Friday, August 22, 2008

The 2009 Honda Pilot Is Here!

Honda introduces various new additions for the 2009 version of one of its frontline models, the Pilot. This year's model feels and looks more like an authentic SUV with its styling, new features for the interiors, and more on offer with regard to fuel efficiency, safety, and convenience.

The eight-passenger seating has become more accessible, especially in the third row. This row has been given added cargo space, legroom, and occupant space to make all seating positions comfortable. The platform has been redesigned for a more refined handling and better ride comfort.

The 2009 Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter, i-VTEC, V6 engine that delivers 250 hp at 253 lb ft of torque across its LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims. The Honda Pilot comes with a five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control. This feature enables better handling during uphill or downhill situations.

With its four-wheel independent suspension; Hill Start Assist; Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management; and Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive system; the 2009 Honda Pilot ensures a smooth run and good use of the engine.

The Pilot carries in it several amenities and conveniences. The wide center stack and center console emphasize the interior style. All conveniences such as climate-control, navigation, and entertainment are placed strategically for easy access. Other easy-to-use features include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® technology; Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System;
Honda satellite-linked navigation system™ with voice recognition and rearview camera; rearview mirror with rearview camera display; tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration; audio system; and USB audio interface.

For safety, Pilot models come with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure; active front head restraints; brake assist; advanced dual-stage, dual-threshold driver and front passenger SRS airbags; three-row side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor; tire pressure monitoring system; anti-lock brakes; Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH); and more.