With 5 unique trim levels, the 2018 Honda Pilot is a great choice for drivers in Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, and Wellington in search of a fun and versatile SUV. The Pilot offers a powerful V6 engine along with a remarkably spacious cabin that provides enough comfort and advanced tech to keep the entire family happy on the road. To help you decide which version of the Pilot best for you, Braman Honda created this helpful trim level comparison guide. Continue reading to learn more.
The base trim level comes equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that provides an impressive 280 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque. It comes available in either a standard 6-speed or available 9-speed automatic transmission that’s outfitted with features like: Variable Torque Management™ and Intelligent Traction Management. These features are designed to maximize overall performance and handling, especially while traveling over slippery conditions like snow or mud.
The LX comes standard with front-wheel drivetrain or an available all-wheel drivetrain system. So, whether you’re simply commuting to and from work or hauling the family camper up for a weekend at the lake, you’ll know you have the power and handling to get you there. Inside, you’ll find a spacious cabin with comfortable seating up to eight passengers and 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. When the back two rows are lowered, you’ll enjoy having up to 109.0 cubic feet of cargo space. Perfect for loading up for the big tailgate or moving that large dresser across town. A 5-inch infotainment system connects to features like: HondaLink®, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and a multi-angle rearview camera.
The second trim level in the Pilot lineup, the EX provides the same power and spaciousness of the LX but with a number of key upgrades to it’s cabin and tech features. The EX comes with Remote Engine Start along with a Smart Entry feature which makes the process of getting out the front door and onto the road a lot faster. Inside, you’ll find nice touches like Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with humidity control, designed to keep each passenger cool and comfortable no matter where they’re seated inside the cabin. Media and tech remain the same but get an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen display and additional USB and power points which make connecting to your favorite devices a lot easier.
The EX-L trim takes a turn toward luxury by providing passengers with premium features like: leather-trimmed seats, power moonroof, one-touch second-row seats, power liftgate, and an available rear entertainment system that’s perfect for keeping the family entertained on long-road trips. The EX-L also comes available with the Honda Sensing® suite which provides an extra set of eyes while traveling down busy roads. Active Honda Sensing® features include: Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and more.
The luxury Touring trim offers all the same features as the aforementioned trim levels but with increased precision and power under the hood. Major upgrades include: Drive-by-Wire Throttle System, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and 20-inch alloy wheels all designed to give you increased control and a smoother ride. The Touring also comes standard with a 10-speaker premium audio system and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ to provide added peace-of-mind for wherever you may venture.
The top trim level comes standard with tech features that were only offered as upgrades in lower trims along with more luxury design and materials inside the cabin. Drivers will enjoy features like: leather-wrapped heated steering-wheel, heated front seats with available heated second-row captain’s chairs, LED headlights with auto-on/off and auto high beam, and automatic-rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Learn More About the 2018 Honda Pilot Trim Levels
Now that we’ve covered some of the key differences between each trim level, it’s time for you to take a closer look. If you’re a driver near Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, and Boynton Beach interested in making the 2018 Pilot your next family SUV, stop by Braman Honda or schedule a test drive today!