2016 Honda Pilot Now Most Expensive Model In Lineup
Top Elite Trim More Than $47,000
The Honda Pilot is safely within the mainstream of midsize to large crossovers and is even considered by few to be a “luxury” vehicle. However, the pricing of the 2016 Honda Pilot puts it in the premium realm on the upper trim levels. Although the 2016 Pilot starts out reasonably enough at $30,875 for a 2WD LX model and tops out at $47,300 for the AWD Elite trim, including destination. For the time being, this officially makes the Pilot the most-expensive vehicle in the Honda lineup, topping the previous top-of-the-line Odyssey EX-L Touring Elite, which rang the register to the tune of $45,480.
Although certainly not cheap, it’s not unprecedented, and with the announcement of the Ford Explorer Platinum for the 2016 model year starting at $53,495 including destination and the Summit trim of the Grand Cherokee edging into the $60,000 realm with the EcoDiesel engine option, it’s far from the most expensive model in the midsize SUV class. For comparison, the Acura MDX, to which the new Pilot is closely related, starts at $43,785 for a base 2WD model, and go up to $58,000 even for the top-line MDX AWD with the Advance and Entertainment packages. The Toyota Highlander, arguably the Pilot’s closest competitor, currently starts at $30,550 for a 2WD LE model. The Highlander Hybrid Limited model starts at $48,635, including destination.