Even though the 2017 Honda Pilot is still fresh in the market, the 2018 Honda Pilot version is already in the pipeline and is expected to bring on board several upgrades to its predecessor. Some of the major improvements we expect are in the interior as well as a few exterior modifications. To make it compete favorably with other SUVs in its range, the 2018 Honda Pilot will also boast of a powerful engine and better handling. Here is a review of the 2018 version of the Honda Pilot.
2018 Honda Pilot – Stylish Design:
Regarding the 2018 Honda Pilot, there is scanty information about it. However, it’s safe to assume that it will have a better and more comfortable interior compared to the 2017 version that received a little criticism regarding its interior. Almost the entire interior is covered by luxurious soft leather. The seat alignment has been modified to ensure enough leg room while the front seats have been crafted to offer more comfort.
When it comes to the cabin, the 2018 version of Honda Pilot sports an ergonomic multi-function steering wheel with new instrumental gauges behind it. One new feature on the dashboard is a digital speedometer next to the onboard display.
To keep up with the latest trends in the motor vehicle industry, the 2018 Honda Pilot will have an aesthetic design and will be complemented by a few new features. This SUV is expected to owe its design to the predecessor. However, there will be tweaks in its overall size to make it more spacious. The front grille will be redesigned to offer it a more masculine look. The headlamps are also expected to be different from the 2017 version. Other new expectations include more color options, new equipment levels, and a few customizations.
2018 Honda Pilot – Performance:
The new Honda Pilot will still use the 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine. This monster can produce up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque at its best. When it comes to transmission, there will be two options. You can choose from the 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission. The front wheel and All Wheel Drive options will also be available depending on the trims.
2018 Honda Pilot – Release Date and Pricing:
Like earlier said, there has been a scarcity of information regarding the 2018 Honda Pilot as its current version is still fresh in the market. Regarding the release dates, the Japanese carmaker has released no information at all. Neither have there been rumors from insiders and experts. This is the same case with the prices. However, analysts suggest that it will be in the same region as the 2017 version, slightly above $34,000. However, as time passes by, we expect to get more information on the price and release dates.
The 2018 version of the Honda Pilot will definitely offer more than its predecessor. It will have a more appealing look and a comfortable interior. Its capacity in terms of passengers and cargo will also be impressive for such a mid-range SUV. Honda will not compromise on performance as it will have a powerful engine and better handling. All these combinations of features make it a great purchase for those looking for a reliable family and off-road SUV. The pricing, if it is as speculated is also fair considering the wide array of features it comes with.