The new 2017 Honda Pilot is expected to ‘hit’ the automotive market with some high tech developments and more space than the previous version. Even though the sporty vehicle will have a lot of similarities with the new Acura MDX, it will feature a number of great improvements, in order to look more dynamic and be able to attract more potential buyers.
2017 Honda Pilot – A lot of New Features:
The third generation Pilot by Honda will be sleeker, more attractive and slightly smaller than its predecessor and will feature a number of dynamic curves and smooth aerodynamic lines. The new vehicle will be more stylish and elegant and it will be build out of aluminum materials, in order to reduce its weight and enhance its overall driving performance. More specifically, the front part of the car will be redesigned and will feature a bizarre-looking ‘cyborg’ grille, which will be decorated by chrome accents. More highlights in this side of the car will include LED powered running daytime lights, a bigger bumper, an air inlet section and more functional side mirrors. The back side will look stylish and sophisticated and will include LED powered taillights, as well as a well-positioned bumper. The new 2017 Honda Pilot will ride on alloy wheels.
The cabin will be luxurious and spacious and will have the capacity to accommodate up to 8 adult passengers. There will be 3 rows of seats, which will make the Pilot a great car especially for large families. The seats will be covered of soft leather and smooth plastic. The new vehicle will also be equipped wih a panoramic view. The new crossover SUV by the Japanese automaker will come to the market with an 8-inch multimedia display system on the center console. Another screen display will also be fitted on the ceiling of the car, in order to entertain the passengers on the back seats. The Pilot will also offer a number of other technologies, like a heating and ventilation system, as well as different connection options, such as Bluetooth and wi-fi. Moreover, the new 2017 Honda Pilot will be secure with a number of advanced safety features, such as airbags for all the passengers, emergency brakes, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, as well as a rear view camera.
2017 Honda Pilot – Power Unit:
The new crossover by Honda will be powered by a 3.5 liter, V6 unit, which will be able to generate 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of maximum torque. This engine will be mated with a 6 speed transmission system and it will use a front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In addition, the new 2017 Honda Pilot will have the capacity to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 9 seconds. Its fuel consumption is estimated at 20 mpg in city drive and 27 mpg on highways.
2017 Honda Pilot – Price and Estimate Date of Release:
The new 2017 Honda Pilot is anticipated to be released in the market by the Japanese automaker by the end of 2016. Its starting price will be around $30,000. The main competitors of the upcoming Pilot will be: Subaru Outback, Lexus GX premium, Toyota Highlander, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Tahoe.