The designers have radically transformed the 2017 Honda Pilot hence is very distinguishable from its previous generation in many aspects. Some of the major modifications in this model include a more powerful engine, a lighter but more durable body, and a more stylish interior equipped with a very luxurious info-entertainment system among other advanced equipment. The changes have transformed the japan made automobile from the conventional archaism to a more sophisticated modern car.
2017 Honda Pilot – External and Internal Features:
Unlike the external appearance of old Honda models which appeared completely devoid of charisma, the 2017 Honda Pilot’s appearance is elegant. Honda designers have modified the material used on the body to cut on its overall weight for better handling and maneuverability on the road. Although it is a development of the CR-V, it has smooth contours, relief planes, graceful lines and an incredible aerodynamic profile. It’s automatic high beam headlights, attractive grille, and solid chrome is some of the features that its predecessors could only dream of!
Although the interior of the new model has been thoroughly revised, it still accommodates a maximum of eight passengers. For entertainment purposes, the center console has an 8-inch Honda connect screen which runs on Android. Rear passengers are not left behind as there is a 9-inch display on the ceiling which can be interfaced with external devices like smartphones and other multimedia gadgets. The cargo section of the car is very spacious and can attain a capacity of 19.4 cubic feet if all the seats are raised.
For safety purposes, the designers of the automobile have added front-side and three-row side curtain airbags to help shield both the driver and passengers in case of an accident. In addition to these, other safety systems in the car include automatic forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, Honda’s LaneWatch system, blind spot warning, road departure mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.
2017 Honda Pilot – Engine Performance and Fuel Consumption:
The 2017 Honda Pilot will be powered by a 3.5-liter gasoline engine V6 i-VTEC with a 280 hp which produces 262 pounds of torque per square feet. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system to power either the front or all wheels. Its design will allow 100% torque transmission to the front wheels and 70% torque transmission to the rear wheels hence minimum energy goes to waste. The four-wheel drive offers better handling in many roads like muddy, snow, and sandy.
The 2017 Honda Pilot has a top speed of 114 mph and its powerful engine can accelerate the car from a stationary state to 60 mph speed in 6.1 seconds. Buyers don’t have to worry about excess expenses since the model is not a guzzler. It has a fuel consumption rate of 19 mpg on city roads and 26 mpg on the highway.
2017 Honda Pilot – Price and Release Date:
The 2017 Honda Pilot is expected to have an MSRP tag of $31,245 although there is an option of paying $452 per month. The model is expected to be released in the fall of 2016. The closest competitors of the 2017 Honda Pilot will be the Toyota Highlander, the Mazda CX-9, the Nissan Pathfinder, Dodge Durango, the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the Ford Explorer.