Even though Honda, the leading auto manufacturer in Japan, unveiled its third generation of Pilot at the 2015 Auto Show in Chicago, the Japanese business does not rest. With the current Ford Pilot still available for sale in the market, the auto manufacturer is already working on a novel version of this model for the model year 2017. Since the existing Pilot is recently refreshed, buyers cannot expect their 2017 Honda Pilot with bigger modifications and the majority of changes will be carried out inside the vehicle. The new Pilot is expected to come with some new technology developments and more space, meaning the new vehicle will be wider and longer, as well, than the earlier Pilot.
2017 Honda Pilot Changes, Exterior
Generally, it is sharing a lot of similarities with new Acura MDX. The liberal use of aluminum elements in the bodywork of the new vehicle shows a way to a more frivolous body weight. As a result, it is expected to offer its owners a much improved mpg when compared to that of the current model. Furthermore, the new Pilot is going to get some minor tweaks in its external design. The new Honda Pilot 2017 will have bigger body measurements when compared to those of the present Pilot.
Even though Honda Pilot is a mid-measurement sport utility vehicle, by means of additional dimensions, the 2017 model Pilot will definitely affect different areas inside the vehicle. The wheelbase of the vehicle will similarly be increased thus creating better aerodynamic abilities. This plan will be less than at its forerunner, an aspect focused on improving its basic features and increasing its torso abilities.
2017 Honda Pilot Interior
Unlike exterior, the 2017 Pilot will undergo heavy changes in its interior design. The automaker has made some added renovations with the intention of ensuring better comfort to the occupants of the vehicle. As the new Pilot comes with additional external dimensions, the cabin will have more interior space. It comes with the three rows of seats, such that more space comes from the second and third row seats, which require a bit additional space together with bigger freight space.
The new Pilot will come equipped with customary features, such as audio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, touch exhibit sound, power attributes, cruise line control, and air conditioning. Things, such as a DVD amusement air conditioner, satellite radio, natural leather border, air, and heated front seats are offered as optional features.
Beneath its hood,it will be most likely be powered by a V6 engine with the fuel capacity of 3.5 liters. This engine is finely tuned to offer the new Pilot the necessary power output of 300 horse power and an utmost torque of 267 lbs per foot. The engine will be mated to a new nine-paced computerized transmission and the entire power will definitely be transmitted to the front wheels of the vehicle. All the higher end models will be offered with the four-wheel drive system and traction administration, as well. The new Pilot comes with the front-wheel drive system as an option. The new 2017 Honda Pilot engine also offers better acceleration that makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 8.9 seconds.
The heating and cooling part considerably improves the performance of the new Pilot in snow or mud terrain. The new Honda Pilot 2017 mileage offers in a city and highway of 18 mpg and 25 mpg respectively. The towing capacity of the new vehicle will be approximately 5000 pounds (2273 kg), even though some developments could be made on that pending its launch.
The new Pilot comes with the front-wheel drive system as an option. The engine also offers better acceleration that makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 8.9 seconds.
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Price and the release date
The 2017 Honda Pilot release date is expected to be the late 2016 with the base price that ranges from $35,000 to $40,000.