Performance Features of the 2017 Honda Pilot


The 2017 Honda Pilot is one of those vehicles that offers something for everyone, from safety specs and new technologies to awesome design features. But at its core, drivers come to an SUV for dependability and performance, and the Pilot delivers with high horsepower rates, ample towing power, a choice of transmission systems, and more. No wonder drivers from Lowell to Haverhill are lining up at Commonwealth Honda to try out the Pilot for themselves. See the specs as we break down this family-sized crossover below.

Performance in the Pilot

Here’s just a taste of what the new Pilot has in store when it comes to engine specs:

  • Engine Power – Running on a standard V6 Direct Fuel Injection engine, the Pilot promises a remarkable 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. What this means in terms of towing power is equally striking: all-wheel-drive models can pull as much as 5,000 pounds when properly equipped!
  • Transmission Types – The Pilot features two transmissions: a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission system and a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Shift-by-Wire and Paddle Shifters for superior performance.
  • Efficiency – Don’t worry, those impressive specs are balanced out with stunning fuel economy numbers. 2017 Pilot LX 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.*
  • Drive Assist Features – Last but not least, the Pilot also comes embedded with a range of driver assist features. For example, its Hill Start Assist is able to determine when it’s starting up on an incline or decline and freeze the brakes until you hit the gas pedal, while its ECO Mode helps to maximize efficiency. Likewise, Active Noise Cancellation keeps the interior of the Pilot as quiet as can be, whether you’re out on I-95 or just humming around town.

Test Drive the Pilot Now

Lowell, Salem, and Haverhill drivers are in luck: they can see the 2017 Honda Pilot performance firsthand at Commonwealth Honda. Contact us today and you’ll be able to take the new Pilot out on the road and explore its stunning performance spec for yourself. And while you’re at it, you should be sure to explore what the Pilot has to offer in terms of technology, safety devices, and design features, too; it’s an all-around success in our books.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.