The 2018 Honda Pilot is the 8-passenger SUV that comes from Honda. It is one of the most famous SUV vehicles across the globe. Poised to be the biggest SUV from Honda until date, it is set to come with quite a few refreshments. The new Honda Pilot 2018 will come with a boxy shape, but promises to be comfortable enough while driving. This will be the largest crossover SUV from Honda in the U.S market.
2018 Honda Pilot redesign
The 2018 Honda Pilot will be available in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. The redesigned Pilot will come with design cues from the Honda Odyssey, although it will be more closely related to the Acura MDX. The vehicle will have LED and halogen headlamps on the back as well as on the front. The front fascia will have a redesigned grille consisting of the big Honda Insight. The fog lamps will be low mounted over the bumper. There will be changes in the car size, rolling doors (in some models), side mirrors, front and rear lamps and wheel trim. The car will have a radar sensor at front and behind, which would assist in collision warning and adaptive cruise control. It will aim at the top safety ratings – all five stars. That means that it will come with Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Start Control.
The interior of the new 2018 Pilot will have 8-passenger seating capacity. The seats will be wrapped up in top quality material. The seats will be foldable in form, to increase cabin space when required. There will be blind spot indicators, rear-view camera and other hi-tech devices. There will be an LCD display measuring 8 inches on the dashboard. There will be entertainment and audio features to keep passengers and driver entertained. The seats would have special type of custom leather case.
New Honda Pilot 2018 specs
Under the hood of the new Honda Pilot 2018, there will a powerful 3.5-liter, V-6, SOHC 24-valve power mill with the heads and the block made out of aluminum. It will have direct fuel injection capability. The engine will have 3471 cc displacement and the ability to generate peak torque of 262 pound-feet at 4700 rpm and maximum power of 280 hp at 6000 rpm. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard, while 9-speed automatic transmission will be optional. When it comes to drivetrain, there will be a front-wheel drive system as standard and optional all-wheel drive system (AWD). It will offer maximum mileage of 26 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG on the city roads.
2018 Honda Pilot price and release date
The pricing of the new Honda Pilot 2018 will vary between $30,500 and $47,000, based on your choice of trim and included features. It is likely to hit the market by the end of 2017. The 2018 Honda Pilot will compete with the likes of Toyota Highlander, Ford Flex, Buick Enclave, Mazda CX-9, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe and Dodge Durango.