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2016 Honda Pilot vs 2015 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot 2015 Honda Pilot
3.5L V-6 Engine 3.5L V-6
5-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed, 9-Speed Automatic
~4,937 mm Length 4861 mm

2016 Honda Pilot Edmonton AB

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When Honda puts one of its vehicles through a major redesign as it recently did with the Honda Pilot, car shoppers have a lot of questions. While the exterior differences are immediately apparent, it’s more difficult to determine what’s new in the next-generation model and even more challenging to decipher the key differences between the outgoing and upcoming models. To help bridge that gap and to give Edmonton SUV shoppers a clear indication of the 2016 Honda Pilot’s new features, we’ll compare the 2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Honda Pilot.

While both are exceptional, the 2016 model is a clear evolution of the three-row SUV and this comparison will serve as a quick and easy way to help prospective buyers decide whether the 2016 model is worth the wait.

In terms of size, the 2016 Honda Pilot is a little larger than the 2015 model. With a body that is three inches longer, the 2016 model builds on the already class-leading interior space from the previous generation. The new model also increases space in the third-row entryway by adding 2.5 inches of width, creating a more easily maneuverable cabin for passengers. Despite being larger in a few dimensions, the 2016 Honda Pilot is lighter than the outgoing model by approximately 300 pounds.

Differences between 2016 Honda Pilot and 2015 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot and 2015 Honda Pilot are both powered by a 3.5-litre V-6 engine, however the new version is a retuned and evolved version of that engine. The new engine configuration features a number of efficiency-enhancing technologies, such as direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and auto start/stop technology. While official fuel economy ratings are not yet available, we expect drastic improvements in this category.

While the 2015 Honda Pilot teamed with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 version will utilize a 6-speed or 9-speed transmission, depending on trim. These smooth-shifting transmission options will help enhance both ride-quality and performance. Drivers that choose all-wheel drive will also have a new experience with the 2016 model, as a revamped version of Honda’s AWD system is available on the next-gen Pilot.

Both the 2015 and 2016 Honda Pilot models meet the needs of active families, however the 2016 model features additional technology, convenience, and efficiency. Stop by the lot and test drive the 2015 Honda Pilot and sign up for updates regarding the 2016 model below so you can compare the two models for yourself.

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