The all-fresh 2018 Honda Pilot sets a novel standards for premium family sports utility vehicles with a new, powerful engine and highly developed technology in a sleek, well-built package. When compared to its predecessor, the new Pilot comes with roomy interior and increased cargo capacity. It also features the most comprehensive suite of sophisticated safety features and driver-assistive technologies.
2018 Honda Pilot Exterior and interior
The exterior of the 2018 Honda Pilot comes with modest modifications, but better than its predecessor. The new Pilot will have the same platform as that of the MDX crossover of Acura. The roof of the new vehicle seems longer, indicating that its third-row seats may tender increased comfort and space. It is expected that the vehicle will ride on a wheelbase of 110.9 inches, with an increased length of 1.7 inches. The overall length of the new Pilot also increased to 194.9 inches, which is 3.5 inches longer than the earlier model. It is also 300 lbs lighter than its predecessor and the additional space between the bumpers appears to have gone into the back row and the freight hold, which is definitely a welcome development for the target market of minivan deniers.
The exterior of the 2018 Honda Pilot is complemented by sumptuous touches, such as LED projector headlights. New interior features of the new Pilot include a reversible cargo top to keep wet or dirty gear from soiling the carpet, the center console with a huge enough tech locker and five USB ports. The new vehicle comes with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features and a seven-passenger seating configuration with the latest one-touch folding second-row seat that offer easy access to the third row.
2018 Honda Pilot Engine
The 2018 Honda Pilot is expected to be equipped with a new V6, 3.5-liter, Earth Dreams Technology, direct-injection engine. This is the most powerful engine in its class that offers the vehicle the required power of 290 HP and a torque of 267 lbs per foot. The engine is mated to either the nine-speed automatic transmission or six-speed automatic transmission to offer a comfortable ride to the occupants and better fuel economy to the new Pilot. The 2018 Pilot comes with the front-wheel driving system as standard and the four-wheel driving system as optional.
2018 Honda Pilot Price, Release date
Although the price and the release date is not yet confirmed, it is expected that the all-new Pilot will be available for sale during the third or fourth quarter of 2017 with the base price of approximately $32,000.