2017 Honda Pilot
- A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
- Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
- Better fuel economy than rivals
- Multiple clever storage compartments
- Touchscreen interface isn't very intuitive
- Third-row access is narrow
- Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
- Nine-speed automatic transmission lacks refinement
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2017 Honda Pilot video
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot exceeds expectations. Besides handling the typical space and comfort needs, it can also still more than [INAUDIBLE] and can handle some light off-road trails too. We're not fans of the unrefined optional nine-speed transmission, however. Thanks to the boxy shape, you can get a lot of gear in the back of the Pilot. And there's also a handy compartment underneath the floor. Passenger space is also generous in the second row. And unlike some rivals, the third row is even adequate for occasional adult use. The rest of the cabin features good materials with a pleasant modern design. We think Honda may have tried a little too hard with the push button gear selector though. And the lack of some physical buttons and a volume knob can be frustrating. The bottom line is the Honda Pilot strengths far outweigh its drawbacks. For these reasons, we think it's one of the better choices in a class that includes the Toyota Highlander, Ford Flex, and Hyundai Santa Fe.
2017 Honda Pilot Expert Rundown
Looking for a great SUV with lots of space, a versatile interior and even a bit of off-road capability? The 2017 Honda Pilot might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Pilot safety features:
- Honda LaneWatch
- Standard on all Pilots, this blind-spot camera on the passenger side helps with parking and merging maneuvers.
- Honda Sensing Package
- Optional on EX and EX-L trim levels, it includes items such as forward collision mitigation w/auto braking and road departure intervention.
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Available only on the Touring and Elite trim levels, these sensors can be very helpful when parking such a big vehicle.
2017 Honda Pilot for Sale
The 2017 Honda Pilot is a fully competitive large three-row crossover with many strengths and few weaknesses. Entering its second year of production for 2017, the current-generation Pilot has vaulted to a strong position among segment leaders, shedding the previous generation's also-ran status. Front- or all-wheel drive can be specified, with assertive V6 power standard across the lineup. If you're shopping for a three-row crossover in this class, the Honda Pilot is a must-drive.
The 2017 Pilot's cabin is an obvious strong point, highlighted by a sleek, modern dashboard and plenty of places to stash your stuff. An 8-inch touchscreen interface on all but the entry-level LX trim helps create a high-tech feel, although we're not huge fans of its functionality. There's plenty of room for passengers, too, whether you're in the spacious front row, the airy second row or the respectably accommodating third row, which can house adults better than most rivals.
Unprecedented luxury is offered in the Elite trim level, a new offering for this generation that takes the Pilot close to Acura levels of niceness. Highlights include a panoramic sunroof and second-row captain's chairs that are both heated and cooled. Happily, every Pilot except the LX is eligible for a suite of advanced safety features such as forward collision mitigation with automatic braking — another way in which the current Pilot stands out from earlier versions.
No matter which trim level you choose, you'll enjoy newfound isolation on the road because Honda has taken measures to suppress road and wind noise in the 2017 Pilot. We're not high on the available nine-speed automatic transmission, but if you stick with the base six-speed automatic, you'll be able to enjoy the strong 3.5-liter V6 engine without hiccups. That engine gets 30 additional horsepower for this generation, putting the Pilot among the segment leaders in terms of thrust. Handling is confidence-inspiring despite the Pilot's prodigious size, thanks to responsive steering and a palpable sense of stability at higher speeds.
The 2017 Honda Pilot's fuel economy depends on the model you choose, with the base LX achieving an EPA-rated 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway). All the trims range from 21 to 23 mpg combined.
Up and down the lineup, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers an impressive blend of features and value. Although the LX is quite basic, the EX leaps forward with a variety of desirable features. You can pile on more accoutrements by stepping up to the EX-L, Touring and Elite trims. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Honda Pilot for you.
2017 Honda Pilot Overview
The 2017 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Elite w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Touring w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and EX-L w/Honda Sensing 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Honda Pilot?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Honda Pilot and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Pilot 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Pilot.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Honda Pilot and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Pilot featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2017 Honda Pilot?
2017 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,195. The average price paid for a new 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,212 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,212 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,983.
The average savings for the 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is13.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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