Your Valley Honda Dealers in Phoenix proudly introduce the all-new and completely redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot SUV. If you are in the market for a supremely capable, great looking, versatile, and feature-packed SUV that comes with Honda’s legendary dependability, then the new 2016 Honda Pilot is most certainly for you.
New Contemporary Styling
The new 2016 Honda Pilot from your Valley Honda Dealers is the perfect choice for families on the go. It’s sleek, head-turning exterior styling is all new, replacing the boxier design of previous models with an ultra-modern and contemporary new look that’s sure to get admiring glances wherever you go. Designed in California, the Pilot’s sloping line, swept aero roofline, bold wheel arches, wedge-shaped LED headlights, and arrow-shaped taillights along with an integrated rear spoiler give the new Pilot a much sportier appearance. You can add available sport alloy wheels for even more styling flair.
As Marty Padgett, and editor with TheCarConnection.com says, “All told, the 2016 Pilot isn’t just the best Pilot yet, it’s the best three-row crossover SUV we know–better than Explorer, Pathfinder, Highlander, and Traverse, in a few or many ways, depending on which one you compare.”
Padgett goes on to say that “To us, the Pilot’s the prettiest of them all, the freshest look. The rounded new shape is softer and more appealing than the box it came from. There’s an elegance to the profile, even if it’s a look we’ve seen on other utes–the Pilot still balances its glass to metal better than anything similar. The low front end and horizontally themed grille play handsomely off each other.”
Impressively Versatile & Refined Interior
Along with a redesigned exterior, the interior of the 8-passenger 2016 Honda Pilot is all new. Soft-touch premium materials are in abundance and the ergonomic placement of controls is well above par. Available heated 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs, supple leather seats, a large panoramic power moonroof, and available heated and ventilated front seats are just some of the few unexpected upscale touches you’ll find. The Pilot’s exclusive available One-Touch 2nd-row seats move forward with the touch of a button.
You’ll also appreciate the Pilot’s available hands-free Power Tailgate, providing easy access to the Pilot’s cavernous 152.9 cubic feet of interior space.
As Marty Padgett states, “The Pilot’s known for its versatility, and that’s in full force in this new version. Three rows of seats have space for up to eight passengers. The front seats are just about ideally shaped, and with step-in height about an inch lower than before, the Pilot is an even better bet for smaller or older drivers. The middle row is adult-friendly, and for the first time, you can get a version with two captain’s chairs and a pass-through. The seat reclines for long trips and has its own tray table and cup holders…we think the Elite versions compare very well against vehicles like the Buick Enclave and the closely related Acura MDX.”
On Top Of Technology
Not only is the new Pilot great looking both inside and out, but it’s also got the versatility, cargo space, and technology today’s modern families demand. A cutting-edge suite of advanced “infotainment” features keeps everyone informed, entertained, and connected. These include a new 8-inch, Android-powered color display with enhanced audio, navigation, telephone, and Internet-based features. Five USB ports and an optional 9-inch, ceiling-mounted rear DVD/Blu-Ray entertainment system, make traveling across town or on that summer road trip a pleasure for the entire family. The new Pilot also comes with the available HondaLink® suite of smartphone-enabled connectivity technology that allows you to schedule service appointments and more.
Superior Performance & Confident Handling
Turning our attention to performance and handling, the new Pilot comes out on top in both important categories. We love what Marty Padgett from TheCarConnection.com has to say about the Pilot’s greatly improved handling and ride characteristics:
“The Pilot’s beautifully composed handling changes somewhat depending on the trim level and wheel-and-tire package but few crossover SUVs deliver its combination of a compliant ride and relaxed steering. The Pathfinder? A little too relaxed and underdamped, while the Explorer is firmer and has heftier steering. The Pilot carves out the best middle position, with quicker electric steering than before, a straightforward build-up of steering weight off-center, and a fairly small turning circle of 39.4 feet.
“The Pilot rides on an independent suspension, struts in front and multiple links in the back for precise body control, adds Padgett, “Its dual-path shocks damp lighter bumps to a gentle audible thunk, while the secondary action in the shocks rounds off the edges of deep potholes. The Pilot also uses its brakes to help the SUV corner better, by applying an inside front brake in tighter corners.”
Motivating the 2016 Pilot is a new 3.5 liter, direct-injection i-VTEC V6 engine that achieves excellent fuel economy thanks to innovative cylinder deactivation that seamlessly turns off two or three cylinders when power is not needed. 280 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque are delivered by two new transmissions, including the first nine-speed automatic offered on an SUV.
As Marty Padgett observes, “With the six-speed, there’s still a shift lever on the console. With the nine-speed, a swath of buttons replaces that lever, but those shift paddles also come standard. The nine-speed also has a Sport mode and shift logic that anticipates downhill gear changes, and can hold specific gears when cornering. Clicking the left paddle twice will also let the nine-speed double-downshift, to make the most of the engine’s energetic thrust and sound. You don’t even have to be in Sport to use the paddles: click on them and the nine-speed goes into a temporary manual mode, reverting back to automatic gear changes in a half-minute, to save fuel.”
As a result, the upmarket Pilot models with nine-speed transmissions and front-wheel drives achieve up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. You can also order your Pilot with Honda’s outstanding All-Wheel-Drive with built-in torque vectoring that splits power between the rear and front wheels. The system is similar to the one used on the Acura MDX and RLX.
The Latest Safety Technology
Safety is of paramount concern at Honda. The automaker strives to make each car it builds the safest possible vehicle for you and your passengers. That’s why the new 2016 Honda Pilot comes equipped with an array of cutting-edge safety features, including a standard multi-angle rear backup camera with guidelines. The Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety technology includes such active driver-assist technologies as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Pilot earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick + designation.
The Smart New SUV Choice
With its modern new styling, versatile cargo capacity, upscale interior appointments, lively performance and confident handling, and its forward-thinking technology and safety features, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot at your Valley Honda dealers deserves to be at the top of your list when considering a solid and reliable and thoroughly capable crossover SUV for your family. After all, more than 75% of all Hondas sold in the past 25 years are still on the road today, and Honda has won more “Best Cars for the Money” awards than any other automaker in 2015.
Marty Padgett sums it all up by saying, “The new Honda Pilot is a turnaround in terms of styling–it fits now in the curvy mainstream of three-row crossover SUVs. The real story is its deft handling, strong acceleration, and commodious interior; it’s our favorite three-row family wagon, and reviewers agree, it’s a return to form for Honda.”
Test drive new 2016 Pilot for sale in Phoenix today at one of your conveniently located Valley Honda Dealers in Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona.