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Honda Latest News and Updates: 2017 Pilot Gets More Than A Few Improvements

By James Yu , Nov 28, 2016 10:03 AM EST
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After a very successful run last year, the Honda Pilot is ready to make another one for its 2017 model. Those that have been eagerly waiting for the arrival of the of the new model will definitely be pleased because the 2017 Pilot Gets more than a few improvements.

The 2017 Honda Pilot Powertrain Options

OPP Trends reported that in addition to the 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine that puts out a powerful 280 horsepower, buyers will also get an option for another engine. This would come in the form of a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle Inline-4 unit. The second option is capable of 220 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. These powertrains are paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission but buyers may also opt for the nine-speed gearbox.

Safety Features

It was also mentioned that the 2017 Honda Pilot will come more equipped with safety features than before. These include the active cruise control system along with frontal collision monitoring, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, road departure mitigation and blind-spot protection. In addition, the interior materials also received some upgrades in durability making them last that much longer.

Design And Other Features

Unfortunately, there is not much to be seen in the exterior designs of the 2017 Honda Pilot as most of its former external features have been retained except for its new body paint. However, there are more to be seen in the interior of the 2017 Honda Pilot. In addition to the standard features from the previous models, the new Pilot will now have the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility that fans and enthusiasts have been yearning for.

Price And Availability

The 2017 Honda Pilot is now available in the market. The 2017 Honda Pilot LX trim with standard front-wheel drive (FWD) starts at $30,595 as reported. The price goes up as buyers move to higher levels of trims. Accordingly, the top trim Pilot Elite with an all-wheel drive (AWD) set up is at $47,070.

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