TOKYO: 2016 Honda Pilot engine will be more powerful. Indeed, the 3.5-liter V6 now develops 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, 30 horsepower and 7 lb-ft more than the previous generation.
This engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox while a nine-speed automatic transmission will be available in the high-end version of the Pilot. The latter gearbox combined with direct injection and Earth Dreams technologies will certainly help with fuel economy. The Japanese manufacturer has not however provided more information about the Pilot’s anticipated fuel economy.
Among the other new features found on the 2016 Pilot, fans note the addition of Honda’s Honda Sensing suite of active safety systems which includes adaptive cruise control, a lane change mitigation system, a lane keep assist system, and forward collision warning.