2016 SUV Reviews: Honda Pilot
Under the hood of each 2016 Honda Pilot is a 3.5L V6 engine with 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, ensuring you’ll have plenty of power when you need it. Of course, there’s more to the engine than its power output:
- 2016 Pilot models can tow as much as 5,000 pounds on all-wheel drive models, while the standard front-wheel drive Pilot can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
- The 2016 Pilot LX 2WD is rated at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city for 22 mpg combined.**
We know that many modern drivers have tech and comfort amenities in mind when shopping for their next vehicle, and more 2016 SUV reviews should cover just what’s included on the base level. On vehicles like the 2016 Honda Pilot, the base-level features help set it even further apart from its competitors.
Each Pilot LX comes standard with the following:
Multi-angle rearview camera (with guidelines)
4.2-inch multi-information display
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
Steering wheel–mounted controls for media, cruise, and phone
2016 Honda Pilot Reviews
We think we’ve given you a good idea of what makes the Pilot special, but we also think you should read the 2016 SUV reviews from the pros. We gathered up quotes from three different reviews that help encapsulate what makes the Pilot a smart choice for New England drivers.
- Autoweek: “Whether you’ve always aspired to three-row SUV/crossover ownership, or the prospect is something the demands of a growing family have forced upon you, the Pilot is well worth considering. Almost guaranteed to provide years of reliable, comfortable service to legions of buyers who are (for whatever reason) allergic to minivans, the 2016 Pilot should be a smash hit.”
- Kelley Blue Book: “Yet as stark as the contrast is outside, it’s the interior that truly surprises. Gone is the hard plastic on every surface, replaced with high-end materials, soft-touch surfaces, and satin finishes. It really does look and feel great, to the point that we wonder if it could steal sales from Honda’s upscale Acura MDX.”
- Motor Trend: “The engine feels strong and responsive, not overburdened like some of the competition. Acceleration from a stop and for passing is more than adequate. The lineup’s real gem is the all-new nine-speed automatic transmission that comes on the top two trim levels. If you’re willing to spend the money, go for it. The standard six-speed auto shifts just as nicely, but the nine-speed’s wider gear ratio spread allows for more aggressive acceleration.”
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.