2016 Honda Fit Specifications and Features

Listed below are the Specifications and Features for the 2016 Honda Fit:

ENGINEERING LX EX EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1498 1498 1498
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600 130 @ 6600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600 114 @ 4600
Redline (rpm) 6800 6800 6800
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5 73 x 89.5
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 11.5:1 11.5:1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel Injection Direct Direct Direct
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Eco Assist™ System CVT CVT
CARB Emissions Rating1 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125 LEV3-ULEV125
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2

 

TRANSMISSIONS LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.461, 2nd: 1.869, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.948, 5th: 0.809, 6th:0.727, Reverse: 3.307, Final Drive Ratio: 4.62
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode Available with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters (Available) with Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse:2.706~1.382, Final Drive: 5.44

 

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS LX EX EX-L
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Torsion-Beam Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front) 25.4 25.4 25.4
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.51 2.51 2.51
Steering Ratio 13.06 13.06 13.06
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 35.1 35.1 35.1
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9
Wheels 15″ w/Full Covers 16″ Alloy 16″ Alloy
All-Season Tires 185 / 60 R15 84T 185 / 55 R16 83H 185 / 55 R16 83H
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M T135 / 80 D15 99M

 

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS LX EX EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 99.6 99.6
Length (in) 160.0 160.0 160.0
Height (in) 60.0 60.0 60.0
Width (in) 67.0 67.0 67.0
Track (in, front/rear) 58.3 / 58.0 58.1 / 57.7 58.1 / 57.7
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) 2513 / 2544 2573 / 2630 NA / 2642
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT) 61 / 39 60 / 40
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT) 62 / 38 61 / 39 61 / 39

 

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS   LX EX EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.5 / 37.5 38.0 / 37.6 38.0 / 37.6
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3 41.4 / 39.3
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6 54.8 / 52.6
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1 51.5 / 45.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7 16.6 / 52.7
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 95.7 93.8 93.8
Seating Capacity 5 5 5

 

EPA MILEAGE RATINGS3/FUEL LX EX EX-L
6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 29/37/32 29/37/32 N/A
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (City/Highway/Combined) 33/41/36 32/38/35 32/38/35
Fuel (gal) 10.6 10.6 10.6
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

 

ACTIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)5
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

PASSIVE SAFETY LX EX EX-L
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

 

EXTERIOR FEATURES LX EX EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Security System with Remote Entry
Smart Entry System
One-Touch Turn Indicators
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Fog Lights
LED Brake Lights
Body-Colored, Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and Integrated Turn Indicators

 

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE LX EX EX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines with Dynamic Guidelines
Honda LaneWatch™6
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®7
SMS Text Message Function8
Push Button Start
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window
Power Door Locks/Programmable Auto-Locking Doors
Illuminated Driver’s Window and Door Lock Controls
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navigation (available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
Beverage Holders
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Vanity Mirrors
Map Lights
12-Volt Power Outlets (front/center console)
HDMI Port
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors
Rear Window Defroster
Cargo Area Light
Floor Mats
Door-Pocket Storage Bins (front/rear)

 

SEATING LX EX EX-L
Driver’s Seat with Manual Height Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Adjustable Head Restraints
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®

 

AUDIO SYSTEMS LX EX EX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers
180-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
5″ Color LCD Screen
7″ Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
7″ Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition9, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings Available
HondaLink™ Next Generation10
HD Radio™11  with Navigation
SiriusXM® Radio12  with Navigation
Pandora®13 Compatibility
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface14
USB Audio Interface15 Front Front & Center Console Front & Center Console
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
MP3/Windows Media®16 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

 

INFORMATION DISPLAY LX EX EX-L
Average Fuel Economy Indicators
Clock
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Engine Oil Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator

 

INSTRUMENTATION LX EX EX-L
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Backlit Gauges
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Hatch-Open Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator CVT CVT
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator CVT CVT
Smart Entry System Indicator
Starter System Indicator
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1] LEV3-ULEV125 models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2] Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[4] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[5] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6] Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.
[7] The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[8] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[9] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the EX-L model in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10] HondaLink™ access within the Display Audio interface is currently only compatible with iPhone® 5 and newer models.
[11] HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[12] SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[13] Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.
[14] The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current smartphones. Some smartphones may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[15] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[16] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Honda Fit is Mega Hit with Buyers and Critics Alike as 2016 Model Goes On Sale Tomorrow

Offering one of the most space efficient and versatile packages in the U.S. market, the 2016 Honda Fit tops it off with fun, fuel efficiency and style

06.30.2015 – Launching last year to strong reviews and eager buyers, the third-generation Honda Fit has since set a blistering sales pace while continuing to garner praise. Now the playful and practical 2016 Fit is ready to take the baton, carrying forward best-in-class passenger and cargo space, 41 mpg highway fuel-economy rating and sporty yet refined dynamics when it goes on sale July 1 at Honda dealerships nationwide.

