No one wants to drive an SUV that lacks power. Unlike many competing models, the Pilot comes equipped with a potent, optimized engine block that can take you anywhere you want to go! Its 3.5L V6 engine produces up to 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm, and it’s able to generate 262 lb-ft of torque in a pinch. What’s more, the Pilot reaches its maximum torque at just 4,700 rpm, and that means you’ll rarely want for traction. Other useful elements in the Pilot’s drivetrain include a 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain, variable cylinder management, an active control engine mount system, and direct fuel injection capability. What’s more, the Pilot has been designed with the EcoAssist system, Hill Start Assist, and, in the EX trim and above, remote engine start technology. Its baseline trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels, and in the Touring trim or above, these are replaced by 20-inch alloy wheels.
Just as importantly, every available 2017 Pilot trim can be equipped with the Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) all-wheel drive system. Drivers who opt for this upgrade will be able to conquer any weather conditions or terrain, and they won’t be confined to the world’s well-worn paths. Even without AWD, every Pilot trim except for the LX comes equipped with Intelligent Traction Management for the snow. With AWD, Intelligent Traction Management also has the ability to optimize its functioning for sand and mud. AWD and Intelligent Traction Management both come standard in the Pilot’s high-end Elite model, but all of its trim levels offer plenty to get excited about. Get just what you’re looking for in your Pilot by exploring our current offers!
Nothing can hold back the 2017 Honda Pilot. An Edmunds.com review notes, “Capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds and comfortably carrying eight passengers, the Pilot is utilitarian by almost all standards.” The 5,000-pound limit is applicable for models that have been equipped with i-VTM4 all-wheel drive, but even without this upgrade, the Pilot can still easily manage up to 3,500 pounds. With this much strength, the Pilot possesses the capability to rise to nearly any challenge. Pilot drivers can take the adventures that they’ve always dreamed of!
Of course, you won’t necessarily have to hook up a trailer in order to transport vast amounts of cargo. Even while carrying the maximum number of passengers, the Pilot can accommodate up to 18.5 cubic feet of equipment. The rear seats in the Pilot can be folded flat, and that means you’ll have access to 55.9 cubic feet and 109.0 cubic feet behind the third- and second-row seats, respectively. Additionally, every Pilot’s cargo bay has been designed with a wide variety of time- and energy-saving features, including four cargo-area tie-down anchors, cargo-area bag hooks, and a hidden storage well. Even more options are available to drivers who upgrade their trim level! Its EX-L build comes standard with a convenient power tailgate, and the Pilot’s Touring trim enhances your carrying capacity with roof rails! Be sure to maximize your capability by exploring the Pilot’s numerous available accessories.
We’re sure that you’ll have plenty of good things to say when you’ve had the chance to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda Pilot! After all, no SUV on the road today can offer greater overall utility. Folks all across the Wisconsin Heartland can see the Pilot for themselves by visiting one of our Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer locations! Connect with an expert via our contact page or stop by a dealership today!