Hello, I have a 2018 Steel Sapphire 2018 Pilot Elite with the 9-speed transmission. I recently had it in for a chirpy front motor mount under replaced under factory warranty. I got a 2019 Pilot Ex-l with the 6-speed transmission for a loaner while mine was getting fixed, and it has better takeoff power from a stop at only 2k rpm. My Pilot with the 9 speed takes off at 3-4 K rpm and I am hardly "getting on it".I sweat is is like driving a newer Crv with a CVT transmission. I am still under factory warranty, and am trying to see if anyone has had a software update due to a Tsb to resolve this issue? I traded in my 2014 Pilot Ex-l-Res in for this one which ran circles around this 2018. Once you get "up to speed" it drives great. Eco mode is OFF, and the auto engine shutoff is annoying. I am thinking about making a video with my Go-pro and approaching my dealer with it to see if they can help.