Honda car manufacturer is yet to release the next generation of its popular Pilot SUV series. The manufacturer is well known for its luxurious and high-performance cars, especially the Honda Pilot model. The upcoming model is going to hit the market as 2017 Honda Pilot. This model will feature a sporty exterior appearance and classy interior design. Consumers should also expect a more powerful powertrain. Though the manufacturer is going to adopt few changes on this car model. This includes better features compared to its predecessor. The 2017 Pilot crossover is going to be offered in five trim levels, including the base LX, EX, EX-L, Elite and Touring trim levels.
2017 Honda Pilot – Colors and Trims:
The car features a big and blocky exterior design, which makes the new platform regarded as a revolutionary’ as far as Pilot series is concerned. The design is quite more traditional than the previous Honda Pilot. Among the expected exterior colors are Black Forest Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Steel Sapphire Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, White Diamond Pearl and Dark Cherry Pearl. The car’s exterior platform adopts a combination of lightweight aluminum and high strength. The light weight material enhances its aerodynamic performance.
The base LX, EX, and EX-L will maintain the 18-inch alloy wheels while Elite and touring trim levels will ride on new 20-inch alloys wheels. This enhances the off-road performance for the 2017 Honda Pilot. Other standard exterior features include a new grille, fog lamps, LED headlights and daytime running lights. Those opting for the Touring trim level gets new roof rails while Elite offers new grilles.
When it comes to the interior cabin, the upcoming pilot crossover meets both your expectation of space and luxury. The main change is the space between the passenger space between the second and third-row seats. Both the legroom and headroom has been increased to enhance comfort. The Elite trim model features second-row captain seats hence reducing the seating capacity to seven. The 2017 Honda Pilot features a simple but excellent dashboard with the modern infotainment system. Among the standard interior features include an 8-inch display screen, telescopic steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, heated seats, a premium seven-speaker sound system with USB port interface, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone integration. Other security features include lane departure and forward collision warning systems.
2017 Honda Pilot – Engine Type and Specifications:
Under the hood, the upcoming Honda Pilot will be powered by 3.5 liters V6 engine. The model will be mated to either 6-speed automatic transmission or nine-speed automatic transmission for higher trim levels. The CVT transmission may also be offered for the 2017 Honda Pilot. Front wheel drive is going to be standard while All-wheel Drive (AWD) will be offered optionally for those who prefers added traction. This powertrain is capable of producing up to about 280 hp at 268 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Honda Pilot – Release Date and MSRP:
Honda has not yet confirmed the official release date and pricing for their new Pilot model. However, consumers are anticipating that the car will enter the auto market either at the end of next year. The 2017 Honda Pilot will be offered with manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30,875. It is going to face competition from other upcoming top SUV car models including 2017 Toyota Highlander.