The 2015 Honda Pilot has just been released back in September, bringing a mouth of fresh air to the range. It was and still is one of the better 7 seats cars on the market thanks to the ample luggage space as well as to its relatively powerful engine which will never let down anyone. The newer model brings a few new features over the previous generation as well as it solves some of its problems but there are still some which remain like the lacking amount of features in the standard version.
The Pilot remains based on the old chassis meaning that you won’t see any real improvements in the way it handles. Instead, Honda went the path of improving the interior as much as possible making from the Pilot a really good car for a family. Even though it is technically a crossover, many people who would like a minivan but don’t want one because of their looks, would appreciate the Pilot thanks to its massive space inside the car and boxy SUV like look.
2015 Honda Pilot Price
As far as the pricing goes, the 2015 Honda Pilot is going to cost between $29,800 and up to $40,000 on a premium model which may be a bit on the high side. However, the base model, even though it lacks certain features it is more than worth it.
Engine of 2015 Honda Pilot
Engine wise, the car remains unchanged over the previous generation. The engine offered in it is a 3.5 liter V6 which uses Honda’s own VTEC system. This is capable of 250 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque making it perfectly suitable for long cruises as well as towing a small trailer. It is mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox which has been around for almost a decade. The up-shifts are fast and spot on but the down-shifts are a bit on the slow side and this might take from the driving pleasure. However, the combination of engine and transmission is good and it is surely not to disappoint even though it isn’t the greatest gearbox out there.
The performance is good too, the car being able to get to around 110 miles per hour with ease while the 0 to 60 MPH time is less than 9 seconds which is always good. As far as the fuel consumption goes, it is able to get almost 23 MPG which is quite good.
In the future we might even see a new engine in the place of the old V6. Considering how the things are going, starting with 2019 we might see a 2 liter turbo in the place of the current V6 which isn’t exactly a bad choice.
Just as we said at the start of this article, the 2015 Honda Pilot might be a bit lacking in the features department. The interior is quite spartan in the base model offering air conditioning, an audio system, electric mirrors and that’s about it. There is not even Bluetooth or USB connectivity. In the higher trims however, starting with the 8 inch navigation and infotainment system, it offers both Bluetooth and USB which is quite convenient. The only major drawback of this interior are the hard plastics which are everywhere. However, Honda said that the next generation will get a new interior and better materials which is nice considering the price will most likely stay the same.
2015 Honda Pilot exterior is a bit unique in the family crossover range. The boxy appearance and the medium ground clearance give it a really nice look which is reminiscent of the bigger SUVs of the 1990s. The headlights use HID even in the standard model which is always nice while the back of the car received LED tail lights with the 2015 model.