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2016 Honda Pilot Will Make 280 HP, Gets New Trim Levels

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/10/2015 Erick Ayapana

The 2016 Honda Pilot made its official debut earlier this year at the 2015 Chicago auto show, though full specs weren’t available at the time. Now, Honda has announced a bulk of the 2016 Pilot crossover’s important details, including powertrain specs and trim levels.

2016 Honda Pilot Will Make 280 HP, Gets New Trim Levels

For starters, the Pilot’s revised direct injected 3.5-liter V-6 will make 280 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, compared to the current model that makes 250 hp and 253 lb-ft. The current five-speed automatic gives way to two new automatic transmissions – a six-speed for the LX, EX, and EX-L models and a nine-speed for the Touring and Elite versions.

2016 Honda Pilot Cockpit 04© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Honda Pilot Cockpit 04 In addition to more power, the engine features cylinder deactivation technology to cut back on fuel consumption, though EPA figures are still forthcoming. The current front-drive Pilot returns 18/25 mpg city/highway, while the all-wheel drive version nets 17/24 mpg.

Speaking of all-wheel drive, the 2016 Pilot is fitted with a new Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD system that features selectable terrain modes including Normal, Mud, Sand, and Snow. The front drive version offers a choice between Normal and Snow modes.

All Pilots will come standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a five-inch infotainment screen. The 2016 Honda Pilot EX adds remote engine start, Honda LaneWatch, power-adjustable front seats, and an eight-inch infotainment screen. Meanwhile, the Pilot EX-L adds leather seats (heated front seats), navigation, power tailgate, a moonroof, and acoustic windshield glass.

Jumping up to the Pilot Touring includes the aforementioned nine-speed automatic, 20-inch wheels, stop-start technology, roof rails, rear entertainment system, ambient lighting, premium audio system, and Honda Sensing (adaptive cruise control, forward collision assist, lane departure warning, and Road Departure Mitigation System). The top-of-the-line Pilot Elite adds LED headlights, a blind spot monitor, panoramic roof, rain sensing wipers, and more.

The third-generation 2016 Pilot is slated to arrive in showrooms this summer, so look for pricing and fuel economy figures to arrive before then.

Source: Honda

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