2017 Honda Pilot: Impressively Spacious; Boasts Of Configurable Interior

Apr 27, 2017 06:30 AM EDT | Paul Urban

Honda has definitely etched its reputation in stone for coming up with the best vehicles for several years. The 2017 Honda Pilot is an addition to this. Industry experts and car enthusiasts have good words on this SUV and it is easy to understand why.

The 2017 Honda Pilot is the next best option if one looks for a minivan. Minivans are practical vehicles in more ways than one, but for some reason, people are staying away from it. This is where Pilot comes in. It boasts a spacious interior which is ideal for families.

The 2017 Pilot also offers an all-wheel-drive option along with its configurable interior which sets it apart from the rest of the SUVs in the market. Its V-6 engine is also a strong and powerful player.

It is highly rated for its safety features as well. The NHTSA or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and IIHS both consider the Pilot a safe SUV. It has been rated 5 points by the NHTSA. As per IIHS, it rated "Good" in the following categories: Small Overlap, Moderate Overlap, Side Impact, Roof Strength, and Head Restraints and Seats.

The 2017 Honda Pilot's standard 3.5-liter V-6 provide impressive acceleration for such a huge vehicle. The fuel economy is also one of its best features. It also provides firm ride quality with its larger wheels in the upper trim levels.

The current Pilot is a redesigned version of the 2016 model. It is also mated to a six-speed automatic transmission on the LX, EX, and EX-L models. There is also a nine-speed automatic for the Touring and Elite Models.

The 2017 Honda Pilot is also reviewed to be the fastest three-row crossovers in the market. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.5-seconds. It is also giving a tough competition to Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

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