Find the Utility You’ve Always Wanted in the 2017 Honda Pilot

The folks around Detroit are always finding ways to get more out of life. Those who want to take on more adventures are always on the lookout for dependable new cars that offer plenty of utility, and this year, the 2017 Honda Pilot is turning a lot of heads. The Honda Pilot is an exceptionally high-performing member of the SUV segment, offering a massive interior, off-road-ready drivetrain, and a wide array of features. According to a review on “Capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds and comfortably carrying eight passengers, the Pilot is utilitarian by almost all standards.” Read on to learn more about this remarkable vehicle!

There’s Room for Everyone Inside the Pilot!

Honda Pilot Leather Seating

Families who choose the Pilot will be able to enjoy a touring experience like no other. Up to eight passengers can spread out and enjoy themselves across the Pilot LX’s three rows of seating, which offer up to 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space. The second row of seating in the high-end Pilot Elite trim has been replaced with second-row captain’s chairs, but it offers an even greater amount of passenger volume even though it only seats seven. Pilot passengers will enjoy legroom of up to 40.9 inches, 38.4 inches, and 31.9 inches, in its first, second, and third rows of seating, respectively. In both the first and second rows, occupants have 62.0 inches of shoulder room, with 57.6 inches in the third row. The Pilot’s first-, second-, and third-row hip-room measurements are 59.1 inches, 57.3 inches, and 44.6 inches, respectively. Headroom here varies depending on whether you opt for a moonroof or a panoramic roof, but without any upgrades, Pilot passengers will have 40.1 inches in the first row, 40.2 inches in the second row, and 38.9 inches in the third.

Both the second and third rows of Pilot seating are 60/40-split bench seats, and each row can be folded completely flat. When this is done, the Pilot’s minimum 18.5 cubic feet can expand to a maximum 109.0 cubic feet! When the third row is folded down and the second row remains upright, the Pilot is still able to provide an incredible 55.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. What’s more, since these foldable seats are split 60/40, each side can be folded down independently. With so many options, you can quickly and easily configure the Pilot’s interior to suit your needs.

Drivetrain Power and Performance

Every Pilot trim comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine block and a 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain. The equipment you’ll find under the hood allows the Pilot to put 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque under your command, and that means you’ll have more than enough power to conquer any terrain. Additionally, standard features like Hill Start Assist empower the Pilot to go where other SUVs can’t take you. By upgrading with the Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD system, available on every trim, you can gain increased mastery over the road. Intelligent Traction Control for snow comes standard on the EX and above, and by upgrading with AWD, you can enjoy greater control in sandy and muddy environments as well. Moreover, and contrary to what some drivers may expect, the Pilot offers excellent fuel economy, especially on the highway. Thanks in part to its standard Eco Assist system, Pilot models with 2WD achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.*

Transporting Your Gear: Towing Power, Standard Features, and Optional Accessories

The Pilot is equipped to handle your heaviest equipment as soon as you drive it off the lot! In its standard build, the Pilot can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while those who opt for AWD will be able to handle up to 5,000 pounds! Additionally, useful features like a power tailgate and roof rails come standard on the Pilot’s EX-L and Touring trims, respectively. Drivers who want to be able to carry a more diverse array of cargo will be able to customize their Pilot with any of its optional accessories. Adventurous drivers are sure to appreciate the utility offered by the Pilot’s available trailer-hitch bicycle attachment, its kayak attachment, and its crossbar! These are only a few of the accessories that have been made available for the 2017 Honda Pilot, and curious drivers should be sure to explore them all in greater detail.

Honda Pilot Memory Driver Seat
Honda Pilot Cargo Storage

Test Drive the 2017 Honda Pilot!

It’s easy to understand the 2017 Honda Pilot’s utility once you’ve had the chance to get behind the wheel! Detroit area drivers can call or visit us to explore our current offers and take this SUV for a test drive today!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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