The New Honda 2008 Pilot

By: Evander Klum

Honda Motors Co., Japan's second largest automaker and maker of high quality has officially released for sale last week its 2008 Honda Pilot and it's offered in two new trim levels and prices. The Pilot is now available in two- and four-wheel-drive Value Package or VP plus a new trim level above the EX called the SE or Special Edition.

Trim Descriptions of the 2008 Honda Pilot

2WD VP
&bull 244-hp, 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine
&bull 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control System
&bull Variable Cylinder Managementâ„? (VCM®)
&bull 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
&bull Brake Assist
&bull Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
&bull Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
&bull Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
&bull 60/40 split flat-folding second- and third-row bench seats
&bull AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers
&bull Remote entry
&bull Active Control Engine Mount system (ACM)
&bull Drive-by-Wireâ„? throttle system
&bull Active Noise Cancellationâ„? (ANC)
&bull Direct ignition system with immobilizer
&bull Unit-body construction
&bull MacPherson strut front suspension
&bull Painted 16" alloy wheels
&bull Driver's and front passenger's seat belt reminder
&bull Three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
&bull Side-impact door beams
&bull Vehicle Stability Assistâ„? (VSA®) with traction control
&bull Outboard Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (2nd-row)
&bull Body-colored body side molding
&bull Projector beam halogen headlights
&bull Front and rear air conditioning with air-filtration system
&bull Vehicle Stability Assistâ„? (VSA®)-on indicator
&bull Maintenance Minderâ„? system
&bull Privacy glass
&bull Machine-finished alloy wheels
&bull XM® Satellite Radio**
&bull AM/FM/6-disc in-dash CD Changer audio system with 7 speakers including subwoofer
&bull Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
&bull Roof rails
&bull Body-colored rear roofline spoiler
&bull Body-colored side mirrors
&bull Body-colored door handles

4WD VP
Adds to or replaces 2WD features:
&bull 244-hp, 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 engine
&bull Variable Torque Management® 4-wheel-drive system (VTM-4®)

2WD EX
Adds to or replaces 2WD VP features:
&bull AM/FM/ 6-disc in-dash CD changer audio system with 7 speakers, including subwoofer
&bull Projector beam halogen headlights with auto-off
&bull Synchronized automatic climate control system
&bull Machine-finished 16" alloy wheels
&bull HomeLink® remote systemâ€?

4WD EX
Adds to or replaces 2WD VP features:
&bull 244-hp, 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 engine
&bull Variable Torque Management® 4-wheel-drive system (VTM-4®)
&bull Projector beam halogen headlights with auto-off
&bull Synchronized automatic climate control system
&bull Machine-finished 16" alloy wheels

2WD SE
Adds to 2WD EX features:
&bull Honda DVD rear entertainment system
&bull 115-volt power outlet (center console)
&bull XM® Satellite Radio**
&bull Power moonroof with tilt feature
&bull Ambient console lighting

2WD EX-L
Adds to EX features:
&bull Power moonroof with tilt feature
&bull XM® Satellite Radio**
&bull Rearview mirror with compass
&bull Ambient console lighting
&bull Heated power side mirrors
&bull Leather- trimmed seats and door panel inserts
&bull Heated front seats
&bull Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder

4WD SE
Adds to 4WD EX features:
&bull Honda DVD rear entertainment system
&bull 115-volt power outlet (center console)
&bull XM® Satellite Radio**
&bull Power moonroof with tilt feature
&bull Ambient console lighting

4WD EX-L
Adds to EX features:
&bull Power moonroof with tilt feature
&bull XM® Satellite Radio**
&bull Rearview mirror with compass
&bull Ambient console lighting
&bull Heated power side mirrors
&bull Leather-trimmed seats and door panel inserts
&bull Heated front seats
&bull Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder

2WD EX-L with Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System
Adds to EX-L features:
&bull Honda DVD rear entertainment system with 9" screen and 115-volt power outlet (center console)

2WD EX-L with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation Systemâ„?
Adds to or replaces 2WD features:
&bull Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System��� with voice recognition with off-road tracking and rearview camera

4WD EX-L with Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System
Adds to EX-L features:
&bull Honda DVD rear entertainment system with 9" screen and 115-volt power outlet (center console)

4WD EX-L with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation Systemâ„?
Adds to EX-L features:
&bull Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System��� with voice recognition with off-road tracking and rearview camera

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