2017 Honda Pilot – Release Date, News and Rumors 

With a flexible and spacious rear seats, high-tech safety features, fuel efficient engines, a comfortable ride, and a sophisticated all-wheel drive, make the 2017 Honda Pilot a strong contender in the three-row crossover class. Its release date should be expected in early 2017, according to various reports.

Big and blocky exterior wise, and spacious and comfortable interior wise, the new Pilot is perhaps one of the best family-friendly crossover in the market thanks to Honda’s unique engineering and designs.

2017 Honda Pilot side view, exterior, alloy wheels

It comes with a more traditional look than the previous generation pilot which tried a little too hard to look something it wasn’t, at least according to some opinions. If the new changes and updates we are seeing on the new model are anything to go by, then the Pilot will certainly be on its way to setting the benchmark for other vehicles in the segment.

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It has a new styling that more closely matches the smaller CR-V, and is certainly a better choice for a three-row crossover than before. A lot of effort has been spent by Honda in trying to rejuvenate its interior. The result is simply excellent. Once you get seated on the comfortable and supportive seats, an array of audio and climate controls are offered on the central display. Entertainment and convenience features are also available on the standard 8” touchscreen.

2017 Honda Pilot front angle, headlights and grille

The rest of the cabin is stuffed with upscale and soft-touch acoustic surfaces that also double up as sound-deadening materials. Some of the features worth your while include ventilated and heated seats, a heated tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, lane-departure mitigation and warning system, and forward collision warning.

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The Pilot steers and handles better thanks to suspension upgrades done beneath its hood. Further weight reductions should be expected as lightweight materials have extensively been used during its construction. The ride is smooth and is befitting of a luxury car, although the handling can’t be categorized as sporty yet. Stability and traction is superb thanks to the controlled and sophisticated AWD system.

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The result of these changes and improvements is expected to make the Pilot more appealing and compelling in its category. However, the segment offers several other strong contenders such as the 2017 Toyota Highlander, which is our top-rated SUV and is highly recommended for anyone shopping for a large crossover.

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Others include the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the stylish and versatile, wagon-like 2017 Ford Flex, and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. At the end of the day, you ultimately have to make a decision according to your priorities. But even in the face of these unforgiving bogeys, the 2017 Honda Pilot is nonetheless a well-rounded vehicle with a reputation for high-resale values and reliability than any of its rivals.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Pilot

Beneath the bonnet of every 2017 Honda Pilot is a 3.5L V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system or the optional nine-speed automatic for upper trims. The front wheel drive is standard across the board, but the AWD is available as an option for those who need extra traction.

2017 Honda Pilot engine

Effectiveness can also be optimized especially in low traction scenarios by switching on any of the available suspension settings: Snow/ Mud, and Sand.

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Honda’s estimates for the 2017 Honda Pilot fuel economy ratings stand at 27/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the FWD model equipped with a six-speed, and 27/20/23 mpg for that with a nine-speed auto and FWD mode.

Offered Trims – Honda Pilot

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The eight-passenger 2017 Honda Pilot crossover SUV is offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. The capacity however reduces to seven if you opt for the Elite trim model which comes equipped with second-row captain’s chairs.

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2017 Honda Pilot interior, leather front and rear seats

Some of the accessories to expect include a seven-speaker sound system, four-zone climate control, active noise cancellation, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, apple carplay, Pandora internet radio, 20-ich wheels, and xenon headlights.

Price & 2017 Honda Pilot Release Date

2017 Honda Pilot Release date

Recent reports allege the 2017 Honda Pilot release date should be expected early 2017. As for its price, the SUV will go for sale for an MSRP that starts from $30,145. We are working on the available details about its lease terms, and the same shall be updated once they are ready.

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2017 Honda Civic Release Date, Review and Info

The new Honda Civic comes with substantial changes for 2017 including a new turbocharged power, a technology-rich interior, daring looks, a spacious cabin, and lots of standard features. Once again, the Civic promises to be a must-drive compact sedan. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a satisfying handling, a roomy cabin, an advanced infotainment system, a fuel-efficient and zesty turbocharged engine, and a spacious trunk that fits just about everything.

New features for 2017 include a new four-door hatchback body style, and upgraded handling and steering configurations. Also, this year marks the end of the Natural Gas and Civic Hybrid production.

2017 Honda Civic exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

The Honda Civic has seen a bumpy and often treacherous journey ever since it debuted five years ago, and during the time garnered a lot of controversy and bad reviews.

However, a radical surgery made the Civic more competitive and brought the sedan to its feet.

For seasoned Civic users, the new 2017 Civic promises to be refreshing and should come as a relief. From its mature cabin, a nifty touchscreen interface, upscale looks, and lots of cabin space. Under its hood is a plethora of innovation. To start off with, the vehicle comes with a turbocharged 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower. This turbo mill also offers an impressive EPA fuel economy ratings that start at 42 mpg/highway. Other engines available include a 2.0L four cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower, and a 1.8L engine.

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Similarly to the Civics of the yore, the fresh one offers a serene and comfortable ride, feels and drives sporty, and is more compliant than ever. Interior wise, much can be said about what the Civic offers ranging from an upgraded infotainment system to a laudable soft-to-touch materials.

The 2017 Honda Civic, despite the substantial changes, comes in a segment that is chock full of great compact sedans. Some of them include the 2017 Mazda 3, 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Kia Forte.

