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2018 Honda Pilot Review

As a spacious 7-passenger SUV, the Honda Pilot has been considered a more stylish alternative to the minivan. However, it seems that the 2018 Honda Pilot aims for some major changes, many of them pertaining to size.

To keep our Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray customers in the know, our team at Washington Honda has put together this helpful 2018 Honda Pilot review.1 Our selection of 2017 Honda Pilots might interest you.

2018 Honda Pilot Release Date

While many 2018 cars might be carryovers from previous models, the 2018 Honda Pilot is aiming for some pretty big changes. Naturally, it’s going to take a little bit longer to head into production, which is now slated to commence in September 2017.

To ensure that everything comes out perfectly, Honda is expected to hold off on a release until early 2018. So, if you’re looking for a new SUV, you might want to wait until the new year.

2018 Honda Pilot Updates: Power, Safety Features, and Infotainment

As we mentioned, a lot of changes are expected for the 2018 Honda Pilot. However, some things are going to feel familiar. The powertrain, for example, is expected to retain its 3.5L V6 engine, allowing the 2018 Pilot to generate close to 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this output, its 5,000-pound towing capacity should remain unchanged too.

Outside the powertrain, however, Pilot drivers are going to see a lot of differences. Here are some of the biggest rumors so far:

  • Size: Altogether, the size is expected to decrease in the 2018 Honda Pilot, taking out the third row to give cargo space a little boost. The wheelbases should get a bit smaller too.
  • Better suspension: In previous years, drivers may have complained that the Pilot suspension was a little soft. But in 2018, it’s going to harden up to match that of a truck.
  • Enhanced lighting: The 2018 Honda Pilot should now include LED headlights as well as new fog lamp housings. These won’t just increase your visibility, they’ll also increase the vehicle’s sense of style.
  • Added safety features: In previous models, you may have had to upgrade to a higher trim to get some of the more intelligent safety features. However, the 2018 Honda Pilot should come standard with smart features such as a Forward Collision Warning and Advanced Brake Assist.
  • Infotainment: A bigger touchscreen is expected to come with the new 2018 Honda Pilot, allowing for even more of that trademark Honda infotainment. Controlling your devices and apps should be easier than ever.

Learn More About the 2018 Honda Pilot

The 2018 Honda Pilot won’t even come close to a carryover. It might maintain some of the quintessential Pilot features, but in all, it’s going to see some major changes.

With the release still months away, some things are bound to change. In the meantime, Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray drivers can stay up-to-date by contacting our team at Washington Honda. We’ll make sure you’re in the loop. Contact us today for more information!

1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the Carttraction article 2018 Honda Pilot Changes, Price and Release Date and are subject to change by the manufacturer.