One thing that makes Honda products stand out from the crowd is their level of reliability. They are also quite safe and durable. Today, we are looking at one of Honda’s latest innovation, the Honda pilot 2018 model. This model has gotten through quite a number of years with its relevance still retained as of today. In all probability, the all new 2018 Honda Pilot may well just become a rerun of the 2017 model of the same car.
2018 Honda Pilot Changes, Exterior
The all-new 208 Honda pilot comes with some new and improved features on its outside. This is particularly quite a unique situation owing to the fact that prior to the year 2014, Honda products were not really that awesome. As a way of retrospection, the early 2000’s sawed a lot of cars that were not particularly a beauty to behold in terms of aesthetics. It is being speculated that the new Honda will come with a rather aggressive and bold look.
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The aggressive looks are expected to be achieved via features such as a new set of headlights as well as some new grille coupled with some improvements on the rear compartment. New additions should also be expected at the wheel and the rear spoiler as well. Even though sportier looks may not really be the first thing that comes to mind as regards an SUV such as this, you can be expectant of something in that fashion as regards the 2018 Pilot. Also, the edges are expected to be smoother also the fascia is also greatly improved.
Furthermore, there are some features that the Pilot seems to have borrowed from its other cousins of the same brand. Features such as the LED-accented headlights, as well as the three, spoke wheels obtainable in the accord as well as the back end wagon type of design that one find in the CRV.
2018 Pilot Interior
One thing that you must first be aware of is the fact that the all-new Honda Pilot 2018 is quite bigger than its predecessors; this larger size also has its effect on the interior as there is more space within. As a matter of fact, it is even expected to come with enough room on the third row to make full grown adults feel comfortable enough going on a long journey. It goes without saying that the 2018 Honda pilot is a lot more comfortable than its predecessors.
Features such as its increased room as well as the soft touch of its interior and also its uniquely attractive dashboard layout make it a sure bet. Another interesting feature with the interior of the car is the fact that the level of accessibility to the seating area is quite better. If you intend sliding the second row, for instance, it is made easier with the push button release that is a feature with the EX L and above.
When it comes to the infotainment segment, Honda seems to have considered passengers going cross country as it comes with Car Play as well as Android auto. There is also a full touch screen. in addition to this, it also comes with an eight inches capacitive touchscreen as well as an integrated system of navigation.
The new Pilot 2018 model comes with a 3.5-litre V6 engine that has a280 horsepower rating and also a 262 lb-ft of torque. It is also expected to come in a comparatively lighter frame weighing up to 300 pounds less than the normal Honda. Furthermore, you are also set to be treated to the 9-speed automatic transmission system. Also, as regards performance, you can expect the Honda Pilot 2018 to come with an acceleration of about 0 to 60 mph in a time of 6.2 seconds. There is also the possibility of clocking a 100 mph.
A look at the chassis of the all-new Honda pilot will reveal a car that is a lot stiffer than its predecessors. It comes with a comparatively higher spring rate as well as firmer shock absorber damping. However, this should not make you confuse the Pilot as a sports car.
The new innovation as regards the engine will certainly be the 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid version. Even though there is not much that is known about it currently, it is been speculated that Honda may very well make use of an all-new turbocharged petrol engine with it. It is expected that this new powertrain could evolve up to 300 lb-ft of torque and this is in addition to the fact that it will also come with a set of batteries that should boost its output.
Finally, the 2018 Pilot should come in four specific variants namely: the LX, EX, EX l, and also the touring model all of which are expected to be front wheel drive vehicles. Also, when it comes to fuel economy, you can be sure to get an SUV that favorably competes with others in its category, for AWD it is 18 mpg / 26 mpg / 21 mpg and for RWD is 19 mpg / 27 mpg / 22 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The new Honda Pilot could come with the new and improved Honda sensing as well as the blind spot alert. It comes with a unique safety rating that stands at five stars rated by NHTSA and also IIHS. It should also come with airbags at the front, side bags that are vented as well as curtain airbags for use by the three rows. Some other features that are installed for the sake of safety include: Lane watch, lane departure assist, collision mitigating automatic brake system with forwarding warning for the collision as well as back up camera.
Pricing and release date
There shouldn’t be much of an increase as regards the pricing of the 2018 Honda Pilot. The Pilot LX should be around $30,900 which is just about $700 dollars more than the 2017 model. The EX, on the other hand, should sell at around $33,500, the EX L for $37,000 and the touring should go for $42,500. The 2018 Pilot Elite which would probably be the Pilots only AWD should go for around $47,470 as regards the release date, it is expected to be out in the autumn of 2017.
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