2018 Honda Pilot Review
If you’re on the hunt for an SUV that can fit a lot of people and items, you may want to consider the Honda Pilot. This standout vehicle is filled with exciting features and offers dependable performance when traveling around Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish.
In this 2018 Honda Pilot review, our team at Honda of Slidell will go over everything this midsize SUV has to offer. Learn all about it below, then contact us to take it for a test drive!
Plenty of Interior Space for All
Whether you have tons of kids or you’re the designated carpool driver, you’ll appreciate the amount of space inside the 2018 Honda Pilot.
The Pilot has ample stretching room for eight passengers with the following interior dimensions:
- First-row headroom/legroom: 40.1 inches/40.9 inches
- Second-row headroom/legroom: 40.2 inches/38.4 inches
- Third-row headroom/legroom: 38.9 inches/31.9 inches
- Passenger volume: 152.9 cubic feet
Whether you’re running errands or taking a week-long vacation, you should have no problem fitting all the essentials inside. The 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats let you fit bulky items while still leaving room for a couple backseat passengers. Fold both rows flat and you’ll have 109 cubic feet of cargo room to work with!
For your personal belongings, you can utilize the compartment underneath the cargo floor. This is a great space to keep larger items hidden away from prying eyes.
Features Inside the 2018 Pilot
The Pilot offers a lot of amenities to help keep everyone on board happy. For added comfort, this vehicle has available heated and ventilated front seats so that you can easily adapt to the temperatures outside. Heated second-row captain’s chairs are available as well. While these decrease seating capacity to seven people, they provide more space and comfort to passengers.
The Pilot also offers a great deal in the way of technology. With multimedia options like Apple CarPlay„¢ and Android Auto„¢ smartphone integration, you can send text messages, get turn-by-turn directions, and more, all without having to mess around with your phone.
Luckily, the backseat passengers aren’t left out when it comes to available technologies. With an optional Blu-ray„¢ Rear Entertainment System, simply flip down the 9-inch screen and pop in a DVD or Blu-ray„¢ disk. This way, your passengers can enjoy a movie while you focus on the road ahead.
Honda Pilot Performance Specs
Everyone-not just the driver-will appreciate the performance of this 2018 Honda model as it emphasizes ride comfort and feels composed around turns.
The 2018 Honda Pilot comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with either a 6-speed automatic or 9-speed automatic transmission. With either transmission, the vehicle accelerates quickly and quietly. However, the optional 9-speed automatic transmission provides more aggressive shifting, resulting in even faster acceleration.
Fuel economy is also great: The Honda Pilot can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG1, meaning you can get your kids to school or soccer practice on time without having to stop at the gas station to refuel.
Furthermore, while the Pilot comes standard with front-wheel drive, it also has an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management„¢ (i-VTM4„¢) AWD System. This system actually works a bit differently than a regular all-wheel drive system. Just like other similar systems, this one will evenly distribute power between the front and rear wheels; however, it also distributes torque from the engine to both the left and right wheels on the rear axle. With this nifty system, not only will you get optimum traction on slippery roads, but your steering will be improved on every road surface you encounter.
Test Drive the 2018 Honda Pilot Today
With tons of open space and impressive features, the Honda Pilot review clearly shows that it’s a great option for every driver in the Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish areas. If you want to experience this midsize SUV for yourself, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Honda Pilot at Honda of Slidell today!
119 city/27 highway/22 combined MPG rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined MPG rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2018 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.
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