Introduced on the market in 2002, Honda Pilot is now in its 3rd generation. The Japanese automobile manufacturer is planning to revise the current model, so we are looking forward to a new refurbished car. Carrying the name 2017 Honda Pilot, the upcoming mid-size crossover SUV is expected to meet many specific needs of customers.
2017 Honda Pilot – Exterior and Interior Redesign
According to the carmaker, the new honda pilot 2017 will be based on the Honda CR-V concept. So we expect it to share a lot of exterior features with this model. The car will however get some serious modifications that will make it take true looks of a modern-day crossover. The entire body will be decorated with sleeker lines, contours and aerodynamics. A picturesque grille, fine-tuned with chrome accents, will be available in the front end of the 2017 Honda Pilot. Other features in this end include: a bigger bumper, LED headlamps & daytime running lights and remodeled air intakes. When it comes to the rear end, the car will get a stylish bumper and redesigned LED taillights. The sides will look more stunning with new alloy wheels and beautiful door handles.
The interior of the 2017 Honda Pilot will be roomy enough to fit 8 passengers as well as their luggage. With three rows of seats, the upcoming Honda mid-size SUV will make a good family car. As for the seats, we expect them to feature leather and other soft materials. A heating and ventilation system will be installed on the seats to make them more comfortable. Technology wise, the Honda crossover SUV will spot an 8-inch multimedia display screen on the center console. Another display screen will be fitted on the ceiling to keep passengers entertained. The honda pilot suv will be equipped with other tech features such as Honda Connect running Android and a host of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, USB ports and Bluetooth. Both basic and advanced safety features will be available to keep 2017 Honda Pilot safe and secure. You should look forward to airbags, rearview camera, emergency braking, seatbelts, traffic monitoring, collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Honda Pilot – Engine and Performance
The new 2017 honda pilot will be equipped with a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine. This powerhouse is capable of producing 285 hp and 270 lb-ft. It will be boosted by features such as direct-fuel injection and a start/stop system. The engine will be backed by a 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission, allowing for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The honda pilot will take 9.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. As for the fuel economy, the mid-size SUV will record 20 mpg in cities and 27 mpg on highways.
2017 Honda Pilot – Price, Release Date and Competition
The upcoming Honda SUV will have a base price of around $30,000. There will be premium models which we expect to cost more. The highly refurbished model should not cost more than $50,000. The car will hit showrooms and dealer shops in the last months of 2016. The new Honda crossover will be rivaled by cars such as Toyota Highlander, Ford Edge, Subaru Outback, Mitsubishi Outlander, Lexus GX, Odyssey EX, GMC Terrain and Buick Enclave.