In the automotive world today, a vehicle can't fit into just one category. Consumers who want flashy design and trendy features also want efficiency. Those who need practicality and conservative cost also want entertainment systems and useful navigation. The family demographic is especially particular. When you've got kids, jobs, and everything in between, things like fuel-efficiency, rear seat entertainment, storage space and versatility are vital to getting through the day. Thankfully, the 2012 Honda Pilot recently won the Cars.com SUV Shootout, proving that it is the best model for the job.
Officially dubbed the "37,000 Three-row SUV Shootout," the competition is sponsored by Cars.com, MotorWeek and USA Today. The new Hondamodel was judged by automotive experts along with an actual real-life family of four. For three days the Honda Pilot and its competition underwent round-robin comparisons and thorough evaluations. Contestants even completed a 230-mile highway drive in order for the judges to gain a sense of real-world fuel economy.
Here are some of the features that put the 2012 Honda Pilot at the top:- 250-hp, 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine
- 5-speed automatic transmission with grade logic control
- 4-wheel independent suspension
- Advanced safety features: LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children), Vehicle Stability Assist, three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
- Rear seat entertainment system with DVD
- Integrated sunshades (available on the 2nd row)
- Rearview camera
Honda Superstore Of Joliet has provided a number of specs for the new versatile, family-friendly Pilot model. However, if you'd like to know more, we are always happy to help. Just contact us online with questions or drop by our convenient location at Honda Superstore Of Joliet, located at 3225 North Plainfield Rd in Joliet, IL.http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2011-10-14/suv-shootout/50796840/1http://automobiles.honda.com/pilot/