2012 Honda Pilot-Ready to Rule

0 comments, 05/09/2011, by , in Auto Reviews, Honda

Honda introduced 2012 Honda Pilot with improved features, smart new look, modified interior and features, the main highlight of 2012 Honda Pilot is the Honda’s claim about its improved fuel economy. Honda Pilot is a full luxury SUV with seating capacity for 8 passengers; let’s talk about its exterior, interior, powertrain, safety and styling features of 2012 Honda Pilot.

  • Exterior of 2012 Honda Pilot

Six-faced grille of previous model with unique 3 bar horizontal design has been substituted with enhanced grille and front fasica, multi reflector halogen headlights has been reconfigured which gives new look to this new model year. Enhanced front air dam and maximized strakes decreases the area of front and help to avoid the air turbulence which in turn helps it to achieve the enhanced fuel economy.

Other changes in the exterior styling includes; all-new 5 spoke, alloy wheel of 18 inches, LX models of 2011 Honda Pilot features steel wheels of 17 inches. Dimensions of 2012 Honda Pilot are almost similar to the previous model i.e. width 78.5 inches, Height 71 inches, Wheelbase 109.2 inches, front track of 66.7 and back track of 67.5 inches. Due to modifications in front styling overall length of 2012 Honda Pilot has been increased from 0.5 inches to 191.4 inches.

  • Interior of 2012 Honda Pilot

Interior features and interior styling is also improved in the all the models of 2012 Honda Pilot, instrument panel employs enhanced theme of color with decreased contrast among panels. Shiny black middle panel for audio controls substitutes the high-contrast silver panel of prior models. Speedometer and tachometer gauge has also undergone some changes which adds a new look to their styling and aqua blue background lighting for nighttime driving has been replaced by the white background lighting. Layout for climate control which was simple in previous models has been replaced with buttons for enhanced and convenient control.

2012 Honda Pilot also offers updated version of Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System 2 with total memory of 60GB and voice recognition (available in 3 languages). Tailgate consists of lift-up glass hatch for easy access to back cargo area, 3rd row of this SUV provides cargo space of 18 cubic feet. In order to provide the maximum cargo area, the 3rd and second rows can be folded flat to produce cargo space of 87 cubic feet. Passenger volume offered by this luxury SUV is 153.7cubic feet

  • Engine of 2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Honda Pilot is powered by 3.5L 24 valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine which produces Horsepower of 250hp and Torque of 253 lb-ft. Estimated Fuel economy of 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD is 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined and that of 2WD is 18 in the city, 25 on the highway and 21 combined

Models of 2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Honda Pilot is available in four models

  • Pilot LX
  • EX
  • EX-L
  • Touring

Salient Features of Pilot LX

Pilot LX includes following features:

  • Air conditioning system (front and rear) with air filtration
  • Keyless entry
  • Tilt and telescope steering column
  • Cruise control
  • Power widows and power doors
  • Stereo system with 7 speakers which also includes subwoofer and Radio Data System

Salient Features of Pilot EX

Pilot EX includes following features:

  • Tri-zone climate control system (automatic) with air filtration and humidity control
  • 10 way adjustable power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Security system
  • Alloy wheels and fog lights
  • Temperature indicator (exterior)
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Salient Features of Pilot EX-L

Pilot EX-L is now available with navigation system with high VGA resolution other improved features include:

  • FM Traffic
  • Song by Voice
  • Back view Camera along with 3 mode display
  • Multi-information display in the middle of gauge cluster

Salient Features of Pilot Touring

Salient Features of Pilot Touring are:

  • Honda Satellite linked Navigation System 2 with back view camera
  • Finest audio system (10 speakers)
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 4
  • Audio Streaming for some phones
  • Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System and much more

Available Colors for 2012 Honda Pilot

Colors available for 2012 Honda Pilot are:

  • Alabaster Silver Metallic
  • Bali Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Dark Cherry Pearl
  • Polished Metal Metallic
  • Taffeta White
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • Dark Amber Metallic
  • Glacier White

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