The 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will be the newest version of this popular crossover. The Japanese manufacturer is going to introduce another great hybrid vehicle and expand its lineup. We are all familiar with this mid-size crossover. It makes great sales results and it is one of the key players on the mid-size crossover market. It is also considered as one of the best models in class. Thanks to its excellent quality, it is the first choice for many drivers. It originally came in 2003 and we have seen three generations of it so far. The current model is present for about two years, so it is still early for some updates. However, we are about to see a big novelty, a new hybrid version. According to the latest reports, 2018 Pilot Hybrid will come with a completely new generation of the company’s hybrid powertrain.
2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid redesign
This will be a completely new version of the popular crossover. The 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will come with a completely new hybrid powertrain that will provide not just economic ride, but also excellent performances and driving experience. In other aspects, it will be pretty similar to the gasoline version. It will feature the same body and ride on the same platform. In terms of styling, it will be pretty identical, although there will be some unique details to accentuate model’s hybrid character. The same thing will be with the interior design. The base look of the cabin will be the same. We will see the same dimensions and the same dashboard design. However, the dash of the 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will also feature some new details. This especially refers to the instrument cluster.
2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid features
When it comes to the equipment, we presume that the 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will come in a single trim version. The gasoline model is available in five trims. We expect that the hybrid version will be significantly better equipped than the base gasoline model. It will probably feature the similar list of standard features as the Touring model, which is the second highest trim in the offer. Some of the notable standard features will be things like 20-inch wheels, additional noise-reducing acoustic glass for the windows, front and rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, ambient interior lighting and a 10-speaker sound system. Also, expect a full load of safety and driver-assistance features. Things like adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, a road departure intervention system, a forward collision warning system, and lane departure warning and intervention systems should be standard features.
2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid powertrain
The 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will come with the brand-new hybrid technology that company present on few new models. This crossover should feature pretty much the same configuration as the new Accord Hybrid. Compared to the standard gasoline 3.5-liter V6 engine, a hybrid version will feature not the just significantly better economy but also a similar amount of power. The new hybrid version will feature a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine. It will come in combination with two new electric motors and battery pack. If consider than the new Accord is supposed to reach 50 miles per gallon, the new crossover should be close too.
2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid release date and price
The new 2018 Honda Pilot Hybrid will come by the end of the year. However, we still don’t know the more precise date. The company didn’t announce any detail about the price. However, if we consider that the gasoline version starts around 32.000 dollars, we are pretty sure that the new hybrid won’t cost less than 40.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, it is important to say that this segment didn’t define itself completely yet. So, expect this model to compete not only with the models like Toyota Highlander Hybrid but also with smaller hybrids like Rav4 and even with premium crossovers from Lexus and other luxury brands.