eBoutcar.co – The 2017 Honda Pilot was redesigned for the 2016 model year. This year, power will still come from a direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine that features variable cylinder management and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission on the LX, EX, and EX-L models, or a nine-speed auto on the Touring and Elite models.
Available in five trims—LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite—the 2017 Honda Pilot offers a host of standard features, including a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, USB port, and a 4.2-inch LCD infotainment screen. The EX builds on those features, adding Honda LaneWatch, Honda Link, larger 8-inch touchscreen, Pandora radio, power sunroof, and daytime running lights. The EX-L adds leather seats, while navigation and a rear seat entertainment system are optional. The Touring adds even more features like front and rear parking sensors, blue ambient LED lighting, roof rails, and a premium audio system. The top-of-the-line Elite features HD radio, automatic high beams, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, corner and backup sensor indicators, a panoramic sunroof, and LED headlights.
While the Pilot has seating for up to eight pasengers, the Elite model replaces the second-row bench seat in favor of two captain’s chairs. Cargo space is on par with its competitors at 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row seats, 46.8 cubic feet with those seats folded, and 83.9 cubic feet with both the second and third row seats folded. However, the Elite model’s cargo space is slightly reduced by roughly an inch.
WHAT WE LIKE: Seats this comfortable encourage long-distance drives, especially when they’re heated and ventilated, and the Pilot’s 280-hp V-6 makes merging into any traffic just a squirt of gas away. After nearly a year, the styling is starting to grow on some of us. Well, as long as we hold a hand over one eye so we don’t have to look at the minivan-esque nose. But we’ve been noticing some previous-generation versions around. Remember how bizarre they looked?
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE: The variety of ways Honda has found to make the fundamentally inoffensive notion of a three-row crossover illogical and weird. The stop/start system continues to win detractors, its unpredictable behavior meaning that it spends most of its time disabled. Ditto the adaptive cruise-control system, which we tend to turn off so that we have regular old cruise control—which still allows a startling discrepancy between set speed and actual speed. And the throttle mapping, which is so abrupt that we’ve been toggling the system to Econ mode to soften powertrain response. It always sounded exciting to crawl into a race car and have to flip a bunch of switches—for the fuel pump, fan, water pump, et cetera—before pressing the start button. When that sequence is reversed and, after starting, you have to hunt around for buttons to disable a bunch of unsatisfactory systems, it’s a lot less cool.
Honda Pilot EXTIRIROR AND INTIRIOR CHANGES
In the construction of the new body, the 2017 Honda Pilot will have lightweight materials that make this vehicle easier. With reduced weight the car has reduced fuel consumption too. Although they have reduced the mass of the car by using lightweight materials, its dimensions have been increased. The mask of the new 2017 Honda Pilot will be modified, streamlined and modern look will complete chrome parts. On the new redesigned bumper we will find new fog lights. Front and rear lights will be equipped with the LED lamps that will improve visibility. The new 2017 honda pilot ex-l should possess alloy wheels of 18 inch. Spacious interior of this vehicle comes with three rows of seats for 8 passengers. It will be very elegant and well equipped. Spacious cabin provides enough space for the head and legs, but also for luggage, which previous models did not have. Seats will be upholstered with the finest leather and built-in heater will also provide maximum comfort for passengers. Technical support is indispensable. The cabin of the new honda pilot 2017 review will come with a touch screen with an updated infotainment system, navigation system.
2017 HONDA PILOT ENGINE
Under the hood of the new 2017 Honda Pilot we will find a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This power unit will be capable to produce around 290 horsepower and a torque of 362 Nm. This model will feature two versions of the transmission. It will be a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Drive of the basic version will be on the front wheels while, and the all-wheel drive will be optional. The 2017 honda pilot interior will be capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just about 8.9 seconds.
The Pilot’s soft corners and rounded fenders are more appealing than the boxy shapes that preceded it. We’ve seen the look elsewhere–Traverse–but that doesn’t diminish the elegance of the shape, or the better detailing. The Pilot still balances its glass to metal better than any rival, still stays far away from the rough-and-tumble look of, say, a Durango. Inside, the Pilot is very well finished, with a neatly organized cabin surrounded by lots of glass, from tall side windows to an available huge panoramic roof that floods the cabin in natural light.
With its 280-hp V-6, the Pilot pulls strongly whether it’s paired with a 6-speed or a 9-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is an option—and the Pilot can be outfitted with a traction management system that can help it pull out of mud pits or snow with ease. The Pilot also will tow up to 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy has been rated in the low 20-mpg range; we’ve observed lower figures.
The Pilot’s plush ride and relaxed steering give it a luxurious, mature feeling. The all-wheel-drive system has torque vectoring that lets it turn in more sharply to corners, and that can seem at odds with the softly sprung ride. You might be just as happy with the firmer-riding front-drive version with the standard 18-inch wheels and tires–as would we–but it’s only offered on the lower trim levels.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The new 2017 Honda Pilot could be expected on the market at the end of the current or early next year. The price is quite acceptable for a SUV vehicle, and it will range around $30,000.