Ride & Handling

The Pilot managed to impress on the ride and handling front thanks to its ability to resist body roll when driven aggressively. I drove the Pilot on winding roads in the desert outside Palm Springs, Calif., and even when pushed hard through corners the SUV remained even-keeled. A number of competitors, like the Hyundai Veracruz and Mazda CX-9, aren't as successful in this respect and more easily succumb to the laws of physics.

The Pilot is equally at home on the highway. The SUV cruises comfortably at 75 mph — the V-6 engine isn't taxed in the least — and it's easy to keep the Pilot on course. Steering feel is a little vague when turning the wheel left or right from the straight-ahead position, however.

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    Instruments and Controls
    This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle. All the essential controls are within easy reach. Control Locations ...