2016 Honda Pilot Arrives at Dealerships on June 18 | Edmunds

2016 Honda Pilot Arrives at Dealerships on June 18

TORRANCE, California — The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot, a three-row midsize SUV, arrives at U.S. Honda dealerships on June 18, the automaker announced on Wednesday.

Pricing on the 2016 Pilot, which competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder, was announced in May.

The eight-passenger Pilot joins the Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V in Honda showrooms.

Honda describes the new Pilot as a "no-compromise SUV that meets the diverse lifestyle needs of American families."

The 2016 Pilot features heavily revised styling, new features and an optional nine-speed automatic transmission.

All versions are equipped with a revised 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. Lower trim versions are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission; premium versions get the all-new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Honda said the 2016 Pilot returns a combined fuel economy rating of 23 mpg for the two-wheel-drive model with the nine-speed transmission, up 2 mpg from the 2015 Pilot. The EPA has not posted official 2016 Pilot fuel economy numbers on its Web site.

Standard safety features on the Pilot include antilock brakes with brake assist and hill start assist; vehicle stability assist with traction control and six airbags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not rated the 2016 Pilot.

Edmunds says: Shoppers who are considering the 2016 Pilot should head out to their Honda dealerships starting tomorrow.

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