The 2016 Honda Pilot just had its premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The new model represents the third generation of the famous SUV which is said to come as a more impressive model than ever before. The 2016 Pilot is determined to win the top place in its market niche, as it comes with numerous improvements and innovations. The designers at Honda really did a spectacular job with this redesign, and our prognosis is that the new SUV will be one of the most popular models in the years to come. The 2016 Honda Pilot is a family-oriented SUV, so aside from the modern and attractive exterior and decent powertrain, it also comes with certain changes which should make the family’s trip more pleasurable and fun. The model is fully-equipped, with improved comfort and numerous additional gadgets for entertainment and safety. Also, the new 2016 Honda Pilot is more fuel efficient, and it features some powertrain improvements which will make the drive notably more gentle and comfortable.
New Version of Famous & Attractive Exterior Design
Let’s start with the appearance. The 2016 Honda Pilot will come with redesigned exterior design. The looks of the famous SUV is more attractive and modern now. However, that doesn’t mean that the new model doesn’t resemble the current version. Au contraire, the current exterior design is a basis for the new look; the 2016 Pilot will be a more modern and appealing iteration of its predecessor. Also, the 2016 model now looks more aggressive and bulkier, which is a popular design detail in the current automotive industry. We are sure that the new look will attract more buyers once the SUV released.
In addition, most of the design changes on the exterior of the 2016 Honda Pilot are made in order to improve the aerodynamics and thus improve the performance. The new model is also 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor, which will reduce the SUV’s fuel consumption.
The 2016 Honda Pilot will come with some interesting additional features, such as LED daytime running lights and taillights, panoramic roof, 20-inch wheels and LED projector headlights with auto high beam technology.
2016 Honda Pilot Interior Changes
The 2016 Honda Pilot will also come with redesigned interior. The new model will feature a more modern design of the cabin, which should make it look more attractive and sleek. The SUV also offers additional 3.5 inches of length, which will offer more cargo space. Also, the 2016 Honda Pilot will offer captain seats for the second row and a better organization of the rows of seats which will make the cabin more functional and accessible. The 2016 Pilot also comes with heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Technology & Entertainment
The 2016 Honda Pilot will be fully-equipped. The new model features up to five USB ports, auxiliary jacks for audio players, two headphone jacks, HDMI port for a gaming console, a 115-volt outlet and two 12-volt outlets. As you can see, most of the aforementioned features are family-oriented and are implemented in order to make the journey more pleasurable and fun for all family members.
In addition, the 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a Display Audio telematics and an 8-inch touchscreen. The interface uses an Android-based operating system and a ppowerful processor. Some of the additional available features are all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and a 9-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and Blu-Ray capability.
2016 Honda Pilot Powertrain Setup
The 2016 Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter Earth Dream i-VTEC V6 engine. The manufacturer didn’t announce the unit’s power output, but the engine is said to be one of the best mill developed by the automaker. The unit will use either a six-speed automatic or a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The transmissions have been improved, so now they provide significantly better and more responsive performance. The 2016 Pilot will offer a front-wheel drive and a brand new all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Honda Pilot will come with a Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation technology and an Idle Stop technology. These systems will improve the SUV’s performance and should provide much better fuel economy.
The 2016 Honda Pilot will be released this summer. The price range of the new model is still unknown.