Honda Automobiles: Beauty, Brawn and Brains: The 2016 Honda Pilot is a Triple Threat Poised to Top a Three-Row SUV Segment

Posted on 10. Apr, 2015 by in Honda Canada

  • Sleek and jaunty extraneous meets interior magnificence for a autocratic nonetheless worldly presence
  • Top-of-the-line Elite trim introduces a reward look, feel and knowledge with top spin of customary facilities
  • Direct injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine with some-more horsepower and torque than effusive indication
  • Smartest Pilot ever with new Intelligent Traction Management system, Honda Sensing™ technologies and i-VTM4 AWD system

The all-new, third era 2016 Honda Pilot will go on sale this summer prepared to take a mid-size SUV shred by storm, with some-more of what active families find in a three-row SUV – neat and jaunty styling, superb power, worldly record and, new for 2016, an all-new Elite indication with a breathtaking roof and a immeasurable array of other customary features.

Building on a plain repute determined from a tumble 2002 introduction of a initial era 2003 model, a 2016 Pilot brings a whole new spin of excellence and accessible calm to a segment. This includes a some-more absolute approach injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® Earth Dreams™ Technology engine producing 280 horsepower1 and 262 lb-ft of torque2, and new 6-speed and 9-speed involuntary transmissions. Providing superb energetic doing are a new Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System and all-new selectable Intelligent Traction Management element featuring Normal, Mud, Sand, and Snow modes on a AWD indication and Normal and Snow on a 2WD model. Also significantly upgraded are a Display Audio and navigation systems. The accessible Honda Sensing™ apartment of reserve and motorist assistive technologies brings accessible facilities that embody Collision Mitigation Braking System™3 with Forward Collision Warning4, Road Departure Mitigation System5, Lane Keeping Assist System6 with Lane Departure Warning7 and Adaptive Cruise Control8.

Providing business with a severely increasing operation of trim levels, a 2016 Pilot is accessible in a new top-of-the-line Elite trim together with LX, EX, EX with Honda Sensing™, EX-L, EX-L with Honda Sensing™ and Touring trims. Honda Sensing™ is customary on both Touring and Elite trims. The Pilot Elite offers an endless underline calm list, including a breathtaking potion roof, exhilarated and ventilated front seats, second-row exhilarated captain’s chairs, LED headlights with automobile high-beam, sleet intuiting windshield wipers and many more. And these are in further to a prolonged list of customary facilities via a Pilot trim range.

Model Trim Summary

 

 

 

 

Earth Dreams™ Technology Powertrain
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. The engine is matched to a choice of dual new modernized transmissions – a Pilot-first 6-speed involuntary delivery or, on top trims, a Honda-first 9-speed involuntary delivery – both delivering some-more refined, manageable and fuel-efficient performance.

Intelligent Variable Torque Management for all Four Wheels (i-VTM4) 
The Pilot’s accessible new Intelligent VTM4 (i-VTM4) is a many worldly and technologically modernized all-wheel-drive element charity in a mainstream, three-row SUV. This wholly some-more able element 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 regulating a new, lightweight back expostulate unit. Benefits embody higher all-weather doing and neutral, accurate steering underneath energy that is unmatched by front-drive, rear-drive or required all-wheel-drive systems.

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

Display Audio and Navigation
Honda’s latest meditative for advanced, family-friendly record is embodied in a new Pilot. New facilities embody a accessible 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface with Android handling element and all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ grown in team-work with a experts during Garmin®24.

Exterior Colors
All 2016 Pilot trims are accessible in 8 extraneous colors including 3 lead and 5 pearl colors. All colors have a clever character, charity fluent contrasts that element a Pilot’s body-panel curves and angles, while also exhibiting a intelligent oppulance appearance. The colors are:

* New tone for Pilot

The extraneous colors are keyed to a 2016 Pilot’s 3 new accessible interior colors: Black, Gray, Beige.”

1 280 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)

2 262 lb-ft @4700 rpm (SAE net)

3  CMBS can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. System designed to lessen pile-up forces. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

4  FCW can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. FCW does not embody a braking function. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

5  Road Departure Mitigation usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued but a spin vigilance in use and can request amiable steering torque and/or stop vigour to delayed a vehicle’s depart from a rescued lane. Road Departure Mitigation might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

6  LKAS usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued but a spin vigilance in use and can request amiable steering torque to support motorist in progressing correct line position. LKAS might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

7  LDW usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued but a spin vigilance in use. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

8  ACC can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in complicated traffic, bad continue or on circuitous roads. The motorist stays obliged to delayed or stop a car to equivocate a collision.

9  Always visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy up; a rearview camera arrangement does not yield finish information about all conditions and objects during a back of your vehicle.

10 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire vigour should be checked frequently with a gauge. Do not rest usually on a guard system. Please see your Honda play for details.

11 The Bluetooth® word symbol and logos are owned by a Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such outlines by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is underneath license.

12 Windows Media® is a heading or purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.

13 Display correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed, and a arrangement might not uncover all applicable traffic. The arrangement is not a surrogate for your possess approach visible comment of trade conditions before changing lanes.

14 HomeLink and a HomeLink residence are purebred trademarks of Johnson Controls®.

15 The USB Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and control of some stream digital audio players and other USB inclination that enclose MP3, WMA or AAC song files. Some USB inclination with confidence program and digital rights-protected files might not work. Check a HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility. Please see your Honda play for details.

16  Check a HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility.

17 Compatible with name phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply. State or internal laws might extent use of texting feature. Only use texting underline when conditions concede we to do so safely.

18 SiriusXM services need a subscription after any hearing period. If we confirm to continue your SiriusXM use during a finish of your hearing subscription, a devise we name will automatically replenish and check during then-current rates until we call SiriusXM during 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See a Customer Agreement for finish terms during www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming theme to change. XM satellite use is accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years and comparison in a 48 constant United States and D.C. ©2015 Sirius XMRadio Inc. Sirius, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

19 Pandora, a Pandora logo, and a Pandora trade dress are trademarks or purebred trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with name smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all inclination concordant with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply.

20  HDMI, a HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or purebred trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC, in a United States and other countries.

21 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is accessible on EX-L models and customary on Touring and Elite models in a United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic use usually accessible in a United States, solely Alaska). Please see your Honda play for details.

22 The element is not a surrogate for your possess visible comment before changing lanes; element correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed.

23  HD Radio is a exclusive heading of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

24 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is accessible on EX-L models in a United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic use usually accessible in a United States, solely Alaska).

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