The Honda Pilot is One of the Best Midsize SUVs of 2014

May 16th, 2014 by

2014 Honda PilotWe know that you probably expect us to say that the 2014 Honda Pilot is one of the best midsize SUVs of 2014, considering that it’s one of our brand new Honda models available now at our Central Illinois Honda Dealers, but we’re not the only ones. Kelley Blue Book, the auto value experts, named the 2014 Pilot to their list of the 10 Best Midsize SUVs of 2014 as well.

Why don’t we see just what it is about the Pilot that entices drivers.

A Powerful Yet Fuel Efficient SUV

The idea of a fuel efficient SUV was something of a joke just a decade or so ago, but these days, automakers like Honda are making incredible innovations in engine technology, and the 2014 Pilot 2WD LX with automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway.*

You might expect that high of a fuel economy to come with low engine power, and yet that couldn’t be further from the truth. The 3.5L V6 under the hood of each 2014 Pilot is rated at 250 hp, ensuring you’ve got the power you need when you need it.

A Complement of Modern Features

In addition to having a well-engineered powertrain, the Honda Pilot sports some of the best in high-tech convenient features—many of which you don’t have to upgrade for. The basic Pilot LX comes standard with features like:

  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen interface
  • Built-in rearview camera system
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls

You’ll also be able to receive text messages straight through the i-MID and can sync the car’s radio with your Pandora station of choice for the tunes you want while cruising in your Pilot.

See how competing SUVs hold up to the Pilot.

Visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer Today

The best way to know if the 2014 Honda Pilot is for you, to see if it’s truly one of the best midsize SUVs of 2014, you need to take it for a test drive. Visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you and let one of our sales experts put you behind the wheel.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Central Illinois Honda Dealers includes Bob Brady Honda, Bob Lindsay Honda, Brad Barker Honda, Carmack Honda, Dene Lambkin Honda, Honda of Illinois, and Honda of Champaign.