It can be difficult to go too long without checking in on your phone, and the 2017 Honda Pilot technology features do well to keep you connected while out and about.
Bluetooth: Pair a Bluetooth-compatible device with the Pilot’s infotainment system and it will sync up automatically whenever you start the vehicle for convenient, wireless, hands-free phone calls and streaming audio.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Take connectivity to new heights with the Pilot’s available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems, bringing a seamless bridge between SUV and smartphone and delivering familiar apps to your touchscreen.
HondaLink: Honda’s exclusive telematics system delivers your music, podcasts, radio, social media feeds, and more to the Pilot, and the smartphone app makes it easier than ever to schedule service and maintenance appointments.
Navigation: Found on Touring and Elite trims, the satellite-linked navigation system brings turn-by-turn directions to the Pilot, complete with 3D mapping, points of interest, lane guiding, and more.
This SUV is designed to make your life a bit easier, seating as many as eight passengers, towing up to 5,000 pounds, and sporting an energetic and efficient engine under the hood. These 2017 Honda Pilot technology features give the cabin a similar kind of convenience:
USB and Power Outlets: Gone are the days of searching for a free outlet; the Pilot has as many as five USB ports, up to three 12-volt outlets, two auxiliary headphone jacks, a 115-volt power outlet, and an HDMI port.
Push-Button Start: Honda’s SUV can sense when your keys are near, letting you simply slide into the driver’s seat, buckle your seat belt, and push the “start” button to head out on the road. Quick, easy, and convenient.
HomeLink Remote: Consign your gate remotes and garage door controls to the glovebox with the HomeLink remote, programmable with up to three different codes. Just push a button on the in-vehicle unit to open up the gate or garage door.
Driver Memory Settings: The Pilot has multiple driver memory options, letting you simply push a button to revert some of your settings to exactly where you like them.
Whether it’s a road trip with the kids or the daily commute to work, the entertainment features of the Pilot help ensure you’re not bored behind the wheel.
Stereo: A 200-watt seven-speaker stereo is standard (available with a 225-watt amplifier, too), while Touring and Elite models feature a 540-watt stereo with 10 speakers (and subwoofer). Enjoy audio in high quality from USB, Bluetooth, auxiliary input, SiriusXM, HD Radio, Pandora, and more.
High-Resolution Display: The 8-inch touchscreen display features WVGA 800×480 high-resolution graphics that’s customizable to add a personal touch to your in-dash screen.
Rear Entertainment System: The rear entertainment system of the Pilot is available on EX-L and higher trims and includes a 9-inch screen, DVD/Blu-ray playback, and an available power port and HDMI input for a gaming console.
We love all of the features we’ve covered so far, but the most important 2017 Honda Pilot technology features are the advanced safety amenities:
Rearview Camera: Each Pilot includes a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines as a standard feature, making it easy to back up with confidence, helping to keep the rear of the SUV looking pristine.
Honda LaneWatch: Found on EX, EX-L, and Touring models, this blind-spot camera is mounted on the passenger-side mirror and offers you an extended view of what’s in the passenger-side blind spot.
Blind-Spot Sensors: The Pilot Elite trades the LaneWatch system for a pair of radar sensors, one on each rear side of the Pilot. An in-dash indicator lights up when it senses there’s a vehicle in either of those blind spots—always remember to check visually before changing lanes, though.
Honda Sensing: Available on EX and EX-L and standard on the Touring and Elite models, Honda Sensing is a new suite of driver-assistance features that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation.