Honda Pilot built for family adventures

2014-02-22T00:00:00Z Honda Pilot built for family adventuresBy cargazing.com, writer nwitimes.com
February 22, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Designed as the “Ultimate Family Adventure Vehicle” and boasting the highest EPA-rated fuel economy any eight-passenger family SUV, the award-winning Honda Pilot is back for 2014 and goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $29,6701.

The Pilot combines an EPA-rated highway fuel economy of 25 mpg (2WD models), a high degree of practicality with its versatile and functional cabin, a choice of 2- or 4-wheel drive, and up to 4,500 pounds towing capability (4WD models), and a fun-to-drive character.

Together with Honda’s trademark quality, safety and low cost of ownership, the 2014 Pilot is an ideal transportation solution for families with varied and active lifestyles.

The 2014 Pilot is available in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L (leather) and Touring. A Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and a Rear Entertainment System are available on the EX-L model and standard on the Touring model. The Pilot is powered by a refined 250-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine, and is available in both 2- and 4-wheel-drive configurations.

The Pilot’s advanced 24-valve all-aluminum V-6 engine offers numerous friction-reduction technologies, “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM).

Styling

Bold and expressive, practical and elegant, the 2014 Pilot presents its own unique blend of function and style. The Pilot’s grille and front fascia feature a distinctive 3-bar horizontal design, while multi-reflector halogen headlights and integrated turn signals contribute to the premium look. Pilot LX models are equipped with 17-inch styled-steel wheels, while Pilot EX and above models have 5-spoke, 18-inch aluminum wheels. Touring models feature an exclusive 6-spoke alloy wheel design with a high-contrast machined surface.

Eighteen cubic-feet of cargo space behind the third row seats matches or exceeds the trunk space of a typical large sedan.

Interior

Sophisticated design, high-quality materials, advanced electronic features, and low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for passengers in all three rows. The roomy accommodations include 16 different seating configurations for the 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats.

All Pilot models come equipped with a high-resolution 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display with rearview camera display, iPod album artwork display, and user-loadable wallpaper function, plus Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, USB connection and automatic climate controls.

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