The Honda Pilot: 2015 vs. 2016

December 4th, 2015 by



When comparing the newly redesigned 2016 Pilot with its 2015 predecessor, one of the biggest differences comes down to overall size and power. The 2016 Pilot is a whopping 300 pounds lighter than the previous model, and has an added 3.5 inches in length. The SUV sports a more fuel efficient engine, and also offers a six or nine-speed transmission. The new mechanics result in a rise in fuel economy from a maximum of 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway last year, to 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway with the new 6-speed or 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway with the 9-speed.

When it comes to exterior styling, there really is no comparison. The previous design sported a square body and brawny appearance, while the 2016 design is sleek and modern. had this to say about the revamp, ” In a world full of automotive refreshes and design evolutions, this is nothing like that: The 2016 Pilot is a complete, clean-sheet redesign that boasts a totally new look compared to the design it replaces”.

The interior comparison is just as vastly different. The 2016 model’s interior styling is modern and feels more “adult” when compared to the styling of the past. Design preferences aside, the 2016 Pilot has more interior room, and that in itself is worth the upgrade.

The 2016 Honda Pilot boasts many safety and tech features that weren’t available in previous model years. Some newly added features include forward-collision warning, automatic breaking, Honda LaneWatch blind spot camera, a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, keyless access with a push-button start, and ventilated seats. The infotainment system has also been dramatically improved with the new redesign.

The 2016 Honda Pilot has taken Honda’s favorite family SUV to the next level with upgrades in every category. To learn more about the 2016 Honda Pilot, check out our video, or stop by Wetzel Honda today!

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