2017 Honda Pilot

Pros: Impressive selection of available comfort and safety features; Outstanding space efficiency provides ample passenger and cargo room; Excellent driving manners and fuel efficiency for a vehicle its size.

Cons: Touchscreen controls can be finicky; Third-row seat can be a bit tricky to access.

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the 2017 Honda Pilot is relatively unchanged. Top trim levels now have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Honda’s midsize crossover SUV has three rows of seats and can seat up to eight passengers. Power is provide by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, which is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission in LX, EX, and EX-L models and a 9-speed automatic in the high-end Touring and Elite models. All trims levels are available with front- or all-wheel drive except the line-topping Elite model, which is AWD only. A “Honda Sensing” option group of safety technology features includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. If you need to move a lot of people and stuff and aren’t interested in a minivan, the Pilot is one of the best family haulers around.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD LX: $30,595
AWD LX: $32,395
2WD EX: $33,030
AWD EX: $34,830
2WD EX w/Honda Sensing: $34,030
AWD EX w/Honda Sensing: $39,255
2WD EX-L : $36,455
AWD EX-L: $38,255
2WD EX-L w/Honda Sensing: $37,455
AWD EX-L w/Honda Sensing: $39,255
2WD EX-L w/navigation: $37,455
AWD EX-L w/navigation: $39,255
2WD EX-L w/DVD: $38,055
AWD EX-L w/DVD: $39,855
2WD Touring: $41,670
AWD Touring: $43,470
AWD Elite: $47,070

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
9-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27