2017 Honda Pilot Florence SC
Remember when a family vehicle used to mean boring? Neither do we, because Honda has never been about offering dull models when there’s a better way. Take the 2017 Honda Pilot, available here in Florence SC at Cale Yarborough Honda. We like to think this model combines the family ideals of practicality and spaciousness and combines them with the concept that every day is its own adventure. Why settle for something less only to find yourself unprepared for where life takes you?
Just looking at the 2017 Honda Pilot, you can tell the model is designed to turn heads. The fact that it’s the ideal vehicle for everyone from soccer moms to sports enthusiasts just happens to be a bonus. The front end is bold, with a chiseled hood that calls for attention, but its modern look is also refined so it doesn’t go overboard in trying to look like something it’s not. What you see is what you get, and that’s an attractive and fun to drive SUV that can fit up to eight passengers in a comfortable interior.
A larger vehicle calls for a more potent powertrain, which is why the 2017 Honda Pilot has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers up 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Paired with it is a standard six-speed automatic, but an upgrade to a silky-smooth nine-speed is available on higher trim levels.
Comfortable families are happy families, which is why the 2017 Honda Pilot comes standard with full power features, push-button start, cruise control, A/C, plenty of storage compartments, Bluetooth with audio, speed-sensitive volume control, a seven-speaker audio system and remote entry.
Have you ever sat behind a seat where you didn’t have enough legroom? Even the third row has 31.9 inches of legroom in the Pilot. Total passenger volume sits at an impressive 152.9 cubic feet, plus the Pilot offers a maximum cargo space of 109 cubic feet behind the first row in the base trim.
Why choose the 2017 Honda Pilot?
At the end of the day, most shoppers looking for a midsize SUV are considering their options for the family. They want a roomy vehicle for carpooling or packing up luggage and sporting gear, and a model made for the family should have the best reliability, comfort and safety features. The 2017 Honda Pilot has a solid reputation after a full decade in production, and Honda is well-known for creating budget-friendly vehicles that still offer all the latest features.
There are five trim levels for the 2017 Honda Pilot: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Standard features provide only the necessities in order to provide a practical option for those who don’t need much beyond basic comfort and entertainment, but available features include driver assistance features like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation and more to help create a sense of security and added safety.
New for this model year is the availability of Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, which starts at the EX trim level with the larger eight-inch audio display. Other excellent features included with the infotainment upgrade are Pandora compatibility, SMS text messaging and Song by Voice.
Do you think the 2017 Honda Pilot is a smart choice for you and your family? Stop by Cale Yarborough Honda to take it for a test drive.