New Honda Pilot 2018 – SUV flagship will remain unchanged


Updated for 2016 model year, Pilot became a pinnacle of SUV technologies used by Honda Motor. Roomy 8-seat interior, exquisite upholstery level, powerful V6 engine with 9-speed automatic for fuel economy. There is no room for changing yet, so 2018 Honda Pilot might be almost no change in comparison with the current generation car.

2018 Honda Pilot release date

2018 model year Pilot will be available in dealerships closer to the end of 2017.

Release date: late 2017

2018 Honda Pilot price

The pricing for the new Pilot will remain the same, starting at $32,000 for a standard version SUV.

2018 Honda Pilot exterior

The front end looks stately, presentable, safely. In the new exterior, there are large, massive elements that give the car a more masculine look. An unusual and very successful design solution was a new grille with three chrome-plated crossbars.

Dimensions of the new model Honda Pilot 2018 was a vivid hint at the fact that the crossover is the largest representative of his family. The length is 194.4 in (4940 mm), width at the level of 78.5 in (1996 mm), and the height is 69.8 in (1773 mm). But ground clearance, on the contrary, is a modest enough, only 7.2″ (185 mm).

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2018 Pilot video

2018 Honda Pilot interior

Interior of a new model of the last generation Honda Pilot pleases not only by modern equipment but also the quality level and ergonomics. Behind a multifunction steering wheel, there is a mixed combination of instrument gauges. For the first time, a new model is represented by a digital speedometer screen. Next to it is a 4.2-inch onboard computer.

Delight cause finishing materials of the new model Honda Pilot 2018. Everywhere there is soft leather, pleasant to the touch plastic, metal inserts. A special comfort front seats are completely new. However, lateral support is practically absent. By default, the 2018 Pilot is an eight-seat crossover.

In the middle, there is an opportunity to install separate seats as an option among buyers. The first two rows of seats are equipped with heated function, while the front is ventilated. Plus, for an additional fee you can buy a car with a ceiling 9-inch TV for 2018 Honda Pilot Touring trim level.

2018 Honda Pilot Elite

The Elite trim level of the Pilot is the top-end trim, features heated captain seats, panoramic roof, blind spot detection, automatic LED headlights, 20-inch rims. As for powertrain, it is 3.5 V6 AWD only.

2018 Honda Pilot specs

For the North American market, the Pilot SUV is available with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 hp output. It is mated with 6-speed automatic or optional 9-speed transmission. The car is offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive layout. The 2018 Pilot might not be subject to any changes; nevertheless, 9-speed automatic might be available as a standard.

In some markets, including rapidly developing Asian one, the new Pilot will be sold with less powerful 3-liter V6 engine, producing around 250 HP. The SUV will be available only with AWD and 6-speed automatic.

2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid

The hybrid version of the Pilot is unavailable for purchase right now, and there is no actual information regarding the new hybrid equipped SUV from Honda. We could presume that Pilot hybrid might be released later.

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  • SAM

    The Pilot went from looking like a rugged suv to a girly minivan. Not such a durable choice for my sense of style as a mother of 4 who cant stand minivans. No thx Honda, now I have to drive a 2015/or older Pilot… Rugged style return, goodbye for now- sales could go down?

  • Aimee Jake Evans

    Hoping they offer darker interior options… the none standard colors of red and green both have beige interior which will not work with kids… really the only thing keeping us from buying. Sad but true.

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.4
  • Design4.5
  • Features4.8
  • Fuel economy4.5

One of the best mid-size family SUV is unlikely to get major changes for 2018. It is already features the latest technologies.

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