2015 Honda Pilot Overview
What’s New for the 2015 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot is mostly unchanged for 2015, but gets a new mid-priced Special Edition trim.
2015 Honda Pilot Exterior
Despite being a crossover, the 2015 Honda Pilot seems to play the role of SUV with a boxy, brash, and muscular exterior design that makes it stand out among today’s rounder crossovers. If you’re into traditional shapes with extra chrome and machismo, this is no doubt one of the more interesting vehicle on the road.
Gallery: 2015 Honda Pilot Exterior
2015 Honda Pilot Performance
The 2015 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine producing 250 horsepower via a 5-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel drive are both available, and should the latter be chosen, the Pilot comes with several features to boost the experience, including Variable Torque Management 4-Wheel Drive System, Hill Start Assist, and Grade Logic Control.
2015 Honda Pilot Efficiency
The 2015 Honda Pilot uses Variable Cylinder Management technology to deactivate cylinders when they are not needed during cruising speeds, helping it achieve 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for 2WD models according to 2015 EPA mileage ratings. The 4WD models get just 1 less mpg in all categories.
2015 Honda Pilot Interior
The exterior’s chunky, macho design is carried over to the 2015 Honda Pilot’s interior, most notably on the instrument panel. There may be a few too many hard plastics but the driver will soon forget about this when facing the numerous convenience features at his disposal, like Bluetooth, USB Audio Interface, and the Satellite-Linked Navigation System. The Pilot will also appeal to adults as one of the only vehicles of its size to offer an adequately spacious third row.
Gallery: 2015 Honda Pilot Interior
2015 Honda Pilot Safety
The 2015 Honda Pilot received the highest possible rating of “good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in all categories—including the important (for tall utility vehicles) roof-strength category. It comes standard with anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, front-side and side-curtain airbags that cover all three rows, and a rearview camera.