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The 2015 model year marks the sixth for the current Honda Pilot, and while there is no word on an expected redesign, Honda is hoping a new trim level will pacify buyers. The 2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition expands the mid-size crossover’s vast trim level lineup by adding some new wheels and a few standard features.
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Although no images have been released (the 2013 EX-L trim level is pictured above), Honda says that the 2015 Pilot SE will slot between the EX and EX-L trim levels, and it will be distinguishable by its pewter gray wheels and “SE” badging. Additionally, the Pilot SE will come standard with features that include a power moonroof, SiriusXM radio and a rear-seat entertainment system. The two-wheel-drive Pilot SE will have a starting price of $33,950, while the all-wheel-drive version will start at $35,550. These prices include the $830 destination charge and represent a $3,250 premium over the base Pilot LX.
Aside from this new trim level, there are still a few changes in store for the 2015 Pilot including a price increase of $200 for all of the carryover trim levels (11 to be exact). Included in that higher price, though, all 2015 Pilots will add new standard features like keyless remote entry, a rearview camera and a Class III trailer hitch.
Even better, all Honda products for the 2015 model year will come with free 24-hour roadside assistance for three years or 36,000 miles, and it will include fuel delivery, lockout assistance, jump starting, towing and reimbursement consideration for food, lodging, etc. if the vehicle breaks down 100 miles or more away from the owner’s residence.