2016 Honda Pilot revealed at Chicago Auto Show

2016 Honda Pilot revealed at Chicago Auto Show


Honda revealed the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

The exterior has been redesigned with the new Pilot now being about 9 cm longer and 136 kg ligher than its predecessor. The higher spec models get LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, a panoramic glass roof and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the cockpit will get more soft touch and higher quality materials. Interior features include a larger center console, display audio system with an 8-inch display, heated / ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, heated steering wheel and a rear entertainment system with a 9-inch display. Second row captain’s chairs can be ordered.

Under the hood is a 3.5-litre V6 with cylinder deactivation technology. It comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the higher end variants get a Honda-first 9-speed automatic. The new Pilot will be available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

Standard safety and driver-assistive features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with brake assist and hill start assist, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control, an expanded view driver’s Mirror, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, and a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with real-time display of individual tire pressures.

The 2016 Honda Pilot should makes its way to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries before the end of the year.

Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Honda Pilot buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. That’s one ugly SUV….

  2. Ugly!!!! What’s going on with Honda… Koreans are light yrs ahead of the Japs… From Honda to Toyota to Nissan…
    Am a Honda fan, but I have to admit.. They need to change…

  3. Looks like a cross between current Honda CRV and a Chevrolet Traverse..

  4. agree, ugly. looks like a van

  5. I bought the new Kia Sorento. It looks better than this even if its just Kia. And the price is very good w/ 5 year warranty.

    I just realized there are lots of Kia haters here even if they never drove one…

    Wake up people Hyundai Kia is now the fourth largest car maker in the world….bigger than nissan and honda combined!

    • agree, the sorenta looks better and seems the better buy overall — enjoy

    • @sadiq

      whats the spec on your `KIA?.. do let us know of your experience with it.

      The earlier generation didnt too well here in UAE

    • kia and hyundai are both made with low quality materials but they look good and have lots of options. i had hyundai genesis in 2012 i sold it in less than a year. yes it has 5 years of warranty but whats the point when ur car is always at workshop in that one year i changed steering wheels in the first 6 months than the head light burned and then the ABS had some problem yes they fix it but really all those problem in one year.

    • @RT

      Had my hyundai elantra for 3 years now. no problem at all. i have not sent it to the workshop except for the regular services. they may have some faulty units (like the one you got) but it doesnt mean that the jap cars are 100% fault-proof.

    • Hi Sadiq,

      I’ve been researching several SUV/Crossovers in the 130 to 150k AED price range and found the new Kia Sorento 2016 model the best value for money as it is priced very competitively yet with all the bells and whistles which cost a premium with the competitors.

      However, I have yet to test drive the new Sorento and I would appreciate your thoughts as you already own one. The other brands I’ve been thinking of are Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer.

      I plan to arrive at a decision before around Ramadan.

      Thanks for your help.

    • I test drove the pathfinder and found it a bit sluggish. Must be the CVT. Also it is bulky and quite heavy. And honestly I don’t like the looks.

      Ford Explorer is also good however the finishes are not as good as the Kia.

      Kia Sorento has a good 3.3 engine 290 HP, a little less than the Ford but it is much lighter. It has the best fuel economy among the bunch.

      I rate Kia’s interior the best among the other two. Very quite inside. Plus at 130K you get everything, 360 cam, cross traffic alert, lane departure, the biggest sunroof, heated/cooled seats, handsfree tailgate operation, etc. which the others dont have at this price. 3DSatnav is included too.

  6. they killed the pilot that was half alive !
    hands down honda

  7. Sadiq
    How much cost kia sorento ?

  8. the ongoing pilot is a nice vehicle overall..
    in terms of seating capacity, decent engine, elegant suv design
    They seem to have downgraded to make it look like an ugly crossover with very down front lip,, similar to pathfinder,, and then explorer and acadia, but these two still look better than the two former ones

  9. I think now its time to buy mpv – vans
    like the new carnival and odyssey, if the purpose is people-hauling.

    Because the new carnival and odyssey, looks quite elegant in that segmant, and you will have soothing mind after-purchase that they are not suv’s.

  10. Kia Sorento mid spec 3.3 V6 AWD 105K
    Lowest spec 86900 AED, Top spec 129K

    • guys you have the same names. dont tell you will have the same Kia Sorento…

      This pilot now looks like a fatter CRV which makes it even uglier.

  11. Sadiq which color you opted white or brown most advertised? Iam reviewing its interesting

  12. Pilot looks like Accord and Odyessy had a baby together. They made it like a bigger van then Odyessy.

  13. sadiq, nice i think in some features missed here compare to korean/ US imports like UVO tech is available in top spec ?

    • UVO is not offered in GCC. they replaced that button with Qibla.
      It has ventilated and heated seats though and powered thigh support

    • Sadiq, did u ask why it’s disabled and major reasons for it
      It’s on of the selling points in tech features. Don’t know if sales exec have an
      Logic answer

  14. more like a van and even uglier than honda prev. generation

  15. The HONDA emblem looks nice………… 🙂

  16. @mo

    yes jap cars are not 100% fault proof but compare to Korean cars they are much more reliable plus the resale value for Japanese cars are much better

  17. If they are reliable why cant they follow kia hyundais 5 year warranty?

  18. Did Honda hire the Pathfinder’s designer ?

  19. What’s up HONDA!!
    The side profile looks a copy of the Chevy Traverse!!!!!! especially the rear windows….Front profile is that of CRV.
    The Pilot has well and truely lost its identity

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