2013 Honda Pilot review: Pilot vs. Odyssey
When we decided to get a new (well, new to us) car, I thought for sure I’d move from our 2000 Honda Odyssey (the one that didn’t have sliding doors) to a much cooler SUV—a Honda Pilot perhaps. But after test driving a 2013 Honda Pilot for Ken Garff Honda of Orem,
I’m glad we decided to stick with an Odyssey. Even with all its bells and whistles—and it has lots of gorgeous, shiny bells and whistles—it’s just not as practical for a family with four kids, multiple carpools and two carts’ worth of Costco goodies.
Don’t get me wrong. I adore the 2013 Honda Pilot with its sleek, square design, secret USB port, triple-view backup camera, Bluetooth cell phone capabilities, hard drive for storing music and too many other nifty bells to name. I’m kind of hoping it will be Nathan’s next car because I’m adamant (whenever possible) about our second car fitting the entire family just in case the Odyssey breaks down.
Who am I kidding? Hondas never break down.
Because someone out there might be trying to decide between the Honda Pilot and the Honda Odyssey, my review focused on the difference between the two.
The verdict? The Honda Pilot is ideal for families with one to three children whereas the Honda Odyssey is the perfect car for families with three or more.
Better yet, see for yourself.
Of course, you might be looking for a more professional video review of the 2013 Honda Pilot. If you are, check out Nathan’s thoughts during one of his only test drives (because I’m not that great at sharing).
And yes, he does look rather handsome with his sunglasses and 6 o’clock shadow. If you listen closely you’ll catch a half second of me singing along with the radio.
During the test drive for Ken Garff Honda of Orem, I kept a travelogue of sorts via Instagram. Here are a few of my favorite photos:
If you want to check out a review of the 2103 Honda Odyssey by a die-hard SUV lover, check out “Maybe we are a minivan people” by my friend Lindsey from the r house. She kind of fell in love with the Odyssey and I can’t blame her.
And yes, that really is a cooler tucked below the console. A COOLER, PEOPLE.
Just imagine the Diet Coke possibilities.
- For a detailed listing of all those bells and whistles, including the magical 4WD, HDD and automatic tailgate, check out the official Honda Odyssey site.
- If you live in Salt Lake or Utah counties and want to take the 2013 Honda Pilot for a test drive, visit Ken Garff Honda of Orem.
- You can also find Ken Garff Honda of Orem on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: Ken Garff Honda of Orem provided me with a 2013 Honda Pilot to test drive for one week. All thoughts, opinions, Goldfish crackers and spilled Diet Coke in the cupholders are my own.
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