The 2016 Honda Pilot Release Date is Coming Soon
The 2016 Honda Pilot (http://www.silkohonda.com/models/2016-honda-pilot/
) has undergone a complete redesign that has the automotive community buzzing. This three-row SUV has always been known for its practicality and is especially popular with families. But in addition to its kid-friendliness and overall utility, the Pilot will now show off some style.
Details have been steadily leaking out, but we now know for sure that the #2016HondaPilot
release date is scheduled for the beginning of summer 2015. That means it will start arriving on our showroom floor in just a few weeks' time, and we anticipate that the response will be enthusiastic from the start.
The new Pilot will be powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque – both big gains over the outgoing Pilot (http://www.silkohonda.com/models/2015-honda-pilot/
). Despite being more powerful, the SUV is also now more efficient, delivering ratings of as high as 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway*, according to EPA estimates, which should have a big impact on the family budget.
Towing capacity has also climbed, now reaching 5,000 pounds.
The interior has been similarly upgraded. The vehicle is slightly larger overall, creating more space inside for all passengers. Much of the dashboard and seating has also been reworked, helping to improve visibility and accessibility and introducing new cubbies and storage spaces to help avoid clutter. A touchscreen infotainment interface is also now standard, helping pack more features into a smaller space.
Honda engineers have also loaded the #2016Pilot
with the some of the most advanced safety features in the industry including a forward-collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. These are optional on all trims and standard on higher level trims. Also standard at the high end is a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, automatic high beams, and LED headlights.
By all accounts this should be an impressive vehicle, and just as appealing for the weekend warrior as for Mom and Dad. The 2016 Honda Pilot release date is fast approaching, so make plans to tour and test drive it at Silko Honda shortly (http://www.silkohonda.com/contact-us/
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.