Honda Pilot Specials
Take Your Family Around Florida in the Honda Pilot
Parents have more options than ever before for taking their families around town, but the Honda Pilot is still among the top choices. The Pilot is versatile, fun, safe, and packed with features.
The latest models now give you access to the latest technology for connectivity and safety. For the span of its life, the Honda Pilot has been a top pick among crossover SUVs. The vehicle features a powerful engine and respectable fuel economy. Hendrick Honda of Bradenton has a wide variety of new and used Pilot models and trims. Start searching our inventory and see which one you’d like to come in and take for a test drive!
2016 vs. 2017 Honda Pilot: The Most Important Updates
Perhaps the biggest news for the 2017 Honda Pilot is the addition of Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. These are now part of the Display Audio system with its touchscreen, making it easier to connect your smartphone to the Pilot than ever before and giving you access to more of your smartphone apps in the process. The touchscreen itself has been adjusted slightly, receiving a new surface that reduces the number of unsightly fingerprint smudges. Additionally, the Pilot has some adjustments to the interior colors with a black interior and white paint offered on all trim levels. Other than these updates, the 2016 and 2017 Honda Pilot models are essentially identical, with the same engine, trim configurations, and extensive list of standard and available safety features.
The Honda Pilot History: Starting the Segment
The 2002 Honda Pilot was actually among the very first full-size crossover SUVs to offer three rows of seating, putting Honda ahead of the pack. Because of this, the introduction of the Pilot helped create a new segment, designed to appeal to those who wanted lots of cargo and seating configurations without a top-heavy SUV or minivan. Instead of using a truck platform, like most SUVs of its time, the Pilot used the platform from the Odyssey minivan and Honda Accord sedan. The first Pilot had room for eight people, but legroom was tight in the third row. It had up to 90.3 cubic feet for cargo with the rear rows folded flat and offered two trims, each of which had power locks and windows, rear vents, and cruise control. Available features included leather upholstery, navigation, DVD entertainment, automatic climate control, and keyless entry. The first generation of the Pilot ran on a 3.5-liter V6 from the Acura MDX with 240 horsepower and the ability to tow 4,500 pounds.
Heated front seats were added in 2004, and horsepower increased to 255 horses in 2005. The 2006 Pilot got a mid-generation refresh with updates to the front fascia, grille, headlights, taillights, center console, and instrument cluster. The 4WD system was updated to enhance efficiency to 18 city/24 highway mpg*. The second-generation Pilot arrived in 2008 with an appearance that was more rugged and an increase of 3 inches to both the overall length and wheelbase. The Touring trim was added in 2008, which is also when the Pilot got a new 3.5-liter V6 with 250 horsepower from the Accord. The third generation of the Pilot began with the 2016 model year, which is part of the reason that the 2017 Pilot saw so few changes.
Find the Ever-Popular Pilot at Hendrick Honda Bradenton
People love the Honda Pilot because of its versatility, safety, and extensive features. You can view a large selection of new and used Pilot models at Hendrick Honda Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida. Our team of experts will happily answer all your questions and help you find the model of your dreams. Visit us for a test drive today!