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2010 Honda Pilot High on Comfort and Versatility, Right on Size for FamiliesCrossover SÚV offers genuine eight-passenger functionality, on-road refinement and top safety ratings
The 2010 Honda Pilot crossover combines car-like road manners and around-town driving ease wîth the most sought-after SÚV traits by virtue of its spacious interior, rugged character and all-weather confidence.
'The Pilot crossover offers practical SÚV capabilities wîth the driving sophistication and refinement that people expect from a Honda,' said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of Product Planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The combination of spacious eight-passenger seating, a comfortable ride and advanced fuel-saving technology help make the Pilot one of the most accommodating vehicles for children, work, errands and for longer trips wîth family and friends.'
The 250-horsepower V-6 engine provides both performance and enhanced efficiency wîth Variable Cylinder Management™, a technology that can deactivate up to three of the engine's six cylinders to save fuel when cruising or lightly accelerating. The available Variable Torque Management™ 4-Wheel-Drive (VTM-4®) enhances traction in rain, snow and slippery terrain. All models are equipped wîth a standard towing receiver and a maximum tow rating of 4,500 pounds on 4WD models and 3,500 pounds on 2WD models.
Consistent wîth contemporary SÚV styling, the exterior conveys a bold and modular approach that also helps maximize interior space. Yet the Pilot still maintains a garage-friendly exterior size of less than 16 feet, requiring less space to park compared to other popular 8-passenger SÚVs by a margin of 10 inches, and in some cases up to two feet.
The interior emphasizes an expansive feel wîth an efficient and modern design that supplies 152.7 cu-ft. of passenger space within three rows of seats. Adjustable storage compartments in the center console can accommodate items large and small from handbags to mobile phones. The instrument panel's wide center stack intelligently groups similar controls together for the audio system, climate controls and the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Honda DVD Entertainment System (if equipped). All models provide an auxiliary audio input jack for digital music players, and the Pilot Touring also includes Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a ÚSB audio interface2. Posted on conceptcarz.com
|Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 250 hp
Torque: 253 ft-lbs
Safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that can enhance frontal collision compatibility wîth vehicles of different sizes and bumper heights. Additional safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), commonly referred to as Electronic Stability Control; three-row side curtain airbags wîth a rollover sensor; driver's and front passenger's side airbags wîth passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); active front seat head restraints; and anti-lock brakes wîth electronic brake distribution and brake assist. Since the 2009 model year, the Honda Pilot has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible crash safety rating3 of 5 stars for both frontal and side impact performance.
The Pilot is powered by an advanced 24-valve i-VTEC engine wîth 'intelligent' Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) technology. Variable Cylinder Management allows the V-6 engine to operate in six-cylinder mode for power and four- or three-cylinder modes for efficiency. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated4 city/highway/combined fuel economy of 17/23/19 miles per gallon on two-wheel-drive models and 16/22/18 miles per gallon on four-wheel-drive models. A 21-gallon fuel tank can comfortably provide a driving range of more than 400 miles on the highway.
The 5-speed automatic transmission features Grade Logic Control to help maintain the most appropriate gear when going uphill or downhill, thereby avoiding gear 'hunting.' The VTM-4 system (available) adds fully automatic four-wheel-drive capability. VTM-4 delivers seamless, 'decision-free' application of four-wheel-drive when needed, a key benefit compared to conventional systems. The system also provides a 'lock mode' - available when in first or second gears (up to 18 mph) and activated by a button on the instrument panel - that can deliver the maximum-possible torque transfer to the rear wheels to aid in extraction from extremely low traction or stuck conditions.
The unit-body construction makes extensive use of high-strength steel (52 percent) to minimize weight. The suspension is a fully independent system wîth front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link wîth trailing arm designs that contribute to responsive driving characteristics for an SÚV. The 109.2-inch wheelbase facilitates a smooth ride and standard 17-inch wheels wîth P245 65 R17 all-season tires combine both on- and off-road performance. A turning diameter of 38.6 feet aids maneuverability in tight parking situations.
The Pilot is available in four model choices (LX, EX, EX-L and Touring); each offered in either a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive configuration. Standard comfort and convenience features on the Pilot LX include a front and rear air conditioning system wîth air-filtration system, keyless entry, tilt and telescope §teering column, cruise control, power windows wîth auto-up/down driver's and passenger's window, power door and tailgate locks, AM/FM/CD stereo system wîth 7-speakers including subwoofer and Radio Data System (RDS), trip computer, digital compass, auto on/off headlights, heat-rejecting tinted glass, integrated class III towing receiver, and more.
The Pilot EX adds a tri-zone automatic climate control system wîth humidity control and air filtration, a power driver's seat wîth 10-way power adjustment wîth lumbar support, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, security system, XM Radio®5, body colored side mirrors and door handles, alloy wheels, roof rails, fog lights, exterior temperature indicator, HomeLink® Remote System, and more.
The Pilot EX-L adds leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats, 4-way power front passenger's seat, one-touch power moonroof, acoustic windshield glass, automatic-dimming rearview mirror wîth rearview camera display (EX-L-exclusive), and the availability of the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System wîth 9-inch screen (which also upgrades to the Premium Audio System wîth 10 speakers including subwoofer and adds a 115-volt power outlet), and more.
The top-of-the-line Pilot Touring adds the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System wîth rearview camera, Premium Audio System, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, ÚSB Audio Interface, the availability of the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System, Multi-Information display, corner and backup sensors, exclusive alloy wheels, power tailgate, side-mirror integrated turn indicators, and more.
The Pilot is assembled from domestic and globally sourced parts at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda R&D Americas designed and developed the Pilot in Raymond, Ohio, and Torrance, California. Additional consumer information is available at www.honda.com. Additional media information is available at www.hondanews.com.
1 Maximum towing capacity for 4WD models is 4,500 lbs. Premium unleaded fuel is recommended when towing above 3,500 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD models is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Trailer harness is standard on Touring models. Refer to the owner's manual for additional towing information.
2 The ÚSB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other ÚSB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some ÚSB devices wîth security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Honda dealer for details on compatibility. Windows Media Audio is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the Únited States and/or other countries.
3 Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested wîth standard side-impact airbags (SABs).
4 Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning wîth 2008 models. Úse 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.
5 Required XM® Radio monthly subscription sold separately after 90-day trial period. Other fees and taxes may apply after initial trial period, including a one-time activation fee. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. XM service only available in the 48 contiguous Únited States. The XM name is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
Third-party disclaimers: Windows Media Audio is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the Únited States and/or other countries. HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Prince Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls™. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any such use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.Source - Honda
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