Honda redesigned the Pilot for the 2016 model year, so the 2017 model is mostly carryover with no change. The 2017 Honda Pilot continues to be powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission on the LX, EX, and EX-L models, or a nine-speed auto on the Touring and Elite models. With standard seating for up to eight passengers, the Pilot also has optional captain's chairs. Cargo space is on par with its competitors at 16.5 cubic feet.
Starting at $30,595, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers a host of standard features, including a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, USB port, and a 4.2-inch LCD infotainment screen. Moving on to higher trims adds amenities like Honda LaneWatch, HondaLink, larger 8-inch touchscreen, power sunroof, and daytime running lights on the EX. The EX-L adds leather seats, while the Touring adds even more features like front and rear parking sensors, and much more. The major competitors of the 2017 Honda Pilot include Dodge Durango SXT, GMC Acadia Denali, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Let's find out, how does the "Pilot" compete in different categories of the review?