With a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,790 for the Fit LX with 6-speed manual transmission, the 2016 Fit includes an abundance of class-above standard features including roofline spoiler, LED taillights, Bluetooth®connectivity and a rearview camera. All Fits are powered by a responsive direct-injected 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine from the Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ lineup, producing 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque, with an EPA fuel-economy rating of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined)5 for the LX with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

“The new Fit has been a tremendous hit with buyers seeking a fun, practical and stylish transportation solution,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda. “It’s a satisfying car for a wide variety of needs and lifestyles.”

Outstanding versatility is fundamental to the design of the Fit. With class-leading interior space and clever configurability courtesy of its center-mounted fuel tank and ingenious Magic Seat®, the Fit epitomizes functionality with spacious and comfortable seating for five and the ability to accommodate large amounts of cargo, including long and tall items.

The 2016 Fit offers a sophisticated yet sporty ride, with responsive and stable handling dynamics. Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure also benefits handling, as well as safety performance. In fact, the Fit achieves the highest crash-safety ratings in its class for both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

An Earth Dreams Technology™ direct-injection 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine powers the Fit. It’s tuned for a fine balance of power, torque and response, and is carefully matched with two recently developed transmissions—a slick-shifting 6-speed manual and a CVT with Honda’s exclusive G-Shift Control. The 2016 Fit has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 29/37/32 (city/highway/combined) for the manual transmission, 33/41/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 32/38/35 for the EX and EX-L trim with CVT.

The Fit sports a fresh, dynamic exterior design with headlights that integrate into a solid grille design and an aggressive lower intake. Chiseled sides emphasize the wheels and the dynamically tapered roofline that terminates in a color-matched spoiler. Eight colors, including several vibrant options accentuate the design.

Inside, the Fit’s interior room and visibility create a sense of airy spaciousness, complemented by soft-touch materials for a quality feel. The available Display Audio touchscreen interface and available leather seating (EX-L models) further communicate a premium feel.

A high level of standard and available features are offered in three trims—LX, EX, and EX-L. Standard features on all Fit models include auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a center storage console with armrest. Items such as Smart Entry Push Button Start, a one-touch operated moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio with next-generation HondaLink and heated leather seats are among the available upgrades.

The Fit also features a long list of standard safety features, including Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with traction control, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The Fit has received the highest available crash-safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—a five-star Overall Vehicle Score—and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS. Standard driver-assistive features on all trims include a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and an expanded view driver’s mirror. The Honda LaneWatch™ system is standard on EX and above trims.

TRIM MSRP2 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
Fit LX 6MT $15,790 29/37/32
Fit LX CVT $16,590 33/41/36
Fit EX 6MT $17,700 29/37/32
Fit EX CVT $18,500 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT $20,065 32/38/35
Fit EX-L CVT with Navi $21,065 32/38/35

 

All-New 2016 Honda Pilot: The Fully Redesigned Three-Row Honda SUV Sets New Benchmark with More Power, Fuel Efficiency and Space, Plus Top-Class Safety Features and Maximum Family Connectivity

  • New, more powerful and efficient powertrain features direct injected 3.5-liter
    i-VTEC® engine paired with either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Sophisticated new torque vectoring i-VTM4 AWD and Intelligent Traction Management system
  • Honda Sensing™ offers most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever available on a Honda vehicle
  • Maximum family connectivity, with up to four 2.5-amp USB outlets
  • More premium features than ever before, including new line-topping Elite grade

06.17.2015 – Fully redesigned from the ground up, and substantially re-energized in form and function, the all-new third-generation 2016 Honda Pilot stakes its claim as the new benchmark in the three-row mid-sized SUV segment. With more of everything family SUV buyers are looking for – performance, fuel efficiency, comfort, safety performance and premium features – in every model and trim, the 2016 Pilot goes on sale June 18 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)1 starting at $29,995 for the Pilot LX with 2WD.

Among its many no-compromise attributes, the new Pilot’s 280-horsepower2, directed-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine adds 30 horsepower while receiving a segment-topping EPA combined fuel-economy rating of 23 MPG for the 2WD with nine-speed automatic transmission, up 2 MPG from the 2015 Pilot.3 The technology-enhanced efficiencies continue with the available i-VTM4™ AWD system that not only allows you to drive all wheels with traction in a variety of driving conditions but also applies torque vectoring to enhance dynamic driving agility.  And family functionality is better than ever, with a more spacious third row and cargo area and One-Touch Walk-in third row access, and a host of ports and plugs to accommodate virtually every imaginable device, from smartphones to iPads, game consoles to digital video cameras, with up to four 2.5-amp USB outlets for charging the family’s most power-hungry stuff.

