2017 Honda Pilot earns Consumer Guide's ‘Automotive Best Buy Award’
The first time I drove the reinvented Honda Pilot was at a national press reveal somewhere in the outbacks of Kentucky. I predicted at that time that Honda had effectively undermined Acura MDX and RDX sales by presenting a financially attainable V6 powered 3 row SUV with true off-road capability, and what I would soon discover to be segment breaching active safety features -- true story.
Consumer Report effectively confirms my suspicions of exceptional value
With no shortage of quality built and fuel efficient contenders offered in what is arguably the most popular new car purchase segment in North America, it’s no small feat for Honda to take Pilot to unprecedented high levels of automotive press, public and now consumer advocate praise and appreciation. With well over 100,000 units sold in 2016, Honda Pilot and the light truck lineup will take American Honda Motors to near, if not record sale levels for the year. This MDX driver spends a ‘ week in the seat’ of the all new 2017 Honda Pilot Touring Edition.
MSRP, safety features, total package and residual resale value
As assessed by Consumer Guide: When measured against a rather good midsize SUV segment, 2017 Honda Pilot may be your best option when considering the purchase of a midsize 3-row crossover or SUV package. For those the prefer the utility of a pickup truck, check out the all new 2017 Honda Ridgeline here.