So yeah, the Pilot is plenty big and it even has a certain trump card its competitors can’t match: seating for up to eight passengers thanks to a third-row seat that can fit three. To achieve this, the Elite trim only second-row captain’s chairs are gone in favor of the standard bench seat, which can also fit three. If there’s one thing Honda has always done well, its powerful engines, and the Pilot is no exception. All Pilots come standard with a direct-injected i-VTEC 3.5-liter V6, rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard in the LX, EX, and EX-L models, while a ZF nine-speed auto is solely for the two top trim levels, Touring and Elite. All-wheel drive is optional ($1,900) on all trims except for the Elite where it comes standard.