Watch This Absolutely Brutal Crash Test Of A Mazda CX-9

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of their Small Overlap Front crash test for Mid-Size SUVs today, we focused mainly on the good news. GM did well, others not so much. The Mazda CX-9, for example, was rated "poor." And it wasn't even the worst one out there. » 4/08/14 4:20pm 4/08/14 4:20pm

Honda Cuts Odyssey, Pilot Production, Boosts Civic

Honda, concerned about a glut of Odyssey minivans and brand-new 2009 Pilots sitting on dealer lots, has elected to trim production of the larger vehicles in favor of increasing production of the new 2009 Civic. The drop will equate to about 10,000 units combined at the Lincoln, Alabama plant, and the resulting plant… » 7/22/08 9:20am 7/22/08 9:20am

Honda Pilot Loves the Accident Prone, Ballooning Nudists, Jetpack…

The three latest ads for the new 2009 Honda Pilot only reaffirm what Honda wants us to think about owners of Honda's square SUV. Honda Pilot owners are accustomed to encountering very strange individuals like the accident-prone blog-readers, Brat drivers, ballooning nudists and jetpack enthusiasts. These three ads use… » 5/27/08 10:20am 5/27/08 10:20am

2009 Honda Pilot, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2009 Honda Pilot:
You have kids and take them places. Those places include bulk discount stores, the mountains, the beach, Home Depot and lacrosse practice. The utility in SUV appeals more than the style or image. You find the prospect of carrying sheets of plywood bizarrely intriguing. You need… » 4/22/08 1:00pm 4/22/08 1:00pm

2009 Honda Pilot, Part Two


Exterior Design:***

The 2009 Honda Pilot nicely embodies traditional SUV themes in a package that looks more compact than it actually is and manages to convey an approachability and friendliness lacking in its competitors. Shame it's just a little boring.



Interior Design:****

Everything a family needs and more… » 4/21/08 12:00pm 4/21/08 12:00pm

2009 Honda Pilot

Earlier today we asked all of you in the Detwa area to see if you could grab a photo of the 2009 Honda Pilot, and one of you rose to our Honda Pilot spy photo challenge by snapping photos so quickly that you beat an actual spy photographer that tried to do the same thing. Props to Steven Menlen who was in the Ypsilanti … » 4/09/08 5:52pm 4/09/08 5:52pm

2009 Honda Pilot Fleet Spotted Outside Detroit Area Marriott, We Offer …

That's the 2009 Honda Pilot. If it looks familiar to you, it should. That's because it basically looks basically unchanged from the 2009 Honda Pilot concept we saw at the Detroit Auto Show in January. This particular, umm, fleet, of Pilots was caught outside of a Detroit area Marriott Hotel by the good folks at Car und … » 4/09/08 12:21pm 4/09/08 12:21pm

Whatever Happened To Predictability? The Milk Man, The Paperboy, The…

Our esteemed editor, Herr Wert, penned a piece for Popular Mechanics about the demise of the futuristic concept car and the rise of practically-production concepts like the Honda Pilot and Dodge Challenger, which will end up being nearly indistinguishable from their production versions. The good days of the » 3/20/08 10:00am 3/20/08 10:00am

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Pilot Sketch Versus Reality

When we saw the 2009 Honda Pilot in person, we couldn't help but notice it looked conspicuously different from the Honda Pilot sketch released earlier by Honda. It's not news that sketches are often exaggerated versions of the production models (few production models end up with 40-inch rims, for instance). But the… » 1/21/08 12:00pm 1/21/08 12:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Pilot And Ford Explorer America Long Lost…

We've noticed that both the interesting 2009 Honda Pilot and controversial Ford Explorer America Concept look remarkably similar. Besides being silverish SUV concepts, both sport dopey looking fronts that make us wonder if these two concepts were actually separated at birth. A birth that came about after breeding… » 1/14/08 3:30pm 1/14/08 3:30pm

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Concept Pilot Drawing Revealed for Detroit

Honda released a sketch today of the next-generation Jeep Honda Pilot, which will make an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Look familiar? The thick pillars, grille angle, headlight shape and beefy fenders all are hallmarks of Jeep products, especially the Grand Cherokee and Patriot. Is it just us, or are … » 12/12/07 10:30am 12/12/07 10:30am