The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot was showcased at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and according to the Japanese manufacturer, the three-row SUV was reengineered and redesigned in America. Looking at the vehicle we can easily see the redesigned LED projector headlights fitted with high beam technology, signature LED daytime running lights and taillights as well as its first-ever panoramic roof, which is offered as an option.
Moreover, the 2016 Pilot comes with 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Pilor shows high-quality and soft-touch materials, LED map lightning, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel as well as heated second-row seats. For the first time, the Pilot is available with second-row captain’s chairs.
Because it offers enough room for 7 persons, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers up to five USB ports, four that provide better recharging with 2.5-amp output, to charge iPads or smartphones, as well as additional ports and plugs that include an auxiliary jack for audio players, a HDMI port for gaming consoles, two headphones jacks, two 12-volt power outlets and a 115-volt outlet.
Other highlights include an 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface powered by an Android-based operating system, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and a 9-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and Blu-Ray disc capability. Under the hood, there is a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology.
The engine can be bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission or to a more fuel-efficient 9-speed automatic transmission. According to Honda, the 2016 Pilot is 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model and more rigid as well as tightly sealed.