I just got a blurb from Honda regarding the upcoming (and overdue) redesign of the Pilot. The numbers look good, and I thought I'd pass it along for those who might be looking for a new tow vehicle.
Towing capacity on the 2WD is back up to 3500# (from 2000# 2012-2015), and the AWD is up a bit to 5000# (from 4500#). Two new transmissions improve non-towing mileage, a 6-speed on lower trim levels and a 9-speed on higher trims. There are a host of new electronic safety features, and I'm guessing they will now ace the new small-overlap crash test. Pricing appears to be up only slightly in the lower trims.
Gotta keep up with the neighbors… err… Highlanders… Choices are good.
Specs are here: http://automobiles.honda.com/images/...Specs_full.pdf
NOTE: I have no connection with Honda other than as an owner.