Published March 20 2015

2016 Honda Pilot : completely redesigned and offering even more

By Yvon Dumonlin

2016 Honda Pilot : completely redesigned and offering even more

"The 2016 Honda Pilot is officially launched in Canada as the brand new midsize SUV from the Japanese automaker was showcased at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last month."

Showcasing a brand new style that is both more refined and more modern, a host of new safety and entertainment technologies, and a more efficient engine, the competition better keep their eye on the new Pilot in 2015.

The 2016 Honda Pilot will be available in dealerships this summer. It represents the third generation of the Honda Pilot, the largest SUV in the Honda range that also happens to be planned, designed and built in North America. When it goes on sale this year, the Pilot will join a family of thoroughly redesigned sport utility vehicles that include the soon-to-be-launched Honda HR-V as well as the redesigned CR-V launched last October.

With looks that command attention and the powerful presence of true functionality, the 2016 Pilot sets a new benchmark in the intermediate SUV class with an unmatched combination of advance technology and utility,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “This means the all-new Pilot will provide family comfort, entertainment and assistance to active Canadians in all aspects of their lives, whether it’s an evening out for two, a road trip adventure for all or just the chores of everyday life.”

Capable of hosting up to eight passengers, the 2016 Honda Pilot will offer a cabin designed for families. For the first time, two standalone captain seats can be ordered for the middle row, and there are no less than five USB ports inside the new Pilot including four that can charge IPads and mobile devices rather quickly.

In terms of space, the 2016 Honda Pilot adds about 90 mm to its overall length compared to the previous generation. One will notice the increased length mostly in the cargo area, especially with the seats in place. Honda’s new midsize SUV promises a host of storage areas inside including a large area within the midsize SUV’s redesigned center console.

Under the hood, the 2016 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection as well as a new cylinder-deactivation technology. A start/stop system that turns the engine off when the vehicle is idle, like at a red light for example, is also offered. Two automatic transmissions will be on the menu. Most versions will get a new six-speed automatic while more luxurious versions will get an all-new 9-speed automatic.

As we wait for the 2016 Honda Pilot, why not come in to Lallier Honda Repentigny today and check out the current-generation Pilot known for its reliability and comfort.