12 Things Families Need to Know About the All-New 2016 Honda Pilot
The family-friend, all-new 2016 Honda Pilot made its debut last week at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s nothing like its predecessor. Well, not nothing. Here’s what you need to know before you head to the dealership:
2.) It’s a three-row midsize SUV. Just because it has three rows that doesn’t mean it comfortably sits eight passengers. Four adults? Perfect. Two adults and three kids? It works.
3.) LED is integrated. The all-new design of the 2016 Pilot sports a modern, sleek, yet commanding and muscular form incorporating new premium features, including optional brighter and more efficient LED projector headlights with auto high beam technology and available signature LED daytime running lights and taillights. There is also LED map lighting.
4.) Premium options are available. Whether you want 20-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, or heated second-row seats, all are available in the higher end trim levels.
5.) The all-new Pilot has the connectivity and power access that the modern family demands. Features include up to five USB ports, four that provide better recharging with 2.5-amp output, to charge iPads or smartphones while in use. Additional ports and plugs include an auxiliary jack for nearly any audio player, an HDMI port for a gaming console, two headphone jacks, two 12-volt power outlets and a 115-volt outlet to power just about anything.
6.) The nav system runs on Android technology. An upsized 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface is powered by a new Android-based operating system and more powerful processor, along with an available all-new embedded Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. The new navigation system features improved graphics and new capabilities, including 3D renderings of terrain, buildings and road signs, improved lane guidance, live search function, 911 emergency services and more.
9.) There’s more cargo area than ever. Honda has added 3.5″ onto the rear of the Pilot, enabling a larger cargo area that can hold an 82-quart cooler without compromising third-row seating capability.
9.) Moving the kids around the cabin is easier than in previous years. Captains chairs are available as well as an one-touch walk-in second-row seat that slides and tilts to its forward-most position at the touch of a button. As compared with the current Pilot, the width of the lower portion of the third-row entryway has been increased by 2.5 inches with 1-inch lower step-over height.
10.) Keeping your family safe just got easier. An expanded set of standard equipment includes:
- Four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
- Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
- Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent™ side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
11.) The center console is the ultimate stash area. The Pilot’s new center console features a cavernous storage compartment capable of accommodating items as large as a full-size iPad or large purse. But, that doesn’t mean you should leave your valuables in there when you park your Pilot.
12.) The new Pilot will feature the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda Sensing™, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other vehicles, road obstacles and even pedestrians, mitigating the possibility or severity of a collision including:
- LaneWatch™ display
- Blind Spot Indicators
- Multi-Angle Rear View Camera
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system
The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot is set to make its way onto the showroom floor this spring.