Figure out whether you want to buy the latest version of the Honda Pilot by learning more about what updates were made for the 2016 model. The Pilot has long been a family-favorite in Venice and across the country. The 2016 model saw a complete redesign, making it better than ever, but leading to some confusion as to what changed. After all, the adjustments were so extensive that it can be hard to keep track.
2016 Honda Pilot Styling
The exterior styling of the 2016 Honda Pilot is reasonably different than the 2015 version. Nearly every exterior component was replaced to create a more modern look, and the difference is notable. Inside, the styling differences continue. The old rounded center stack and circular air vents are gone, being replaced by a more serious and traditional feel with extra room and high-quality materials.
2016 Honda Pilot More Power
Although the 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2016 Pilot may look the same as the previous model’s powertrain, it generates 30 more horsepower and an extra 9 pound-feet of torque, bringing the numbers up to 280 and 262, respectively. There are also new transmissions, a 6-speed and a 9-speed, both of which boost fuel economy over the previous model year. Now you can get up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway by going with the 9-speed automatic.
2016 Honda Pilot Even More Tech
While the old Pilot had a reasonable amount of technology and features, some drivers felt that it was lacking in certain respects. The 2016 Pilot changes this by offering automatic braking, forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and LaneWatch. In addition to the updated safety technology, you can now enjoy things like push button start; keyless entry; and non-tech features, such as a panoramic sunroof and ventilated seats.
Check out the 2016 Honda Pilot at Venice Honda in Venice, Florida, to see the changes for yourself.