Jalopnik Day Of Automaker Atonement: HondaSometimes, Honda, you try too hard. We're not big into the whole 7-passneger, third-row SUV thing but the Pilot has always been a decent ride. The 2009 Honda Pilot proved to be mostly the same deal... except for that "rugged" exterior. And by "rugged" we mean completely dull, lifeless and somewhat mentally challenged looking. Be nice about it and say you're sorry and maybe Combat Chuck will ignore your company's penchant for plenum grilles. Back to the Jalopnik Day Of Atonement main page.