We are soon expecting to see new version of Honda’s three-row crossover called 2018 Honda Pilot. Production of future 2018 Pilot is based on the same platform as the Odyssey model. That is not all, because they will actually share some interior details, engine range and gearbox. What it does not share are ground clearance and suspension setup. Honda Pilot 2018 will get much stiffer suspension as well as higher ground clearance. Front fascia will feature new LED headlights, new fog lights and revised lower grille inserts. At the back, Pilot 2018 will probably get redesigned taillights and revised bumper. Interior design will probably carry over from the current model. Honda Pilot standard equipment should include improved Start/Stop system, big infotainment system, brake assist and collision warning. Honda will offer LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels.
2018 Honda Pilot engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Honda Pilot engine will be borrowed from the current version. Current Pilot is powered by 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine and it is capable of generating 280 horsepower. Depending on the trim level, current Pilot model has its engine mated to either 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission. Some rumor has it that 2018 Pilot could get 9-speed automatic gearbox as standard and even 10-speed transmission in upper trims. Upcoming Pilot 2018 engine should be capable to deliver at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. 2018 Honda Pilot fuel towing capacity will most likely remain unchanged at 5,000 pounds. 2018 Honda Pilot fuel economy specs are unavailable at the moment.
2018 Honda Pilot release date and price
2018 Honda Pilot price for LX model will be set at $31,000, while top of the range 2018 Pilot Elite will sell for $48,000. Main competitors on the market will be Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Mazda CX-9 and Ford Explorer. 2018 Honda Pilot release date should be set for fall 2017.