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New Honda Pilot launched prior to Mazda CX-90

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2023 Honda Pilot released - could be serious competition for the CX-90. Looks like it copies a lot of the Acura MDX, but includes a new engine. Will be interesting to see a head-to-head with the Mazda.

Rugged All-New Honda Pilot Arrives as America’s Ultimate Family SUV; Pilot TrailSport is the Most Off-Road Capable Honda SUV Ever (hondanews.com)

"The largest and most powerful SUV in Honda history, the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot is the ultimate family SUV with rugged new styling, more passenger and cargo space, and a class-leading combination of off-road capability and sporty on-road dynamics."
"Under its new longer hood is Honda's most powerful V6 ever, an all-new dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5-liter engine producing 285 horsepower."
"Performance is further enhanced by a refined and responsive 10-speed automatic transmission that has been tuned exclusively for Pilot. Paddle shifters are standard for manual control, making Pilot more fun-to-drive."
 
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interesting to see that multiple car makers are still offering V6's in their lineup. The VW Atlas runs a V6 setup as well. Personally i'm torn between the Inline six and whatever they anounce for the PHEV powerplant. I'm just worried they'll undersize the electric motors and battery pack for a vehicle that size. The CX-60 only has a singular 100kw motor and 17.8kw battery pack. Compare that to the second gen Mitsu Outlander PHEV with the 100kw unit in the back and another 85kw motor on the front. Also, it comes with a 20kw battery. Whats the point of having a PHEV if the gas engine kicks in on every little hill.
 
#3 · (Edited)
2023 Honda Pilot released - could be serious competition for the CX-90. Looks like it copies a lot of the Acura MDX, but includes a new engine. Will be interesting to see a head-to-head with the Mazda.

Rugged All-New Honda Pilot Arrives as America’s Ultimate Family SUV; Pilot TrailSport is the Most Off-Road Capable Honda SUV Ever (hondanews.com)

"The largest and most powerful SUV in Honda history, the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot is the ultimate family SUV with rugged new styling, more passenger and cargo space, and a class-leading combination of off-road capability and sporty on-road dynamics."
"Under its new longer hood is Honda's most powerful V6 ever, an all-new dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5-liter engine producing 285 horsepower."
"Performance is further enhanced by a refined and responsive 10-speed automatic transmission that has been tuned exclusively for Pilot. Paddle shifters are standard for manual control, making Pilot more fun-to-drive."
Said I would never buy another Honda after our 2014 pilot. Got frustrated with our Fords seats and dust infiltration problem and went back on my word and bought this RDX. Most disappointing automotive purchase of my life. RDX has same dust problem is noisier and drives worse than the Fords but at least the seats don’t cause hip pain. PS the audio system sucks in the RDX, at it does in the technology package trim which is supposed to be an upgrade from base model. Might as well as be a mono speaker AM radio from the 70s on the road. No base or low mid tones audible. Typical Honda
 
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