New Wheels

honda-emblemLast Tuesday hubby and I decided it was time to trade in our 8 year old Honda Ridgeline and get a Honda Pilot Elite.

This Honda has everything. All the whistles and bells.

Technology on steroids. So here’s what our new ride looks like. Meet the 2016 Honda Pilot Elite…
Here’s a few of her features:

Power Tailgate – With the press of a button, the Pilot can automatically lower or raise the tailgate for hands-free access.

Panoramic Roof – Enjoy a more comprehensive view of Mother Nature.

LED Headlights – LED headlights help you see more of what’s on the road while using less energy.

Rear Entertainment System – Pop in a DVD or Blu-rayβ„’ disc to enjoy your favorite videos on a brilliant 9-inch screen.

8-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen – Touch, pinch and swipe your way through music, podcasts and more.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera – Get a better view of what’s behind you with three different angles: normal, top-down and wide6.

Forward Collision Warning – Immediately alerts you if it senses you are at risk of a collision with a vehicle detected ahead of you.

Lane Departure Warning – Alerts you if you drift out of a detected lane without signaling.

Honda LaneWatchβ„’ – Signal right and a small camera displays live video on your Display Audio screen to reveal nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone.

Auto High-Beam Headlights – High-beam headlights automatically activate or engage when the system determines it’s appropriate.

Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor – Sensors in the rear bumper alert you when approaching vehicles are detected.

9-Speed Automatic Transmission – A 9-speed automatic transmission provides an incredibly refined driving experience and helps improve fuel efficiency.

Intelligent Traction Management – Thanks to improved torque distribution, the all-new AWD system excels in low-traction conditions such as mud, snow or sand.

Idle-Stop – To further increase fuel efficiency, the Pilot can automatically turn off the engine when stopped. Lift your foot off the brake, and it starts right back up.

It’s a solid and very quiet ride. We are planning on taking lots of trips this coming year and we’ll do them in comfort. We love our new wheels.

Honda Logo Image Credit: Auto Cars Concept
Honda Exterior Image Credit: Fast Lane Daily
Honda Interior Image Credit: Automotive Addicts

64 thoughts on “New Wheels

  1. Barb says:

    Yay! I hope you love it!

    Al ended up selling his 2013 Toyota Prius Hybrid after driving it less than 2 years for a grand total of about 8,000 miles. It had all the whistles & bells… which were very confusing. It made me nervous and frustrated trying to figure out the dang computer. I don't want a computer in the car, tyvm. I'm back to driving my Lincoln with pure comfort and ease… and not nearly so many whistles and bells.

    big hugs xoxo

  2. Ann says:

    Pretty set of wheels. You'll be riding in style now. It's amazing what they have come up with to put into vehicles. I wonder how much longer it will be before all you do is start it enter a location and then sit back while the vehicle does all the driving.

  3. "Annie" says:

    Wow! What a car! I love this, "Technology on steroids." I couldn't think of two people who deserve it more. Merry Merry, and I want to know when you and hubby are picking me up? All my bags are packed…:)))

    I'm very happy for you Sandee.

    "Huge hugs"

    P.S, and I love your decorations.


  4. Caren Gittleman says:

    That is GORGEOUS and is almost the same color as my Honda Fit!!!!! I am a "Honda Girl" from way back!!!! I have driven NOTHING but Hondas since 1987. All of my others were Civics, and I have had two Fits. LOVE HONDA!!!!! Ready for this? The dealer makes fun of me because I can ONLY DRIVE A STICK! I can't drive an automatic!! (yes, I know I am crazy!) Enjoy it, it is gorgeous and may you drive it in good health and may it lead you to new and remarkable adventures!!! xoxoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  5. stevebethere says:

    Looks brilliant although i don't know much about cars as I don't drive but seeing this makes me want one haha! love "Technology on steroids." LOL

    Have a newwheelstastic day Sandee ;-f

  6. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW! The only thing that you can't do is fly. Congratulations of your new baby. I just put my baby to sleep for a few months ( my Bumble Bee, my Camero )Zoom Zoom with your new car.

    Have an exciting Tuesday Sandee & Zane in your new car. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Rajiv Sankarapillai says:

    Wow, what a cool car !
    Love the 'rear entertainment system', watching DVD while driving is cool !
    At what distance will it alert the forward collision warning ?
    Security features ? Safety features ? GPS ? Car air purifier ?
    Brake details ?
    Good post.

  8. BeadedTail says:

    I hadn't seen the redesigned Pilot but it's pretty! How exciting! We went from 14 year old vehicles to our new cars so it was a big leap trying to figure out all those bells and whistles! Hubby's car is just one year newer than mine yet they changed it enough that I can't figure anything out. We kept one old vehicle so going back and forth is a culture shock! Enjoy your new ride!

  9. Jean R. says:

    Beautiful looking vehicle! I love panoramic roofs. I wish I had one on my newest car. All those safety features you have, wow! That will take some getting used to but well worth it. Congratulations.

    • Comedy Plus says:

      Thanks Jean. I've been drooling over the 2016 Pilot Elite since I saw the first one on the freeway. Hubby decided to review it and wow, it's rated at the top of the heap. πŸ™‚

  10. Traveling Bells says:

    Wowza…it's beautiful! I love all the bells and whistles. Srsly. My '03 Lexus is still great, barely has 50K miles on it, but I can't see getting rid of it…yet! This tempts me. Point it toward Georgia or FL any time, pretty please!

    Big hugs, honey…

  11. Kathe W. says:

    wow! what fun for you! and a lot of cool safety features also!
    Now you do know- you can make part of your road trips one to where we are- we'll put you up in our private apartment with a view- or just have you here for lunch! The Red carpet is ready!
    Happy New Year and Car! Lucy says hi!

  12. Christine says:

    That car looks identical to the car Bryan got back in April, except his is a Toyota. Down to the color! Unfortunately, these weren't available back then, or he would have gotten it.
    New car…new (looking) boat… A big year for you and modes of transportation!
    Have fun with it!

    • Comedy Plus says:

      Doing all these things is a very long story. We didn't do for ourselves for so very long as we were supporting our son. He quit doing anything so we did too. So very sad. πŸ™‚

  13. messymimi says:

    Gracious mercy! That's quite a list! In my mind, everything computerized is just one more item that is going to break and i'm going to have to pay to get it fixed. Since i can only identify vehicles as sedan, sports car, truck, van, minivan, and SUV, i am easy to please. Give me an engine that makes all four wheels go the same direction at the same time, a radio, and an A/C and heater, and i'll compromise on those last two if i must.

    Enjoy your beautiful ride!

  14. DrillerAA09 says:

    Wow! They've really restyled the Pilot. We have a 2012 Pilot which still looked like a white box. It is very functional and dependable. It has most of the 2012 technology, but I can't imagine how much more is on the new one. Congratulations on the new ride. Enjoy.

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