Honda Hybrid SUV: Meeting Environmental Challenges

For more than 30 years now, Honda has always been at the forefront of environmental innovations in the car-making industry. Not only in cars, but even in SUVs Honda is also beginning to get noticed. And Honda hybrid SUVs are making waves.

Take the Honda Pilot EX-L for example. Whether it's low emissions you want - even if you’re just driving around or going on an out-of-town trip - this Honda hybrid SUV generates all the power you need at ultra-low emission levels. So you can speed away without being guilty of all the emissions you leave behind, as there’s practically nothing when you’re riding a Pilot.

Driving Power

The Pilot’s 3.5 liter V-6 engine provides the power and the torque. This Honda hybrid SUV's 2 wheel drives can handle up to 3,500 pounds while its 4 wheel drives can take on up to 4,500. Moreover, the programmed fuel injection enhances efficiency, too, as it is coupled with the direct-ignition system.

The 2 wheel drives are packed with variable cylinder management systems. The VCM boosts mileage and economy but the power remains. If the Pilot is cruising on light engine load conditions, the VCM deactivates three cylinders and this allows you to go longer and achieve a 24 miles to the gallon highway run rating.

The Pilot is loaded for aggressive performance.

This Honda hybrid SUV's engine has a 3.5 liter, 5 cylinders engine. With 4 wheel drive Honda hybrid SUV, it has a speed of 244 horsepower. With 2 wheel drives, you can be assured of fuel efficiency even with its 5 cylinders. The reason is that the i-VTEC engine can manage itself to shift from 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive when needed.

The variable torque management 4 wheel drive system provides for automatic engagement in the power transfer to the rear wheels when it feels that the front wheels have lost traction. Front and rear suspension provides accurate handling and smoother rides.

Insider Comfort

The sophistication of this Honda hybrid SUV extends to the interiors. Looking at convenience, there is leather seating for eight. A multi-function center console and dual climate control are added convenience features in the Pilot. There is the available Honda Satellite-linked Navigation system, for you alone as it has voice recognition. The rearview camera and off-road tracking further improve the driver’s sense of direction.

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