The LX is the base 2017 Honda Pilot trim level, but there’s nothing basic about it. A 3.5L V6 engine, a long list of high-tech safety and connectivity features, spacious eight-passenger seating (with 152.9 cubic feet of cabin space), and available all-wheel drive set it apart from the average crossover. Priced at $30,595 (MSRP),* here’s what you can expect from the Pilot LX 2WD:
Powertrain: The Pilot is powered by a 3.5L V6 with 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, with technologies like Variable Cylinder Management that ensure you get the highest fuel efficiency possible: 2017 Pilot 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.**
Technology: Bluetooth HandsFreeLink keeps you connected while on the go, with a 200-watt seven-speaker stereo system ensuring your driving soundtrack comes through loud and clear whether streamed over Bluetooth or coming through the USB input. A 5-inch color LCD screen helps control it all.
Safety: In addition to the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, airbags, and seat belts, the Pilot is equipped with technologies like a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability assist, and more.
Cargo Storage: The rear cargo area of the Pilot holds up to 18.5 cubic feet of storage, expanding to as much as 109.0 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down. 2017 Pilot AWD models can even tow as much as 5,000 pounds.
The Pilot has the capabilities to get the job done, whether it’s for work or family.
Upgrading to the 2017 Pilot EX takes the features of the LX trim and adds onto them with new levels of connectivity. The new Honda Sensing driver-assist features are available on the EX and EX-L trims as well (and they are standard on Touring and Elite models, below).
Comfort: Tri-zone automatic climate control and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat make it easy to get comfortable in the cabin whether heading off on a family road trip or making a run to the store.
Connectivity: Supplementing the standard Bluetooth, the Pilot EX adds on a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SMS text messaging capabilities, and additional USB ports.
Convenience: Remote engine start and Smart Entry make it easy to rush to the door of the Pilot, hop up behind the wheel, and be ready to go when you’re in a hurry; no more digging for keys.
Honda Sensing: This available driver assist package adds on features like Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control to help you out on the road.
The 2017 Pilot EX 2WD is priced at $33,030 (MSRP)* and is a smart choice for the family or business that needs a capable crossover that’s ready to stay connected.
Upgrading to the EX-L model takes the Pilot and outfits it for comfort and convenience in new ways, including:
Leather Interior: The cabin is wrapped in durable, comfortable leather upholstery for a high-class feeling, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Power Moonroof: With just one touch, the moonroof opens up, welcoming a nice sunny day into the cabin of the Pilot.
Heated Seating: Stay comfortable even in the coldest Michigan winters with the EX-L’s heated front seating (with two heat settings).
Rear Entertainment: An available rear entertainment system with power outlet, HDMI input, Blu-ray player, and rear sunshades keeps kids of all ages entertained in the backseat.
Drivers loving the EX trim but wishing for a touch of luxury should discover the plush leather interior and heated front seating of the Pilot EX-L 2WD, priced at $36,455 (MSRP).*
The Touring trim represents all the big changes coming to the Pilot on the way to the top-of-the-line Elite model, with a new 9-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and more.
Honda Sensing: The driver-assist features detailed above, including Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Forward Collision Warning are all standard on the Pilot Touring.
Entertainment: The Blu-ray rear entertainment system is standard on the Pilot, along with a 540-watt 10-speaker stereo system.
Memory Settings: Return your side mirrors to the positions you need them at with just the push of a button thanks to the Pilot Touring’s memory settings.
Navigation: Satellite-linked navigation is standard on the Touring, offering turn-by-turn directions and traffic re-routing, easily controlled through your touchscreen or by voice controls.
If technology is a top priority, the Touring is the way to go (2WD models are priced at $41,670 MSRP*). Honda Sensing safety technologies are standard, and it includes all of the elegance of the EX-L model.
At the top of the lineup, the leader of the 2017 Honda Pilot trim levels, is the Elite. In addition to all of the Touring’s features, it includes standard all-wheel drive and the following upgrades:
Blind Spot Information: A set of radar sensors on the rear of the Pilot can detect vehicles in your blind spot and alert you to their presence before signaling to change lanes.
Panoramic Roof: Enjoy the great outdoors with the panoramic design of the Pilot’s roof, giving the cabin an open feeling.
Heated and Ventilated Seating: Front seats receive perforated upholstery and ventilation for keeping cool in the summer, and the second-row seats turn into captain’s chairs with heating elements for the cold weather.
Drivers seeking a luxury SUV without wanting to pay the inflated prices of a luxury brand will love all that the 2017 Honda Pilot Elite has to offer—it truly lives up to its name.
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