The 2014 Honda Pilot is a crossover with a third row of seats, and a carryover with no new exciting changes. It has been one of the automaker’s best sellers since debuting in the 1990s. The boxy design makes it a good choice for those in search of a family car since it offers enough headroom and cargo space.
2014 Honda Pilot Trim Levels
With the capability to hold eight passengers, the 2014 Honda Pilot will be offered in four trim levels; LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The LX is the base trim level and it will come with all standard equipment like an eight inch display, 17 inch steel wheels, climate control and a seven speaker audio system with a CD player. The EX model will add heated mirrors, 18 inch alloy wheels and all-wheel drive models. Finally, the EX-L will offers seats with leather upholstery, voice activated navigation system and a sunroof. The top level trim will add parking sensors, roof rails, memory function for the driver seat and a ten speaker premium sound system.
Engine, Specs, Performance
In spite of the availability of several trim levels, there is only one engine option. Under the hood of the 2014 Pilot there is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine pounding 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, either to the rear wheels or all four wheels. You have the choice to choose what best suits you – FWD or 4WD. The engine is mated with five-speed automatic transmission. If you have the AWD and the front wheels begin to slip, the car has the capability of shifting 70% of its power to the rear wheels to get you going. It is such a useful feature.
Overall this car is smooth, responsive and with a good grip on the road. Drive tests indicate that the AWD can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.9 seconds and a towing capacity of 4, 500 pound while the FWD is rated at 0-06mph in 8.3 seconds and towing at 2, 000 pound.
Fuel Economy, MPG
Compared to other three-row seats vehicles, this 2014 model is one of the most fuel efficient crossovers. The FWD models are rated at 18 mpg in the cities, 25 mpg on the highways, and 21 mpg combined, while the AWD models have an EPA rating of 17 mpg in the cities, 24 on the highways, and 20 mpg combined.
List of Prices
The current 2014 Honda Pilot SUV was released in 2013. Like we already mentioned above, there are several trim levels, each with its own price. The starting price of the LX trim with 2WD is $29,670, while the 4WD model can be bought for $31,270. The EX trim level has a starting price of $31,920 for the 2WD model and $33,520 for the 4WD model. Price of the Pilot EX-L 2WD model varies between $36,770 and $37,170, while the price of the 4WD model varies between $36,770 and $38,770, depending if it comes with RES or Navigation. Finally, the Touring models with both RES and Navi are priced between $39,820 and $41,420.
2016 Honda Pilot Release Date
When it comes to the next model in this lineup, it looks like the new 2016 Honda Pilot will sure go on sale during this year. I expect the new model to feature some exterior and interior changes, because the current look is a little bit outdated. This SUV was largely criticized because of its boxy design and it really needs a new facelift. There is also a statement that the 2015 model will receive the new Special Edition trim level, that will be more equipped than the EX trim. It will feature a power moonroof, all-new aluminum wheels, and new tech, such as satellite radio and DVD system on the back for your kids and other passengers. The SE model will have a price of $33,120 and $34,720, depending if you choose FWD or AWD variant.
For the newer model check out the 2016 Honda Pilot Review.
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