Since it was introduced in 2002. Honda Pilot is one of the favorite SUV-s on the market. Primarily aimed for North America Pilot is largest of Honda’s SUV-s, designed for the best comfort and drive experience. In common words, Pilot is, in fact, CR-V’s bigger and stronger brother. So lets read what 2018 Honda Pilot has to offer to us.
2018 Honda Pilot Changes
Exterior of 2018 Honda Pilot is now revisited, so although it shares the same platform with Acura MDX, Acura sedan and Odyssey minivan, it looks a bit less trucky and less boxy than before. Sharp lines for the fascia, huge grill, dominant headlights have become Honda’s standard for the upcoming models. Although this model is fresh and redesigned, some basic features when it comes to dimensions, shape, and weight are approximately the same as before. The new model also features the same 18-inch alloy wheels and as before those are sitting perfectly in a big SUV. Meanwhile, the ground clearance is in fact pretty low for an SUV counting just 185 mm. The same moonroof and power tailgate are included again. LED running lights will probably come as standard.
Just a slight increase in overall dimensions resulted with a bit more cabin space and legroom. Honda decided to give a chance to the third-row seats to be more adult friendly. Overall controls, steering wheel, and the dashboard will remain similar to the previous model, which is great in fact because previous models have a lot of fans when it comes to those features. The new infomercial system, including audio and NAVI systems, will be the best so far, as we are used to when it comes to Japanese vehicles. Simplicity and functionality would be two words to describe Pilot’s indoor space, which is good also, after all, it is an SUV vehicle.
Cameras are back. The new Pilot will again feature cameras in the back of the car. Safety features are revisited and now we have better parking sensors, and all bunch of electronics which will make a ride safe, as it is comfortable.
Engine and specs
When it comes to powerplant Honda will offered just one engine, so the new Pilot will be powered by a 3,5l V6 engine which will produce up to 280 HP of power. The only vary is the engine for the Asian market which will be a bit weaker with 250 HP. Pair this to the six-speed automatic transmission and you get one very strong vehicle. Rumor says that there will be another transmission offered, a nine-speed automatic, which could also come as standard on some variants of a new Pilot. However, there is no official confirmation on this.
Depending on the trim, you can choose between Front-wheels drive and All-wheels drive modes. Again, there is a variant for the Asian market which will feature a six-speed transmission and all-wheels drive only.
Release date and price
Well, considering all the previous versions, the new 2018 Pilot will probably become available at the end of 2017, or at the beginning of 2018. Price range will vary for sure, but a start price could be somewhere about $32,000, which is in consistent with the previous versions.
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