Available Trims – Honda Civic

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The new 2017 Honda Civic is offered in both hatchback and coupe body styles, and is available in five trims: base LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line Touring trim. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Honda Civic

The base LX trim comes standard with an expanded-view driver side mirror, LED daytime running lights, full power accessories, a 5” touchscreen interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Pandora connectivity, manual front seats, driver height-adjustment, and a four-speaker premium sound system.

2017 Honda Civic exterior, blue color

The EX trim comes fitted with a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, variable intermittent wipers, an eight-speaker sound system, heated side mirrors, 16” alloy wheels, LaneWatch lane-change assistant, a multi-function trip computer, a 7” touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a review camera.
Opting for the EX-T trim gets you a satellite and HD radio, 17” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a rear deck lid spoiler, heated front seats, foglights, and remote start.

2017 Honda Civic Review interior, dashboard and gear shift knob

Tacking on an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power driver seat is the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L trim.

Finally, the new Touring trim comes equipped with a 10-speaker audio system, LED headlights, an integrated navigation system, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, adaptive cruise control, and a four-way passenger seat.

2017 Honda Civic interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Civic

A four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic. Both the EX and LX trims come fitted with a 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque. It’s mated to a CVT and a six-speed manual transmission system.

2017 Honda Civic engine

The LX manual, according to Honda, comes with EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/40/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The EX-L, EX-T, and Touring trims come fitted with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower and 162 pounds of torque. The Continuously Variable Transmission system is the only available transmission system provided.

2017 Honda Civic 1.5L engine

Price & Release Date – 2017 Honda Civic Coupe

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $18,640 for the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan. As for the release date, expect to see the vehicle go for sale in dealerships early this year.

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2017 Honda Fit Release Date, Review, News

With such an amazing strong and fuel-efficient engines, accommodating cabin, and lots of competitive features, the new 2017 Honda Fit promises to be a solid choice for everyone shopping in the subcompact car segment. Its release date should be expected July this year.

Some of the defining highlights for the 2017 Fit include an excellent visibility, a high fuel-efficient, an unmatched small car versatility owing to the unique rear seat design, spacious cargo area and seating, and an excellent rear visibility. Generally, for 2017, the new Honda Fit returns unchanged.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, alloy wheels

Quite often, car names are made up of random or alphanumeric jumbles, however, the Honda Fit has proved itself as a perfect literalism. One thing notable though is its versatile, spacious interior space that can accommodate a lot of stuff inside.

A first for the 2017 Fit is the ample interior space that offers a spacious head-and legroom. Also, the Fit comes with plenty of standard features and an impressive roster of optional technology. Add the superb fuel economy ratings and you’ve got yourself a unique vehicle that is talented in almost all of its offerings.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, rear view, taillights

One of the most conspicuous standout is the “Magic Seat,” which facilitates hauling just behind the driver and front passenger seat, and is uniquely built and also has a flip-up seat bottom. You could as well leave the seatbacks forward and fold the seat bottom down.

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with soft-touch materials and new available upgrades like keyless entry and ignition, and leather upholstery. The Fit also comes with an impressive excellent visibility and nimble handling.
You can’t find anything else better than the Fit on the market today.

2017 Honda Fit front angle, silver color

The subcompact hatchback offers better and much superior features and technologies than any other vehicle in its segment. Some of the close alternatives, which you might have stumbled upon, include the 2017 Ford Fiesta, the 2017, Kia Soul, and the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

That said, if versatility, tight budget, and a spacious cargo capacity, the new 2017 Honda Fit remains your perfect bet.

Available Trims – Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit exterior, yellow color

The new and redesigned 2017 Honda Fit is available in a walloping four trims: the base LX, mid-trims EX, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi trims. You can find the 2017 Honda Fit Si and Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – Honda Fit

Some of the standard LX features and technologies include a 5” touchscreen display, LED brake lights, 15” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a four-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a cruise control.

2017 Honda Fit gear shift knob, lcd screen and leather seats

Picking the EX model gets you an additional USB port, a 7” touchscreen interface, LaneWatch display, Siri Eyes Free functionality, an upgraded rearview camera, an HDMI input, an optional navigation system, a six-speaker sound system, keyless ignition and entry, and a sunroof.

Opting for the EX-L trim gets you a leather upholstery, body-color side mirrors, heated front mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED automatic headlights.

2017 Honda Fit exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Going the EX-L way gets you everything on the EX-L trim plus, a satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Fit

Under the hood of the new 2017 Honda Fit is a four-cylinder 1.5L engine and is rated at 114 pounds of torque and 130 horsepower. On the LX and EX is a six-speed manual transmission system which is the standard transmission system, while the Continuously Variable Transmission system is optional. However, the CVT is standard for the EX-L and EX-L with Navi.

During our own test drive, the Fit was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in just 8.8 seconds.

2017 Honda Fit engine

According to Honda, the fuel economy ratings stand at 29/38/32 mpg for the manual-equipped Fit, and 32/38/35 mpg for the CVT-equipped version. The entry-level LX leads the pack with its impressive 33/41/36 mpg.

Some of the standard safety features available for the Fit include side-curtain airbags, traction control, antilock disc brakes, stability control, active head restraints, and front-side airbags.

Price & 2017 Honda Fit Release Date

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Anyone wishing to buy the 2017 Honda Fit should expect it in the 2nd Q of 2016. As for the pricing, you should expect the vehicle to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $15,790.

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