2015 Honda Pilot

Since the release of the second generation, back in 2009, Honda’s Pilot recorded a steady sale growth. This mid-size crossover SUV is the biggest one in Honda’s SUV line-up, and only one that offers three rows of seats. As you probably know, Pilot is named differently depending on markets, so you will find it under the name Honda MR-V and, earlier as Honda MDX, before Acura took its place. Regardless of the name, Pilot has been a big success on every market it appeared.

2015 Honda Pilot Side

2015 Honda Pilot changes and features

The success of the Pilot could easily be related to constant innovations this Japanese automaker brings constantly. 2015 model year news include another trim for this popular SUV. Although we might have expected more changes, we believe that Honda didn’t decide to do so, due to the fact that the sales of the model are still on the rise. New Special Edition (SE) trim level, is middle trim, and is placed between second trim in line-up EX and penultimate EX-L. 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system and satellite radio are features that were added on for SE variant. Main advantage for the consumers of this model is its space and comfort, as well as huge amount of features offered even for the base LX level. Useful, spacious, well equipped, clean and simple but pleasant are the words that describe the best interior of 2015 Honda Pilot. It offers enough room for the adults even in its third row, which is rear to find in vehicles from this category. Its maximum cargo space, however is not so impressing, with 87 cubic-feet 2015 Honda Pilot falls behind some of its competitors.

2015 Honda Pilot Rear

2015 Honda Pilot performance and mpg

All five trims of 2015 Honda Pilot are run by a single engine, a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. Power of the engine is transferred to front (standard) or all four wheels (optional) via five-speed automatic transmission, which is the only choice available. Towing capacity of the 2015 Honda pilot FWD is up to 2 000 pounds, and 4 500 pounds for AWD models. Fuel efficiency of the 2015 Honda Pilot is among average in its class, and according to EPA it delivers 18/25/21 mpg city/hwy/combined for models with FWD. AWD models deliver a mile less in every category and are rated at 17/24/20 mpg.

2015 Honda Pilot Interior

2015 Honda Pilot competition

The weak spots of 2015 Honda Pilot could be its age into production (it has been six years since the start of the new generation) that carries on some all-school anomalies, such as transmission and engine power. Beside these low sides, 2015 Pilot will be tough to beat in some other segments, which includes quit and comfortable inside, as well as spaciousness and great features. Chevy Traverse, Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander are, perhaps the closest rivals, although we can also add Kia Sorento into this rival group.

2015 Honda Pilot price and release

Due to big number of trims, price of the 2015 Honda Pilot varieties a lot. Base LX price starts at $29 870 and it goes up to $40 020 for Touring. AWD models are little bit pricier, and their price range goes form $31 470 up to $41 620. 2015 Honda Pilot had its world premiere at the Washington Auto Show, in late January this year, and recently was released on sale.

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