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2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Kia Sorento: Which Should You Buy?

2016 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV Redesigned for 2016, the Honda Pilot and Kia Sorento have made the jump from middling to top contenders in our affordable midsize SUV rankings. Both are excellent choices, but there are some key differences between them that you should keep in mind as you decide whether the Pilot or Sorento is better for you. While the Sorento’s base price is significantly lower than the Pilot’s, remember you’ll have to pay extra for the Sorento’s available third-row ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, Affordable Midsize SUVs

Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Gets More MPG, Horsepower, Technology

2016 Honda Pilot Midsize SUV The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot currently ranks second of 12 affordable midsize SUVs, which is an improvement over the 2015 model that placed 10th in the class. Here’s how the changes for 2016 help make the Pilot an excellent choice for your next midsize SUV. Under the hood, the 2016 Pilot’s 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 280 horsepower, 30 more than the 2015 model’s V6 engine. When the 2015 Pilot was new, several test drivers reported that ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Pilot, Affordable Midsize SUVs, Model News

Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Priced Less than Explorer, Traverse, Durango

2016 Honda Pilot Honda announced pricing for the 2016 Pilot last week, and the redesigned three-row crossover starts at $30,875, including destination. For comparison, the 2015 Pilot starts at $30,750 with destination. The Pilot comes in five basic trim levels, and opting for all-wheel drive over the standard front-wheel drive configuration adds $1,800 to the Pilot's price. The base 2016 Pilot is less expensive than rivals such as the 2015 Ford Explorer ($31,595), 2015 Chevrolet Traverse ($31,870 ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Gets Available Nine-Speed Transmission

2016 Honda Pilot Honda introduced the fully redesigned 2016 Pilot last week at the Chicago Auto Show. According to Honda, "the 2016 Honda Pilot delivers more family-friendly utility, more advance technology and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before. …" The Pilot was last fully redesigned for the 2009 model year. The 2016 Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 and either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. At the Chicago Auto Show, Honda showed off a Pilot model with the new ... continue reading»

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Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander

Midsize SUVs like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are the family-car of choice for many buyers, and with good reason. Midsize SUVs have the comfort and convenience of a minivan in a more stylish and rugged package. The Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are two of the most popular midsize family SUVs on the market, but which one is right for you and your family? Let’s find out. [See full midsize SUV rankings] 2014 Honda Pilot LX 2WD ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander

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