The 2018 Honda Pilot: Classy from Front to Back

As one of the very best three-row crossover SUVs on the market today, the 2018 Honda Pilot doesn’t disappoint. Available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the new Pilot is designed to attract attention while also providing plenty of space for the entire family—and all the cargo that comes with them.

Roomy, kid-friendly, and loaded with technology, is it any wonder why the Pilot is so well-reviewed? Come grab the 2018 Pilot at our Joplin Honda dealership, and you’ll be ready for a new adventure every single day.

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Top Safety Pick

The 2018 Pilot offers an impressive set of safety features that earned it a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and recognition as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In addition to the array of front and side airbags that you would expect to find, the Pilot offers Honda Sensing, a set of driver assistive technologies designed to keep you and your passengers safe. The Honda Sensing suite features a Collision Mitigation Braking System to apply the Pilot's brakes if it senses an unavoidable front-end collision, as well as a Road Departure Mitigation System to alert the driver if the Pilot is about to leave the road. Honda Sensing also includes Adaptive Cruise Control to help maintain a set interval when traveling on the highway, and Lane Keeping Assist System, which is designed to detect when the Pilot deviates from the center of the lane.

Engine and Performance

The Pilot comes with a powerful, reliable, and efficient 3.5-liter V-6 that boasts 280 HP, providing plenty of power to tackle the steepest grade or safely pull a trailer of up to 1500 pounds. A 6-Speed Automatic Transmission comes standard with an optional 9-Speed Automatic Transmission available.

Regardless of which transmission you choose, the Pilot provides excellent fuel economy. EPA combined mileage ratings for the 2WD model with a 6-speed transmission is 22 MPG while the AWD model comes in at 21 MPG. The 9-speed transmission is slightly better with the 2WD version (23 MPG) and the AWD (22 MPG).


The Pilot has everything needed to keep driver and passengers happy and entertained on road trips. The Pilots audio system starts with a 5-inch color LCD Screen or an 8-inch display featuring a high-resolution touchscreen. All models come equipped with speed sensitive volume control, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary MP3 input jack, USB audio interface, and two or three 12-volt power outlets. In addition to the available listening options, a rear entertainment system is available with Blu-Ray player and wireless headphones to keep kids of all ages occupied for hours.

In addition to being loaded with safety and audio technology, the 2018 Pilot has a 4.2-inch color LCD cluster that provides the driver with vital information including:

  • Oil life indicator
  • Instant/average fuel economy
  • Miles-to-empty
  • Odometer and two trip odometers
  • Starter system indicator
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with tire fill assist and location and pressure indicators
  • An optional turn-by-turn navigation system is also available with the Multi-Information Display to ensure that every drive is stress-free.

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Seating and Cargo Space

The 2018 Pilot’s third-row seats, combined with an enormous interior space of 152.9 cubic feet, offers comfortable and spacious seating for eight. The Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo area when the third row is in use, enough space to fit four large suitcases, and an impressive 46.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down. The versatile pilot has second-row seating that is also collapsible, and with both the second and third rows down, the cargo space stretches to an unbelievable 83.9 cubic feet of space.

Test Drive a New Pilot in Joplin, MO

The 2018 Honda Pilot has the style and looks that make heads turn while providing the utility, spaciousness, and functionality desired from a crossover vehicle. Its crossover design, combined with built-in technology that consumers want and need, make the 2018 Pilot a true five-star SUV.

Come check it out at our Joplin car dealership! We have various Honda deals available on the Pilot and many other 2018 Honda models, including the smaller but equally cabable CR-V. Contact us at (417) 625-0800 to schedule a test drive or simply stop by our dealership at 902 N Rangeline Road to get behind the wheel.


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