Honda has done away with the boxy styling in its outgoing Pilot for an aerodynamic look that imitates the CR-V. The 2016 Honda Pilot comes with an array of interesting features which include an 8-inch display screen and an enhanced navigation system. So what really makes this car?
Inside this 7–passenger car is more entertainment that one ever dream of. There are 5 USB ports, a HDMI port to cater for gaming consoles, one 115V outlet, two 12V outlets and two headphone jacks that are all available in standard. A new 7-passenger configuration coming with second row captain chairs will availed for buyers will to enjoy the comfort of more expensive trims. The manufacturer aims to attract as many families as possible to buy this car. It is for this reason that they have incorporated many family-friendly features that includes more seats and an 8 inch display screen for entertainment purposes.
To make this SUV as appealing as possible to many buyers especially the Americans, Pilot was designed and will be built in Ohio, California in Honda’s plants. For the upper trim levels, 20 inch wheels have been introduced and are all made of aluminum. The SUV also comes with LED tail lamps, running lights and headlamps – taking on a mark from the redesigned 2014 MDX. The model’s additional length and softer lines, along with its pair of sliding back doors indeed make it more minivan esque. There is also an optional panoramic roof. In short, Honda takes pride in designing a sleek, modern, yet muscular and commanding exterior form in this car.
Under the hood of this SUV is a 3.5 liter, V-6 engine that is directed injected with a start-stop technology, which the manufacturer also refers to as Idle -Stop Technology’, meant to enhance fuel economy. Buyers have an option of choosing one of the two transmissions; a 6-speed or a 9-speed that have been incorporated in this car. This probably one of the lightest cars that Honda has produced, being 300 pounds less than its predecessor. New Honda Pilot acceleration of 0-60 mph reaching for something less than 8 seconds, and a top speed of approximately 130 mph. It is important to note that Honda has not yet released any official information concerning the horsepower and torque of the 2016 Pilot. They are not precise data on fuel consumption, but it will certainly be less than the previous model.
Price and release date
The 2016 Honda Pilot will go on sale this summer 2015. This is according to the latest information released by the manufacturer during an auto show held recently in Chicago. Considering the it’s wide range of features and the current market prices of its close competitors, Pilot is expected to trade at a projected price of around $30,500. However, it will not be surprising to see it selling at a price slightly higher than this.