2017 Honda Pilot Review
A 3-row midsize SUV is a perfect option for drivers who need lots of space for kids and cargo, but don’t want anything too large and difficult to maneuver. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to take a look at the Honda Pilot. This SUV offers great storage solutions, tons of room, and a stylish exterior to bring convenience and comfort to your drives around Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi. This 2017 Honda Pilot review from the team at Pat Peck Honda will give you the details of what you’ll find under the hood and inside the cabin of this midsize SUV.
Experience the Honda Pilot Performance
The 2017 Honda Pilot comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, and in top trims, you can upgrade to a 9-speed transmission for even smoother shifts. The SUV is EPA-estimated to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 18-20 city/26-27 highway MPG*, depending on which transmission you have. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Pilot, or you can upgrade to all-wheel drive for even better road grip and handling, which is especially helpful in the rain. When equipped with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights, the 2017 Pilot has earned a rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS**.
Checking Out Honda Pilot Interior Features
The Honda Pilot has three rows, seating eight occupants on standard cloth upholstery. The second-row seats can slide forward and back or recline, so passengers can get comfy on a long road trip. The third-row seats are surprisingly spacious in the Pilot, and can hold adults comfortably-a rarity in the class. Five trim levels are available, so you can opt for the one with the combination of features that you want the most.
Behind the third row of seats, you’ll find 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space. When you fold the third row down, you’ll have access to 46.8 cubic feet. Plus, when both the third and second rows are folded forward, you’ll have a total of 83.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is higher than average for the class. In the front seat, you’ll have 39.5 inches of headroom and 40.9 inches of legroom, while the second row has a spacious 39.9 inches of headroom and 38.4 inches of legroom.
Standard features inside the Honda Pilot include a multi-angle rearview camera to make reversing simple and safe, a USB port for charging, and push-button start. With Bluetooth® connectivity, too, you can wirelessly access your contacts and music from your phone. Available options include convenience features to keep the kids occupied, such as a rear-seat entertainment system. You can also add driver-assisting safety technologies, as well as a larger touchscreen display.
Schedule Your Test Drive
If you think that your lifestyle would benefit from the help of the 2017 Honda Pilot, it’s time for you to test one out for yourself. Contact Pat Peck Honda today to schedule your test drive, and we’ll get you on the roads of Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi in no time!
*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**2017 Pilot models equipped with available Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash-safety performance.