Our Top SUV: The 2016 Honda Pilot

  • 2016 Honda Pilot

    Metro Detroit drivers looking for the top SUV in the area, we have a suggestion for you: the 2016 Honda Pilot. Available now at a Detroit Area Honda Dealer, the new Pilot can comfortably seat up to eight passengers, boasts a new engine with improved power and fuel efficiency, and is lined with the latest features inside and out. With available upgrades like the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System and Honda Sensing safety features available on the EX trim and above, it truly is a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

    $29,995 MSRP for 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX with 6AT**

Performance and Fuel Economy

Each Pilot comes with a standard 3.5L V6 engine, tweaked and upgraded from the 2015 model:

  • Power: The 2016 Pilot’s engine upgrades brought the power up to 280 hp (at 6,000 RPM) and 262 lb-ft of torque (at 4,700 RPM).
  • Fuel economy: Despite the power boost, the Pilot also received an increase in efficiency. 2016 Pilot 2WD LX 6AT models are rated at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.*
  • Capabilities: The standard 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, and 2016 Pilot AWD models bump that up to 5,000 pounds.

Interior Space and Features

With seating for as many as eight passengers, the Pilot has no trouble taking on the responsibilities of a family vehicle, especially with 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space on LX models. Everyone should have plenty of room, but if you don’t need to fill all of those seats, the Pilot’s 18.5 cubic foot cargo space can expand to as much as 109 cubic feet by folding down second- and third-row seating.
And when it comes to features, the Pilot stakes its claim as a top SUV by boasting some of the most advanced automotive technology available:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera: When you shift into reverse, the standard rearview camera gives you access to three views so that you can reverse with confidence: top-down, wide-angle, and standard rear view.
  • One-touch second-row seating: On Pilot EX-L models and above, it takes just the push of a button to slide the second row of seating forward and give those third-row passengers plenty of room.
  • Display Audio touchscreen: On EX models and higher, the 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen puts you in direct control of vehicle settings, music, and Bluetooth connectivity. Pinch and swipe through menus just like on your smartphone.
Honda Pilot


Honda Pilot

High-Tech Safety

Every inch of the 2016 Honda Pilot is built for safety, but when drivers want a little extra peace of mind, there’s Honda Sensing. 2016 Pilot models equipped with Honda Sensing were awarded a coveted Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This package of safety and driver assistance technologies is available on EX and higher trim levels and includes high-tech amenities like:

Lane Departure Warning

Lane departure warning: LDW can detect unindicated lane departures from detected lanes. Alerts will flash and sound to help bring your attention to correcting the lane drift.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane keeping assist: If you begin to leave the center of your lane without signaling, this system can adjust your steering and keep you where you belong.

Road Departure Mitigation

Road departure mitigation: If your Pilot detects that it is drifting too close to the side of the road while in the 45-90 mph range, and you have no turn signal active, the steering wheel will rapidly vibrate. If you still appear to be headed off-road, it can apply brakes and adjust torque to keep you on the road.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward collision warning: By using a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield, the Pilot can detect how far away a vehicle is, predict whether you are at risk for a collision, and alert you. Paired with collision mitigation braking, the Pilot can even apply the brake if you fail to act.

Available Trims

The 2016 Honda Pilot earned its place as a top SUV at Detroit Area Honda Dealers with five different trim levels offering the variety drivers need at a range of affordable prices. All trims are available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive:

2016 Honda Pilot LX


Pilot LX: This entry-level trim comes with standard features like Bluetooth for phone and audio, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, push-button ignition, a USB audio interface, and a multi-angle rearview camera.

2016 Honda Pilot EX


Pilot EX: Upgrading a level adds on intelligent traction management, an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen, HondaLink telematics, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and Smart Entry.

2016 Honda Pilot EX-L


Pilot EX-L: A leather-trimmed interior, power tailgate, heated front seating, and available rear entertainment and navigation upgrades give drivers the luxury they want in a family SUV.

2016 Honda Pilot Touring


Pilot Touring: Honda Sensing safety features become standard, and the Touring adds to the EX-L with both the entertainment and navigation systems as well as a 540-watt premium 10-speaker stereo and driver-side memory settings.

2016 Honda Pilot Elite


Pilot Elite: All-wheel drive is standard on the new Elite trim, which adds to the Touring heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row captain’s chairs, LED headlights, and more.

2016 Honda Pilot Reviews

You know that we think the Pilot is the top SUV, but see what some of the best auto critics have to say in their 2016 Honda Pilot reviews:

  • Edmunds.com: “It’s more streamlined in appearance, more carlike to drive and plusher inside, while the features list swells with the latest technology, safety and luxury equipment. After our first lengthy test-drive, it feels like a class leader.”
  • Motor Trend: “It doesn’t drive like a massive, eight-passenger SUV. It drives like the moderately sporty family sedan you gave up because you needed more space.”
  • Cars.com: “The Pilot can swallow just about anything you can toss inside, be it small stuff – like mobile devices, snacks or purses – or bigger cargo, like coolers and strollers.”

Test Drive Our Top SUV

We want you to see why we think the 2016 Honda Pilot is the top SUV, and the only real way for you to do that is with a test drive. Think about which of the five trim levels is right for you, and then visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer to see one in person.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers

15100 Eureka Road Southgate, MI

Phone: (555) 555-5555

42.199894 -83.207115
Detroit Area Honda Dealers 42.199894, -83.207115.