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Author Tuan
Categories Pilot
Create Date April 15, 2008 00:03
Last Update April 17, 2008 07:41
Part 1: Overview
Overview
The Honda Pilot is built on a crossover SUV platform that combines the safety, packaging and handling advantages of a car-based unit body design while still delivering the rugged versatility that mainstream consumers most frequently use in a SUV. The Pilot's highly-rigid platform with isolated front and rear subframes provides the foundation for many of its refined attributes, including its outstanding handling agility, exceptional ride comfort, world-class safety performance and packaging efficiency. The Pilot's SUV ruggedness is supported with confidence-inspiring traction in rain and snow, medium duty off-road capabilities from 8.0 inches of ground clearance and a maximum tow rating of 4,500 pounds.

For 2009, the Pilot's body integrates the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE®) body structure for enhanced frontal crash safety with vehicles of different bumper heights, along with the most extensive use of high strength steel in any Honda automotive product to date. A bolder styling direction embraces a clean and functional approach with crisp, three-dimensional lines that create a dynamic shape with strength and solidity.

Boy Summary

  • Unit body platform with fully-independent suspension
  • Increased exterior dimensions (length +2.9 inches, width +1.0 inches)
  • Extensive use of high-strength steel (52 percent total)
  • Bending rigidity up 25 percent, torsional rigidity up 7 percent
  • Aerodynamics improved by 2 percent
  • Front and rear doors open wider for easier access
  • Available moonroof larger by 26 percent
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