Just need to convince the wife to drive a luxury suv. It probably won’t be a tough sell after that.... probably. I’m in the same boat as you, not massively impressed by ours but it gets the job done and seems fine with vcm disabled.No.
I could write a 10 page term paper on everything I dislike about my 16 Pilot, and Honda in particular. But honestly, I have no one to blame but myself for not heeding all the red flags I saw before buying. So you have some specifics ... on the Pilot it is the VCM feature and expense I've had to go to fixing it's repairs to my motor mount and my resentment for having to spend money on an aftermarket disabler to defeat it (and all the added worry of the yet unknown unintended consequences of doing that). My '18 CRV is even worse. I hate that vehicle. Never again Honda. Unfortunately finding a quality replacement is proving equally hard these days. A vehicle I like ... the Highlander, is plagued by wind noise, Ascent plagued by booboo quality issues, etc., etc. I would buy a "plain Jane" car, or Lexus SUV in a heart beat, but the wife has turned her nose up on that. So I am caught in a box these days left to venting my frustrations online in forums like this one. So take what I say with a grain of salt. Good luck finding the right vehicle for you.
Just need to convince the wife to drive a luxury suv. It probably won’t be a tough sell after that.... probably. I’m in the same boat as you, not massively impressed by ours but it gets the job done and seems fine with vcm disabled.
I agree that these two features are highly desirable and I will be looking for them in my next car.If the elite model had brake hold and 360 camera I would have went back to the pilot.
Yeah we actually test drove a 2022 A spec MDX, was nice and the seats were great but overall wasn’t in love with it. Have you been able to get used to the touchpad deal? I couldn’t even get the hang of that in the parking lot fully focused on the absolute positioning logic. They claim you get used it it but I was skeptical.I had 2 pilots, a 2019 and a 2020. I sold it and bought a 2022 MDX. If the elite model had brake hold and 360 camera I would have went back to the pilot. The pilot has the space which is a big deal when you have that extra head room and trunk space. If we are talking about this current generation that would be a hard no. The infotainment is small compared to the MDX and the Highlander, the ZF-9 transmission sucks, yeah some will say they have not had problems but many have had problems and I don't trust the reliability after failures.
I would consider selling the 2022 MDX when the new pilot comes out.
I agree. Prefer our 2012 over the new ones. We have 3 cars all expected to keep running for the foreseeable future, but if I bought another car it would probably be a bright yellow convertible Camaro or a red Vette. Hey, I'm way past mid-life so it's no crisis. More nostalgia. My first and third cars were Chevrolets, back when they made good cars.We have a 2014 EX-L 4-WD and would buy it again. IMO the 2012-2015 generation was the sweet spot.