The second-generation Pilot was a sales success for Honda, but it wasn’t exactly the company’s greatest achievement.
At a time when most crossovers were embracing their car-based roots with sleeker styling, the second-gen Pilot arrived for 2009 with boxy proportions reminiscent of SUVs from yesteryear. Things weren’t much better on the inside where cheap materials and a mishmash of SUV and minivan design elements created a less-than-inviting space.
Honda is now wiping the slate clean with an all-new Pilot for 2016. Things can only get better from here.