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 Honda 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 Honda Pilot models and trims. Start searching our inventory and see which one you’d like to come in and take for a test drive!
Take a Closer Look at the 2018 Honda Pilot
The Pilot is the largest of Honda’s lineup of SUVs, a three-row crossover that seats up to eight in spacious comfort. Although the 2018 Pilot models underwent few changes aside from an addition to its exterior paint color options, it continues its reign as one of the most family-friendly vehicles in its class. Tons of cargo space, a third row that’s actually roomy enough for full-grown adults, and high-tech features including an available rear-seat entertainment system add to its appeal for families who spend a lot of time on the road and want to keep those journeys peaceful.
Five available trims are packed with features and optional upgrades, with Honda Sensing becoming available on the mid-level EX-L trim and standard on the top two trims. All Pilot trims offer available all-wheel drive, except for the top-of-the-line Elite trim, where it comes standard.
See which of these practical, fun, and adventure-ready Pilot models is right for you when you visit Hendrick Honda Bradenton to take a closer look at your favorites!
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 Honda 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 Honda Pilot used the platform from the Honda Odyssey minivan and Honda Accord sedan. The first Honda 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 Honda 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 Honda 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 Honda 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 Honda Pilot got a new 3.5-liter V6 with 250 horsepower from the Honda Accord. The third generation of the Honda Pilot began with the 2016 model year, which is part of the reason that the 2017 Honda 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 Honda 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!
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.