Honda Pilot Fuel Economy Ratings Released

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot should be a huge hit here at Community Honda of Orland Park, at least partially because of its improved fuel economy estimates when compared to the previous model. It also boasts some of the best efficiency numbers in the three-row crossover class thanks to a new engine, new transmissions, and new engineering. Curious about how much gas you can save over your current crossover by purchasing the new Honda Pilot? Find out below!

2016 Honda Pilot Fuel Economy Estimates

The 2016 Honda Pilot is an exceptionally efficient three-row crossover thanks to a new Earth Dreams direct injection V6 engine, a new engine start-stop feature that turns off the engine when stopped to save fuel, and a new available nine-speed automatic transmission in the Touring and Elite models. Here are the fuel economy estimates direct from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • The base EX Pilot with front-wheel drive achieves 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined with six-speed transmission.*
  • All-wheel drive drops those numbers to 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined.
  • The Touring and Elite trims with a nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive achieve 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.
  • Add all-wheel drive to the nine-speed and numbers fall to 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined.

All models get a 3.5L V6 engine that cranks out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine utilizes cylinder deactivation to save fuel – this feature shuts off two of the cylinders during light loads and runs on the remaining four. It also uses the Honda exclusive i-VTEC variable valve timing. Honda also managed to shave 300 pounds off the new generation version when compared to the outgoing model.

The new Honda Pilot will beat out almost every other three-row crossover when it comes to fuel economy. It’s better than every non-hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, the Chevy Traverse, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You can drive the current 2015 Honda Pilot in our inventory now or you can find out more about the new 2016 Honda Pilot when you visit Community Honda here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL today. We hope to see you soon!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.