“The 2016 Pilot takes full advantage of Honda’s packaging expertise to deliver the outstanding, family-friendly cabin space that has made Pilot such a popular choice of family SUV buyers,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. “This third-generation Pilot reaches higher into the premium end of the three-row SUV market than ever before with a new line-topping Elite model that will give us an even stronger foothold at the upper end of the midsize SUV segment.”

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, with seating up to eight passengers, joins the best-selling Honda CR-V and all-new HR-V as the flagship of an expanded lineup of innovative, benchmark-setting Honda SUVs. It is the third generation of Honda’s popular three-row SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in America. The new Pilot was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is manufactured exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama.4

“Our design team in California and development team in Ohio worked to create a new breed of no-compromise SUV that meets the diverse lifestyle needs of American families,” said Marc Ernst, Pilot Development Leader. “This means the 2016 Honda Pilot has incredible family functionality when the kids are in tow, a stylish and premium experience for a night on the town or an off-road adventure.”

Since its arrival in 2003 as the first three-row, mainstream SUV to be developed on a car-like unit-body platform, the Pilot has helped set industry standards for fuel efficiency, spacious and thoughtful interior packaging, safety performance, and dynamic handling performance in the midsize SUV segment. American consumers have responded by purchasing more than 1.4 million Pilots over the past 12 years. Pilot also ties the CR-V in having the highest brand loyalty of any Honda model, with approximately 63 percent of Pilot buyers returning to purchase another Honda vehicle.

Reengineered from the ground up, virtually every aspect of the 2016 Pilot has been thoroughly redesigned to better accommodate the needs of all its occupants – the driver and all passengers – delivering more family-friendly utility, more advanced technology, and more premium attributes and amenities than ever before. The 2016 Pilot also ups the ante for premium refinement with major upgrades to interior quality and more standard comfort and convenience features on all trims, along with the addition of a new, line-topping Elite version that offers a series of Honda-first features including 20-inch wheels and tires, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a first-ever panoramic glass roof and many other premium family SUV features.

The 2016 Pilot is powered by a direct-injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) – along with the available two new advanced transmissions and a class-defining all-new intelligent variable torque management (i-VTM4™) AWD system with Intelligent Traction Management and torque vectoring capability. Together, these features make this the most powerful, refined and capable Pilot Honda has ever offered. These technologies, combined with a nearly 300-pound reduction in vehicle weight (on upper trims), improved aerodynamics and reduced running resistance, make this the most fuel-efficient offering in the midsize SUV segment, with EPA fuel-economy ratings improved by as much as 2/2/2 mpg city/highway/combined3 over the previous model.

The new Pilot also moves to the top of the class in safety performance with the most comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Furthermore, the 2016 Pilot adopts the next generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a new “3-bone” underbody frame design and new hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel door rings. Taken together, these engineering features and technologies deliver major gains to the Pilot’s collision avoidance and collision protection capabilities, as it targets the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings.

New Pilot Features

Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
6-Speed Automatic Transmission*
9-Speed Automatic Transmission*
LaneWatch™*
Honda Sensing* Available Available
Blind Spot Indicator*
Smart Entry*
Push Button Start*
Blu-ray™ DVD Rear Entertainment System*
Idle Stop*
One-Touch 2nd-Row Seat^
Multi-Angle Rear View Camera*
Intelligent Traction Management System^
8-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with Android operating system +^
Remote Engine Start^
LED Daytime Running Lights*
LED Headlights with Auto High-Beam

* First for Pilot, ^ First for Honda

2016 Pilot Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Wheel Drive MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating3(city/highway/combined)
LX 2WD $29,995 19/27/22
LX AWD $31,795 18/26/21
EX 2WD $32,430 19/27/22
EX AWD $34,230 18/26/21
EX w/Honda Sensing 2WD $33,430 19/27/22
EX w/Honda Sensing AWD $35,230 18/26/21
EX-L 2WD $35,905 19/27/22
EX-L AWD $37,705 18/26/21
EX-L w/Honda Sensing 2WD $36,905 19/27/22
EX-L w/Honda Sensing AWD $38,705 18/26/21
EX-L w/Navi 2WD $36,905 19/27/22
EX-L w/Navi AWD $38,705 18/26/21
EX-L w/RES 2WD $37,505 19/27/22
EX-L w/RES AWD $39,305 18/26/21
Touring 2WD $41,020 20/27/23
Touring AWD $42,820 19/26/22
Elite AWD $46,420 19/26/22

Premium Style and Features
The all-new design of the 2016 Pilot sports a modern, sleek, yet commanding and muscular form incorporating new premium features, including standard LED taillights, and available features such as LED projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, 20-inch wheels and first-ever panoramic glass roof.

