The Honda pilot was a mid-sized crossover SUV manufactured Japanese automobile giants Honda. Manufacturing started from 2002 and was first introduced on road in the year 2003. It is available in both four wheel drive and front wheel drive option along with front engine. It comes is a four door body version. Manufacturing takes place in Lincoln, Alabama. It shares the platform with Acura MDX and the odyssey minivan. The third generation of production started with the 2016 model, thus you can expect that 2017 Honda Pilot won’t undergo any drastic changes. But several improvements would surely be made on the 2016 model in order to compete in this ever expanding market. Even though there is a long time before its actual release, a lot of hype has already been created around this vehicle, it would interesting to see how much Honda can actually deliver.
Design Exterior and Interior of 2017 Honda Pilot
The third generation Pilot has a very refreshing look. It has aggressive body curves and charismatic outlook, which has been appreciated more than the previous versions. The 2017 Pilot version would also have a similar design. Front portion looks absolutely stunning with a three beam metallic grille having a chrome accent. Headlights start as a continuation of the grille with rectangular design. There would also be a little change in the rear section of 2017 Honda Pilot with rectangular exhaust pipes. The 2017 Honda Pilot, like all its predecessor will with come with three row of seating with folding seats which gives extra space for luggage. Here are some excellent technologies provided inside the car- navigation system, infotainment system, music player, cruise control, parking assistance, Bluetooth, USB ports, radio, large touch screen display, air conditioning, etc.
2017 Honda Pilot – Engine Unit
The Honda Pilot basically is a big SUV vehicle. Such a big car needs to have quite impressively powerful engine systems. All new Pilot will get some latest engine modifications especially in terms of power. Under its hood, you may find a 3.5 liter V6 unit which produces nearly 290 brake hp and about 267 pound feet torque. Speculations are around about inclusion of another alternative known as Planet Dreams VTEC version. Overall survey shows that such a drivetrain can deliver well. This engine gets mated with a 6 speed auto transmission system or its manual transmitting version as an alternative. Transmission unit will mainly consist of only the CVT gearbox. Frontal wheel drive can be the preferred as well as supported drive type option. An average mileage rate of 18 mpg on city streets and an average of 25 mpg on highways have been stated. It will take around 8.9 sec to reach 60 miles per hour.
2017 Honda Pilot – Price, Release Date and Competition
As no official information has been obtained on price nor launch date, so nothing can be said with certainty. Experts suggest that 2017 Honda Pilot may have starting price around $ 30,000 and will rise with upgradations. And by the end of 2016, it may be launch worldwide. This Honda Pilot 2017 will compete with Ford Explorer, Mitsubishi Outlander, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Mazda CX-9, Ford Flex, Hyundai Santa Fe, Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Traverse.