There are a lot of midsize SUV vehicles on the market right now and most of these will meet most of your expectations without a problem. The Pilot from Honda is just such an SUV, offering not only good value for money but also a sensible interior and good performance in any situation. However, one thing that Honda Pilot 2016 lacked was the good looks. While it was sensible, the boxy look didn’t appeal to too many people. That’s way a redesigned new model is going to replace that look by the end of 2015. The 2016 Honda Pilot will use Honda’s new platform which is a bit bigger than before as well as cheaper to manufacture.
2016 Honda Pilot redesign
The exterior of the new 2016 Honda Pilot lose its boxy design. Now it looks like Honda CR-V on steroids. The new Pilot will now look a lot more like an SUV rather than a minivan and with the big 19 inch wheels and the arched back we can say that it will surely look a lot better than the older generation. There are room enough space for 8 passengers and its language. Interior of the Honda Pilot 2016 will change dramatically from the old one with cheap materials and not so well equipped to one worthy of an Acura. We just caught a glimpse about it a few weeks ago and it seems that it will use a single screen for the infotainment and navigation system while most of the controls are going to use conventional buttons rather than the old touch screen system. The materials are also going to be much better with the dashboard being now wrapped in a soft touch material and the seats now using either premium cloth fabric or even premium stitched leather.
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2016 Honda Pilot specs
Under the hood of the new model we expect that the old 3.5-liter V6 to be discontinued. In its place we are most likely going to see Honda’s new 290 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque V6 which has also been used in a few Acura models. This not only offers very similar fuel consumption but the power delivery is a lot smoother which would mean the ride quality will also increase. The old gearbox is also going to be replaced with a 6-speed automatic and an all-wheel-drive only system which would make from the 2016 Honda Pilot one of the better midsize SUV vehicles out there.
2016 Honda Pilot release date and price
Considering that new 2016 Honda Pilot will be built on new platform that means that Honda has now a bigger margin for error but it should also mean a smaller starting price for this midsize SUV. Because of this, we expect the current new Honda Pilot 2016 will have base price drop from $30,000 to around $28,000, which would make it a bit more competitive than before.