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New 2017 Honda Pilot Reviews

New 2017 Honda Pilot

Average Overall Rating:

4.5/5

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Value:
4.5/5
Exterior:
4.5/5
Interior:
4.5/5
Comfort:
4.8/5
Performance:
4.8/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

4 of 4 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall good vehicle, with some annoying items

Reviewed by DD
February 13, 2017

Overall, I am happy with the 2017 Honda Pilot Touring, and would recommend. However, because of some of the items noted below, I am not able to give a rating higher than 3 stars. I really wanted to purchase the EX-L trim with V6. But ending up purchasing the Touring trim. With respect to the EX-L trim. Why is Honda forcing the consumer to select between one of: Honda Sense, navigation, or rear entertainment? These three options can not be combined on the EX-L. A Honda salesman tried to convince me that built-in navigation is no longer necessary with addition of Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you have ever traveled to rural areas without cellphone data coverage, you'll understand the need for built-in navigation. The 'Honda Lane Watch'. If this is such a great feature, why doesn't the Elite have two cameras (both driver and passenger sides)? Instead, the Elite adds real 'Blind Spot' detection feature. I would much rather have the blind spot detection with large illuminated icon on the side mirrors, instead of the 'Honda Lane Watch'. If the majority of your turns are in the right lane, you will quickly understand the annoyance (don't need to see grass or sidewalk). An illuminated icon on the side mirror is quick for the driver to process. Whereas, the "Honda Lane Watch" requires the driver to remove their eyes from the road, and look at the in dash monitor to determine if there is a car in the lane. The main point of safety features is to help the driver focus on the road. Which "Honda Lane Watch" doesn't, because you have to watch live video feed and make decision. The Touring and Elite has 'Engine Stop' feature. The Honda Pilot isn't a hybrid like Toyota Prius, so not sure why Honda engineers felt this feature was necessary. Really annoying in stop-and-go city traffic. When you come to a complete stop, the engine shuts down. There is capability to disable 'Engine Stop', but must be disabled each time you start the car. In 2017, a lot of manufactures offer the motion activated rear lift gate. This should be included at the Touring and Elite trims. If you don't care about connectivity (Andriod Auto or Apple CarPlay), go with model year 2016. It is the exact same as 2017, without connectivity. I can confirm what has been said in other reviews: the active safety features are overly sensitive, and shifting is rough at low speeds.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

2017 Honda Pilot Elite

Reviewed by DerekD
January 28, 2017

The cabin is beautiful. It feels like a $100k luxury SUV inside. The technology is amazing. Safety features are top notch. It is a great vehicle when you have a bunch of kids but you don't want a minivan or a bus (suburban and the giant SUVs).

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

My first "new" car and I love it!

Reviewed by SharSC
January 25, 2017

After a car accident, I was forced into the new car market. I knew I didn't want another mini van but I needed more than a 5 seater. After months of looking, my husband and I decided on the Honda Pilot as our family car. We got the EX-L with sensing. (You will love the sensing!!) I am so happy with this car I can't begin to tell you. I'm getting about 21 - 22 miles per gallon city which is better than my mini van and I love the interior lay out. We added running boards because I am 5' 6" ish and I found myself climbing in and sliding out of the car. The running boards have helped a lot. (My hubby installed them in about 2hours and we got them from amazon.) Happy car searching. So glad I decided on the pilot. My favorite thing is the talk to text feature with apple car play. My only con is that the side mirrors do not defrost. I'm sure this is an option with the higher trim models. I can also feel the transmission when it drops into its lowest gear but it doesn't really bother me. I am super happy with my purchase.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

HONDA PILOT EX-L AWD

Reviewed by RUTHERFORD
December 25, 2016

I tested all the 5 top SUVS HONDA PILOT EX-L AWD IS THE OVER ALL BEST AT GOOD PRICE THIS MOTOR WILL GO OVER 350,000 MILES JUST BUY DOING YOUR REGULAR SERVICES. ONLY HAVE TO SERVICE EVERY 9,000 MILES.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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