I read the whole thing and read this page last...Gordo said:This is the best part: If you look under Final Rankings and Scoring Explanation, Pilot scored highest under Personal Rating, defined as: "Purely subjective. After the test, each participating editor was asked to rank the SUVs in order of preference based on which he or she would buy if money were no object."
Honda Pilot 83
Mitsubishi Endeavor 75
Nissan Murano 42
Toyota Highlander 58
So, which one really wins? Pilot!
My main thoughts about the Edmunds articles:smurray said:So the Pilot's "Lows" were, "Feels big and heavy compared with the others, bland personality.".
Bland personality? Maybe. But "Feels big..."??? It IS bigger and heavier than the rest of the field. Very perceptive!
I like how they rated the Toyota though!
I think part of the problem is these guys also drive Lexus, BMW etc.Ziploc said:
4. Can it be that they're talking about the same vehicle I know and enjoy? Are my powers of perception that skewed? Or maybe I've wandered into the Twilight Zone....
Anyway, I guess the fact that opinions and judgments can vary to such a degree helps keep the world turning.....
I fully agree with the point you make, florida_guy. But, these "experts" should be comparing the Pilot to just the other three vehicles, not vehicles in the Lexus, BMW, etc., class.florida_guy said:
I think part of the problem is these guys also drive Lexus, BMW etc.
My house is big compared to the apartments I used to live in. It's small compared to the homes that many families live in. Perspective, I think affects their opinions.
Gee, kippy95, aren't you the lucky one. Everybody wants my opinion, but no one wants to pay for it!!!kippy95 said:Anyway, I have another survey session schedule for next week in the same area again. I really enjoy these surveys and the pays.
Edmunds: Meet Car and Driver. Seems you two have a slight difference of opinion on the No. 1 and No. 4 rated vehicles....tatng said:The Mitsubishi's "stand out" styling really means ugly to me.
The edmund guy really discounted the 3rd row seat feature from the comparison.
The Car and Driver "neither nor" comparison is more far more objective and counting all the design features:
The poor braking on the Pilot might be caused by the poor OEM Goodyear tires.Qbrozen said:Oh, and soft brakes? No doubt. The stopping distances in the Pilot are horrible. Just a matter of adjusting driving habits a bit, though. Its my biggest complaint on the vehicle, and I don't even consider it that big a deal. [/B]