The first-generation Honda Pilot was introduced in 2002. It was powered by a 3.5-liter all-aluminum V6 engine that emits 240 horsepower with 328 Newton meters of torque. In 2005, it was replaced with a 255 horsepower J35A6 engine.
The second-generation Honda Pilot was launched at the North American International Auto Show in January 2008. It was revamped with a bigger body and was offered in five trims. On the other hand, the third-generation Honda Pilot was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015. Honda refreshed the SUV with a more streamlined exterior affixed with modern fixtures.
In the Philippines, the Honda Pilot was officially unveiled in February 2016. It was exhibited along with other Honda automobiles at the Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong. However, Honda Cars Philippines stop selling the Pilot a few years back. It shifted its focus in marketing the seven-seater Honda CR-V that goes up against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, among others.
The Honda Pilot measures 4,941mm long, 2,296mm wide, and 1,773mm tall. It flaunts a classy and sporty vibe detailed with notable features such as a pair of LED projector headlamps with auto on/off and auto-leveling features, fog lights, LED rear lights, a power tailgate, power-adjusting sunroof with anti-pinch function, power-adjusted side mirrors, silver-painted roof rails, chrome-colored front and rear bumpers, and an acoustic windshield. Complementing the premium look of the Honda Pilot is a set of 18 to 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The cabin of the Honda Pilot is spacious courtesy of its 2,820mm wheelbase. Interior highlights include the automatic triple-zone air conditioning system, a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster, a rearview mirror with auto-dimming function, power door locks, two USB charging socket at the rear, four-spoke leather steering wheel, and 60/40 split-folding seats.
Technology & Safety Features
The Honda Pilot is fitted with an eight-inch touchscreen display with an HDMI port, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports paired with seven speakers for entertainment.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a generous number of seatbelts, blind-spot information, cross-traffic monitor, vehicle stability assist, traction control system, hill start assist, three ISOFIX anchors for child seats, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Honda Pilot shares its platform with the Honda MDX. It is built with MacPherson strut suspension at the front and multi-link independent suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Honda Pilot is an all-wheel-drive SUV. All variants are powered by a 3.5-liter 24 valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine mated with either a six-speed or a nine-speed automatic transmission. It can produce 280 horsepower with 262 Newton meters of torque.