2018 Honda Pilot

Crossovers are the fastest-growing segment in car industry and this model plays very important role. It is a mid-size crossover, which is in production for about 13 years. Original model was launched in 2002. So far, we have seen three generations of it. Current model was released recently, last May. New model came with plenty of novelties. It features not only better characteristics but also significantly improved visual appearance. Since this model is still very fresh, it is hard to say anything about possible new things for 2018 Honda Pilot.

2018 Honda Pilot details and possible changes

2018 Honda Pilot front view

As we mentioned, this model is very fresh. It came only a half year ago. New model came with plenty of changes. It is no more just an excellent crossover, but also a very good looking crossover. It now features a much more attractive look, which includes much sharper lines and front fascia which is adapted to the company’s new design language.  However, company already works on some modifications which will come with upcoming year models. What we can expect, it is still unknown for sure. However, base characteristic will remain unchanged. The 2018 Honda Pilot will be the same when it comes to dimensions, overall shape, weight and similar things.

2018 Honda Pilot redesign

On the other side, if we consider models usual cycle, a mid-cycle refresh could come with 2018 Pilot. What to expect from this refresh, when it comes to exterior design. Well, we will probably see only some smaller tweaks. Especially if we consider that new model came with significant, pretty much legal to say, a revolutionary changes, when it comes to exterior look. Other segments of 2018 Honda Pilot will probably come unchanged too.

2018 Honda Pilot interior

2018 Honda Pilot under the hood

When it is about engine, 2018 Honda Pilot is expect to come with no changes. Current model features company’s excellent 3.5 liter V6 engine under the hood. It has max output of 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. When it is about transmission, there are two choices. Base variant is already known and proven 6-speed automatic. On the other side, Honda’s new 9-speed automatic is available as optional feature.

2018 Honda Pilot release date and price

Well, it is still early to speculate about price and release date. The 2018 Honda Pilot could come somewhere in late 2017. Price will probably remain unchanged. It means somewhere around 30.000 dollars for the base model.

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15 Responses to 2018 Honda Pilot

  1. Jose Arreola says:

    Has the 9-speed transmission problems been solved?

    • honda says:

      You’re right, Honda Pilot is almost a perfect car except transmission problems which has been shown as big disadvantage of this model. We expect that the transmission problems will be solved in the new model.

  2. Debbie says:

    What is the problem with the transmission and which year model will the problem be solved, 2017 or 2018?

    • honda says:

      There is no doubt that 2016 Honda Pilot is great car, but has major transmission problems. Main problem is that driver can’t find gears correctly. When on a downhill and you brake the car actually speeds up because it upshifts while you are braking, there are head episodes that are unexplained, when trying to climb hills it downshifts so much that you actually fight the car to try to get it up the hill. It is expected that the problem will be solved with 2017 Honda Pilot.

  3. Donny Kirkland says:

    Is this transmission problem just with the nine speed or is it the six speed also?

  4. Sandy says:

    I am very concerned about buying a Honda Pilot Touring or Elite because of the 9-speed issues I have heard nightmare stories about. Has that been fixed for the new 2017 or 2018 models?

    Also, will the 2018 Touring have blind spot technology like the Elite?

    • honda says:

      Only Elite have blind spot technology. The problem with the gearbox was solved already in the 2017 model.

  5. Bud says:

    Waiting for the 2018 Pilot Elite. What is new?

    • honda says:

      Base characteristic will remain unchanged. The 2018 Honda Pilot will be the same when it comes to dimensions, overall shape, weight and similar things. We will probably see only some smaller tweaks.

  6. Luis Alberto González says:

    When is expected to be in Chile’s market the new 2018 Honda Pilot model ?



  8. juan salcedo bravo says:

    En México, cuando se tendrá a la venta en concesionarias la nueva Honda Pilot 2018 Versión Touring; y que cambios nos trae.

  9. tess says:

    who tell me pilot 2018 release date and 2017 pilot Turing current price I got local dealer pilot Turing 4WD 2017 $38000 butter wait 2018 or buy this

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