New Value Package (VP) and Special Edition (SE) models of the Honda Pilot sport ute are available for 2008. The VP replaces the LX model as the base model in the lineup, while the SE slots between the EX and top-of-the-line EXL. The SP model now includes machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, XM satellite radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and an upgraded audio system with CD changer and subwoofer. Otherwise the Pilot is carried over to 2008 with few other changes.
Flexible and roomy interior; comfortable ride; 4WD model's traction and ground clearance good for snow.
The 2008 Honda Pilot pairs a spacious, minivan-like interior with good ground clearance and an available all-wheel-drive system that's suitable for deep snow. Its carlike underpinnings also give it crisper handling than many mid-size SUVs, along with a smooth ride.