The current generation of Honda’s magnificent Pilot has been around since 2008. Back then, the vehicle was heavily revamped. It was assigned a brand-new V-6 engine, new body, and more refined interior but since then, it remained completely unchanged. Some whispers and rumors suggest that the second generation of the Pilot will finally be retired since the carmaker is working on its replacement. In its third generation, the Pilot will receive a completely new body, a wide range of technology, and it will boast class-leading fuel economy. The third generation of the Pilot will showcase the carmaker’s latest design language. Moreover, the carmaker will also add an upgraded version of the V-6 engine and premium interior to the revamped shell of the Pilot. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the 2017 Honda Pilot.
Exterior of 2017 Honda Pilot
When you see the photo of the 2017 Pilot, you will realize that the carmaker wasn’t kidding when it mentioned that the next-gen Pilot would bring a significant shift in design. The Pilot will finally get the design which matches with other Honda’s products. The newly designed Pilot looks far more attractive, sleeker, and sportier than the one it replaces. The front fascia of the Pilot is very similar to the front end of the CR-V. However, the Pilot has unique grille with three horizontal chrome slats, distinctive headlights, its own turn signals and other features that set it apart from other Honda’s. Around back, things look clean and fresh too. The newly designed taillights, sloping roof, and slightly slanted tailgate shape the rear end of the car giving it a touch of sportiness. Basically, the Pilot borrows CR-V shape and adds its own styling cues.
2017 Honda Pilot Interior
The cabin of the 2017 Honda Pilot features some of CR-V’s styling elements too. It is modern, comfortable, and forget-me-not place. It received a more modern dashboard, a new digital instrument cluster, and reconfigured center stack. Not many amenities come as standard, but as you climb the trim ladder you can turn the cabin of the Pilot into a warm, modern, and welcoming place. Everything from heated and ventilated seats, captain’s chairs, to heated steering wheel is available at extra cost. Tech-wise, the Pilot has a lot of things to offer. It comes with the latest version of the 8-inch touch-sensitive screen with Android operating system, Satellite-Linked Navigation system, 9-inch infotainment system for rear passengers, and more.
Engine of new Honda Pilot
The third generation of the Pilot will continue with its tried-and-trusted V6 engine, significantly upgraded version though. The 3.5-liter V6 now features cylinder deactivation, stop/start ignition, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and optional 9-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive systems are in the books. Technical specs of the engine are still veiled in secrecy. Honda announced that the engine will provide more power and fuel efficiency than before. Therefore, we expect the engine to deliver much more than the previous generation’s 250 horses and 253 pound-feet of torque. Given the fact that the third generation of the Pilot will be 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor, there is no doubt that it will be much more powerful than before.
2017 Pilot Pricing
If we take into account all the changes and improvements, we expect the least expensive LX trim of 2017 Honda Pilot starts at $30,000.
Here is 2016 Pilot: