The 2018 Honda Pilot Specs & Performance Features

2018 Honda Pilot on a camping trip


Are you shopping for an SUV with three rows of seating, plenty of technologies, and commanding performance? If so, the 2018 Honda Pilot specs earn it a spot at the top of your list. Powered by a standard V6 engine, the three-row Pilot also delivers surprising levels of off-road and towing prowess. Once you’ve read up on the new Pilot, take it for a spin at Underriner Honda near Cody and Laurel.

Honda Pilot Engine

The 2018 Honda Pilot engine is a standard 3.5L V6 that outputs 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. On most Pilot trim levels, this power is sent out via a six-speed automatic transmission, but the Touring trim steps you up to a nine-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. When properly equipped, the Honda Pilot tows up to 5,000 pounds.

Honda Pilot MPG Ratings

The Honda Pilot’s engine includes direct fuel injection, an Eco Assist system, Variable Cylinder Management, and other features that help maximize performance and fuel economy. With its base engine and transmission, the 2018 Honda Pilot earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway*.

Honda Pilot Drivetrain

The standard drivetrain on the Honda Pilot is front-wheel drive, but all models are also offered with an all-wheel drive option. The Pilot also includes a few features to help you navigate Red Lodge roads:

  • All models except the base trim also get the Intelligent Traction Management System. On 2WD models, this includes a special setting for Snow. If you choose AWD, you’ll also get settings for Snow, Sand, and Mud.
  • Hill Start Assist helps keep your vehicle from going backward when you’re stopped on a hill.

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Pilot Today!

If you’re ready to see how the 2018 Honda Pilot specs translate to the road, then make the trip to Underriner Honda! We have an inventory of new Pilot SUVs in various trims with 2WD and AWD, and we’re open Monday through Saturday. Apply for financing to get a jumpstart on owning the Honda Pilot, or contact our staff for more information at (406) 255-2350.


*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.