For a few years, the Honda Pilot offered a lot of great qualities, but the overly boxy exterior didn’t quite match its personality. But, with the full redesign the Pilot shows off for 2016, it’s obvious that it makes a strong contender in the three-row crossover class. Here’s a closer look.
New improvements. For 2016, most of Honda’s attention went to refining the interior of the Pilot. While it always provided versatility and plenty of space, it now surrounds these qualities in a much more modern design. It now boasts increased leg- and headroom in the third row, so it’s not longer just a tight squeeze for little kids - all sizes are welcome.
The new Pilot also exhibits the smoothness of a luxury car due to many ride-enhancing qualities. Materials are improved and are now softer for increased appeal and comfort, there are newly-added acoustic materials that work well to eliminate road noise, it boasts a new structure that is much stiffer due to the use of more high-strength steel, and it is also now 250 pounds lighter than previous models.
Safety systems galore. Along with the tech craze of touchscreens, USB charging systems, and more, Honda made sure to follow this path into the world of high-tech safety systems. Depending on which model is chosen, the Pilot will come with Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts, and front and rear parking sensors. There is also a Honda Sensing package that features a forward-collision warning and mitigation system that includes automatic braking, road departure intervention, and lane-departure warning and intervention systems.
Minivan-like versatility. The 2016 Pilot offers minivan-like versatility, which is an excellent strength for those in need of a vehicle of its full-size proportions. It’s large amount of cup holders, handy storage compartments, and don’t forget the mega amounts of space.
Second-row seats tilt and slide forward with an easy push of a button, which creates a useful pass through area to the third row. A clever and very handy feature of the Pilot is that the area located behind the third row houses a removable floor panel that allows for more storage space when all seats are in use. With seats stowed, total cargo capacity measures a truly competitive 83.9 cubic feet.
A jam-packed trim. The Pilot’s 2016 lineup offers jam-packed trims and either a second- or eight-passenger seating configuration. The all-new Elite trim jazzes up the Pilot’s lineup this year where it gleams at the very top. It includes 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlight control, automatic windshield wipers, panoramic sunroof, and blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alerts. While the Elite can only be had with a seven-passenger seating configuration, Honda makes up for the loss of a seat with the addition of heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain’s chairs, and a heated steering wheel.
Spoil your crew with the family-oriented 2016 Honda Pilot. To learn more, visit our dealership in Washington, PA.
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