Jan. 15, 2013
-- The Honda Pilot just keeps getting better, as the model is continuously upgraded and enhanced with more efficient performance capabilities and the inclusion of more standard features. This work has not gone unnoticed, as the 2013 Pilot has been chosen as the Ideal Vehicle in the 2013 midsize premium crossover segment by AutoPacific, and has also been named a Consumer Reports
Recommended Buy for 2013. These honors have been met with a considerable amount of enthusiasm at Motor Werks Honda, a premier Honda dealership in Barrington, Illinois (http://www.motorwerkshonda.com/
, where the staff has been quick to note that these are well-deserved awards for the innovative Pilot SUV.
The most fuel efficient 8 passenger SUV on the market today, the Pilot gets high marks for its dependability, roomy interior, and generous cargo capacity.
Powered by a 3.5L V6 with Honda’s variable cylinder management, fuel economy is optimized by automatically setting the engine to run on three or four cylinder to supply appropriate power. The engine is also robust enough to deliver a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.
The versatile Pilot is available with front-wheel or four-wheel drive, and features a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.
Adding to its already impressive array of standard features, the 2013 model adds a rearview camera, 8-inch display screen, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Bluetooth.
Both the second and third-row seats fold flat to allow for a more than ample 87 cubic feet of cargo space, which is easily bests the cargo volume provided by one of its major competitors, the Nissan Pathfinder.
AutoPacific is a prestigious automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm, that has been in business since 1986, and Consumer Reports
is a well-known independent non-profit dedicated to providing essential information designed to empower the consumer. The recognition that the Honda Pilot has received from both of these organizations is a significant honor.
For those who would like more information, or who would like to check out the new Honda Pilot for themselves, stop by Motor Werks Honda (http://www.motorwerkshonda.com/dealership/directions.htm
) at 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington, IL.