The Honda Pilot is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by Honda and introduced in 2002. Primarily aimed at the North American market, the Pilot is the largest SUV available from Honda and features three-row seating. The Pilot is sold in North America, while Japan and Australia, for several years, got its relative, the Honda MDX (first generation Acura MDX) instead. In the Middle East, the Pilot is sold as the Honda MR-V
The Pilot has been a critical and commercial success for Honda, selling over 100,000 vehicles in 2004, an increase of almost 20% over 2003. The Honda Pilot has a capable off-road system which comprises three individual systems: the Variable Torque Management all-wheel drive system with locking differential, Hill Start Assist Control system and Grade Logic Control system.
It has won Car and Driver magazine's Best Large SUV for 2003 through 2008, Intellichoice "Best Value of the Year", Edmunds.com "Most Wanted SUV", and AMI Auto World "World Family Vehicle of the Year".