New trim levels, improved fuel economy and better safety technology was introduced today for the new 2016 Honda Pilot.
For the first time, we’ve seen more than just the outside of this all-new SUV that debuted in the Chicago Auto Show last month. First off, the Pilot adds a new Touring Elite top of the line. All-in-all there are five available trim levels, and the Touring Elite is the most luxurious of them all. Touring Elite gives you all the great features of the modern vehicle, including:
- Panoramic Sunroof
- LED Headlights
- Blind Spot Indicators
- Rear Heated Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Rear Captain’s Chairs (first time Honda has offered this in the Pilot)
- Lane Watch
Touring Elite will have features from other trim levels like rearview camera, Bluetooth, Pandora, USB, SMS Text Messaging, 20-inch wheels and optional navigation.
Also part of Monday’s announcement was Honda Sensing, an advanced safety technology to keep you safe on the road. Available starting on the second level EX Trim, Honda Sensing offers such technologies as:
- Active Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Assistance
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
Basically, the Honda Sensing system consists of sensors that keep you and your surroundings safe. The vehicle will chime and alert you when something bad is happening.
There is also an Elite level Honda Sensing that included Blind Spot information and Rear Traffic Alerts.
Under the hood the Pilot has a new direct-injection 3.5 liter V6 engine, producing 280 horsepower. This is comparable to the engine already in the 2016 Acura MDX, another third-row crossover from the Honda family. The Acura MDX has 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and if the fuel numbers are the same, that’s an increase over the outgoing model.
The 2016 Honda Pilot is totally redesigned from outgoing models. It has a modern, sleek look that more closely resembles the Honda CR-V. It has also shed 300 pounds, but increased length and height for more people and storage capabilities.
It’s more family friendly than ever with more USB ports and easy access to get in and out of back seats. It’s also the first Pilot to ever offer captain’s chairs.
Waikem should have the 2016 Honda Pilot sometime in the summer of 2015. But if you want to be the first to know when one comes off the truck, contact us today and let us get you on the list to test drive this amazing SUV.