New Honda Pilot Comparison

For the Best Family Travels, the New 2017 Honda Pilot Gets the Job Done

What makes a reliable, safe and capable SUV? Well for starters, Honda does with the well-rounded and convenience-minded new 2017 Honda Pilot, but to answer the question more accurately, it's the overall sense of how its technology, engineering and design all work in harmony. That gives you the kind of vehicle that not only handles your family driving duties, but also gives you the confidence that your most precious cargo is kept out of harm's way while you're out on the road. See more of the new 2017 Pilot and go over your options by visiting our Duluth, GA Honda dealership serving Atlanta, Alpharetta and Buford today.

Trim Levels, Features, Safety and Performance in the New 2017 Honda Pilot in the Atlanta Area

While it's an obvious choice for family driving as your clan grows larger, the new 2017 Pilot is a highly versatile SUV, providing capabilities for towing and a level of performance that makes it fun to drive. Offered in five trim levels - LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite - you'll find plenty of features to add to the mix. See what's offered in each trim:

  • 2017 Pilot LX: Includes split folding third-row seat, a central display screen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, an auxiliary jack and a USB port.
  • 2017 Pilot EX: Adds foglights, LED running lights, remote engine start, the Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera, an eight-inch touchscreen, HondaLink smartphone-enabled features and smartphone integration.
  • 2017 Pilot EX-L: Adds a sunroof, a power tailgate, leather upholstery, one-touch sliding second-row seats and more.
  • 2017 Pilot Touring: Adds roof rails, noise-reducing glass for the windows, front and rear parking sensors, automatic engine stop-start, driver-seat memory setting and ambient lighting.
  • 2017 Pilot Elite: Adds automatic high-beam headlight control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic windshield wipers, second-row captain's chairs and more.

Additionally, the EX and EX-L trims can include the Honda Sensing package that adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, a road departure intervention system and a lane departure warning and intervention system. Other options in the EX-L include navigation and a rear seat entertainment system.

For capability, the new 2017 Pilot is powered by a strong 3.5-liter V-6, producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped and set up, the Pilot can actually tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is considerably more than most SUVs in this class. Furthermore, you can opt for AWD if you plan on driving off the beaten path more often, or you can stick with the standard front-wheel drive, which provides for slightly better fuel economy.

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Compare the 2017 Honda Pilot to the Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe Near Atlanta

To give you a better idea of why the new 2017 Pilot is such a great choice, it's worth checking out other SUV options and seeing how they compare. Here we're stacking the new 2017 Pilot up against the Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe, two other popular midsized SUV options. Look through these comparisons to see why the Honda option is the way to go, then visit us at our Atlanta area dealership for a quick test drive in the new 2017 Pilot.

2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander Comparison in Duluth, GA

  • When comparing base level models, the 2017 Pilot comes standard with a V-6, while that engine option is only found in a higher and costlier trim level for the Highlander.
  • The total interior volume of the 2017 Pilot is more spacious than the Highlander, in terms of passenger seating and cargo storage.
  • When properly equipped, the 2017 Pilot can be configured to tow considerably more than the Highlander.

2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Comparison in Duluth, GA

  • You'll have a few more trim level and special package options with the new 2017 Pilot than what's offered from the Santa Fe lineup, giving you more ability to configure the SUV that meets your exact needs.
  • Except the top Elite trim level, the 2017 Pilot offers seating for eight, compared to the seven-passenger setup of the Santa Fe. The Honda SUV still makes room for ample cargo storage even with the additional second-row seat.
  • The available driver assistance systems in the 2017 Pilot provide a more robust set of safety features than what's offered in the Santa Fe.

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