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Priced: Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Starts at $30,875

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/20/2015 Karla Sanchez
Priced: Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Starts at $30,875

The 2016 Honda Pilot has been completely redesigned for the new model year, and even though it has an entirely new look, extra goodies, and a new drivetrain, the new SUV only sees a slight increase in price over its predecessor. Starting at $30,875 including destination, the 2016 Pilot is only $125 more than the 2015 model.

This price is for the entry-level Pilot LX model, which comes standard with niceties such as push-button start, 5-inch color LCD screen, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, Bluetooth, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, rearview camera, halogen headlights, LED brake lights, and one-touch turn indicators. The Pilot EX, which starts at $33,310 adds things like LED daytime running lights, Honda LaneWatch, fog lights, smart keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, HondaLink remote system, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an 8-inch audio display with Pandora and SMS test message capability. For $36,785, buyers can choose the EX-L model if they really want leather-trimmed interior. All three trims can be had with all-wheel drive for an extra $1,800 on top of the starting price, while Honda Sensing is also available for the EX and EX-L models for $1,000 more. Honda Sensing is a suite of safety features that use cameras positioned around the vehicle and a radar system. © Provided by MotorTrend

Other options for the EX-L include a rear entertainment system that costs an additional $1,600 and a navigation system that adds $1,000 to the base price. All three trims listed above come standard with a fully revised 3.5-liter V-6 that’s more powerful than before and a touch more efficient. A six-speed automatic comes standard, but after testing the 2016 Pilot in our First Drive, we found we really liked the new nine-speed automatic.

“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 in lower gears and lower engine speeds in higher gears, giving you a stronger sense of acceleration from a stop and passing without hurting you on fuel economy,” we said. 2016 Honda Pilot© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Honda Pilot

The top two trims start with the Pilot Touring, which comes fully loaded with navigation and a rear entertainment system for $41,900. Topping out the range is the Pilot Elite, which adds all-wheel drive on top of everything else for a total of $47,282.

The 2016 Pilot is expected to achieve as much as 20/27 mpg city/highway. The SUV has become much more efficient over its predecessor thanks to some drivetrain tweaks and shedding nearly 300 pounds. Look for the 2016 Honda Pilot to hit dealers soon.

Source: Honda

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