BrettP, your "non Honda" shtick is getting old. You do realize a lot of Pilot, CRV, Passport, Civic parts are not made by Honda? Maybe you should start complaining about the infotainment quality. Honda has Enkei make a lot of their wheels. They have to farm out part production to multiple different companies like all major auto manufacturers.Alex on Autos did a good review on the the issues about this non Honda 9 speed. He also said
you can still opt for the better Shifting Honda made 6-speed on the 3 lower trims of the Pilot.
That Pilot is 100% Honda and will do well in your Denver traffic. You should give it a try.
Even though the engine lacks a timing chain, it's still has plenty of power. It seems like the only
issue here, is the part of the car that is not Honda made.