2018 Honda Pilot Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Honda Pilot

The 2018 Honda Pilot model is manufactured by Honda Co. Ltd, which is Japanese based. Since its introduction in 2002, the Honda Pilot has been listed among the favorite SUV’s on the market. Many have described it as the CRV’s bigger and stronger brother. This is because it is more roomy and powerful. The new 2018 Honda Pilot looks less boxy than before. Among its characteristics, is a more attractive aesthetic exterior. It has sharper lines for the fascia and a redesigned huge grille. Nevertheless, its dimensions, weight, and shape haven’t changed much. There are no changes on its roof but we have a number of new details on the rear hatch. The rear bumper is now bigger and the taillights are now slimmer and restyled. Its physique fashion dimension is practically one — 733mm higher, 4930mm long and 1996mm wide. However, the ground clearance is a bit low for an SUV counting 185mm.

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot Interior

The 2018 Honda Pilot has 3 rows of seating with 8 seats total. It is an eight-seat car with alternative separated second-row seats for a seven-seat capacity. An increase in overall dimensions has resulted in a bit more cabin space and legroom. This means that the third row will now be more spacious — same with the luggage space. Its cabin features an electronic speedometer, metal inserts, a multi-functioning steering wheel and new instrument gauges around the wheel. The steering wheel, overall controls, and dashboard are quite similar to the previous model. However, we can’t dispute that its interior has a more aggressive look. The manufacturers have even promised to replace the bunch of confusing buttons with something more intuitive. It has a new infotainment system — including audio and NAVI systems — which are being described as magnificent. That’s not all, it even has cameras at the back of the car. The fact that it has parking sensors and electronics will even make the ride more comfortable.

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot Engine

This extraordinary car model is powered by a 3.51 V6 engine which will generate up to 280 HP of power. It is estimated, that it will get an additional boost or roughly 300 horsepower and approximately 270 lb-ft of torque. However, the engine for the Asian market will be a bit weaker, with 250 HP. When you combine this with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the result is a very strong and powerful vehicle. There are rumors that a nine-speed transmission will be offered. This will bring huge changes to the engine. The Honda might use a new turbocharged engine to accommodate this change. With the help of two electric motors, this power-train would result into over 300 lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. This new model gives the opportunity to choose between an all-wheel drive and a front wheel drive mode. This will obviously depend on the trim. But again, there is a variant for the Asian market. It will only feature on the all-wheel drive and a six-speed transmission.

2018 Honda Pilot Exterior

On the exterior, new designs for the wheels have been put in place. This new model now has a newly rounded look. As a result, a sportier look is expected to be the outstanding feature accompanying it. This new Honda Pilot provides many colors such as dark cherry pearl, modern steel metallic, obsidian blue pearl, steel sapphire metallic and obsidian blue pearl. Its Honda sensing suite makes it more unique.

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot Price and Gas Mileage

The car’s estimated base price is around $32000. The FWD is $33500; the EX-L is around $37000, and Touring is about $42500. Be ready to add $1800 for AWD. The ’18 Pilot Elite, which is likely to remain AWD only, may be priced at $48000. The estimated cost of the vehicle is $50000, to be on the safer side. This is after other expenses including the rear DVD entertainment, which is expected to cost $1500. The Pilot’s gas mileage ranges from 17/27/22 to 19/26/22 depending on the mode of drive and the surface you are driving on.

2018 Honda Pilot Towing

The SUV has a strong towing capacity. It also has a poor street equipped revocation, that has enabled it to hold its own against heavyweights like the Ford Explorer.

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