The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the best three-row crossover SUVs; Everything is in the package.
As mentioned before, the new Pilot will lose length and have a shorter wheelbase. So, everyone who was dissatisfied with the size of the current model, can now choose the mini option. Although the new 2018 Pilot will share the same platform with Acura MDX, Acura sedans and the Odyssey minivan, it will look a little less trashy and less boxy than before. Sharp lines for the fascia, a huge grid, dominant headlights have become Honda’s standard for upcoming models. The new model will also feature the same 18-inch alloy wheels and, as before, they will sit perfectly on this SUV. Meanwhile, the ground clearance is actually pretty low for an SUV of just 185mm. The same moonroof and electric tailgate are included again. The LED traffic lights will likely come as standard.
Even if the car will lose length and have two rows of seats, the new Pilot will not lose all its comfort and you will always feel as if you were on the plane. Instead of eight people, this new version will have enough room for five passengers. The global controls, the steering wheel and the dashboard will remain similar to those of the previous model, which is great because the previous models have a lot of fans regarding these features. The new infomercial system, including audio systems and NAVI, will be the best so far, as we are used to when it comes to Japanese vehicles. Simplicity and functionality would be two words to describe the driver’s interior space, which is good too, after all, it’s an SUV vehicle.
Expect the powertrain to continue without any change from the current 3.5-liter V6 that develops 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Front wheel drive will continue to be standard, with AWD as an available option. The shift functions on the current driver are handled either by a standard six-speed automatic transmission or an optional nine-speed automatic.
Well, considering all previous versions, the new driver will probably be available by the end of 2018, and most likely in September. If we take into consideration that the current model costs $ 30,595 and that the two-row CR-V starts at $ 24,045, we can assume that this new 2018 Honda Pilot should fall somewhere between these two prices.ranks among the best three-row crossover SUVs; Everything is in the package.