The idle-stop feature is standard on Pilot Touring and Elite trims—it helps maximize fuel efficiency in stop-and-go traffic. When the vehicle brakes to a stop for at least 2 seconds—such as at a traffic light—the engine automatically shuts off to save fuel. When you release the brake pedal even slightly, the engine starts back up by itself. The system is engineered to operate smoothly and seamlessly when restarting.
The 2016 Pilot EX and above trims are equipped with Intelligent Traction Management. This video shows how Intelligent Traction Management helps drivers to better maintain traction, stability and driving confidence in a wide variety of conditions—with the ease of pushing a button. Two-wheel-drive models feature two modes: Normal and Snow. All-wheel-drive models feature four modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand.
A great new feature found on the 2016 Pilot Elite is rain-sensing windshield wipers. If you’re driving in the rain they can come in pretty handy, because they automatically control the speed of the wipers based on the amount of rain hitting the windshield. They must be turned off before entering a car wash.
The remote engine-start feature on Pilot EX and above trims takes the convenience factor to a new level. It allows you to start the Pilot’s engine from up to 60 yards away and preheat or precool the cabin before you even get in. This video will demonstrate how to use the remote engine-start feature.
Honda will feature a brand new Special Edition trim level for the 2015 Pilot. This SE model is positioned between the EX and EX-L trim levels and will feature pewter gray aluminum alloy wheels, special badging, one-touch-open moonroof with tilt feature, Sirius XM radio and a Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System. The 2WD version will price out at $33,120* and the 4WD $34,720*.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830 destination charge and options.