Honda Set To Release New Pilot in 2016
Honda is releasing a new Pilot into the world for the 2016 model year. Instead of a simple update, Honda has elected to go with a completely redesigned version of their 8-passenger 3-row SUV. Previous versions of the Honda Pilot have helped set the industry bar high for vital metrics such as fuel efficiency, interior space, and performance. The current 2015 Honda Pilot is no exception, and we’re expecting the 2016 model to improve even further.
Changes for the New Pilot in 2016
Because it’s being built from scratch, almost everything about the new Pilot has changed. The guiding principle that directed all of development was accommodating the needs of all its occupants. From the front cockpit to the back row, you’re set to get a great vehicular experience. Newer and more powerful tech, more family-centered features, and premium amenities make this one of the most capable Pilot models yet.
Even the engine went through an overhaul, with the new 2016 Honda Pilot running on an aluminum alloy 3.5L SOCH i-VTEC V6 engine from Honda EarthDreams Technology. It is paired with one of two new transmissions and an intelligent variable torque management all-wheel drive system.
But a powerful engine doesn’t necessarily make for a clunky SUV, especially when you’re talking Honda. The weight and gas mileage numbers have all improved for 2016. Upper trim levels are almost 300 lbs lighter than previous models thanks to the lightweight engine and redesigned body. The body shape’s aerodynamics contribute to the improved city and highway mileage estimates.
New Pilot Pricing and Safety Info
Safety might as well be the middle name of the Honda Pilot. It shoots to the top of the class in safety abilities with optional features like a comprehensive safety suite called Honda Sensing. With new modern driver-assisting technology and a newly engineered collision-protective body, preventing collisions and injury just got a whole lot easier.
The 2016 Honda Pilot will start with an MSRP of $29,995.* Production is underway in the Honda US manufacturing plant in Alabama, and the first vehicles will be hitting dealerships like Bosak Honda Highland in just a few short weeks. If you want more information on the new Pilot, contact us at Bosak Honda Highland today!