2017 Honda Pilot
Honda has managed to offer an extensive lineup of vehicles ranging in size from small compact cars, to heavy duty pickup trucks. Sprinkled in the mix are plenty of other sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and even a practical family minivan. If there is one thing Honda knows, it’s that every driver has a different set of requirements that they need from their new vehicle. Part of that realization is what lead the Japanese automaker to introduce their mid-size crossover SUV back in 2002. The Honda Pilot is the largest SUV from the automotive giant, and despite its designation as a mid-size crossover, the Pilot offers ample seating for up to eight passengers at a time. Featuring a unibody construction and a platform that is shared by the Acura MDX and Odyssey minivan, the 2017 Honda Pilot is arguably one of the most reliably practical vehicles in its class.
Coming off of a complete redesign and the start of a new generation for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Pilot has received important safety updates as well as a few minor changes to the interior cabin. Starting at $30,595, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers nine different trim level options, and varying degrees of refinement, technology, and convenience features. Not to mention, this largest vehicle offering from Honda packs plenty of power and practical performance underneath the hood.
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940 destination charge and options.
88 cubic feet
One of the most compelling reasons to purchase a new 2017 Pilot from Honda is the warranty coverage that comes with your new vehicle purchase. Featuring a three-year or 36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 3-year or 36,000-mile accessory limited warranty, a replacement parts warranty, and a five-year or unlimited-miles corrosion limited warranty – your 2017 Pilot is completely covered from head to toe. On top of covering any and all potential issues that may arise after the point of purchase, the 2017 Pilot also comes with Honda’s 24-hour roadside assistance warranty which is valid for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles.
On top of all of the protection offered on the new 2017 Pilot, Honda also includes a 100k +/- miles no scheduled tune ups – which means you don’t have to worry about getting a pesky oil change every 30,000 miles. Honda has engineered a smarter, more capable crossover that can go longer, and perform better without tedious, repetitive maintenance.
Power and Performance
Regardless of whether you purchase the entry level LX model of the 2017 Pilot, or the highest end Elite model, the heart and soul of each SUV is the same across the board. Underneath the hood of the 2017 Pilot sits a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. Featuring direct fuel injection technology, a drive-by-wire throttle system, Honda’s Eco Assist system, and the optional Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD system – this midsize crossover is easily the most capable contender in its crowded segment.
The Intelligent Traction Management system available with the AWD version of the 2017 Pilot offers snow, sand, and mud driving modes, ensuring safe and easy travel in all types of terrain and weather conditions. The LX, EX, and EX-L trim levels come standard with a responsive 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Touring and Elite models feature Honda’s nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and shift-by-wire technology. The latest version of the Pilot crossover SUV is capable of achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway, and up to 19 miles per gallon in the city.
Most SUV drivers expect their trusted vehicle to tow at a respectable amount of weight, and the 2017 Pilot is no exception. With front-wheel drive models capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, and all-wheel drive versions of the crossover able to tow up to 5,000 pounds – the Pilot can easily pull your favorite toys, trailers, and equipment along for the ride.
A 4.2-inch multi information display is standard on all 2017 Pilot models, and provides insight into important elements of the crossover and its health. These include a fuel economy indicator, an oil life indicator, gear position indicator, a tire pressure monitoring system, and more. The Touring and Elite models also offer a corner and backup sensor indicator, turn-by-turn directions with navigation, and customizable feature settings. Drivers can easily manage and stay on top of everything having to do with the performance of their 2017 Pilot, making car ownership a breeze.
Functional, Practical & Safe
The entire family will love the extra room and spacious cabin that the 2017 Pilot has to offer, but they will especially appreciate the endless comfort and convenience features that the Honda crossover SUV brings to the table. High end leather trim seating comes standard on EX-L, Touring and Elite models, while drivers can opt for the premium upgrade on lower level trims. Also standard on the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite 2017 Pilot is a tri-zone automatic climate control system, which allows passengers in all three rows the ability to adjust the heat and air conditioning to the perfect independent temperature. With room for up to eight passengers, long car rides are made convenient thanks to up to five USB ports, two auxiliary jacks, three 12-volt outlets, and a 115-volt outlet complete with an HDMI port for hooking up your favorite gaming console on the go. Regardless of what your power and connectivity needs happen to be, the 2017 Pilot has you and your entire crew covered. A 9-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and Blu-Ray compatibility comes standard on the Touring and Elite models, and is offered as an option on EX-L. With the fold down flat-screen display, your rear seat passengers will be entertained for hours at a time.
As your family remains contently connected on the go, you will be able to safely navigate your 2017 Pilot thanks to advanced safety features that come standard on certain Pilot trim levels. Every 2017 Pilot crossover comes with a standard multi-angle rearview camera, which features three different views so that you can confidently and safely reverse no matter what. Other important advanced safety features are available as a part of the Honda Sensing package, which includes intelligent safety technology, such as a road departure mitigation system, lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, and a collision mitigation braking system. Emphasizing complete confidence while behind the wheel, the 2017 Pilot is the safest version of Honda’s midsize crossover ever produced.
Discover the 2017 Pilot at Rolling Hills Honda
Rolling Hills Honda has a versatile selection of brand new 2017 Pilot crossovers for sale. Whether you are interested in the base LX model, or prefer the high end Touring or Elite trim level, you can find it here at Rolling Hills Honda. Reading about everything the 2017 Pilot has to offer is nothing compared to taking the time to experience it first hand from the driver’s seat. Feel the power underneath your foot as you step on the gas, and navigate the midsize crossover on a customized test drive with one of our expert team members. Available to answer your questions and introduce you to the 2017 Pilot in person, the team at Rolling Hills Honda is eager to show you everything that this Honda crossover has to offer. If you are in the market for a new family SUV, don’t make a buying decision without first taking the 2017 Pilot for a test drive. With nothing to lose and everything to gain – what are you waiting for?
 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
MPG ratings Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.