2016 Honda Pilot

Original MSRP Range
$30,345 - $46,770
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
18 - 20 MPG City / 26 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2016 Honda Pilot

What We Like

Standard 3-row seating; affordable pricing; excellent powertrain; lots of technology and safety features

What We Don't

Honda's infotainment system isn't quite the best; prices won't be very negotiable for a while

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.8/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.4/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2016 Honda Pilot?

The Pilot is completely redesigned for 2016. In addition to new styling inside and out, the latest Pilot touts powertrain upgrades, new safety features and dramatically improved technology compared to its predecessor. 

Which Pilot is the Best?

Choosing from the Pilot's list of trim levels is challenging because they're all appealing. We'd probably leave out the bare-bones LX, and we'd skip the pricey Elite in favor of an Acura MDX, but otherwise, we think any Pilot will do. If we were choosing, we'd probably go with the EX-L and Honda's optional Sensing package, as we can do without the Touring's navigation system and its 9-speed automatic transmission. Find a Honda Pilot for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 Honda Pilot Cost?

The Pilot is available in five trim levels. From least to most expensive, they are called the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite.

The base-level LX ($31,000) comes standard with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a backup camera, 18-inch alloy wheels, 3-row seating and a USB port for music.

Moving up to the EX ($33,400), you'll get automatic headlights, 3-zone automatic climate control, a HondaLink infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen, the excellent LaneWatch blind spot camera, a power driver seat, extra USB ports, satellite radio, and keyless access with a push-button starter.

Next up is the EX-L ($36,900), which adds a power rear lift gate, a power sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 1-touch sliding rear seats.

Going for the pricey Touring ($42,000) adds the 9-speed automatic transmission, along with a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD player, rear sunshades, 20-in alloy wheels and a memory system for the driver's seat. The Touring also adds the Honda Sensing package, which is optional on the EX and EX-L and includes adaptive cruise control, a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist.

Opt for the top-of-the-line Elite ($47,300) and you'll get heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, automatic high beams and standard all-wheel drive.

While Honda doesn't really do options like most automakers, it's worth noting that the Honda Sensing package is optional on EX and EX-L models. Also optional on all Pilot trims is all-wheel drive, except on the Pilot Elite, where it's standard.

Pilot Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX$32,780 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX w/Honda Sensing$33,780 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX-L$36,255 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX-L w/Honda Sensing$37,255 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX-L w/Navi$37,255 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr EX-L w/RES$37,855 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr LX$30,345 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot 2WD 4dr Touring w/RES & Navi$41,370 / N/A6 Cylinder28020 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX$34,580 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX w/Honda Sensing$35,580 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX-L$38,055 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX-L w/Honda Sensing$39,055 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX-L w/Navi$39,055 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr EX-L w/RES$39,655 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr Elite w/RES & Navi$46,770 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr LX$32,145 / N/A6 Cylinder28018 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Pilot AWD 4dr Touring w/RES & Navi$43,170 / N/A6 Cylinder28019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Honda Pilot Safety

Is the 2016 Honda Pilot a Safe Car?

All 2016 Pilot models come standard with front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, a backup camera and anti-lock brakes. Honda's excellent LaneWatch system is standard on all trims from the EX on up, while the aforementioned Honda Sensing package, which features a wide range of safety features such as lane-departure warning, forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, comes standard on Touring and Elite models and optional on the Pilot EX and EX-L.

Because the Pilot is so new, it has not yet been tested by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind-Spot Info System

Competition

2016 Honda Pilot vs the competition

2016 Ford Explorer -- Recently face-lifted for 2015, the Explorer offers a lot of technology and a little more interior room than the Pilot. It also touts an available 4-cylinder and a high-performance Sport version with a turbocharged V6.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been among America's most popular SUVs for decades -- and with good reason. It boasts everything from an affordable base model to high-end luxury and high-performance versions -- and it offers excellent off-road capability, to boot. The only thing it doesn't have is a third-row seat.

2015 Toyota Highlander -- The Pilot's chief rival is Toyota's popular Highlander, which was also recently redesigned. While these two crossovers closely square off in a lot of ways, only the Highlander offers a fuel-efficient hybrid version.

Used Acura MDX -- If you like what you see here, you might want to consider the Acura MDX. Think of it as a luxury version of the Pilot, with high-end features, equipment, gadgets and materials. Pricing is higher, though, so you may want to consider a used model.

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