The 2016 Honda Pilot Earns Praise From Critics

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot was completely redesigned for this model year, and it’s garnering praise from essentially every automotive reviewer. If you’re shopping for a three-row crossover utility vehicle here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area, then consider what the experts are saying about the current Honda Pilot below!

Motor Trend

“The powertrain is responsive and hums with a soothing resonance at wide-open throttle. Honda makes some nice engines and this one is a peach,” Edward Loh wrote in the second test-drive review of the current Honda Pilot. “My time in the 2016 Pilot largely confirms Evans’ findings. By fixing what was broken with the last-generation Pilot and adding clever touches such as that spacious third-row seat package (the new industry benchmark) and nine-speed transmission, Honda has created the latest, most serious player in the three-row SUV segment.”


“The Honda Pilot is now one of the best large crossovers,” writes Edmunds in its expert review. “Honda focused much of its attention to the Pilot’s interior, which is more modern, more refined and easier to see out of . . . The ride and handling are also improved thanks to a stiffer structure made with more high-strength steel and a weight reduction of about 250 pounds. The smooth ride is worthy of a luxury car, and although handling still isn’t sporty, it’s controlled and the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides impressive traction around corners (not to mention snow, mud or sand).”

Kelley Blue Book

“The 2016 Honda Pilot crossover SUV marks the third generation of this popular 3-row family hauler, and it evolves not just to stay with the times, but to remain a step ahead of its ever-tougher competition,” writes Keith Buglewicz for Kelly Blue Book. “The sleek new shape is slightly smaller, and while it sacrifices a smidge of interior space, it’s still comfortable for eight passengers. The trade-off is a downright luxurious all-new dash and interior design, and a feature-packed Elite model that drives the premium feel home. The new Pilot also offers electronic driving aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, crash mitigation, and so on. Throw in excellent driving dynamics, and the new Honda Pilot is sure to give its Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer competition night sweats.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come check out the current 2016 Honda Pilot here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we’re your local Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealer. You can also give us a call at 855-207-0308 to learn all about the current Honda Pilot or stop by our showroom to see the Honda Pilot models we have in stock.