Test Driving the 2016 Honda Pilot AWD

The 2016 Honda Pilot AWD continues to prove that SUVs excel as much at taking your family around Omaha as minivans do. The Pilot is popular for its practical shape, versatility, roomy interior, and reliability. The 2016 model keeps these elements but adds luxury and a sense of style to create a well-rounded SUV that you will love when you take it on a test drive.

2016 Honda Pilot Size and Styling

As soon as you get inside the 2016 Pilot for your test drive, you will notice the refined styling with its sweptback corners and unified side-glass area. The Pilot’s wheelbase is 1.8 inches wider and the length has increased 3.5 inches. Despite the increase in size, the 2016 model weighs less than before, helping with performance, handling, and fuel economy.

2016 Honda Pilot Power

When you press the gas pedal in the Pilot, you are in control of a 3.5-liter V6 with direct injection. This engine gets 262 pound-feet of torque and 280 horsepower, an improvement over the previous model. The LX, EX, and EX-L trims give you a 6-speed automatic transmission while the Touring or Elite have a ZF 9-speed. These updates let you take the Pilot from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. EPA-estimated gas mileage has also increased to 18 mpg* city/26 highway for most models with AWD and 19/26 for the Touring and Elite due to their auto stop-start and transmission.

Reading about the 2016 Honda Pilot AWD will only give you so much information. To truly get a feel for it, head to O’Daniel Honda in Omaha, Nebraska, and take this family-friendly SUV on a test drive.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage/highway estimates and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors.