When drivers in the Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray areas want an SUV with the extra space, safety, and power to keep the whole family satisfied, the Honda Pilot is always a good choice. As we head into a new year, a new and improved model is sure to arrive.
While some aspects of the 2018 Honda Pilot are still under wraps, our Washington Auto Mall team is here to give you a first look.1 Here’s what we’ve discovered so far. You can always check out remaining inventory of 2017 Honda Pilot models.
Over the years, the Honda Pilot has seen many different permutations. From varying body designs to interior makeovers, this SUV has changed a lot since the beginning.
Plus, 2016 saw the vehicle’s last big redesign. The 2018 Honda Pilot will carry over this tried and true design—perhaps as the last in its generation before another major overhaul—while tweaking just a few of your favorite components.
One of the things the Honda Pilot has been most noted for in the past is its size. This three-row SUV offers plenty of room for seven passengers, making it a stylish alternative to the modern minivan.
However, rumor has it that the 2018 Honda Pilot will offer a more compact version with only two rows. This way, drivers with a smaller family can have all the same power and handling, just with a slightly smaller package.
Nevertheless, many of the technologies that you’ve come to expect in the Pilot will remain the same. Drivers will still have an ergonomic media hub up front, with a 5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and a 7-speaker audio system.
In 2017, the Honda Pilot with available Honda Sensing® and LED headlights managed to snag a coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.2 Needless to say, it had passenger protection covered.
Drivers can expect this same level of safety in the 2018 Honda Pilot, if not a little bit extra. With this SUV, you won’t have to worry about navigating those trickier roads.
Like with safety, drivers seem to have been pleased with the performance in the last Pilot model. For this reason, the vehicle’s standard 3.5L V6 engine should carry over, too. This engine has previously been able to generate as much as 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Shifting has always been smooth in the Pilot as well, with the standard 6-speed automatic transmission. However, rumor has it that the 9-speed automatic transmission that was previously offered as an upgrade may now be offered as a standard addition.
While the Washington Auto Mall team feels confident that many of the best 2017 Honda Pilot features and specs will carry over into the 2018 model, details are still emerging. Any Washington, Canonsburg, or McMurray drivers who would like to stay in the loop on 2018 Honda Pilot developments should contact our team today.
1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the Cars Direct article 2018 Honda Pilot: Preview, Pricing, Release Date and are subject to change by the manufacturer.
2 The 2017 Pilot with available Honda Sensing and LED Headlights has been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance.