Unlike the current “upright” model, the 2016 Pilot showed some raking shapes. The Pilot appears lower than the current model – more crossover-like than before. Overall length will grow by 3.5 inches, which means a bigger cabin for better cargo and space management than before. It will also mean better three-row seating space and better access to the third row. A one-touch walk-in will send the second row seat forward for better step-in and exit. Third row passengers will benefit from a 2.5-inch entry width and a 1-inch lower step-in height compared to the current model.
Compared to the current model, the Pilot will shed 300 pounds in curb weight. This is due to a more integrated body structure compared than before.
A new instrument panel will incorporate the latest Honda technology for connectivity and infotainment. The 8-inch Display Audio system will enable better smartphone integration via HondaLink connected car system and an improved navigation system. This will also be driven by an Android-based operating system. Second and Third row passengers will enjoy a new 9-inch rear seat entertainment system that will play DVD and BlueRay discs. The Pilot will also feature various connections for other devices, including a 115-volt outlet and a HDMI port for gaming systems.
The Pilot was fully developed here in the U.S.A. It will be built at the Lincoln, Alabama plant, along with its V6 engine. No performance, fuel economy figures have been release. Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.
Ken Garff Honda Downtown is Salt Lake City’s source for the brand new 2016 Pilot. Fill out the contact form to find out more about this exciting new SUV!