2017 Honda Pilot interior, review

Honda Pilot has been there for a long time now and they are working on the latest variant. In order to keep up with the extreme competition, this benchmark vehicle will adapt to a lot of changes. There have been a lot of speculations regarding this stalwarts expected features. However not all of them are true. Some upgrades are kept in reserve for the future variants. But it is true that this 2017 Honda Pilot will be coming with a platform change and therefore lots of design changes are expected as well. In terms of drivetrain upgrades, a more powerful and robust engine is expected. 2017 Honda pilot is actually a based on a concept model and therefore it has got an edge over its competitors.

2017 Honda Pilot front

2017 Honda Pilot: Engine Specs

2017 Honda Pilot will be offered in one engine variant. This engine has been designed by Honda and they have integrated a lot of new useful features into it. It is a part of Honda’s planet dream engine which aims at producing more efficient and environment friendly modules. Being a part of the planet dream engine project, this engine will provide better fuel economy. It is expected to range between 18 mpg to 25 mpg, depending on city or freeway roads.

In terms of specifications, this new engine is expected to be an i-Vtec v6 engine of 3.5 L which provides an output of 290 horses. It also delivers a torque of 267 lb-ft. In all probabilities this engine will be mated with a computerized six speed transmission system. It is likely that this variant will be available in real time all wheel drive option. However 4WD can also be available.

2017 Honda Pilot side

2017 Honda Pilot: Exterior and Interior

Before getting into the major platform upgrade associated changes of 2017 Honda Pilot, we must know about the major and minor interior and exterior upgrades. Exterior redesigns are mostly generic and include improved LED headlamps with better visibility features. Redesigned front grill and rear bumper is also included. Interior redesigns include up to date technological and safety features. The former includes ABS, traction system, etc. Other upgrades include zone control internal climate system, information and entertainment system, etc. Adapting to new platform is almost like a transformation.

2017 Honda Pilot interior

The interiors become more spacious, there is an increase in wheelbase and Pilot is no expectation. To add to that Honda has designed this variant’s body with lighter materials. This will contribute to a major weight reduction which will in turn benefit the performance and efficiency of this vehicle.

2017 Honda Pilot: Release Date, Price, Competitors

As we have stated earlier, the competition is stiff but given that 2017 Honda Pilot is built on a futuristic architecture, it will be able to draw customers for a longer span of time. Inspite of the fact, cars like Toyota Highlander are not far behind and may give the former a tough time. We are not aware of the official figures as of now but it is likely that the price range will start from $ 30k and may extend up to another $ 10k for higher variants.  2017 Honda Pilot will expectedly hit the showrooms by late 2016.

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