The 3rd generation of Honda Pilot was presented in the automobile market in 2015 and it was showcased in Chicago Auto Show. It is needless to say that the vehicle has got huge appreciation from its buyers and market exponents. Once again, the Japanese automaker has tried to grab the attention of car enthusiast towards them with the launch of 2017 Honda Pilot.
The first thing which comes in mind after getting a glance of this vehicle is its changes. Starting from its interior, exterior, on board electronics, safety, etc., the makers have made distinct changes. And this is considered to be the USP of 2017 Pilot.
Changes Made in 2017 Honda Pilot
The biggest change which its makers have given comes in the form of extra room in its interior cabin. Now, the occupants will be having more room in second and third seating row along with in rear cargo.
The makers have used lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fibers to reduce its overall mass, which helps in improving both handling and fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The styling in its exterior body is also refreshed and some decent changes have been made in its aerodynamics. The front fascia is wearing a revamped grille which is integrated with LED headlights.
2017 Honda Pilotis launched in five different trims. They are:
2017 Honda Pilot Powertrain Specifications
Since this model is launched in five different trims, so the makers have offered a single power variant under the hood of each trim version. There is 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine which can generate 280 HP at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. The engine is combined with 6-speed automatic transmission. But buyers can also opt for 9-speed auto transmission.
Considering its acceleration, it can sprint 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds. The engine of 2017 Honda Pilot is also equipped with Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD system. Its great help to enhance the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. EPA ratings of 2017 Pilot suggest that it offers 19 mpg on city roads, 27 mpg on highways and 22 mpg on combined basis.
- Length – 194.5 inches
- Width – 78.6 inches
- Height – 69.8 inches
- Wheelbase – 110 inches
- Ground Clearance – 7.3 inches
Active Safety Features
Honda is always known for offering top-notch safety features in their every production and Honda Pilot 2017 is also no exception. The buyers will get both active and passive safety features in this vehicle.
- Anti-Lock Braking system
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Multi-Angle Rear-view Camera
- Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control
- Forward collision warning system
Along with these, there are some other passive safety features like multiple threshold front airbags, advanced compatibility engineering body structure, three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, etc.
Pricing and Competition
2017 Honda Pilot is already launched in the market and is garnering great response from buyers. Major competitors of Honda Pilot are Nissan Pathfinder, KIA Sorento, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander, etc. Buyers interested in having this vehicle have to $35,000 for its base model and the price will increase up to $40,000 for 2017 Honda Pilot Touring.