CARS.COM — Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in November 2016 about the 2016 Honda Pilot. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
When Honda redesigned its three-row Pilot SUV for 2016, the automaker added more family-friendly features, including second-row captain’s chairs. That model did well in our Car Seat Check, but we’ve been waiting to see how a Pilot with a second-row bench seat performs. The answer? Very well. The bench seat increases the Pilot’s capacity to eight passengers and its accessible anchors ease installation. Even better: Three car seats can fit on the wide, flat second row.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three, but we used a seat belt to install the middle car seat because the middle position’s Latch anchor placement pushed the seat too far to one side.
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two