Honda Pilot (2012)

 
  
CARBARN | Honda Pilot (2012)  | 2012 Honda Pilot Debuts with Sleek New Look, Improved Fuel Economy and Upgraded Interior  Pilot 2WD achieves 25 mpg highway EPA's top rating for an eight-passenger SUV The eight- assenger Honda Pilot SUV receives a wide range of upgrades for 2012 with a sleeker front-end design, enhanced interior features and an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 25 mpg on a two-wheel-drive models, an increase of of 2 mpg compared to 2011 models.


Interior styling changes focus on the instrument panel of refinement and a more intuitive button layout. For 2012, the audio system upgrades on the Pilot EX and EX-L models include a 2 GB CD-Library (CD-L) and Bluetooth ® Audio Streaming, along with the Addition of Bluetooth ® HandsFreeLink to Those trim levels. Feature upgrades on the Pilot EX-L include the Addition of a full-color 8-inch Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) for audio and vehicle information. Models equipped with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System for 2012 receive the subscription-free FM Traffic, 15 GB hard disk drive audio memory (HDD), and a higher-resolution displays.



The 2012 Pilot's new grille and front fascia replace the prior model's six-sided grille insert with a distinctive three-bar horizontal design. Rounding out the exterior design changes, the Pilot EX and above models receive an all-new five-spoke, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheel design (plus 1-inch compared to the previous model). Pilot Touring alloy wheels feature an exclusive six-spoke design with a high-contrast machined surface. Pilot LX models are equipped with 17-inch styled-steel wheels.Exterior dimensions for 2012 are similar to 2011 with identical measurements for width (78.5 inches), height (71.0 inches for the Pilot LX and 72.7 inches for the Pilot EX, EX-L and Touring) wheelbase (109.2 inches) and track (67.7 front / rear 67.5 inches). 



Overall length increases 0.5 inches to 191.4 inches as a result of the front styling changes. A glossy black center panel for audio controls, replaces the high-contrast silver bar of the previous model. Pilot LX and EX models contain a three-line display. The Pilot EX-L rearview camera display Appears in the i-MID and includes guidelines for parking Judging distance. The i-MID also shows HandsFreeLink ® operation, user-loaded wallpapers Such as photos, a fuel-economy display and an audio interface.Available on Pilot EX-L and standard on Touring, the 2012 Pilot adopts the latest version of the Honda Satellite -Linked Navigation SystemTM2. The Pilot Touring also provides a load-supporting cargo net (20 lbs. Maximum weight) to Further subdivide the rear cargo area.Key interior dimensions are identical to the previous Pilot models, including front headroom (40.0 ins. For the Pilot LX and EX, 39.3 ins. for moonroof-equipped Pilot EX-L and Touring), second-row headroom (39.8 ins.) and rear headroom (38.2 ins.), legroom (front 41.4 ins., second-row 38.5-in



and third- row 32.1-in.). For the Pilot LX and EX, 152.7 cu-ft. Additional safety equipment includes three-row side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, driver's and front passenger's side airbags with passenger-side occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), active front seat head restraints and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist . Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA ®), commonly Referred to as Electronic Stability Control, is standard on all models. Fuel economy improves for 2012 with an EPA-estimated1 city / highway / combined fuel economy of 17/24/20 mpg on 4-wheel-drive models and 18/25/21 mpg on two-wheel-drive models. Combined, this Gives the 2012 Pilot 2WD the highest fuel economy of any 8-passenger SUV and the Pilot 4WD the highest fuel economy for any mid-size 4WD SUV.Fuel-efficiency enhancements include the application of engine friction-reduction technologies including a plateau -honed engine block, low-friction piston treatments, ion-plated oil rings and a load-variable alternator. The VTM-4 system available on the Pilot 4WD models adds fully automatic 4-wheel-drive capability. 



As with the prior model year, the 2012 Pilot is available in four model choices (Pilot LX, EX, EX-L and Touring), and each is Offered in either 2-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive LX configuration.Pilot Standard comfort and convenience features on the Pilot LX include a front and rear air conditioning system with air-filtration system, with simplified operation keyless entry, tilt and telescope steering column, cruise control, power windows with driver's and passenger auto-up/down's window , power door and tailgate locks, AM / FM / CD stereo system with seven speakers including a subwoofer and Radio Data System (RDS), trip computer, tinted heat-rejecting glass, Class III towing receiver integrated, and more. The Pilot EX adds a tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and water filtration, a power driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment with lumbar support, security system, XM Radio ® 5, body-colored side mirrors and door handles, alloy wheels, roof rails, fog lights, exterior temperature indicator, HomeLink ® Remote System, and more. For 2012, the Pilot EX now also features Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (previously exclusive to the EX-L with Navi and above models), Bluetooth audio streaming and a new 2 GB CD Library (CD-L) replaces the previous 6-disc CD changer.



Additional Pilot EX-L features include leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats, 4-way power front passenger's seat, one-touch power moonroof, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror and the availability of either the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM2 or The Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System with a 9-inch screen. The Pilot EX-L with Navigation adds an upgraded navigation system with higher resolution VGA Replacing the previous QVGA display and an internal hard drive That replaces the previous model's DVD-based system. New features include an FM Traffic, Song by VoiceTM, rearview camera with a 3-mode display and a Multi-Information Display in the center of the gauge cluster.



The top-of-the-line Pilot Touring includes the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM2 with rearview camera, a Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink4 and Audio Streaming (with selected phones), the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System, two- position memory seats, roof rails, corner and backup sensors, side-mirror integrated turn indicators and more.Colors available for 2012 include Alabaster Silver Metallic, Bali Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Taffeta White, White Diamond Pearl, new Dark Amber Metallic (replaces Mocha Metallic) and new Glacier White (Pilot Touring).

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