2017 Honda Pilot Buyer's Guide
For as long as the Honda Pilot has been around, it has been at the top of shoppers' lists. That's an impressive feat in such a competitive segment. For 2016, this perennial standout has been completely redesigned with a less boxy look, roomier interior and loads of available features. As our review of the 2016 Pilot explains, "The only thing that remains the same on the 2016 Honda Pilot is the name." Not only that, but it is KBB's Midsize SUV Best Buy of 2016.
An All-time Favorite Gets Even Better
For as long as the Honda Pilot has been around, it has been at the top of shoppers' lists. That's an impressive feat in such a competitive segment. Last year, this perennial standout was completely redesigned with a less boxy look, a roomier interior and loads of available features, with only minor changes for 2017. As our review of the 2017 Pilot explains, "this might just be the best-riding, best-handling 3-row family transport under $40,000." Not only that, but for the second year in a row, it is KBB's Midsize SUV Best Buy.
Behind the Wheel
Smooth, organic driving feel has long been a Pilot highlight, and the trend continues. As we noted in our full review of the 2017 Honda Pilot: "We wouldn’t classify the Pilot’s performance as sporty, but rather overwhelmingly confident. On the road, the Pilot feels nimble and maneuverable, with a very tight turning radius that makes it easy to navigate in tight spots."
Compare and Contrast
We recently pitted the Pilot against some of the heaviest hitters in the segment, taking six midsize SUVs on a lengthy journey through deserts and mountains, over winding roads and highways. See how all of these new and recently updated models fared in our Midsize SUV comparison.
Build and Price
For the 2017 Pilot lineup, pricing starts with the LX at around $31,000 and tops out around $48,000 for the Elite trim level. Build and price your own 2017 Honda Pilot to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-year Cost to Own and more.
KBB.com visitor and Honda Pilot owner Alex says, "I got a basic version - LX AWD. Very happy with the choice. All complaints appear to be about the features that I do not have anyway (touch display, 9sp transmission, sensing, etc.). I am a technical guy, but the level of technology on the basic model is just enough for me. It has everything that I (and my iPhone) need – maybe I would add an outside thermometer." See more consumer reviews of the 2017 Honda Pilot.
More Good Choices
The Honda Pilot has a lot to offer, but so does the segment as a whole. With varied approaches to the midsize crossover/SUV, it's worth it to do your homework. Check out all your options in our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.
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