Every effort is made in order to display accurate and current vehicle information, including pricing. Price does not include dealer added accessories, Tax, Title or Licensing fees. Folding the third row, however, is another easy maneuver; it's a two-step process, up or down. That really made a difference when maneuvering into city parking spaces and winding through parking structures. The optional TomTom unit could use some refinement. Some vehicles equipped with third rows, like the Traverse and Explorer, conveniently offer one tether anchor for the row. The climate dials are simple to use, and although the audio functions are absorbed by the touch-screen, figuring them out wasn't a problem, either.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. The biggest problem is the number of steps for certain tasks. Most navigation systems don't register private roads. The other three crossovers offer slightly more head- and legroom up front with the exception of the Explorer, which has slightly less legroom , though I had plenty of both and enjoyed the heavily bolstered seats. Inside, new standard features include a 5. One big disappointment in the family-friendly department is the lack of a tether anchor in the third row, which means installing a forward-facing child-safety seat back there is not safe. Add small, high windows to the mix, and the third row feels like a cave.
With both rows of seats down, the Traverse wins again with an impressive 116. Other editors thought it bland and not enough of an update compared with the Traverse's interior, but I thought the overall look was sleek and clean — though the shiny plastic was a dust magnet. Behind the third row, there are two shallow under-floor storage areas — one that's pretty tiny and a larger one that extends nearly the width of the vehicle. The ride is on the firm side but not overly harsh, complementing its overall sporty nature. Advertised service loaners may not be immediately available for demonstration or delivery. The Explorer, Pilot and Traverse consistently outsell it by large margins — but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. The Traverse and Pilot offer a standard backup camera across the lineup; one is standard on uplevel versions of the Explorer.
Neither the dealership nor eBizAutos is responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. Not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. See dealer to schedule an appointment. On the Pilot, they're unavailable on the bottom two trim levels and standard on the top two versions. My issue is with the navigation system. By the numbers, though, it doesn't look it.
Prompt downshifts from the alert six-speed automatic transmission mean passing is no problem. The Pilot squeaks out an additional 1 mpg in both city and highway driving. One of its greatest strengths is that it drives like a much smaller, sportier vehicle. Click for our full Car Seat Check. My feelings on the controls are mixed. Cloth seats are standard on base Sport models, while leather comes on Touring and Grand Touring trims. Front- and all-wheel drive are available across the board.
Families looking to add a little pep to the carpool lane should check it out. To get to the third row, the seat can be easily moved with one hand. Light and precise steering, ample power, a responsive transmission and agile handling make it engaging to drive — even if it's just to the grocery store. The response time is also slow — some buttons required two or three pushes to register. All advertised prices expire at midnight on the day of posting. Light and precise steering, ample power, a responsive transmission and agile handling make it engaging to drive — even if it's just to the grocery store. You have to make your way through three screens to input an address, for example, and figuring out how to cancel route guidance took a couple of minutes and lots of muttering.
The bench is set low to the ground, requiring an awkward knees-up seating position, and the cushion is much firmer and thinner than the other seats. The Explorer, Pilot and Traverse received Good scores across all areas of testing. Use for comparison purposes only. The cost separating many of the vehicles in this segment is small. I found ample room in the second row, too, though two taller editors complained that they didn't.
Once in the third row, space is pinched and the seat itself is pretty uncomfortable. In some ways, it worked almost too well, while in other ways it was overly complicated. Small-item storage in the front row also isn't great: Both the center console and the glove compartment are small for this class. In the second row, there are two door pockets for bottles, two cupholders and two seatback pockets. The V-6 offers plenty of power, and although the 273-horsepower, 3. The Honda Pilot bests them all with three tether anchors in the third row.
A blind spot warning system and backup camera with rear parking sensors are standard on Touring and Grand Touring models but are not offered on the Sport. Inside: Stylish Design, Finicky Navigation To some, a black-on-black interior is dull. The second-row seat slides and reclines for comfort and folds fairly flat for cargo. Inside, new standard features include a 5. The V-6 offers plenty of power, and although the 273-horsepower, 3. In the third row, there are two cupholders on each side.