After receiving an endless mid-cycle modernise for 2012 that enclosed some-more polished styling, fuel potency improvements and upgraded underline content, a Honda Pilot earnings for 2013 as a many fuel-efficient and stretchable eight-passenger SUV. The Pilot combines family-friendly facilities with glorious EPA-rated fuel economy ratings (25 mpg highway on 2-wheel-drive (2WD) models), and plain towing capability (4,500 pounds1 on 4-wheel expostulate models (4WD) models). Upscale extraneous and interior designs, modernized wiring and reserve facilities and a choice of 2WD or 4WD, creates Honda’s Pilot a truly versatile travel solution. The 2013 Honda Pilot goes on sale Sep 6, and pricing starts during $29,4202.
For 2013, a Pilot offers a poignant series of new customary features, including Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, USB integration, high-resolution 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), involuntary meridian controls and a customary rearview camera. Also new for 2013 is a thespian Obsidian Blue Pearl extraneous tone (replacing Bali Blue Pearl).
As in before years, a Pilot is permitted in LX, EX, EX-L (leather) and Touring trim levels, with a Honda Satellite-Linked4 Navigation System™ and a Rear Entertainment System permitted on a EX-L indication and customary on a Touring model. All 2013 Pilots are powered by a polished 250-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with VCM that includes countless measures for shortening attrition and improving fuel efficiency.
Models and Features
As with a before indication year, a 2013 Pilot is permitted in 4 indication choices (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring), and any is offering in possibly a 2-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive configuration.
Standard 2013 Honda Pilot facilities include:
- Simplified core smoke-stack
- High-resolution 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
- Rearview camera display
- Tri-Zone Climate Control
- 2GB CD-Library
- Album pattern arrangement
- User-loadable wallpaper duty
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- Bluetooth® Audio
- USB tie
- Automatic meridian controls
Standard comfort and preference facilities on a Pilot LX embody involuntary meridian control and a back atmosphere conditioning complement with air-filtration system, high-resolution 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Bluetooth® Audio, USB connection, rearview camera, lean and telescope steering column, journey control, appetite windows with auto-up/down driver’s and passenger’s window, appetite doorway and tailgate locks, AM/FM/CD stereo complement with 7 speakers including a subwoofer and Radio Data System (RDS), AAC audio record playback capability from information discs to a CD player, outing computer, heat-rejecting coloured glass, integrated Class III tow-hitch receiver, and more.
The Pilot EX adds a tri-zone involuntary meridian control complement with steam control and atmosphere filtration, a appetite driver’s chair with 10-way appetite composition with lumbar support, confidence system, XM5 Radio®, body-colored side mirrors and doorway handles, amalgamate wheels, haze lights, extraneous heat indicator, HomeLink® Remote System, 2 GB CD Library (CD-L), and more.
Additional Pilot EX-L facilities embody leather-trimmed seating surfaces, exhilarated front seats, 4-way appetite front passenger’s seat, one-touch appetite moonroof, a appetite tailgate, an automatic-dimming rearview counterpart and a accessibility of possibly a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 or a Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System with a 9-inch screen. The serve of possibly a navigation or a party complement also adds a 115-volt appetite opening in a core console.
Pilot EX-L with Navigation
The Pilot EX-L with Navigation adds an upgraded navigation complement with a high-resolution VGA arrangement and an middle tough drive. Additional facilities embody FM Traffic, Song by Voice™, rearview camera with a multi-view arrangement and a Multi-Information Display in a core of a sign cluster.
The top-of-the-line Pilot Touring includes a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 with rearview camera, a Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink® and Audio Streaming (with comparison phones), a Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System, 2-position memory seats, roof rails, dilemma and backup sensors, side-mirror integrated spin indicators and more.
Colors permitted for 2013 embody Alabaster Silver Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl (replaces Bali Blue Pearl), Crystal Black Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Taffeta White, White Diamond Pearl and Dark Amber Metallic. Fabric and leather interior tone choices, that are matched to comparison extraneous colors, embody beige, black or gray.
