New improvements and a great combination of passenger comfort and utility make the 2016 Honda Pilot a strong contender in the three-row crossover segment. Customers in nearby Canonsburg, Houston and McMurray will love the design and comfort of the Honda Pilot.
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The 2016 Honda Pilot shows off an excellent list of improvements overall. Most attention was aimed at the interior, which dons a more modern and refined ambiance. Technology is brought up to date with the newly-added eight-inch touchscreen interface, features, and controls. Space is even better tan before with extra head- and legroom, which makes it a top choice or passenger comfort. Interior quality also takes great strides forward with soft-touch surfaces replacing hard plastics.
One special feature are second-row seats that can tilt and slide forward with the easy push of a button. This is a nice perk because it reduces the strength and effort needed to move these seats. It woulnd't be a three-row crossover without its third row – and while many third rows in this segment are only sized for small children, the Pilot allows enough room for even average-sized adults to easily fit and be comfortable from head to toes.
The Pilot's versatile interior allows for good cargo storage. You'll find a generous amount of handy bins and cup holders (twice and many as seats!) and a competitive maximum cargo capacity of 83.9 cubic feet.
Another notable feature is the removable floor panel behind the third row that allows for more useful storage space when all seats are in use.
The exterior of the Pilot now shows off a more traditional crossover appearance, which suits it much better than its previous boxier models. Overall drive appeal has been enhanced, too, due to a stiffer structure made of higher-strength steel and a weight loss of a good 250 pounds. This weight reduction, along with the Pilot's new available transmissions and 30 horsepower gain have vastly increased the Pilot's fuel economy and acceleration.
There are five trim levels available on the Pilot's 2016 lineup. Here's a look at the Elite trim, a newbie to the scene. The Elite stands as the top model of the Pilot lineup featuring everything one could need, plus many extra bonuses that land on the upscale “I want” list. It shows off 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, and automatic high-beam headlight control, plus a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. Its biggest perks are the automatic windshield wipers, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and HD radio. The main characteristic that sets the Elite apart from the rest of the lineup is its second-row captain's chairs (heated), which reduce seating from the usual eight-passenger to just seven.
For the ultimate family SUV, opt for the 2016 Honda Pilot. Schedule a test drive, visit us in Washington, PA and we're close to Canonsburg, Houston and McMurray. Learn about your financing options and leasing possibilities.