The fourth-generation Honda Pilot large crossover enters the American – and main for itself – market. At launch, the car is available in five equipment levels (Sport, EX-L, Touring, TrailSport and Elite), with the first three being front-wheel drive. The surcharge for the i-VTM4 transmission with individual rear wheel couplings and two additional driving modes (Sand and Tow) will be $2,100.
The single-drive version of the Sport is priced at $39,150, which means that with the generation change, the Honda Pilot has cost $1,100 more. The basic equipment includes three-zone climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, heated front seats, full LED optics and 20-inch wheels.
For the EX-L version (from $41,950), you can not only choose the type of drive, but also order separate seats in the second row for an additional $300. The package includes a multimedia system with a larger 9-inch display and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, a nine-speaker audio system and R18 alloy wheels.
The “Pilots” in the Touring version (from $46,450) have a convertible sofa on the second row: the middle section can be folded and put into a niche under the boot floor. The average configuration already has a panoramic roof, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, satellite navigation and a built-in Wi-Fi router.
Salon Honda Pilot TrailSport
The TrailSport version (starting at $48,350; in the title photo) is one of Honda’s favorites. Not only are there special styling (such as Diffused Sky Blue and orange stitching in the cabin), but also a reinforced and recalibrated suspension with a 25 mm increase in ground clearance, steel underbody protection and 18-inch wheels with Continental TerrainContact AT tires. In this configuration, a system of all-round cameras with TrailWatch mode will also appear for driving on difficult terrain.
At the top of the list is the Elite trim (starting at $52,030). Only in it, the Pilot will receive a 10.2-inch digital “tidy” with a projection display and perforated leather seats (the front ones are not only heated, but also ventilated). Exterior décor is the same for the Touring and Elite versions, with 20-inch wheels, a high-gloss black grille and B-pillar, and chrome tailpipes.
Honda Pilot Elite
As a separate option, you can choose the HPD styling package (an acronym for Honda Performance Development), which includes fender flares, black or bronze wheels and body stickers ($2950). Also offered are a variety of trailer towing devices ($305 to $990), protective film ($290), and more.
The premiere of the new Honda Pilot took place on November 7th. With the change of generation, the crossover added a little in size and received a naturally aspirated V6 3.5 engine with two camshafts, which develops 285 hp. With. and 355 Nm. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The model was assembled at the Honda plant in Alabama.