Power comes from an modernized 24-valve, all-aluminum engine with “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) record with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). The VCM complement allows a V-6 engine to work in 6-cylinder mode for appetite and 4- or 3-cylinder modes for efficiency. The Pilot has an EPA3 city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 17/24/20 mpg on 4-wheel-drive models and 18/25/21 mpg on 2-wheel-drive models. This gives a 2013 Pilot 2WD a tip fuel economy rating of any 8-passenger SUV and a Pilot 4WD a tip fuel economy rating for any mid-size 4WD SUV.
Engine friction-reduction technologies including a plateau-honed engine block, low-friction piston treatments, ion-plated piston rings and 0W-20 oil minister to a high fuel efficiency. Additional fuel efficiency-enhancing measures embody a use of a load-variable alternator, high-efficiency hint plugs and a far-reaching VCM handling range.
The 5-speed involuntary delivery facilities Grade Logic Control to assistance say a many suitable rigging when going ascending or downhill, thereby avoiding rigging “hunting.” The permitted VTM-4 complement on Pilot 4WD models adds entirely involuntary 4-wheel-drive capability. VTM-4 delivers seamless, “decision-free” focus of 4-wheel-drive when needed, a pivotal advantage compared to required systems. The complement also provides a “lock mode” – permitted when in initial or second rigging adult to 18 mph and activated by a symbol on a instrument quarrel – that can broach a maximum-possible torque send to a back wheels to support in descent from intensely low traction or stranded conditions.
The Pilot’s grille and front fascia underline a particular 3-bar plane design, while multi-reflector halogen headlights and integrated spin signals minister to a reward look. A front atmosphere dam and optimized strakes (the rectilinear atmosphere deflector in front of a wheels) assistance revoke neglected atmosphere turbulence, that can assistance urge fuel efficiency. The Pilot EX and above models have a 5-spoke, 18-inch aluminum amalgamate circle design, while Pilot Touring amalgamate wheels underline an disdainful 6-spoke pattern with a high-contrast machined surface. Pilot LX models are versed with 17-inch styled-steel wheels.
The tailgate facilities a lift-up potion induce for accessible entrance to a rearmost load area. The model’s 18.0 cubic-feet of load space behind a third quarrel matches or exceeds a case space of a customary vast sedan and can accommodate apparatus as vast as a mid-size cooler or a folded stroller. For limit load space, a second and third rows overlay prosaic into a building to yield sufficient breadth for 4-foot-wide items.
The load area has a dark storage good that provides 2.8 cu-ft. of additional space and can mix with a above-floor storage area by securing a hinged cover opposite a seatback. The Pilot Touring also provides a load-supporting load net (20 lbs. limit weight) to serve subdivide a back load area. In extraneous dimensions, a 2013 Pilot is 78.5 inches wide, 71.0 inches high (72.7 inches for Pilot EX, EX-L and Touring), and facilities a 109.2-inch wheelbase and 67.7-inch front / 67.5-inch back track. Overall length is 191.4 inches, while belligerent clearway is 7.97 inches.
The cessation is a entirely eccentric complement with front MacPherson strut and back multi-link with trailing arm designs that minister to manageable pushing characteristics for an SUV. The 109.2-inch wheelbase facilitates a well-spoken ride. A parsimonious branch hole of 37.9 feet aids maneuverability in parsimonious parking situations.
Advanced framework facilities that directly advantage fuel potency embody a variable-displacement appetite steering pump, low-rolling-resistance tires, and low-drag front ventilated and back front brakes. Finely tuned aerodynamics, a front strakes, dash shields and middle fenders, and minimal frontal area also minister to softened fuel efficiency.
Sophisticated interior styling, high-quality materials and modernized electronic facilities yield a gentle and beguiling knowledge for passengers in all 3 rows of seating. Standard facilities embody 16 opposite seating configurations, 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats, and inexhaustible load room, and an estimated fuel-economy display, 3 voice-recognition languages, and an discerning audio interface.
