If you've decided the 2018 Honda Pilot is the three-row crossover that's right for you, we're not surprised because it's one of the very best out there at the moment. But if you haven’t made up your mind about which trim level to go for, here's a guide to the five Honda Pilot trim levels and configurations to help you out.
Standard features for the entry level LX, and therefore the rest of the range, include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, rear privacy glass and push button start. The engine in this and all Pilots is a direct injected 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The LX also comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio, a USB audio interface, hill-start assist, Variable Cylinder Management, tire pressure monitors and air conditioning. All-wheel drive is available, and the starting MSRP for the Pilot LX is $30,900.
The EX is the next model up in the range and has a starting MSRP of $33,330. In addition to the LX specification the EX adds the likes of Intelligent Traction Management, remote engine start, LED daytime running lights, tri-zone climate control, 8-inch display audio with electrostatic touch-screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The EX is also the first model in the range where the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive features is available.
Things definitely start to go a little more upscale when we get to the mid-point in the range, the Pilot EX-L, which has a starting MSRP of $36,760. On top of what the EX comes standard with the EX-L adds: a one-touch powered moonroof, a power tailgate, one-touch 2nd row seats, a leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, and a power adjustable front passenger seat. The EX-L can also be further upgraded with the available rear entertainment system and Honda's satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic.
A level below the top-of-the-range model is the Pilot Touring, which although it has the same engine as the rest of the lineup, upgrades the transmission to a nine-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters. Other upgrades over the EX-L trim level include: 20-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, body-color parking sensors, a memory driver's seat, Blu-Ray rear entertainment, LED ambient lighting, navigation, a premium 5440-watt audio system and the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive features. Prices for this one start from $41,970.
With a starting MSRP of $47,470, the Elite is the top-of-the-range as far as the 2018 Honda Pilot is concerned. To say this one is all-singing, all-dancing would be absolutely correct as it comes with a list of standard features and equipment that rivals luxury models costing considerably more. Honda's Intelligent Variable Torque Management all-wheel drive system is standard, along with rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot warning, a panoramic roof and LED headlights with auto on/off and auto high beam. Further opulence comes in the form of a heated steering wheel, perforated heated and ventilated front seats, perforated heated 2nd-row captain’s chairs and HD Radio.
For more information about pricing and availability and to schedule a test drive in the 2018 Hondas Pilot, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at JL Freed Honda today.