Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Pilot Gets Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Posted on 05. Nov, 2016 by in Honda Canada

  • Pilot adds latest in connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Black interior now accessible on all trims with White Diamond Pearl exterior
  • Pilot famous among Best Family Cars by KBB.com, Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov 4, 2016 – Honda continues to strengthen a position in a three-row SUV shred with uninformed updates to a award-winning Honda Pilot for a 2017 indication year. The 2017 Pilot will now be accessible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality, a new fingerprint resistant touchscreen and an stretched interior tone palette. The 2017 Honda Pilot goes on sale commencement Monday, Nov 7, with a starting manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)1 of $30,595 for LX 2WD and $32,395 for LX AWD.

“The all-new third-generation Pilot has been a outrageous strike with SUV buyers,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, Honda Division comparison clamp boss and ubiquitous manager. “For 2017, we’re creation Pilot even some-more appealing with new record and options that a business are seeking.”

Honda was among a initial automakers to incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, starting with a 2016 Accord and Civic. For 2017, Pilot EX and above trims will now underline Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality integrated into an softened 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen. These models will also see focus of a new cloaking to revoke a coming of fingerprints on a shade while maintaining high glisten resistance. Customer choice is also serve extended for 2017 with extended accessibility of a black interior, now accessible on all trims optioned with a White Diamond Pearl extraneous paint (previously accessible usually on Elite).

Since a introduction in a summer of 2015, a Honda Pilot has warranted a horde of awards and accolades, including being named one of a “Best Cars for a Money” by U.S. News World Report; “Best SUV of 2016” by Hispanic Motor Press; “Best Family Cars of 2016” by KBB.com, Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com; and as a finalist for 2016 North American Truck/Utility of a Year.

2017 Pilot Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings 

 

Family-Friendly Utility

The Pilot builds on a repute for interior space, flexibility and application with gentle seating for adult to 8 passengers and a load area that can reason an 82-quart cooler but compromising third-row seating capability. Third-row entrance and exit is easy and discerning pleasantness of a accessible one-touch second-row chair on EX-L and above models, and vast third-row entryway.

The Pilot’s core console comforts a cavernous storage cell able of easy equipment as vast as a full-size iPad or a purse. And with a seamless cover in a sealed position, a console provides a convenient, non-slip aspect for equipment that a motorist or front newcomer might need tighten during hand.

Powertrain

The 2017 Pilot delivers refined, absolute and fuel-efficient opening pleasantness of a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) cylinder deactivation record producing rise outlay of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque.3 The engine is matched to a choice of dual modernized transmissions – a 6-speed involuntary delivery or, on tip trims, a 9-speed involuntary delivery – both delivering refined, manageable and fuel-efficient performance.

These powertrains mix with a light nonetheless firm unit-body structure and aerodynamically fit physique and framework designs that outcome in class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings commanding out during 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for two-wheel-drive models and 19/26/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive models.2

Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) AWD System

The Pilot’s accessible Intelligent VTM4 (i-VTM4) is a many worldly and technologically modernized all-wheel-drive complement offering in a mainstream, three-row SUV. This wholly some-more able complement gradually distributes best torque between a front and back axles and boldly distributes engine torque between a left and right back wheels. Benefits embody higher all-weather doing and neutral, accurate steering underneath appetite that is some-more effective than front-drive, rear-drive or required all-wheel-drive systems.

Intelligent Traction Management

All Pilots underline a button-operated Intelligent Terrain Management System that offers opposite handling modes, for a AWD: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand; and for a FWD: Normal and Snow. Developed, tuned and tested in severe locations in a U.S. and around a universe – including Imperial Dunes “Glamis”, California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – a Intelligent Traction Management complement allows a motorist to name a handling mode that best suits a pulling conditions by simply pulling a symbol on a vehicle’s core console. Based on a environment selected, a complement adjusts a drive-by-wire map, delivery change map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ and i-VTM4 torque placement for AWD-equipped models for optimal opening in a accumulation of highway or aspect conditions.

Advanced Safety and Assistive Performance

In gripping with Honda’s joining to reserve and motorist convenience, a Pilot is accessible with Honda Sensing™, a apartment of technologies designed to enhance a driver’s situational recognition while intuiting and responding to intensity highway hazards, including other vehicles, highway obstacles and even pedestrians, even to a indicate of mitigating a probability or astringency of a collision. The Pilot includes a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and an accessible apartment of reserve and motorist assistive technologies that includes LaneWatch™ display, a blind mark information system, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) complement and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

The 2017 Pilot warranted tip reserve ratings from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, and is approaching to acquire a Top Safety Pick rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in all pile-up modes and a SUPERIOR rating for front pile-up prevention. The Pilot incorporates Honda’s subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, designed to well catch and sunder a appetite from a frontal collision, along with ultra-high-strength doorway rings designed to assistance improved strengthen occupants.

Standard reserve and driver-assistive comforts embody four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with real-time arrangement of particular tire pressures.

Pilot Manufacturing

The Honda Pilot was designed and grown by Honda RD Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is done exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC in Lincoln, Alabama regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda 

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $880 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
2 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pulling conditions and other factors.
3 Peak power: 280 HP @ 6000 RPM (SAE net), rise torque: 262 ft-lb (355 Nm) @ 4700 RPM (SAE net)

 

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