2016 Honda Pilot Details Emerge

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

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Honda Debuts 2016 Honda Pilot

The all-new redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot debuted  Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

The all-new redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot debuted Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

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.

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REVIEW: 2015 Honda Pilot

The popular 2015 Honda Pilot has a great reputation for families and those who need plenty of space. This larger SUV rides like a much smaller car, but provides you with seating for up to 8 people. Add in the great technology that comes standard, and you cannot go wrong with the Pilot.

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Honda Pilot Gets a Perfect Score in Cars.com Car Seat Test

The Honda Pilot received a perfect score in a recent cars.com Car Seat Check. When compared to all the 3rd SUVs at or below $40,000, the Pilot came in at No. 1.

Cars.com calls the Pilot is “car seat all-star,” with a perfect 10 out of 10 score. They described the Pilot “cavernous interior,” and say the Pilot will make parents with small children very happy. It gets high marks for easy Latch access and extra Latch and tether anchors.

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Honda Rearview Cameras Recognized by NTHSA

Thanks to innovative features like their rearview camera, the Honda lineup has been recognized by the NHTSA for advanced safety.

Thanks to innovative features like their rearview camera, the Honda lineup has been recognized by the NHTSA for advanced safety.

The rearview cameras standard on many Honda models have been recognized for safety technology from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. The manufacturer was the first to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for having met its Advanced Technology Feature performance criteria.

Nearly all Honda models come standard with the rearview camera. They include:

Review: 2014 Honda Pilot

The spacious 2014 Honda Pilot returns to the Waikem Honda showroom for a new year. With room for up to 8, plenty of storage, great tech and new features, you still can’t go wrong if you’re looking for space. The 2014 Honda Pilot doesn’t have any changes from last year’s model, but when you are as popular and stylish as this model, why would need to change. When you start talking about the Pilot, you start with space. There is room for 8 people to fit inside the Pilot thanks to 3 rows of comfortable seating. Continue reading

Honda Scores High in J.D. Power Study

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Thanks to vehicles like the 2013 Honda Civic, Honda was one of the top brands in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Honda was one of the top non-luxury brands in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2013 Initial Quality Study.

The study is based on customer responses after 90 days of ownership. When you remove the luxury brands, Honda was among the top 5 vehicles in Initial Quality, their score of 103 is much higher than the industry average.

Honda is traditionally a top non-luxury brand and they are always above the industry average. J.D. Power says their Initial Quality Study has always been in great indicator of long-term durability among models.

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Waikem Honda wins another award

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales team at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales team in Northeast Ohio.

Waikem Honda again has the Northeast Ohio Honda championship belt on display in our Massillon showroom. The award goes to the dealership with the highest sales percentage for the month. Waikem Honda had one of its best months ever in March 2013, and the team got to pose with the title once again.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio, is the area’s top rated dealer, receiving an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. The staff is also very familiar with Honda’s championship belt.

It has never been a better time to test drive the Honda lineup. The 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Honda Civic were redesigned this year. The Honda CR-V was redesigned in 2012, and the Honda Odyssey wins many minivan awards. The staff at Waikem Honda also has access to more than 250 used cars at one location.

Learn more about Waikem Honda now, and visit Waikem Honda managers Darren Sponseller and Harry Card for your test drive.

Several Hondas Make Best Used Cars List

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Consumer Reports has put together a list of the best used cars.

And, not surprisingly, Honda has graced that list with the Fit, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot.

Honda has a reputation for retaining its value. With a solidly built line up, Honda has set themselves up to be useful for years after they leave the assembly line.

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

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The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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