The 2018 Honda Pilot is going to offer flexible and roomy interior, fuel-efficient engine, high-tech and safety features, advanced all-wheel drive along with the highly comfortable drive. Such sophisticated features make this upcoming model a highly desirable one in the crossover SUV class. A quite big as well as attractive exterior in combination with the comfy interior is going to make new Pilot a unique model with cutting edge engineering and design features.
The changes for the upcoming model will be only a few. Being completely redesigned for the actual model year this great car is relevant in all aspects. So, the changes will be limited to more features accessible in lower trims and new body colors.
2018 Honda Pilot: Attractive appearance and Comfortable interior
The overall exterior body design has been kept unchanged as compared to the current version. It is more organic, more sculpted, less boxy and overall more appealing than before the last redesign. It looks interesting from every point of view and designers have even succeeded to make its rear end to be attractive. Rich sculpting is also present on its profile side where clever design makes this car looks less boxy despite its large proportions.
The front side also features striking design and prominent three-slat grille dominates in this area. It is complemented with attractive headlights and nicely shaped bumper and hood also have nice effect to its design.
The 2018 Honda Pilot will be offering in different exterior colors including obsidian blue pearl, dark cherry pearl, modern steel metallic, diamond pearl, crystal black pearl, lunar silver metallic and steel sapphire metallic. Some more exterior colors can also be anticipated near its launching date.
Interior is well-arranged, functional, and well equipped. It is build with high-quality materials and you won’t find hard plastic surfaces inside. It also offers comfortable and supportive seats and rear rows are easy to configure.
Simple and efficient design of the dash is also attractive and more important controls are intuitive and easy to use. Up to date infotainment system is also available in all trims and it is also easy to use and understand via the center screen.
Trims offered for 2018 Pilot
The 2018 Pilot crossover SUV is made available in five trim levels. They include LX, Pilot EX, Pilot EX-L, Pilot Touring, and Pilot Elite.
Availability of features is mostly unchanged compared to the current version, except larger center screen in base variant and Honda Sensing safety package might also be offered as option even in base version.
2018 Honda Pilot Engine Specs
The engine of 2018 Honda Pilot is the same unit from the current version. It is 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission mechanism. The optional automatic nine-speed feature is also designed for the utmost ease of the drivers. The engine can produce 280 hp and torque of 262 pound-feet.
Standard is front wheel drive system and available is also all-wheel drive. The power in case of the all-wheel drive can be routed front and rear and between individual wheels as well which improves handling.
In terms of fuel efficiency expected economy will vary between 22 and 23 mpg depending on chosen configuration.
Release date and price
This upcoming model is expected to be released in early 2018. Furthermore, the expected price of this Honda’s SUV is expected to start just above $30,000.