The 2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD is one of best minivans for family now. How far Honda designs this car today? We will see the review below.
2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD First Look
At glance, the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD is going too far from practical minivan. Honda has chosen another point to sell this car on the market especially as family car. They did not concern to give roomier interior, standard body language and the functions instead of giving something luxurious and elegant which represent modern car these days. Perhaps, they want to amend what is the people perspective about the Pilot back there. Likely, they give much refinement especially on exterior which focused on the styling.
As the result, 2016 Pilot is sleeker rather than previous model. How come it does not change after all? Honda expands the interior of new Pilot around 1.8-inch than previous wheelbase. Meanwhile, the length is 3.5-inch more either. Those factors show that Honda concerns about the styling and refinement for this 2016 model year of Pilot. For your information, this exterior expansion does not take any pound for its weight. Otherwise, this model is lighter rather than the previous 4WD version of Pilot in 2011 ago. This lightweight minivan breaks the theory which family-car requires extra pounds to do family duty. It is a superb improvement for Honda. We need more car like the 2016 Pilot in the future by the way.
2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD Release Date
This is important for you to know that the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD was released last year. The summer was chosen by Honda to release this car to help parents conducting their holiday probably. Honda also chose a 3.5 L V6 engine to support this car from the hood. The new Pilot carries 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This power is enough to defeat the Acura MDX with ten horsepower differences. Honda still believes with 5-speed automatic transmission for the standard pilot. But, the Touring Elite is exception here. They give the ZF 9-speed transmission which is also found on Acura’s hood.
2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD Price
We have no doubt for the price, because Honda always gives affordable price for their Pilot customers. Based on the official site, the 2016 Pilot is priced at $31,045. We can count the price of Touring Elite models by ourselves. The range starts from $31,000 until $40,000. What about the speed? Honda claims that the new Pilot is quicker for 2 seconds in reaching 0-60mph. The accurate data is 6.1 seconds. Meanwhile, the EPA ratings are 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for all-wheel drive models like 2016 Honda Pilot Touring Elite AWD.