2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

Honda Pilot 2017 is very interesting for all kinds of reasons. Capable of pulling up to 5,000 pounds and comfortably carrying eight passengers, the Honda Pilot is usable by almost all standards. Getting kids in and out is relatively easy, and options like Blu-ray’s rear entertainment system make road trips easy. And for everyday trips, lonely cabins and smooth travel make the Pilot very livable.
Despite all his virtues, the Pilot was not perfect. Our main complaints include highly sensitive security systems such as adaptive cruise control, nine speed automatic transmission (but optional), and a less user-friendly infotainment interface. Anyway, it’s a small problem, and not enough to dampen our enthusiasm for this great Honda SUV. If you are in the market for a three-line crossover, we recommend checking out the 2017 Honda Pilot.

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

What’s new

Compatibility Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been added to the Pilot with an 8 inch touch screen (EX and above). Otherwise, the Pilot carries more than does not change.

2017 Honda Pilot Features

The pilot is a three-line crossover SUV that is a great alternative to minivans. It is offered in LX class, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim. All eight seats, with the exception of Elite, have a second-line captain’s seat that reduced the capacity to seven.

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For basic family transportation, standard Pilot LX makes sense. This may be a basic trim, but definitely not bare bones. Standard features include 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet torque), six-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, steering wheel tilt and telescoping and A third row seats with 60/40-split. Electronic features include a 5-inch center screen, seven speaker sound system, rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, additional audio jack and USB port.
If you’re looking for some technological and security features again, you might have to step onto the EX. It adds automatic headlights, floodlights, flashing LED lights, reflected mirrors, remote start engines, Honda LaneWatch blind spots, dynamic guides for rearview cameras, automatic three zone climate controls, customizable power driver Lumbar two-way), an 8-inch touch-screen interface, a Honda-enabled smartphone-enabled feature, and an enhanced seven-speaker sound system with two high-powered USB ports, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay compatibility and Android Auto, and Pandora internet radio control. Also included is Intelligent Traction Management system which adds Snow mode for front-wheel-drive version and Snow / Sand / Mud mode with AWD.
Although most of the equipment is the same as the EX, the EX-L gets some comfort that makes it more visible. It adds a sunroof, tailgate power, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, one-touch sliding seat, customizable four-way front passenger seat, heated front seats and rearview mirror. It also keeps the six-speed transmission, which is a big part why we recommend this trim level.

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

For some additional security, the EX and EX-L trim levels both offer the Honda Sensing package. It adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with auto braking, road departure intervention system, forward collision warning system, and lane departure warning and intervention system. The EX-L can also be equipped with a navigation system or rear entertainment system that includes a Blu-ray player with a single overhead screen, an HDMI and RCA ports, two additional USB ports for second row, side screen and second glasses. 115 volt outlet. Note that this EX-L option can not be combined with each other.Nearly right at the top of the Pilot lineup is the Touring model, which features all standard equipment and optional EX-L plus roof rails, 20 inch wheels, nine speed automatic transmission, automatic stop-start engine, extra noise. – produces acoustic glass for windows, front and rear parking sensors, security memory settings, ambient interior lighting and a 10-speaker sound system. Touring is very interesting, of course, and most of the equipment is useful, but the nine-speed transmission is not as easy as living at six-speed speed.
Swinging for the fence, top-of-the-line Elite models add LED lights, high automatic spotlight control, blind spot monitoring with rear traffic cross alert (replacing LaneWatch), automatic windshield wiper, panoramic sunroof, heated And Ventilated front seats, heated second row captain seats (reduced seating for up to seven people), heated steering wheel and HD radio.

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2017 Honda Pilot Interiors

Honda Pilot shows the typical efficiency of Honda and build quality. The use of space is very good with plenty of storage. Practical features such as easy third entry line and flat load floor with second and third rows are lowered making a difference when hauling cargo and passengers.

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

2017 Honda Pilot Canada Reviews

Ease of use

Infotainment controls are improved on better multifunctional knob designs, and there is an attractive high-resolution touch screen for those of you who like menonnton. The lack of physical buttons for some features greatly makes us a little disappointed. In addition, push button shifter for nine speed automatic transmission takes some time to get used to.

In and out

Large doors and simple chair height make the Pilot a vehicle that is easy to enter and exit for passengers. The third line access is enhanced with one release button for the second row of the tilt and slide, but the pass-through to the back space is small.

Driving position

The highly manageable front seats of the Pilot and the tilt and telescoping steering wheel make it easy for you to find a good driving position. The driver seat is installed rather high for shorter drivers, but otherwise the setup is also very convenient.


The first two rows are very spacious with a good elbow room, legs and headroom for all passengers. The third row seats are covered with a low seat and high floor, but there is still enough space for adults on short trips, which can not be managed by some competitors.


For vehicles that are so large, there is an average viewing distance of front and rear. The right seating gives you a better view than you get at the Honda Odyssey. The multiview backup camera is very practical, while front and rear front sensors offer optional hidden obstacles.


High quality materials and assembly for a three-line SUV in this segment but not much better than you would find in a competitor. Plastic soft touch on the dashboard combined with good secondary trim and matte finish control looks and feels good for you.

2017 Honda Pilot Technology

Although some of the controls in the Pilot are quite intelligent and intuitive, the active safety features are wrong on the side of caution and can be distracting. Also, the lack of volume keys is a frustrating omission that you have to face every day.

Smartphone integration

The smartphone integration software of Honda is not the easiest to use system we have tested, and is often prone to interference. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional features for 2017 that should prove useful, but we have not had a chance to test them in this Pilot.

Driver’s tool

The standard Honda LaneWatch system is helpful for passenger line change, but optional systems such as adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation are very sensitive. They react very quickly to the slightest change in road conditions, which can be more annoying than helping us in driving.

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