The Honda Pilot has already hit dealership stores and is retailing at an MSRP of 29,995 USD. Some of the highlights which we expect from the new 2016 Honda Pilot include a comfortable ride, high-tech safety features, fuel efficiency, and an AWD system.
Appearing blocky and enormous on the outside but roomy and comfortable on the inside is what the 2015 Pilot tried too much to perfect in but with little success. However, this time round the 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a mixture of modern and classical appearance, which might be its honest attribute.
The appearance also comes backed up with several new improvements that are going to be the core highlight of the Pilot which is in the third generation. Much of the attention has been focused on the vehicles interior, which now appears more refined, bespoke, and modern. As a fact, the Pilot has been versatile and spacious and has continued to provide adequate legroom and headroom.
Personal items have also been bundled in the cabin for instance, cupholders and bins. Up front is a new and upgraded infotainment screen that bundles entertainment and control features. In light of the above changes and improvements, other models in its class are able to provide even better and sophisticated features. Some of them include Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, which comes with descent space. The others include Ford Flex, and Hyundai Santa Fe.
Exterior Body Styles & Interior Photos – 2016 Honda Pilot
The three row crossover 2016 Honda Pilot is going to be availed in five trims spanning from the base LX to the top-of-the-line Elite trim.
Standard features to expect from the new 2016 Honda Pilot LX model includes a 60/40-split folding third row seat, 18” alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, air conditioning, rear privacy glass, USB port, a rearview camera, 7-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, and cruise control.
The 2016 Honda Pilot EX adds keyless ignition, an 8” touchscreen, seven-speaker premium audio system, automatic climate control, keyless entry, LED running lights, satellite radio, Pandora internet radio, Snow mode, blind-spot camera, automatic headlights, USB ports, HondaLink smartphone enabled features, lane assist, and fog lights.
Up the trim ladder is the 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L model which comes bundled with adjustable front passenger seat, a sunroof, reclining second-row seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a power tailgate, a sunroof, front heated seats, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
The EX-L and EX come bundled with Honda Sensing package which bundles a forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning system, two additional USB ports, 115V power outlet, forward collision warning system, display screen, lane departure warning system, road departure intervention system, leather upholstery, lane assist, and automatic braking system.
The entire 2016 Honda Pilot option list comes standard for the top-of-the-line Touring model, which comes with premium audio system, roof rails, driver memory settings, a 9-speed auto transmission system, premium audio system, automatic engine start/stop, and rear and front parking sensors.
At the helm of the food chain is the top-of-the-line 2016 Honda Pilot Elite model which further adds a sunroof/moonroof, a heated steering wheel, automatic high-beam headlight control, 20” alloy wheels, perforated front seats, automatic windshield wipers, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, HD radio, rear cross traffic alert, 20” wheels, blind-spot monitor, heated second row captain chairs, and LED headlights.
Engine Specs – 2016 Honda Pilot
Under the hood of every 2016 Honda Pilot is a 3.5L V6 able to generate up to 280 hp and 262 pounds of torque. A six speed auto transmission system come fitted on the base LX, EX and EX-L trims, while at the top of the food chain Touring and Elite trims come equipped with an automatic stop/start system and a steering wheel shift paddled 9-speed automatic.
The FWD system is the standard system. The optional AWD system improves the handling through sending the power back and forth and in between the wheels. The drive mode available include the Snow, Sand and Mud. According to Honda, buyers should expect the fuel economy rating to be 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a FWD system. With the FWD and a 9-speed system, expect 20/27/23 mpg. The AWD system lowers the ratings by 1mpg.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Honda Pilot
As already mentioned at the beginning of the 2016 Honda Pilot review, the vehicle has already been released and is going for sale at Honda dealerships as we speak. You should expect to pay a minimum of $29,995.