A versatile SUV is one of the best ways to get around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver with your family. An SUV like the Honda Pilot offers lots of great technology, safety, and performance.
However, what does each trim level have to offer? Mile High Honda gives you an in-depth look at each of them with this 2018 Honda Pilot trim levels review.
The 2018 Honda Pilot LX is the base trim of this trusted SUV. It runs on a 3.5L V6 engine that gets up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
This is a direct fuel injection engine that works with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All this power is harnessed with intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™).
It’s also been fitted with Variable Valve Timing and lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®). This technology works with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) to maximize power and get more efficient performance.
With its smart design and the VCM®, this SUV achieves an EPA-estimated 19 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.1
Inside, you’ll find push button start for the ignition, a tilt and telescopic steering column, illuminated steering-wheel-mounted controls, and rear privacy glass.
The infotainment system comes together on a 5-inch color LCD screen with USB Audio Interface and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. This screen also acts as an extra set of eyes to see what’s behind you with the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
To the left of this center LCD screen, you’ll find a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display that will keep you up to date on key information, including your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
The next trim up is the 2018 Honda Pilot EX. Everything is the same under the hood but lots of technology gets added on.
You’ll have more convenience when walking up and getting in. This trim has remote engine start along with Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock.
Inside, you can get more comfortable with the 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support. You can also make your passengers more comfortable with the tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control.
The infotainment system gets a big boost in both size and functionality. The screen is now an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen that can run Pandora®, SiriusXM® Radio, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™.
With an additional USB port and SMS text function, your smart phone will be more connected. Download the HondaLink® app and you can lock, unlock, and locate your Honda Pilot right from your phone.
To give you a safer and more secure drive, Intelligent Traction Management, fog lights, and Honda LaneWatch™ are all standard on the 2018 Honda Pilot EX.
Luxury gets added to the next trim. The 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L has a leather-trimmed interior, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
It also offers more convenience with a one-touch power moonroof, power tailgate, and one-touch 2nd row seats.
The 2018 Honda Pilot Touring keeps the same 3.5L engine but is the first trim to add a boost under the hood.
It gives you more freedom while driving with a 9-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Inside, there’s more entertainment with a 540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers. Plus, your backseat passengers can enjoy the Blu-ray Rear Entertainment System.
You’ll have more peace of mind driving this trim with the Honda Sensing® driver assistance bundle and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™.
The final trim is the 2018 Honda Pilot Elite. This trim adds the final touches of comfort and convenience with technology.
You’ll get more visibility during your drives with a panoramic roof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and LED headlights with auto-on/off and auto high-beam.
The blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor also watches out for you along the sides and lets you know when it’s safe to change lanes.
The interior also gets some new additions with a heated steering wheel and perforated heated front seats.
Test Drive the Honda Pilot
For getting your family around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver safely and in style, the 2018 Honda Pilot is an excellent choice.
To check out these 2018 Honda Pilot trim levels in person, visit Mile High Honda and take this great SUV for a test drive.
1 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.