Update: Thew new Honda Pilot has officially hit the market but you still can find out general information about specifications, price engine options, the design of the new Pilot and much, much more if you read the following review.
Yes, we are, pretty much, aware of the fact that the previous variants of Honda Pilot have tried (even, too hard, if you would ask us for an opinion) to look like something that they weren’t. But, not this time, this time, is the other way around, actually. This time, 2016 Honda Pilot has a real traditional crossover appearance. To tell you the bare truth, it is a more honest approach, than has ever been before. Coupled with the bunch of pretty handy and useful brand new features and really wide range of brand new improvements, all combined are providing this third-generation Pilot a much better choice for a three-row large crossover than was the case ever been before.
2016 Honda Pilot Interior, Exterior & Appearance
Newly made Pilot remains faithful to its roots, meaning – stay a three-row crossover SUV. It is planned to be available in five level trims, named: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and the new Elite trim level. If you opt for a base, LX model, you can expect to get: 18-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, rear privacy glass, cruise control, active noise cancellation, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, a rearview camera and an auxiliary audio jack.
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In case that you opt for the slightly upgraded trim level, the EX one, besides the basic gear, you can expect to get: adds intended for the automatic headlights and fog lights, heated mirrors, newly designed LED running lights, keyless ignition and entry, three-zone automatic climate control, the Honda Lane Watch blind spot camera and an eight-way power adjustable driver seat.
It also has HondaLink Smartphone system, an 8-inch, full colored, touch screen interface, a slightly upgraded seven-speaker sound system coupled with two additional higher powered USB ports, the Intelligent Traction Management, satellite radio and Pandora Internet radio control. While, if you opt for the EX-L, you will get: masterfully crafted sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel that comes along paired with full leather upholstery, a power tailgate, one-touch sliding second-row seats, heated front seats, a four-way power adjustable front passenger seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
All of these EX-L options, which we have counted above, come standard on the Touring. Besides of these features, Touring offers and roof rails, automatic engine start/stop, driver memory settings, a nine-speed automatic transmission, a 10-speaker sound system and second-row sunshades. When it comes to the most exquisite trim level, the Elite on, it further adds 20-inch wheels, an automatic high-beam headlight control, automatic windshield wipers, a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts, a panoramic sunroof, heated second-row captain’s chairs, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Honda Pilot 2016 Engine
It is planned that every single 2016 Honda Pilot will be available with the same engine option. It will, the most likely, be a 3.5-liter V6, which is considered to be more than capable to produce up to 280 horsepower and to deliver at the same time, around a 262 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is considered as being standard.
2016 Honda Pilot Release Date & Prices
The exact price of Honda Pilot will vary, depending on the exact trim configuration and will come in a range about 33,950 US dollars and 37,800 US dollars. It is expected to hit the global car markets during this summer.