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2017 Honda Pilot

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2017 LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $30,745
2017 LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,545
2017 EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,180
2017 EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,980
2017 EX-L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,605
2017 EX-L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,405
2017 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,820
2017 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,620
2017 Elite 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $47,220
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Overview

Honda’s biggest model stands ready to grab a growing share of the midsize crossover market. Fully redesigned from the ground up last year, the three-row Pilot gained power, features, and interior space. At the same time, fuel efficiency improved.

What's New for 2017

Little has changed for the Pilot’s second season in revised form. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on the upper trim levels. All trim levels can now have a black interior with a White Diamond Pearl exterior.

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Choosing Your Honda Pilot

Built on a car-like unibody platform, the Pilot seats up to eight with a second-row bench seat, or seven with the available captain’s chairs. The Honda Sensing safety system, which includes collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, and road departure mitigation, is standard on the upper trims and optional elsewhere.

Front-drive and all-wheel-drive Pilots contain a direct-injected i-VTEC 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Lower-end models get a six-speed automatic transmission, while a nine-speed automatic with paddle shifters goes into the Touring and Elite models.

With the six-speed, fuel economy is estimated at 19/27 mpg city/highway (22 mpg combined). The nine-speed promises slightly better gas mileage: 20/27 mpg city/highway. All-wheel drive reduces each mileage estimate by 1 mpg. Cargo space totals 16.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat, growing to 83.9 cubic feet with second and third rows folded. Maximum volume, including floor space, amounts to 109 cubic feet.

The Pilot comes in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. All-wheel drive is standard on the Elite and costs $1,800 on all other models.

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LX

For $31,475 (destination charge included), the entry-level edition comes with the V6 engine and six-speed automatic, a rearview camera, keyless ignition, and three-row side curtain airbags.

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EX

Adds $2,435 to the basic LX’s price, while providing a number of helpful standard features. These include LaneWatch, Smart Entry, Intelligent Traction Management, an eight-inch touchscreen audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dynamic rearview camera guidelines, and remote engine start. The EX may be equipped with Honda Sensing for an additional $1,000.

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EX-L

For an additional $3,425, the EX-L gives you a sunroof, heated front seats, and a one-touch folding second row seat. The EX-L is available with Honda Sensing. Navigation or a rear entertainment may be added as well.

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Touring

Adds $5,215 to the EX-L price. In addition to the nine-speed automatic transmission, the Touring adds a Blu-Ray rear entertainment system and standard Honda Sensing.

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Elite

Topping the Touring AWD’s price by $3,600, the highest-level trim is offered only with all-wheel drive. Standard features include a panoramic moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, and LED headlights with automatic high beams. Perforated leather front seats are heated and ventilated, and heated captain’s chairs replace the second-row bench.

CarsDirect Tip

The EX and Touring promise the best balance of price and features. The Touring boosts the MSRP past $40,000, but brings the more modern nine-speed automatic transmission and a wealth of safety technology.

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First introduced as a 2003 model, Honda’s three-row, eight-passenger crossover SUV was the company’s largest, boxiest offering. That changed with its 2016 redesign. The third-generation Pilot abandoned the squarish profile, in favor of softly rounded corners and curves. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity has been added for the 2017 model year.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $31,585 (destination charge included) for the front-drive LX, the Pilot comes in four additional trim levels: EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 280 horsepower. Depending on trim level, either a six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission is available; Touring and Elite models get the latter. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive demands an $1,800 premium. A Pilot can have captain’s chairs in the second row, instead of a split-folding bench.

Pilot EX comes with:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring camera
  • Wide-angle rearview camera
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

An optional Honda Sensing package adds a suite of safety features.

Performance Pros

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  • Handling is nicely composed, just about right for a vehicle of this nature. Ride comfort takes precedence, courtesy of relatively soft springing, along with easygoing road behavior.
  • V6 engine exerts a strong pull with either transmission, promising brisk acceleration.
  • Fuel economy is better than it used to be – the EPA estimates 20 miles per gallon city, 27 highway, and 23 mpg combined (with the nine-speed and front-wheel drive).

Performance Cons

  • The nine-speed automatic transmission can become uncertain and hesitant at times. It’s operated by a set of buttons on the center console, whereas the six-speed uses a shift lever.
  • Steering isn’t particularly sharp, but it’s relaxed in nature – appropriate for a crossover.

Interior Pros

  • The luxurious cabin includes well-bolstered seats and abundant cargo room. The high driving position should be a bonus for shorter drivers.
  • Encased in abundant glass, including tall windows, the Pilot cabin is carefully organized. A vast panoramic roof is available, too, to enhance the sense of basking in natural light.
  • Front-seat shaping is practically ideal, while relatively low step-in height helps when getting in and out – even though ground clearance is 7.3 inches. Adults get impressive head and leg space even in the fold-flat third-row seat.

Interior Cons

  • Despite its ample leg and head space, the third-row seat is near the floor, thus short on leg support. Getting there requires slipping through a narrow space.
  • Not everyone cares for the pushbutton shifter used by the nine-speed transmission.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Practical extras take precedence, including bountiful storage possibilities, cupholders throughout, a large console, and cargo well at the rear. There’s even a reversible cargo panel that can hold soiled items properly.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The latest safety features are not included on lower-trim models, but Honda Sensing – a suite of four active-safety and driver-assistance technologies – is a $1,000 option for LX and standard on top trim levels. Crash-test ratings include a five-star overall score from NHTSA and Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS. However, NHTSA gave only a four-star rating for frontal crash – a bit disappointing for a highly-regarded vehicle.

The Bottom Line

The capable, refined Pilot conveys a sense of mature near-luxury, as well as providing welcome space and passenger comfort. Additional features seem eminently sensible as you move up the price scale. Best bet might be an EX (or EX-L) with the Honda Sensing safety-option package a must-have.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$75
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
83.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
153 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
194.5 "
Exterior Width
78.6 "
Exterior Height
69.8 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
40.2 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
38.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,054 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined Aluminum / 18.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
7
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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