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2017 Honda Pilot Review


Honda, the renowned Japanese auto manufacturer has made its 2017 Pilot a powerful candidate in the three-row crossover category by providing the model with a flexible and roomy back seats, state-of-the-art safety features, fuel competent powertrains, a contented travel, and a refined, optional all-wheel drive system. These features make the new vehicle happen to be one among the most-preferred family-affable crossovers in the market. Although the new 2017 Honda Pilot comes with unique designs and engineering, its new styling resembles that of the 2016 model Honda CR-V. Its three-row seat configuration would definitely make it an ideal option for big families. It will be released with five different trim levels that include EX, LX, EX-L, Elite, and Touring. However, the Elite model comes with the seating capacity for seven passengers and the remaining models can accommodate eight people comfortably.

2017 Honda Pilot Exterior

The entire body of the 2017 Pilot will be constructed by making use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum, with the intention of bringing down its overall weight for better performance and fuel economy. The front fascia of the new Pilot comes outfitted with and attractive and gigantic grille, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and fog lights to get an aggressive, but luxurious front look.

The new 2017 Pilot offers better handling and steering due to an upgraded suspension system carried out underneath its hood. It offers the smooth ride and is suitable to be classified as a luxury sedan. It comes with a remarkable traction and stability due to the regulated and refined all-wheel drive configuration.
This time, the new Pilot comes with eight striking body colors that include:
 Black Forest Pearl.
 Crystal Black Pearl.
 Dark Cherry Pearl.
 Modern Steel Metallic.
 Lunar Silver Metallic.
 White Diamond Pearl.
 Steel Sapphire Metallic.
 Obsidian Blue Pearl.

The wheels are 18″ aluminum-alloy with all season P245/60 R18 and only for Pilot Touring 20″ aluminum-alloy P245/50 R20. The new model vehicle will be bigger in size when compared to that of its predecessor. It comes with the external measurements of 194.5″ (L) x 78.6″ (W) x 69.8″ (H), with the wheelbase length of 111 inches. The curb weight off and 4054 pounds (approx 1843 kg).

2017 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot 2017 Interior

All models of the new Honda Pilot 2017 comes with a roomy cabin to offer a comfortable sitting space for eight people, but the Elite model has been restricted to offer a sitting space for only seven passengers. The cabin comes equipped with comfortable and helpful seats, a range of climate and audio controls, mounted on the central exhibit. Passengers can have an amusing and convenient ride, as the new model vehicle comes equipped with a standard touch-screen with a 5-Inch Color LCD Screen or an 8-Inch Display Audio. The remaining parts of the cabin are crammed with expensive and soft touch audio surfaces that howl as sound-numbing materials, as well. Some of the other notable interior features include heated and ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, a heated tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist.

The sound system has 225-watt with AM/FM/CD and 7 speakers including subwoofer, optionally you could take 540-watt Premium audio system with 10 speakers. Other features and connectivity are going to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, USB device connector Siri Eyes Free compatibility, SMS text message, E-mail function, Speed-sensitive Volume Control, SiriusXM, and Wi-Fi tethering. On the rear, there is Entertainment System with 9-inch display. The new model Pilot comes with the passenger space of 153 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 18.5 cubic feet.

Safety(active) is a state of art and it includes many features, like these:
– Brake AssistBrake Assist
– Electronic Brake-force Distribution
– Lane Departure Warning
– Road Departure Mitigation
– Collision Mitigation Braking System
– Trailer Stability Assist
– Vehicle Stability Assist
– Forward Collision Warning
– Hill Start Assist
– Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2017 Honda Pilot interior

Engine

Power and torque will be delivered to the 2017 Honda Pilot through a 3.5-liter Direct Injection petrol, SOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine. Through this power unit, the vehicle would get the peak power and twist of 280 hp @ 6000 and 267 pounds per foot @ 4700 respectively. The engine will be mated to both a six-velocity mechanical transmission and with a nine-velocity automatic transmission system. With this power plant, the 2017 Pilot attains the speed of 60 mph from the static mode in 8.9 seconds and acquires the top speed of 112 mph. The engine offers the new Pilot a maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds (approx 2273 kg).

All models will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard, and the all-wheel-drive system as an option. With the six-rate automatic gearbox, the new Pilot offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 19, 27 and 22 mpg respectively, whereas with the nine rates automatic gearbox it offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 20, 27 and 23 mpg respectively.

Cost and the release date

The date of release of the 2017 Honda Pilot is likely to be late 2016 with the starting price that may vary between $38,000 and $50,000.

Pricing(MRSP):
– LX-AWD $38,500,
– LX-Honda Sensing $39,500,
– EX $41,500,
– EX-L $44,500,
– EX-L Navi / EX-L RES $45,500,
– 2017 Honda Pilot touring is about $50.000.

2017 Honda Pilot photos

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