The totally redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot made its world debut Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show. The new SUV has an all-new look inside and out and it has shed 300 pounds for better fuel economy and cabin quietness.
The new 2016 Honda Pilot will hit the dealership in summer 2015. If the first reviews are any indication, you’re really going to like this new family-friendly SUV.
Brand New Look
The third-generation Honda Pilot looks nothing like the previous model. Instead of the boxy look of the current models, the new Pilot has a modern, sleek look with a smaller, thin front grill, wide headlines and creases leading down the sides. The Pilot has new thin rear headlights and overall it looks much more like a modern vehicle. Think about an extended CR-V when you think about the new Pilot.
The Pilot has been working out, shedding 300 pounds from previous mode but also growing three inches for improved cargo capabilities. Honda says the new Pilot is built on a more solid platform for improved handling and a more quiet ride. With all the latest safety technologies, Honda says it anticipates top scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
New Captain’s Chair
Honda also announced Thursday that the Pilot will now have optional captain’s chairs in the higher trims. Previously there was only a two-bench rear configuration. One of the biggest complaints about the current Honda Pilot is the difficulty people sometimes have reaching the third row. So between the extended length, captain’s chair options and new power folding second rows, back seat passengers will enjoy the Pilot more than ever.
Honda has also lowered the step-in by one inch, so it’s easier to climb in and out of the car.
The Pilot’s family-friendliness continues with additional rear USB Ports to charge more phones, and there are more storage spaces for a Phone or MP3 Player.
Under the hood
The new Pilot will come standard with a 3.5 liter direct injected V6 engine. The new Pilot is also offered with available stop-start technology that shuts the vehicle off when stopped for improved fuel economy. The Pilot also has its first 6-speed and 9-speed automatic transmission options. Get the new Pilot in front wheel drive or all wheel drive.
The new Pilot will offer a Panoramic Sunroof for the first time. Other great optional features include optional heated and cooled leather seats, heated steering wheel, rear fold-down TV screen, and improved iPod capabilities.
The 2016 Honda Pilot comes out this summer. Contact us to receive updates on the 2016 Honda Pilot, or keep following our Waikem Honda blog as news comes out on the new model.