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edited September 2014 in Honda

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    The Pilot's almost verticle rear hatch is a thing of beauty. Imagine, a form the maximizes space in an SUV instead of a wildly sloping rear hatch that compromises utility in an effort to make the S more important than the U in SUV. Well done Honda.
  • usa1fan_usa1fan_ Member Posts: 19
    I'm fairly sure that the sloping rear hatch has less to do with the S in SUV than with the E in FE (fuel economy). The boxier shape of the Pilot probably creates a larger area of low pressure behind the vehicle, which creates additional drag, and lower fuel economy numbers.

    I'm not really all that enamored of the rear ends of either of them, but the box will be much better for utility, while the roundrump will be better for those wanting good mileage.
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