I think my Pilot is really smooth but I am comparing it to a 2014 Accord V6 with 6spd Auto that can be a bit jerky especially in its automatic downshifts. I think I know what you're talking about on the Pilot. To me it is still very smooth but sometimes just starting out there may be a little hesitation for a microsecond and then it feels like it catches and then maybe a little surge. I dunno. To me it is smooth but it's not like electric-motor smooth perfectly linear.Just purchased a 2023 Pilot EXL. Traded in my 2015 Pilot with 210k miles on it. Needed a new engine, so it was time, I guess. So, obviously, I drove the 2015 all the time and was so familiar with how it drove and changed gears. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive, or just need to adjust to the new one, but it's so different. Going from stop, to go, it feels as if it's jumpy and trying to skip 1st gear? Or maybe it's just changing gears quick and I'm not used to it? I'm not a car person at all, so don't know too much about transmissions, gears, etc. All I know is its different than my 2015 and I'm having a hard time getting used to the stop and go. Once it get going, it's so smooth and I love it. But it's just jumpy it seems to start off. Maybe I'm not pressing the peddle right? Maybe I'm pressing it to quickly? Not sure. I have turned off the idle setting, that turns the car off, as I don't like that right now, so that's not it. Just thought I'd come on here to see if anyone else had these issues or what others thought? Thank you in advance!