2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD Test Drive

?2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD? Redesigned and Refreshed with New Technology The first generation Honda Pilot bowed in 2002 as a 2003 model and ran through 2008, with the second generation taking over in 2009 continuing through the 2015 model year. The 2016 Honda Pilot launched the third generation, joining the Honda CR-V and the…

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2017 Honda Pilot Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Honda has been going through a styling renaissance with all its vehicles the last few years, and the Pilot SUV took off with a new sleek design starting in 2016 model year All new from the ground up, the second-generation Pilot has been replaced with a sophisticated body style, sleek…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? One of our favorite events each year is the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association?s (NWAPA) Mudfest. We were involved in the creation of the annual SUV evaluation and have participated in a majority of the programs during the event?s 22-year history. Mudfest has evolved through the years…

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2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Since it debuted in 2003, the Honda Pilot has been a top utilitarian model in the family-oriented three-row sport utilities category but it?s never been a beauty queen. The all-new 2016 is not only a beauty pageant finalist but it offers a whole new level of sophistication and puts the…

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2016 Honda Pilot Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Cincinnati, Ohio ? Completing Honda?s total SUV renaissance the all-new Honda Pilot joins the recently introduced HR-V and the refreshed and all time best-selling SUV, the CR-V. This lineup now means Honda has all the latest SUVs at a price and size to fit the requirements of nearly every SUV shopper. The…

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2016 Honda Pilot Touring & Elite Test Drive

?2016 Honda Pilot? A Winning Mid-size Crossover Utility Vehicle Cincinnati, OH – The 2016 Honda Pilot marks the beginning of the third generation for the popular three-row seating Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV), with a new top-of-the-line Elite trim level that features LED headlights and taillights, 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain?s…

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2015 Chicago Auto Show Notes – Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chicago ? The highlight of the winter auto show season is the annual Chicago Auto Show each February. Sure, the temperature outside might be in the single digits and the ?Windy City? is living up to its name, but inside the McCormick Place is a warm and wonderful arena for…

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Northwest Automotive Press Association?s Mudfest 2014 ? Part 2

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Photos by NWAPA/Josh Mackey & Bill Schaffer To go back to part one click here:?northwest-automotive-press-associations-mudfest-2014-part-1 Snoqualmie, Wash. ??Officially titled ?NWAPA 2014 Mudfest — Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year?, the annual event was created in 1994 by the North West Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) to select a vehicle we…

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2014 Honda Pilot Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer All new five years ago the Honda Pilot was one of the pioneers of the ?crossover? movement that brought a stronger emphasis on softer and a more practical side of sport utility vehicles. Crossovers tend to be more comfortable and refined than the SUVs with an emphasis on their ability…

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