4 Things You Should Know About the Pilot: Honda’s Large SUV Line
The newest model in Honda’s large SUV line is here! The 2021 Honda Pilot is one of the most well-designed and functionally sound family-style SUVs available on the market. With a number of improvements over the 2020 model, including several safety features and an increased compatibility with inclement weather, this Honda SUV is the perfect choice for your brand new family car.
1. An Exterior Designed With Style and Functionality in Mind
Just because you need a full size SUV to fit your entire family into, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t arrive at the party in style! The exterior of the 2021 Honda Pilot is both rugged and refined in its design. The front grille features an aggressive chrome layout that accentuates the headlights, which have automatic-on/off functionality.
The aerodynamic design of the exterior works hand-in-hand with our EarthDreams engine and weight-saving chassis to create a fuel-efficient driving experience. The 2021 Pilot uses striking 20-inch alloy wheels, and the taillights feature distinct LED accents.
The new Pilot Special Edition sports all of the aforementioned features while also including some of its own. It has beautiful black wheels (as opposed to silver) and roof rails that allow you to carry all kinds of stuff on top. In addition, it comes with a wireless cell phone charger and a hands-free powered tailgate.
2. A Refined Interior at Every Level
The Pilot isn’t our largest SUV just for the sake of being large. The interior of the cabin has spacious seating for not six, not seven, but eight people! A large family, plus a couple of friends can all ride in style and in complete comfort. Plush leather seats ensure that everybody, not just the front riders, enjoy a first-class experience.
Sometimes, hearing people who are all the way in the back can be difficult without resorting to shouting back and forth, which is why the Pilot is equipped with a built-in CabinTalk PA system. Other features of the cabin include tri-zone climate control, a panoramic roof, heated front seats, and a rear entertainment system.
The cargo capacity can be increased by folding either the third or both the third and second row of seats down, leading to a whopping 109 cubic feet of cargo space. In addition, the Pilot has been designed to be compatible with a number of accessories that can cater to your individual needs.
3. Extremely Capable in Almost Any Environment
This road-ready SUV is equipped to take you and your family on any kind of adventure, utilizing a state-of-the-art 9-speed automatic transmission and an array of other sophisticated features. The 2021 Honda Pilot has been tested extensively at the Automotive Enviro Testing (AET) facility in Baudette, Minnesota, which is home to some of the most severe weather conditions in the United States.
An Intelligent Traction Management system helps to improve handling across a number of terrains, including snow, mud, and sand. The Pilot is an all-wheel-drive model, guaranteeing you complete control of the vehicle, no matter what the conditions are.
4. Equipped with State-of-the-Art Safety Features
When driving your automobile, especially if you have your entire family with you, safety is the number one priority. The 2021 Honda Pilot has been designed with safety in mind; it is equipped with several state-of-the-art safety features that will give you better peace of mind while you’re on the road than ever before.
Every Pilot comes with the Honda SensingⓇ Suite, an array of safety and driver-assistance technologies designed to give you the best possible driving experience
Lane Keeping Assistance System
The Lane Keeping Assistance System* (LKAS) makes micro-adjustments when your hands are on the steering wheel that keep your vehicle perfectly centered in your current lane. It is perfect for those long highway car drives.
*LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
The Collision Mitigation Braking System* (CMBS) is an advanced safety technology that can bring your automobile to a complete stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the on-board computer determines that a head-on collision is unavoidable.
*CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Road Departure Mitigation
Road Departure Mitigation* (RDM) can detect if you cross over lane lines without signaling. It can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane or provide braking to help you keep from leaving the roadway entirely.
*Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control* (ACC) helps you to maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you while driving on the highway. If the vehicle in front of you slows down, then your car will do so as well in order to maintain the correct distance.
*ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function. Driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.
Upgrade to the New Honda Pilot Today!
Before you go and purchase that Nissan Armada, Toyota Highlander, Ford Expedition, or Chevrolet Tahoe, make sure you head to your local Honda dealership and check out the 2021 Honda Pilot. Its superior capabilities and extensive suite of features make it the premier choice for large family-sized SUVs.
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