2015 Honda Pilot features economical truck tough refinement
We take a closer look at the 2015 Pilot.
Driving around Eugene, Oregon you won’t see too many Honda Pilots on the road. Pilot by Honda measurement is full-size and fuel thirsty. Gone is the Honda Ridgeline for a year or two and Honda is pushing the low sales volume Pilot with added value trim packaging.
With a combined driving EPA mpg of 21 in front wheel drive configuration, the Pilot is Honda’s least fuel efficient entry, and yet Pilot leads the light truck segment in fuel economy.
When comparing the American built Pilot to the Chevrolet Tahoe and others, the 2015 Honda Pilot is a relative bargain.
Chevy can’t touch this. With a base msrp of $29,870, Honda smokes Chevrolet with a nicely equipped standard features package superior to that of the Tahoe. I’ll tip my hat to the Chevy diehards that will gleefully inform me that the Ridgeline based Pilot does not offer a V8 nor meet or exceed the towing capacity of the Tahoe.
True enough, but the Pilot beats the Tahoe by $10,000+ on the showroom floor while retaining a higher long-term resale residual value, will seat 8 in relative comfort while towing 4500 lbs.
2015 Honda Pilot owners will witness 24 mpg while driving down the Freeway with the airconditioning and Sirius XM satellite radio blasting. Tahoe? Not…