2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX

2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX

Honda vehicles are best known for being smaller, nimble cars that make some of the most popular cars for commuting. Conventional wisdom would wonder what Honda could possibly know about building SUVs meant to tackle some of the toughest off-road trails to be found. The short answer is, a lot. For a number of years now, Honda has produced one of the most capable and one of the last, body on frame SUVs. The latest version of that vehicle, the 2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX, that is now available at Howdy Honda, boasts one of the strongest naturally-aspirated engines in its industry segment.

Every 2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX is powered by a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that also has Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system. VCM gives the computer that controls the engine to start and stop valves as necessary to save fuel. Depending on what is required of the engine to perform most efficiently, the VCM will disable two or three cylinders. This technology has led to the 2014 Honda Pilot to posting some impressive Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy scores. The new Pilot easily breaks the 20-mile per gallon barrier on the highway with either the standard front-wheel drive or the optional all-wheel drive.

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Beyond the outstanding horsepower available to drivers of the 2014 Honda Pilot, there are also several subsystems available to help boost the new 2014 Honda Pilot’s off-road credentials. The standard five-speed automatic transmission takes full advantage of the broad torque band of the V-6 engine under the hood of the 2014 Honda Pilot. What sets the transmission of the 2014 Honda Pilot apart from the competition is the Grade Logic Control function that automatically works to make the Pilot as efficient as possible. Additionally, Grade Logic Control sense when your ascending or descending a hill and holds the transmission in a lower gear to help control speed and save on brake wear.

In a similar venture, should someone have parked on an incline, the 2014 Honda Pilot is equipped with Hill Start Assist. This feature maintains brake pressure while the driver moves their foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator. Further adding to the all-terrain capability of the new 2014 Pilot is the four-wheel independent suspension. Not only does this type of suspension give the new Honda Pilot the ability to tackle trails it also gives the driver confidence to deal with less than ideal road conditions.

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The dashboard of the 2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX, as well as the gauge cluster is cleanly designed and definitely has a feeling of being utilitarian. The speedometer and tachometer are clearly visible in front of the driver and easy to read. The high-resolution intelligent Multi-information display features detailed information about fuel-consumption and other important information that the driver may rely on. At the top of the center stack, is the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System that offers turn-by-turn directions and traffic conditions in major metropolitan areas.

Staying comfortable in the 2014 Honda Pilot in Austin, TX is easier than ever thanks to the Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System that can allow the driver and passengers the ability to control humidity as well as temperature. Each section of the 2014 Honda Pilot can customize their experience. When the second and third rows of seats are in a cargo hauling configuration, there is more than 80 cubic-feet of space to work with. Also because of the shape of the 2014 Honda Pilot, when those seats are stowed, owners will be able to haul full sheets of plywood.

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