The Honda Pilot has become a formidable SUV on the international market, and here in the US, it’s become one of the best-sellers. The concept of the Pilot offers a wonderful balance of sports utility features and the engaging interior that has become widely popular for both on-road comfort and off-road performance. The 2018 Honda Pilot looks to become more of the same while offering some refreshing enhancements of what consumers rely on the most.
The 2018 Pilot is certain to compare with other flagship SUV including the 2018 Expedition, 2018 Sequoia, and 2018 Pathfinder. Comparatively speaking, the new Pilot will offer many of the same great features consumers have come to expect from a sports utility vehicle, and many modern features we wouldn’t.
This in-depth preview takes a closer look at the new 2018 Honda Pilot specs, features, price, and release date for all models including the EX, EX-L, Elite, LX, and Touring models.
2018 Honda Pilot Specs and Features – EX, EX-L, Elite, LX, and Touring Model
Previewing the new 2018 Honda Pilot specs and features includes taking a closer look at the good, bad, and ugly. Well, if you’re an owner of the current model you’ll be happy to know the bad will be a thing of the past with the 2018 model. All models including the EX, EX-L, Elite, LX, and Touring models are expected to get an update on both the interior and exterior.
Both FWD and AWD models will be available offering great on and off-road performance options. Coming standard with a very efficient V6 engine, the under the hood specs will be at the higher end of its class. With comfortable seating for up to 7 people across three rows, the ride and storage options will be more than enough. The 2018 Honda Pilot Touring will be the premium model which will boast comparable features with other high-end SUV’s.
Safety will be a huge push for Honda across all 2018 SUV’s, cars, and trucks starting with the new Pilot. Coming standard with a wide array of electronic safety features including lane assistance, crash avoidance sensors, turn signal mirrors, wide-angle rearview camera, parking assist, and much more will be available across all models. The electronic package will be typical including 3D GPS, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple Play, satellite radio, hands-free calling, and much more will be seen.
The new Pilot is rumoured to be much more efficient than the 2017 model while offering more power for both off-road and on-road performance. Under the hood, we’re hearing a standard 3.6-litre V6 boasting over 280-horsepower. There will be two transmission options including a 9-speed auto-manual and 6 speed automatic with overdrive which will be pretty competitive. Gas mileage will come in around 21MPG/city and 28MPG/highway which will be better than other 2018 flagship SUV’s.
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2018 Honda Pilot Price and Release Date – EX, EX-L, Elite, LX, and Touring Model
The expectations of the price of the 2018 Pilot won’t change much when looking at the 2017 models with all details shown below.
|2018 Honda Pilot EX Price||Starting at $32,900|
|2018 Honda Pilot EX-L Price||Starting at $36,400|
|2018 Honda Pilot Elite Price||Starting at $46,800|
|2018 Honda Pilot LX Price||Starting at $30,500|
|2018 Honda Pilot Touring Price||Starting at $41,600|
We don’t expect anything to change with Honda’s annual launch cycle for all cars, trucks, and SUV’s. Expectations are in the 2018 Honda Pilot release date will be from August to September of 2017 in most large markets with consumers in smaller markets having to wait until the winter season.
We’ll continue to update this review with any new information pertaining to the upcoming 2018 Honda Pilot specs, features, price, and release date when we get more.