The Highly Anticipated 2018 Honda Pilot is Heading to the Market Very Soon

2018 Honda Pilot Specs

Honda is committed to show its strength in the SUV market by launching 2018 Honda Pilot. It is actually still a year away, but its promising specifications definitely deserve an early hype. Pilot is one of Honda’s most popular SUVs since 2002 and the new model is set to help the Japanese automaker earns more market share in the competitive market of SUV.

Design

2018 Honda Pilot will not get any noteworthy changes for the exterior. So, let’s expect the classic low front end, round edges and maybe the 18” alloy wheels.

As for the interior, it seems like Honda will not reserve any surprises for the 2018 model. But it is not going to be a huge problem since the current Pilot already has all the good stuff. For starters, this model is a little bit more spacious compared to the other similar midsize crossover in this class.

2018 Honda Pilot Specs

Some of the cabin components that will make a comeback in the 2018 model might include the rearview camera, telescoping steering wheel, and satellite radio. A larger display compared to the current 5” will be good, but let’s not expect too much.

Engine Specifications

Just like the current model, 2018 Pilot will arrive with 5 trim levels—LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. The engine will not be changed as well. It means, we are going to meet the usual 3.5 L V6 unit, which generates the same 280 HP at 6,000 RPM and 262 lb. feet of torque at 4,700 RPM. The information on the rumor mill said that the new Pilot will come with two different options of transmission. The first one is 6-speed automatic transmission and the second one is 9-speed automatic transmission with Paddle Shifters and Shifts-by-Wire. But it seems like the second transmission will be reserved for the higher end trims.

Even though the engine and the power are not changed, it doesn’t mean that there will be no improvement in 2018 Pilot’s performance. The 3.5 L V6 engine is known to be very powerful and it is tweaked to deliver a better fuel economy than the older Pilot models.

Price and Release Date

There is a high possibility that 2018 Honda Pilot will be available in North American market sometime in the third quarter of 2018. As for the price, it seems like we are looking at $35,000 to $48,000 price tag, which is quite similar with the current Pilot.

Pros and Cons of 2019 Porsche Cayenne

After being introduced, 2019 Porsche Cayenne begins to draw people attentions. Even though the car has not available in the market, automobile experts are enthusiastically listing the pros and cons about the car. It is probably the best way to determine the quality of a new car before it is released to the market. Here is what they said based on the car description announced officially by the automaker.

Automobile experts appreciate the easy handling of 2019 Porsche Cayenne. It is considered as the superior feature since most sedan-sport types of car are often difficult to handle. The steering wheel that borrows from sport car mechanism is also a big plus for the car. The notable feature is the comfortable cabin with luxurious design. Unfortunately, the car is followed closely by some disadvantages.

The car is surprisingly heavier than most cars in the same model. Even though it is vaguely noticeable, you will be able to feel that the weight of 2019 Porsche Cayenne slows you down. Due to this drawback, the engine needs to work harder to make the car running. As a result, it requires more fuels than other cars.  The engine used is none other than V8 engines. It will help to carry more passengers.

In order to compensate with the weight of 2019 Porsche Cayenne, the automaker decided to shape it with aerodynamic aspects. The roof is lowered while the sides are widened. This will help the car to accelerate on the city roads. Due to its aerodynamic layout, the car is capable of achieving 60 mph only in 0.3 second. Based on the automaker, the engine is capable of generating 405 lb-ft of torque along with power output at 570 horsepower.

Other than the car specification, the automaker released official information regardless its price tag as well. The base model for 2019 Porsche Cayenne is labeled at $125,650. This number is too expensive, some people say, even for a car manufactured by Porsche. For such expensive car, it should not be surprising if you need to protect it with car insurance.

There are two recommended options in terms of car insurance for 2019 Porsche Cayenne. Aside from USAA, Auto-Owners Insurance is ready to cover expensive cars. If you have expensive car like this one in the garage, those insurances are what you need. If you are part of military family, USAA will give you special discount for its monthly policy.