First introduced back in 2008, the Honda Pilot was a model that was very interesting for many of the customers who liked the style and the luxury which it came with. But, Honda has decided to retire the old model and begin with a totally new vehicle which will soon see the light of the day. The 2016 Honda Pilot is a brand new version which will come with a new style and elegance that has not yet been seen on this type of vehicle.
As far as the exterior design of the 2016 Honda Pilot goes, it is much more modern looking, with modern styling, sporty exterior features and an overall attractive appearance. The front end comes fully redesigned, with a new grille that has three horizontal chrome slates with an upper blade that extends towards the new headlights. The biggest change of the vehicle, compared with the previous model, comes actually at the back end, with the clean and fresh looking design. The sporty design is highlighted with the sloped roofline and the modified tailgates. Some of the new exclusive features include LED headlight technology with high beams, and 20-inch wheels.
When it comes to the interior of the car, we need to say that we really like the improvements that are made here. The first thing that you will notice is the dashboard, which looks much more contemporary, and comes with a new premium design. The instrument cluster in the 2016 Honda Pilot is digital and nicer, bringing more information’s, as well as more user friendly than before. The standard features include soft-touch materials and LED map lightning, while the exclusive features are only available for the higher trim models.
2016 Honda Pilot Price
Features that are offered on higher trim models include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and an option of replacing the second-row seat with two captain’s chairs that provide extra comfort. Second-row seats are also heated so you can be sure that everyone will have top level of comfort. As far as the technology features are concerned, they include an 8-inch touchscreen with Android operated system, a 9-inch back seat entertainment system with DVD and Blu-Ray, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation and much more.
Under the hood of the 2016 Honda Pilot, you will find a 3.5 l V6 engine, which is upgraded with some features like the stop/start system and the cylinder deactivation technology. This unit is capable of pumping out 280 hp at 6000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm. The old version engine was paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the new engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic as standard. Furthermore, buyers of this all new model will also be able to include an optional 9-speed automatic transmission, which will be offered for the first time on any Honda vehicle.
Lets take a look at the fuel economy that is one of the most important factors when buying new car the 2016 Honda Pilot has a lot to offer. Base version with 2WD and six speed automatic will return 19/27/22 mpg and with AWD it will offer 18/26/21 mpg. Those drivers that choose optional nine speed automatic will get 20/27/23 mpg while AWD version will reduce these numbers to 19/26/22 mpg.
Release Date Of 2016 Honda Pilot
The official price has been announced and for the base version you will need to pay $29,995 which represents only a small increase over the previous generation. Top of the line 2016 Honda Pilot Elite trim level will cost significantly more and you will need to give $46,240. The official release date of the 2016 Honda Pilot has not yet been announced, but we are expecting that the information will be available pretty soon. The expectations are that the new Pilot will be released sometime at the end of this year or the beginning of the 2016.