For 2013, a Pilot LX and EX supplement a simplified core smoke-stack that was formerly disdainful to EX-L and Touring models. The ascent means that all Pilot models now embody a high-resolution 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) with rearview camera arrangement (multi-angle on EX-L and Touring), iPod manuscript pattern arrangement and user-loadable wallpaper function, and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, USB tie and involuntary meridian controls. The Pilot EX and EX-L models embody a 2GB CD Library (CD-L), while Pilot EX, EX-L and Touring models additionally embody a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s chair and tri-zone involuntary meridian control.
The latest chronicle of a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 offers 60 GB of sum complement memory (includes 15 GB allocated for user media) and voice approval for 3 languages. The complement uses mixed tellurian positioning satellites covering all of a U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii, as good as Canada and Puerto Rico. Its enclosed FM Traffic underline provides free, continual updates on trade and incidents, assisting drivers equivocate gridlock. The tough expostulate can store thousands of mins of music, that is permitted by elementary voice commands regulating a Song By Voice™ feature. Additionally, 2013 Pilot models with navigation underline a multi-view back camera (wide view, normal perspective and top-down view), with a picture displayed on a navigation shade for accessible parking assistance when in Reverse.
Adding to a comfort turn of a 2013 Pilot is pleasingly low noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Enhanced physique join sealing around a unit-body tie points, and specifically tuned back cessation sub-frame mounts, outcome in revoke sound levels in a newcomer cabin. Other specific NVH countermeasures embody body-seam sealants to revoke atmosphere leaks, extended post separators, revised insulation materials and acoustic windshield potion on all models.
Interior measure embody front headroom of 40.0 inches for Pilot LX and EX (39.3 inches for moonroof-equipped Pilot EX-L and Touring), second-row headroom of 39.8 inches and third-row headroom of 38.2 inches. Legroom is 41.4 inches in front, 38.5 inches for a second row, and 32.1 inches for a third row. Passenger volumes are 153.7 cu-ft. for Pilot LX and EX (152.7 cu-ft. for Pilot EX-L and Touring), and a load volume is 87.0 cu-ft. sum (47.7 cu-ft. behind second-row seats and 18.0 cu-ft. behind third-row seats).
Safety record includes a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure that helps revoke a volume of pile-up appetite reaching a newcomer cell in a frontal collision and can raise frontal collision compatibility. Additional customary reserve apparatus includes 3-row side screen airbags with a rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger’s front and side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), active front chair conduct restraints and anti-lock brakes with electronic stop placement and stop assist. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is customary on all models.
Awards, Accolades and Ratings
From building initial peculiarity impressions to providing fun-to-drive impression with continuance durability and reliability, a Pilot carries brazen a essential DNA that defines all Honda vehicles. These traits have warranted a redesigned Pilot mixed awards, including “Family Car of a Year” from Cars.com, that took special note of a Pilot’s size, roominess, potency and versatility. The Pilot also took a tip symbol in a “USA Today, MotorWeek and Cars.com $37k and Under SUV Shootout,” that touted it as “the ideal SUV for buyers who wish to absolutely transport a whole family and all of their gear.” And finally, a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated a Pilot as a “2012 Top Safety Pick.”
The Pilot is fabricated from domestic and globally sourced tools during Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda RD Americas designed and grown a Pilot in Raymond, Ohio, and Torrance, California.
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1 Requires surge-type or electric trailer brakes, permitted Honda appendage towing package with involuntary delivery cooler and join ball. Premium unleaded fuel is endorsed when towing above 3,500 lbs. Towing ability for Pilot 2WD but involuntary delivery cooler is 2,000 lbs.
2 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, $830.00 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
3 Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Do not review to models before 2008. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.
4 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is permitted on a Pilot EX-L indication and customary on a Pilot Touring indication in a United States, solely Alaska. Please see a navigation complement primer for details.
5 Required XM Radio subscription sole alone after 90-day hearing period. Subscriptions are governed by a XM Customer Agreement permitted during xmradio.com/serviceterms.
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