Honda Pilot

  • 2016 Honda Pilot

    The Honda Pilot is the ideal three-row family-friendly crossover utility vehicle for drivers here in the Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area. The Pilot provides all the versatility you need from a vehicle of this class, and it also is available with plenty of high-tech safety and connectivity features. Plus, the Pilot is one of the class-leaders in the midsize crossover segment when it comes to fuel economy. The latest Pilot is part of the all-new third generation, so read on to find out more!

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Current Model

The current 2016 Honda Pilot is a winning combination of the latest technology, plenty of space, and useful utility. The Pilot gets a standard 280 hp V6 engine, so it’s a breeze to pass or merge onto the freeway, even when you’ve got a full load. Plus, the Pilot can tow a useful 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Pilot is capable of up to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway* based on EPA estimates when equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission.

Inside you’ll find space for up to eight passengers, and up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space with seats folded down. The Pilot can be had with many of the newest features, including the Honda Sensing active safety technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic collision prevention braking, lane departure prevention, and more.


  • Edmunds, a reliable source for unbiased reviews, claims, “The improvements made to the 2016 Honda Pilot make it a strong contender in the three-row crossover class. Some rivals may be sportier or more macho, but few match its combination of passenger comfort and utility.”
  • Kelley Blue Book writer Keith Buglewicz says, “The combination of sharp styling, a comfortable and luxurious interior, lots of available features and high-tech equipment should make the new Honda Pilot a front-runner for anybody considering a 3-row crossover SUV.”
  • The Car Connection writer Marty Padgett loved the Pilot: “The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it’s once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement.” Padgett praises the Pilot for its lavish new interior that is “light-years ahead” of the competition.
  • US News aggregates reviews to arrive at rankings in different classes, and the Honda Pilot placed #1 in its Affordable Midsize SUVs, Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows, and Affordable Crossover SUVs lists. US News says, “Test drivers agree that the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot’s roomy cabin, premium interior materials and car-like ride make it an excellent choice for a three-row crossover SUV.”

Future Models

Since the Honda Pilot only recently debuted as an all-new model in 2016, we don’t expect major changes to happen in the near future. If changes do happen, they might come by way of the Acura MDX, the closely related luxury counterpart, with which the Pilot shares much engineering. The currently available nine-speed automatic was first deployed in that vehicle, so it’s feasible that some current Acura features would trickle over to the Pilot. Some future Pilot features might include the following:

  • Automatic engine start/stop features to help save fuel
  • Advanced rear-seat entertainment features
  • GPS-linked and solar-sensing climate control
  • Additional touchscreen dashboard displays
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Remote engine start
  • Ventilated front seats
2016 Honda Pilot

While none of these features are currently standard in the Pilot, you can find them in the MDX, so it’s possible Honda could offer them on the Pilot in the future.

See How The Pilot Compares…

Visit Brilliance Honda Today

You can drive the current 2016 Honda Pilot at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, IL, the leading Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so contact us with questions and come visit us today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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