2016 car Reviews
Always ready, the Pilot didn’t need a rethink, just some refinement. When it comes to third-gen model, that refinement starts because of the styling. Whereas the old variation tried to look hard, the new design would rather be sleek, with a unified side-glass area and sweptback sides on the familial Honda front side end.
The new Pilot is larger than before, with 1.8 inches more in wheelbase and 3.5 ins additional in total. However its additional inches didn't bring using them extra pounds. The loaded Elite design with four-wheel drive we tested weighed 4302 pounds, 309 fewer than the Pilot 4WD we ran last year. As moms and dads understand, household duty is generally a recipe for loading on extra pounds, therefore supply the Pilot a round of applause for its weight-loss success.
A 3.5-liter V-6 once more powers the Pilot, but this is certainly a unique, direct-injected engine. A variant of this device in Acura MDX, it makes 10 horse power less right here but runs on regular gas. Its production of 280 horse power and 262 pound-feet of torque handily beats the old engine’s 250 and 253. Honda scrapped the prior five-speed automatic in support of a six-speed in LX, EX, and EX-L designs, whilst the fancier Touring and brand new Elite trim amounts have fitted using ZF nine-speed, which will be also lent from the Acura.