honda tradition of value alive. Its long list of features, especially its safety features and huge capacity, make it a winning choice for larger families.