The premium quality of the new Pilot carries over to the interior, where designers have applied high quality, soft-touch materials throughout the cabin and added thoughtful details such as LED map lighting. Additional high-end amenities include a standard 4.2-inch color display, available heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats. For the first time, the top-of-the-line Elite trim includes second-row captain’s chairs, providing for easy walk through between the second and third rows for a 7-passenger configuration, in lieu of the standard second-row three-person 60/40 split seat for 8-passenger seating capacity.

Advanced Technology
The new Pilot delivers the connectivity and power access that modern families demand, including up to five USB ports, four that provide better recharging with 2.5-amp output – fully adequate to charge iPads or smartphones while they’re in use. Additional available ports and plugs include an auxiliary jack for nearly any audio player, an HDMI port for a gaming console or other similarly connected device, two headphone jacks, and up to three 12-volt power outlets and a 115-volt AC outlet to power a range of compatible devices.

The new Pilot also incorporates Honda’s latest thinking in advanced, family-friendly technology, including an upsized 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface powered by a new Android-based operating system and more powerful processor, along with an available all-new embedded Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. The new navigation system features improved graphics and new capabilities, including 3D renderings of terrain, buildings and road signs, improved lane guidance, live search function and more.

The Pilot’s Display Audio system enables simplified smartphone connectivity making for easier access to all the features and connectivity options of the HondaLink® connected-car system. A 9-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and new Blu-ray™ disc capability is available.

Family-Friendly Utility
The new Pilot builds on its reputation for interior space, versatility and utility with 3.5 inches of added overall vehicle length, enabling an inch longer tandem seating distance and a 1.3-inch longer cargo area that can hold an 82-quart cooler without compromising third-row seating capability. Third-row entry and exit is made even easier and more intuitive courtesy of the new available one-touch second-row seat on EX-L and above models, and larger third-row entryway. Compared with the current Pilot, the width of the lower portion of the third-row lower entryway has been increased by 2.5 inches with an inch lower step-over height.

The Pilot’s new center console features a cavernous storage compartment capable of accommodating items as large as a full-size iPad or a purse. And with its seamless cover in the closed position, the console provides a convenient, non-slip surface for items that the driver or front passenger may need close at hand.

Powertrain
The 2016 Pilot delivers more refined, powerful and fuel-efficient performance than ever before courtesy of its new 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) cylinder deactivation technology. The engine’s peak output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque is up 30 hp and 9 lb.-ft. over the previous model.3 The engine is matched to a choice of two new advanced transmissions – a Pilot-first 6-speed automatic transmission or, on upper trims, a Honda-first 9-speed automatic transmission – both delivering more refined, responsive and fuel-efficient performance.

These new powertrains combine with a new, lighter yet more rigid unit-body and aerodynamically efficient body and chassis designs that result in class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings topping out at 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for two-wheel-drive models and 19/26/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive models.4

Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) AWD System
The Pilot’s available new Intelligent VTM4 (i-VTM4) is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced all-wheel-drive system offered in a mainstream, three-row SUV. This entirely more capable system progressively distributes optimum torque between the front and rear axles and, for the first time ever in a Honda vehicle, dynamically distributes engine torque between the left and right rear wheels. Benefits include superior all-weather handling and neutral, accurate steering under power that is more effective than front-drive, rear-drive or conventional all-wheel-drive systems.

Intelligent Traction Management
This new Pilot features a new button-operated Intelligent Terrain Management System that offers different operating modes, for the AWD: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand; and for the FWD: Normal and Snow. Developed, tuned and tested at various locations in the U.S. and around the world – including Imperial Dunes “Glamis”, California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the Intelligent Traction Management system allows the driver to select the operating mode that best suits the driving conditions by simply pushing a button on the vehicle’s center console. Based on the setting selected, the system adjusts the drive-by-wire map, transmission shift map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ and i-VTM4 torque distribution for AWD-equipped models for optimal performance in a variety of road or surface conditions.

Advanced Safety Performance
In keeping with Honda’s commitment to safety, the new Pilot is available with the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda Sensing™, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other vehicles, road obstacles and even pedestrians, even to the point of mitigating the possibility or severity of a collision. It includes a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and an available suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that includes Honda’s popular LaneWatch™ display, a blind spot information system, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control, and two Honda-first technologies: Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

The new Pilot is expected to deliver the highest safety ratings in its class and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in all crash modes. The new Pilot incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to more efficiently absorb and disperse the energy from a frontal collision, along with new ultra-high-strength door rings designed to help better protect occupants. The 2016 Pilot also incorporates an all-new “3-bone” platform while also utilizing high and ultra-high strength body materials, which together reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), improve handling, increase rigidity and reduce weight.

Standard safety and driver-assistive features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger SmartVent® side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with real-time display of individual tire pressures.

1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $880 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Peak power: 280 HP @ 6000 RPM (SAE net), peak torque: 262 ft-lb (355 Nm) @ 4700 RPM (SAE net)

3 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

4 Manufactured using domestic and globally sourced parts.