pacious, reliable, comfortable and more importantly, perfectly adapted to the needs of families, the Honda Pilot quickly managed to distance itself from its rivals that were quite well established and well known.

With the arrival of the third generation of the Honda Pilot unveiled at the last Canadian International Auto Show last February, Honda is poised to continue its dominance of the segment. Moreover, the introduction of the new Pilot planned for this summer means that Honda will have three all-new SUVs to offer consumers with the HR-V that is slated to arrive this summer as well, and the redesigned CR-V that was launched in the fall.

With looks that command attention and the powerful presence of true functionality, the 2016 Pilot sets a new benchmark in the intermediate SUV class with an unmatched combination of advance technology and utility,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “This means the all-new Pilot will provide familycomfort, entertainment and assistance to active Canadians in all aspects of their lives, whether it’s an evening out for two, a road trip adventure for all or just the chores of everyday life.”

There are many changes expected with this new 2016 Pilot. For starters, it is now possible to opt for two captain seats in the middle row as opposed to the traditional layout. Of course, that is still available as well and will allow the Pilot to accommodate up to eight passengers. Moreover, Honda promises a ton of interior storage areas including a vast area within a redesigned center consol. If the new Pilot is anything like the current generation, we have no trouble believing it will be able to store just about everything your family brings with them.

Lighter, the 2016 Honda Pilot is also longer. Indeed, overall length gains 90 mm which translates into a lot more cargo room, especially with the rear seats in place according to Honda.

The Pilot’s reduced weight should also enable it to be more fuel-efficient. Helping in that department will the 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection that is now equipped with a cylinder-deactivation system as well as a start/stop system that cuts the engine when sitting idle to save fuel. Better yet, higher-end versions of the Pilot get a nine-speed manual, a segment first.

Offering more room, better fuel economy, more safety features and a beautiful design, the new 2016 Honda Pilot should make a splash right away. In the meantime, come have a look at the current Honda Pilot at Palladino Honda!!!!! Which certainly still has plenty to offer.