Chasing Explorer buyers is something virtually every major automaker does. Toyota builds the Highlander, Nissan markets the Pathfinder, GM sells a trio of full-size crossovers, Mazda uses an old Ford platform underneath the CX-9, Hyundai will sell you a Santa Fe XL.
At Honda, the latest Ford Explorer is this third-generation Pilot. With seating for up to eight passengers and space behind the third row – imagine that – for a cooler, the Pilot is a spacious contender.
For 2016, however, the Pilot is intended to be much more than spacious. Honda has inserted plenty of safety technology, a more powerful engine, an available 9-speed transmission, and Honda's latest infotainment unit. In fact, there's basically nothing about the new Pilot that's shared with the outgoing Pilot.
A vehicle with dimensions this vast needs a thorough video review. Fortunately, the videos produced by Alex Dykes of Alex On Autos, are the most thorough and detailed video reviews on YouTube.
We plan to test a new 2016 Honda Pilot here at GCBC Towers soon. The tester that's on our way here from Honda Canada is a Touring model, priced at CAD $52,285, including fees.
Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Facebook. Alex On Autos is also on Facebook and Twitter.