2012 Honda Pilot gets a fresh look along with upgrades


We got a bit of information about the 2012 Honda Pilot in July, and Honda today has released full details of its revised SUV. 

The 2012 Honda Pilot SUV has received a mild facelift along with some equipment upgrades. The most prominent change is a new grille, which features three horizontal bars instead on the old full chrome piece. Other noticeably minors changes are the new headlights and turn signals, front air dam, and a set of new 17-inch alloy wheels.

As for the interior, the 2012 Honda Pilot SUV receives slight improvements as well, which include a new color theme for the instrument panel, a glossy black center panel for the audio controls, and a redesigned center stack. And audio system for the EX and EX-L models are now provided by a 2GB CD-Library (CD-L) and Bluetooth Audio Streaming along with the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.

The 2012 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 250 horsepower, and it is mated to the same 5-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for this powertrain is estimated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg hwy for the two-wheel version, and 17/24 mpg for the four-wheel version.

The 2012 Pilot is currently available at a starting price of $28,470, not including $810 destination charge.