The 2018 Honda Pilot is going to feature a number of changes compared to the previous models, although we have yet to receive any solid information on the matter. Still, here is what we have for the time being:
2018 Honda Pilot Release Date
The release date is either late 2018 or early to mid 2019, unless there are major changes at play.
Price for Honda Pilot
The price tag on the 2018 Honda Pilot is not easy to pin down. Earlier models did not sell for less than $31,000 so this one will likely follow suit.
The biggest thing about the exterior of the 2018 Honda Pilot is going to be the further development in its platform.
The overall dimensions are not expected to change, which is odd considering yet another increase in indoor space, so this is likely due to a changed seating and cabin arrangement.
The largest external changes are mostly going to be focused on the new grille complete with a matching set of LED headlights, plus taillights in the rear.
The optional equipment is likely going to involve larger wheels (20 inches and more) as well as a panoramic roof. Overall, we can expect an even beefier vibe from the new Pilot, in addition to a minor change in design.
Honda Pilot Interior
This time, the emphasis is on the third row of seats, which are rumored to be more adult-friendly. Controls and the dashboard are likely to remain roughly the same, which is a good thing considering that the earlier layout had quite a bit of fans – ourselves included.
The infotainment is top notch, complete with an 8-inch touchscreen and optional satellite navigation. Otherwise, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB make the bulk of the connectivity options for this model.
The upholstery is just as nice as ever, with lots of fine leather and built for comfort. The heated steering wheel is also a nice touch.
As far as the changes in the engine department go, the upcoming 2018 Honda Pilot has yet to reveal its secrets. In all likelihood, we are looking at a 3.5 L V6, with roughly 310hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
Considering that even the previous models have done away with the manual transmission, the most likely candidate is either the 9-speed automatic or CVT.
Also, if you were hoping for the all-wheel drive, you’ll likely be disappointed. Front-wheel drive only, we’re afraid, at least for now.
The fuel efficiency is rumored to be even better, especially with the new hybrid version in mind.
It used to be able to cover 30 miles on a single gallon under the right circumstances, but it looks like this record will be trumped yet again.