The Ruggedly Handsome 2013 Honda Pilot

October 6th, 2012 by

The Honda Pilot may look macho and rugged but it can be a perfect family ride for those who cringe at the thought of driving a minivan. The 2013 Pilot gains upgrades in style, noise reduction and interior design. Navigation system is also improved as well as fuel efficiency. The 2013 Honda Pilot is a classically chunky Crossover SUV. This year the headlights, fascia and grille got a new look. It has a timeless appeal that separates it from other car in its class. The boxy shape transforms into more legroom and cargo space. The carlike unibody gives this ruggedly handsome car a smooth ride, good enough for day-to-day use.

It is offered in four body trims: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The LX is equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, has keyless entry, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, 7 speaker audio system with CD, MP3 and auxiliary jack, 8-inch multi-informational display, tilt and telescoping steering wheel and 60/40 split-second and third row seats.

Upgrade to an EX and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, heated side mirrors for 4WD, 8-way power driver seat, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls plus 2GB digital music storage. The EX-L has sunroof, power lift gate and leather seats. It also has multi-angle rearview camera, DVD entertainment, voice-activated navigation and 15GB digital storage.

The Touring model has same optional features as the EX-L. You also get Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™along with roof rails, parking sensors, driver memory function and an audio system with 10 speakers.

All body trims of the 2013 Honda Pilot have the same powertrain and that is a 3.5 Liter V6 engine with 250 horsepower and 253 lb. ft. torque. it is combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The optional all wheel drive has a Lock mode, which is handy in deep snow or mud. It can tow up to 4,500 pounds. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 18/25 and 21 combined; AWD is 17/24/20.