For the year 2015, a special edition (SE) for the Honda Pilot 2015 has hit the market fitting in between the EX and EX-L with included equipment.
It is an admitted fact that the Honda Pilot 2015 is not at the front line whenever it is about family transportation. It has been sixth year of the production that the Pilot has always been a little truck-like to drive and blocky while the competitors are offering sleek and more car like vehicles. Therefore, Honda Pilot 2015 is little out of date as compared to the rest of the line up offered by Honda. At the same time, it cannot be denied that it has quite a few basic solid qualities that can serve the family really well in every possible manner.
One of the main points is the space that it offers to its users. Plenty of space is there inside to welcome the passengers. Third row offered by the vehicle can also accommodate the adults allowing this cross over to be an eight-passenger car. Pilot’s boxy shape of the vehicle has been up-sided. It facilitates to be used as useful cargo space when it comes to set bulky items in it making the life more convenient. Moreover, all you need to do is to drop the rear seats and you are all set to rock at Costco.
In addition to the cumbersome and truck-like driving experience, the vehicle misses out a number of comfort, convenience, and safety features that are pretty much common in the segment in every manner. For instance, for blind sports or lane departure there are no driver warning systems, keyless ignition, no smart phone app integration and ventilated seats. Moreover, other popular features have been restricted to the upper trim levels only.
Body styles, trim levels, and options:
The Honda Pilot 2015 is an eight-passenger crossover SUV that is available in several trims i.e. LX, EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring Trim levels.
The LX comes with the following features:
- 17-inch steel wheels
- rear privacy glass
- a trailer hitch
- keyless entry
- cruise control
- tri-zone automatic climate control
- a rearview camera
- a height-adjustable driver seat
- a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
- 60/40-split-folding second
- third-row seats
- Bluetooth phone
- Audio connectivity
- an 8-inch display screen
- a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player
- an auxiliary audio jack
- an iPod/USB audio interface
The EX offers the following features:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Body-colored mirror caps and door handles
- Automatic headlights
- an eight-way power driver seat
- Additional instrumentation
This trim level offers the following features:
- 18-inch wheels
- a sunroof
- a rear-seat entertainment system
- satellite radio
The features offered by the EX-L include the rear seat entertainment system and different wheels are optional. Also it has satellite radio along with the power lift gate and the sun roof, heated front seats, four way power passenger seat, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery and auto dimming rear view mirror. Another optional feature is the navigation system offered in EX-L. Also it offers subwoofer, voice controls, 15 GB digital music storage and personalized vehicle settings like lighting, door locking etc.
The features offered by this trim level include the following:
- roof rails
- front and rear parking sensors
- second-row sunshades
- an enhanced tire-pressure monitoring system
- a 10-speaker sound system
Power trains and performance:
All the 2015 Honda Pilot has V6 3.5-liter that comes up with 250 horsepower and 253 pound feet of torque. All wheel drive is optional and five speed automatic transmission as well as front wheel drive is standard.
Safety features offered by the 2015 Honda Pilot:
Every 2015 Honda Pilot offers the following safety features:
- antilock brakes
- traction control
- stability control
- front side airbags
- full-length side curtain airbags
- front seat active head restraints
Standard features also include the rear view camera and Touring has parking sensor equipped in it.
Interior design and special features:
The 2015 Honda Pilot is well equipped with a useful interior design with clear instrumentation and thoughtful details. The automatic climate control is standard and facilitates the reduction in the number of knobs and buttons on the center stack. The third row offered by the 2015 Honda Pilot offers enough space for the adults. The vehicle can easily hold up to 87 cubic feet of cargo. Though this figure is less as compared to the figures offered by the competitors but at the same time its boxy shape works out pretty much good in every manner. The lift gate glass opens individually and allows the longer cargo to be settled well in every manner. There are a number of storage bins and pockets for the smaller items.