Honda Pilot is the best SUV offering from Honda Motor, and it was recently updated for 2016 model year. The vehicle is popular both as a family wagon and as a crossover. Belonging to a rapidly growing segment, this model has remained quite impressive and competitive. It won’t be long until the upcoming model, 2018 Honda Pilot enters the market. Since this model is still relatively fresh, it is hard to expect too many changes for 2018 model year.
As far as the exterior is concerned, Honda Pilot is quite presentable and doesn’t fail to impress. Front end appears remains more or less the same in terms of appearance. This new exterior incorporates large body elements to give the car a more masculine appearance. The new grille has three chrome plated crossbars, which is a bit unusual to be honest but still a very successful design solution.
As for its dimensions, 2018 Honda Pilot is one of the largest vehicles in crossover lineup. Its dimensions are Length 194.5 inches, Width 78.5 inches and Height 69.8 inches.
Despite the massive dimensions, ground clearance of this vehicle is just about modest with only 7.2 inches (185 mm) of ground clearance.
Interior and Features of 2018 Honda Pilot
Interior of this new offering from Honda is quite impressive. It not only impresses with the modern equipment on offer, it also impresses with its ergonomics and overall quality. A multi-functional steering wheel is available and behind it is a combination of instrument gauges. The quality of finishing in 2018 Pilot is quite impressive. Soft touch material is available throughout, with soft leather and metal inserts dominantly present. Offering a seating capacity for 8 passengers, the interior is quite spacious for all passengers.
Completely new comfort front seats are available this time. Buyers are also offered an option to install captain’s chairs with which it has capacity for seven. Heated functionality is offered for first two rows of seats, while front seats are ventilated. Additionally, you can opt for an 8-inch touchscreen.
The model will also feature great crash ratings and will include plenty of advanced safety systems. Some of them are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitors, etc.
2018 Honda Pilot: Performance
2018 Honda Pilot will arrive with a 3.5 liter V6 engine. This engine is capable of generating an output of 280 HP. It will work in the combination with standard six-speed automatic transmission, while nine-speed transmission remains optional.
The vehicle will be available with All Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive System. Expected fuel economy will be around 23 mpg on the combined basis. Properly equipped it will allow up to 5, 000 pounds of towing capacity.
2018 Honda Pilot: Price and availability
Expected to release by the end of 2017, pricing of 2018 Honda Pilot won’t change much with a starting price of $32,000.