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Old 03-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I notice that the 2011 Pilot Touring in Taffetta White comes in either black or grey leather. the 2010 only had the grey available.

I'd prefer black leather but wonder how hot the seats get in the sunshine. Also, any comments about the two choices would be appreciated. Thanks.
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When I was shopping for my pilot I was trying to decide what interior color I wanted. I actually went to the dealers and found 2 SUVsí that were the same color, but different color interiors (black and tan).

Black - pro's - Hides shoe scuffs and misc. marks well.
con's - gets hotter inside than SUVs with a lighter color interior.

Tan or gray - pro's - Cooler inside than the darker color interiors
con's - shows every shoe scuff and the gray seems to really show dirt wear on the seats (just rubbing off your pants).

I did end up going with the Gray interior. Scuff marks are the most trouble. My 100lb dog scratching on a few places on the rear window plastic doesn't show much unless you really look for it.
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Black - pro's - Hides shoe scuffs and misc. marks well.
con's - gets hotter inside than SUVs with a lighter color interior.

Tan or gray - pro's - Cooler inside than the darker color interiors
con's - shows every shoe scuff and the gray seems to really show dirt wear on the seats (just rubbing off your pants).
This pretty well covers it. I have the light gray in mine and wish I had the black.

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Ya, I went with the metallic gray paint only because I couldnt get a black Pilot with black leather interior. Loved the look of the tan interior on black paint BUT...
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Tan or gray - con's - shows every shoe scuff and the gray seems to really show dirt wear on the seats (just rubbing off your pants).

This is so true!
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I reluctantly opted for the black leather when I bought my Pilot in early March, but having seen some of the examples of wear on the gray leather, now I'm happy that I ended up with the black.

As warm as black leather can be, the Pilot's A/C system is so efficient, it's really not that big of a deal. Yesterday, we had historic highs for April here in Central PA and my Pilot's thermometer actually read 97 degrees F when I got in to drive home from work, but the A/C had the whole car comfortably cool in just a couple of minutes. So, if you're OK with the monotone look of the black interior, I think it's a good choice overall.
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The Pilot is my first gray leather car. Previously I've always had tan.

I don't like the way the gray picks up the dirt....far worse then ever.
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I'm picking up my new Touring with black leather on Friday. Based on negative comments concerning the grey I'm happy with my choice.
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I got the gray leather on my 2011 because of the sun here in Florida. The black would have been miserable and the gray is not even that great. Yes the a/c works well but that doesn't help your back from sticking to the seats after a bike ride or a hike.
My old '03 Pilot EX has the gray cloth which still looks new after 7 years and 130K miles, and I think it is more attractive with the subtle pattern woven in. It is much more comfortable than the leather. When did someone decide for us that luxury means sitting on dead cow skins? It is too bad that I can't get the features I like - nice stereo, Navigation, Bluetooth, etc, and have to sit on hot sticky leather that is not even perforated. This year if you want the power rear door and other Touring features you have to take the Rear Entertainment system as well. Great I suppose if you need to entertain a bunch of little tykes but a waste of money otherwise.
Just my ranting, I am sure others are perfectly happy with the choices as presented. Heck, I wish I could get a Touring with a 6 speed manual and 4wd so what do I know.
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i bought mine about a month ago with black leather. glad i picked black.
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