[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito to step down in June
More.......................
2016 Acura RDX Brings the Heat in World Debut at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
More.......................
Live from the Chicago Auto Show Floor
More.......................
All-New 2016 Honda Pilot Makes World Debut and Redefines the Midsize, Three-Row SUV at 2015 CAS
More.......................
167mph Honda Civic Type R to debut at Geneva in Championship White
More.......................
The 2016 Acura ILX Redesigned, Reengineered and Reborn as an Even Stronger, More Athletic, and...
More.......................
Neal's Fantasy Factory Forges a "Lean-Muscle" V8 GT Coupe Concept
More.......................
Partially revealed: 2016 Pilot in Detroit
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: FREEFALL - Acura drops a whopping 9 spots in CR
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2016 Pilot Release date
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: What style do you prefer?
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: NSX new info!!!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Is Acura too American to compete globally?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2012 Civic Hatchback (Euro) Latest Spy Photos
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: IIHS is a joke....
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Honda Legend Hybrid EX AWD
Join Discussion......
Fit (and Jazz) --> Re: 2015 EUDM Honda Jazz
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 6-Speed Auto in 2013/14 V6
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: TLX Unintended Acceleration?!
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: MMC Accord
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: BARCELONA SECOND 2015 F1 TEST
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: Not just Acura
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda, Nissan, And Toyota To Team Up On Self-Driving Car Tech
Join Discussion......
Jump to:
article details
Author Tuan
Categories Pilot
Create Date April 15, 2008 00:05
Last Update April 17, 2008 07:41
Part 1: Overview
Overview
The Honda Pilot is designed to provide a comfortable, confident and fun driving experience with plenty of power to match its capabilities as an eight-passenger SUV with off-road capabilities and up to 4,500-pound towing capabilities (4WD). For 2009, Honda engineers prioritized fuel efficiency for the all-new Pilot and applied the latest generation of the company's Variable Cylinder Management technology to all models. Low emissions, a broad torque curve and low maintenance were also key development targets.

The Pilot is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter 24-valve i-VTEC, V-6 engine mated to an electronically-controlled 5-speed automatic transmission. Peak engine output is 250 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 253 lb-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. The "intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) valvetrain technology with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) allows the V-6 engine to operate in six-cylinder mode for power and four- and three-cylinder modes for efficiency. The Pilot meets California's stringent Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV-2) exhaust emissions standards. A fully-automatic Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive system (VTM-4) is available on all models and delivers seamless "decision free" application of four-wheel drive when needed.

Powertrain Summary

  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC engine
  • 250 horsepower at 5700 rpm, 253 lb-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm
  • Variable Cylinder Management
  • Honda-estimated EPA city/highway fuel economy of 17/23 (2WD) and 16/22 (4WD)
  • ULEV-2 emissions rating (CARB)
  • VTM-4 four-wheel drive (available)
  • 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups
  • Regular unleaded gasoline
[Next Page]

reader's comments
Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Behind the curve on power again
NSXman 17
  Only 2 MPG less than an Element
A.W.E.S.O.M. - O 2
Jump to:
TOV Photo Gallery: 2015 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Honda Pilot
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2016 Acura RDX
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX
Read Article....................
2016 Acura ILX Tech Plus Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2016 ILX A-Spec Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2015 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy