If a stylish, useful, and trouble-free ride is what you’re after, well—ladies and gentlemen, this is your Pilot speaking.
The 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 powers the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic; top-level Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed. The all-wheel-drive system offers torque vectoring for better handling and modes for snow, sand, and mud. The Pilot’s three rows provide plenty of room for all and a host of active-safety tech is available to keep everyone safe
- Price-21 lakh
- Top Speed-114 mph
- 0-60-6.1 sec
- Horse Power-280 hp
INTERIOR OF HONDA PILOT:
The 2016 Honda Pilot has the most versatile interior this side of a minivan. There is a multitude of handy bins and twice as many cupholders as seats, while the maximum cargo capacity of 83.9 cubic feet is competitive with most competitors. Importantly, the area behind the third row benefits from a removable floor panel that frees up a useful amount of storage space when all seats are in use.
A special feature for the Pilot are second-row seats that tilt and slide forward with the push of a button (standard EX-L and above).
It’s handy since it reduces the strength and effort needed to move the seat, but the resulting pass through area is still on the small side of the segment.Many competitors still make it easier to climb into the third row, but once back there, those in the Pilot should find more room than most.
DRIVING OF HONDA PILOT:
Despite being appreciably more spacious and functional inside than most competitors, the Pilot is actually smaller and lighter than them as well.This relatively low weight combines with a stiffer structure to make the 2016 Honda Pilot feel impressively solid, controlled and less cumbersome than you might expect for this segment of generous girth.The ride is noteworthy for its ability to soak up bumps, even on the Elite’s 20-inch wheels, and maintain its composure through turns
Low weight is also a benefit to the 3.5-liter V6 engine, which boasts 30 more horsepower than its predecessor.The 2016 Pilot gets moving with ease and has enough in reserve to provide passing punch when needed.
SAFETY OF HONDA PILOT:
Standard safety features of the 2016 Honda Pilot include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.
The Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera is standard on the EX, EX-L and Touring, while the Elite gets a blind-spot warning system with rear cross traffic alerts.
The Touring and Elite also come with front and rear parking sensors.
The adaptive cruise control is also too quick to slam on the brakes, too slow to speed back up again and generally not very good at maintaining a constant speed.