Honda Automobiles: All-New 2016 Honda Pilot: The Fully Redesigned Three-Row Honda SUV Sets New Benchmark with More Power, Fuel Efficiency and Space, Plus Top-Class Safety Features and Maximum Family Connectivity

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 by in Honda Canada

  • New, some-more absolute and fit powertrain facilities approach injected 3.5-liter
    i-VTEC® engine interconnected with possibly a six- or nine-speed involuntary transmission
  • Sophisticated new torque vectoring i-VTM4 AWD and Intelligent Traction Management system
  • Honda Sensing™ offers many extensive set of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies ever accessible on a Honda vehicle
  • Maximum family connectivity, with adult to 4 2.5-amp USB outlets
  • More reward facilities than ever before, including new line-topping Elite grade

Fully redesigned from a belligerent up, and almost re-energized in form and function, a all-new third-generation 2016 Honda Pilot stakes a explain as a new benchmark in a three-row mid-sized SUV segment. With some-more of all family SUV buyers are looking for – performance, fuel efficiency, comfort, reserve opening and reward facilities – in each indication and trim, a 2016 Pilot goes on sale Jun 18 with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)1 starting during $29,995 for a Pilot LX with 2WD.

Among a many no-compromise attributes, a new Pilot’s 280-horsepower2, directed-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine adds 30 horsepower while receiving a segment-topping EPA total fuel-economy rating of 23 MPG for a 2WD with nine-speed involuntary transmission, adult 2 MPG from a 2015 Pilot.3 The technology-enhanced efficiencies continue with a accessible i-VTM4™ AWD complement that not usually allows we to expostulate all wheels with traction in a accumulation of pulling conditions though also relates torque vectoring to raise energetic pulling agility.  And family functionality is softened than ever, with a some-more atmospheric third quarrel and load area and One-Touch Walk-in third quarrel access, and a horde of ports and plugs to accommodate probably each possible device, from smartphones to iPads, diversion consoles to digital video cameras, with adult to 4 2.5-amp USB outlets for charging a family’s many power-hungry stuff.

“The 2016 Pilot takes full advantage of Honda’s wrapping imagination to broach a outstanding, family-friendly cabin space that has done Pilot such a renouned choice of family SUV buyers,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, Honda Division comparison clamp boss and ubiquitous manager. “This third-generation Pilot reaches aloft into a reward finish of a three-row SUV marketplace than ever before with a new line-topping Elite indication that will give us an even stronger foothold during a tip finish of a midsize SUV segment.”

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, with seating adult to 8 passengers, joins a best-selling Honda CR-V and all-new HR-V as a flagship of an stretched lineup of innovative, benchmark-setting Honda SUVs. It is a third era of Honda’s renouned three-row SUV to be designed, grown and done in America. The new Pilot was designed and grown by Honda RD Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is done exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama.4

“Our pattern group in California and growth group in Ohio worked to emanate a new multiply of no-compromise SUV that meets a opposite lifestyle needs of American families,” pronounced Marc Ernst, Pilot Development Leader. “This means a 2016 Pilot has implausible family functionality when a kids are in tow, a stylish and reward knowledge for a night on a city or an off-road adventure.”

Since a attainment in 2003 as a initial three-row, mainstream SUV to be grown on a car-like unit-body platform, a Pilot has helped set attention standards for fuel efficiency, atmospheric and courteous interior packaging, reserve performance, and energetic doing opening in a midsize SUV segment. American consumers have responded by purchasing some-more than 1.4 million Pilots over a past 12 years. Pilot also ties a CR-V in carrying a tip code faithfulness of any Honda model, with approximately 63 percent of Pilot buyers returning to squeeze another Honda vehicle.

Reengineered from a belligerent up, probably each aspect of a 2016 Pilot has been wholly redesigned to softened accommodate a needs of all a occupants – a motorist and all passengers – delivering some-more family-friendly utility, some-more modernized technology, and some-more reward attributes and amenities than ever before. The 2016 Pilot also ups a ante for reward excellence with vital upgrades to interior peculiarity and some-more customary comfort and preference facilities on all trims, along with a further of a new, line-topping Elite chronicle that offers a array of Honda-first facilities including 20-inch wheels and tires, ventilated front seats, exhilarated second-row seats, a exhilarated steering wheel, a first-ever breathtaking potion roof and many other reward family SUV features.

The 2016 Pilot is powered by a direct-injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) – along with a accessible dual new modernized transmissions and a class-defining all-new intelligent non-static torque supervision (i-VTM4™) AWD complement with Intelligent Traction Management and torque vectoring capability. Together, these facilities make this a many powerful, polished and able Pilot Honda has ever offered. These technologies, total with a scarcely 300-pound rebate in car weight (on tip trims), softened aerodynamics and reduced regulating resistance, make this a many fuel-efficient charity in a midsize SUV segment, with EPA fuel-economy ratings softened by as many as 2/2/2 mpg city/highway/combined3 over a prior model.

The new Pilot also moves to a tip of a category in reserve opening with a many extensive apartment of Honda Sensing™ modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies ever charity on a Honda vehicle. Furthermore, a 2016 Pilot adopts a subsequent era of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure along with a new “3-bone” underbody support pattern and new hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel doorway rings. Taken together, these engineering facilities and technologies broach vital gains to a Pilot’s collision deterrence and collision insurance capabilities, as it targets a tip accessible U.S. supervision (NCAP) and IIHS reserve ratings.

New Pilot Features

* First for Pilot, ^ First for Honda

2016 Pilot Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Premium Style and Features
The all-new pattern of a 2016 Pilot sports a modern, sleek, nonetheless autocratic and robust form incorporating new reward features, including customary LED taillights, and accessible facilities such as LED projector headlights, LED daytime regulating lights, 20-inch wheels and first-ever breathtaking potion roof.

The reward peculiarity of a new Pilot carries over to a interior, where designers have practical high quality, soft-touch materials via a cabin and combined courteous sum such as LED map lighting. Additional high-end amenities embody a customary 4.2-inch tone display, accessible exhilarated and ventilated front seats, a exhilarated steering circle and exhilarated second-row seats. For a initial time, a top-of-the-line Elite trim includes second-row captain’s chairs, providing for easy travel by between a second and third rows for a 7-passenger configuration, in lieu of a customary second-row three-person 60/40 separate chair for 8-passenger seating capacity.

Advanced Technology
The new Pilot delivers a connectivity and appetite entrance that complicated families demand, including adult to 5 USB ports, 4 that yield softened recharging with 2.5-amp outlay – wholly adequate to assign iPads or smartphones while they’re in use. Additional accessible ports and plugs embody an auxiliary jack for scarcely any audio player, an HDMI pier for a gaming console or other likewise connected device, dual headphone jacks, and adult to 3 12-volt appetite outlets and a 115-volt AC opening to appetite a operation of concordant devices.

The new Pilot also incorporates Honda’s latest meditative in advanced, family-friendly technology, including an upsized 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface powered by a new Android-based doing complement and some-more absolute processor, along with an accessible all-new embedded Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. The new navigation complement facilities softened graphics and new capabilities, including 3D renderings of terrain, buildings and highway signs, softened line guidance, live hunt duty and more.

The Pilot’s Display Audio complement enables simplified smartphone connectivity creation for easier entrance to all a facilities and connectivity options of a HondaLink® connected-car system. A 9-inch back party complement with DVD and new Blu-ray™ front capability is available.

Family-Friendly Utility
The new Pilot builds on a repute for interior space, flexibility and application with 3.5 inches of combined altogether car length, enabling an in. longer tandem seating stretch and a 1.3-inch longer load area that can reason an 82-quart cooler but compromising third-row seating capability. Third-row entrance and exit is done even easier and some-more discerning pleasantness of a new accessible one-touch second-row chair on EX-L and above models, and incomparable third-row entryway. Compared with a stream Pilot, a breadth of a revoke apportionment of a third-row revoke entryway has been increasing by 2.5 inches with an in. revoke step-over height.

The Pilot’s new core console facilities a cavernous storage cell able of easy equipment as vast as a full-size iPad or a purse. And with a seamless cover in a sealed position, a console provides a convenient, non-slip aspect for equipment that a motorist or front newcomer might need tighten during hand.

The 2016 Pilot delivers some-more refined, absolute and fuel-efficient opening than ever before pleasantness of a new 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) cylinder deactivation technology. The engine’s rise outlay of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque is adult 30 hp and 9 lb.-ft. over a prior model.3 The engine is matched to a choice of dual new modernized transmissions – a Pilot-first 6-speed involuntary delivery or, on tip trims, a Honda-first 9-speed involuntary delivery – both delivering some-more refined, manageable and fuel-efficient performance.

These new powertrains mix with a new, lighter nonetheless some-more firm unit-body and aerodynamically fit physique and framework designs that outcome in class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings commanding out during 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for two-wheel-drive models and 19/26/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive models.4

Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) AWD System
The Pilot’s accessible new Intelligent VTM4 (i-VTM4) is a many worldly and technologically modernized all-wheel-drive complement charity in a mainstream, three-row SUV. This wholly some-more able complement gradually distributes best torque between a front and back axles and, for a initial time ever in a Honda vehicle, boldly distributes engine torque between a left and right back wheels. Benefits embody higher all-weather doing and neutral, accurate steering underneath appetite that is some-more effective than front-drive, rear-drive or required all-wheel-drive systems.

Intelligent Traction Management
This new Pilot facilities a new button-operated Intelligent Terrain Management System that offers opposite doing modes, for a AWD: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand; and for a FWD: Normal and Snow. Developed, tuned and tested during several locations in a U.S. and around a universe – including Imperial Dunes “Glamis”, California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – a Intelligent Traction Management complement allows a motorist to name a doing mode that best suits a pulling conditions by simply pulling a symbol on a vehicle’s core console. Based on a environment selected, a complement adjusts a drive-by-wire map, delivery change map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ and i-VTM4 torque placement for AWD-equipped models for optimal opening in a accumulation of highway or aspect conditions.

Advanced Safety Performance
In gripping with Honda’s joining to safety, a new Pilot is accessible with a many extensive set of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies ever charity on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make adult Honda Sensing™, a apartment of technologies designed to enhance a driver’s situational recognition while intuiting and responding to intensity highway hazards, including other vehicles, highway obstacles and even pedestrians, even to a indicate of mitigating a probability or astringency of a collision. It includes a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and an accessible apartment of reserve and motorist assistive technologies that includes Honda’s renouned LaneWatch™ display, a blind mark information system, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control, and dual Honda-first technologies: Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) complement and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

The new Pilot is approaching to broach a tip reserve ratings in a category and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in all pile-up modes. The new Pilot incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, designed to some-more well catch and sunder a appetite from a frontal collision, along with new ultra-high-strength doorway rings designed to assistance softened strengthen occupants. The 2016 Pilot also incorporates an all-new “3-bone” tallness while also utilizing high and ultra-high strength physique materials, that together revoke noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH), urge handling, boost acerbity and revoke weight.

Standard reserve and driver-assistive facilities embody four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer SmartVent® side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with real-time arrangement of particular tire pressures.

1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $880 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

2 Peak power: 280 HP @ 6000 RPM (SAE net), rise torque: 262 ft-lb (355 Nm) @ 4700 RPM (SAE net)

3 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pulling conditions and other factors.

4 Manufactured regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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