Ford presented the third generation Pilot in the Chicago auto show in February.Nothing is known about changes that are coming in it and the company is honestly working on it. Most of the changes like more space and technology improvementsare going to take place inside the vehicle. To provide more space inside the vehicle, it has to be longer and wider. The 2017 Honda Pilot is expected to have three rows of seats although the outgoing car is a mid-dimension sports utility vehicle. The design of the new Pilot will be concentrating on how to enhance the basic characteristics and how to boost its torso capabilities.
2017 Honda Pilot review redesign
Keeping the spirit of Honda’s statement that the new vehicle will bring dynamic changes in the appearance and performance of the vehicle,the designers haveendeavored to make the Pilot sportier sleeker and more muscular than its predecessor with a premium look. Its redesigned front is similar to the CRV’s, but the grille and the headlamps have their own unique features. The grille has three lower slats with its upper blade entering to the headlamps. Similarities are only in the overall shape. Turn signals, side inlets to the air dam etc make the incoming vehicle stand out among other Hondas. The slanted tailgate and the slopping roof bring a sportive look and the revised taillights takes the Pilot into the 21st century. Customers can go for 20-inch wheels with a stylish five-spoke layout and, a panoramic roof on paying some extra dollars.
2017 Honda Pilot interior changes
The overhauled cabin gives a more modern and premium appearance. The new design of the dash board with digital instrument’s cluster adds to the premium appearance. The reconfigured center stack is provided with more user friendly and cleaner layout. The door panels, AC vents, the reshaped steer wheel with new controls and the center console are properly shaped and positioned to add to the interior beautification. Soft-touch controls and LED light mapping are the only standard facilities available. Heated steer wheel, heated second-row seats, heated front seats etc are available at extra cost.
2017 Honda Pilot engine specs
The third-generation Pilot comes with 3.5 liter V-6 with benefits of stop/start ignition and cylinder deactivation technology. The outgoing 2017 Honda Pilot vehicle’s 5-speed automatic transmission is replaced by a 6-speed auto box. The customers can go for a 9 speed auto on paying extra cash. Customer can choose between all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive. One can naturally hope that the power of the present engine has increased from the previous 250 HP, 253 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy can lead to considerable savings as the incoming SUV is 300 pounds lighter than the replaced model. The Honda Pilot is anticipating good safety rating from NHTSA and IIHS.
2017 Honda Pilot price and release date
2017 Honda Pilot experts who have conducted systematic and detailed study about the performance and other aspects of the vehicle are of the opinion that roughly the cost of a base model of 2017 Honda Pilot will be $30,000. The vehicle is expected to be released during the fag end of 2016 marketing it as a 2017 model vehicle.