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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now integrated to 2017 Honda Pilot

Honda has long held a strong position when it comes to the three-row SUV segment. With the new 2017 Pilot, Honda hopes that this will strengthen its position even further. The model will become available for purchase on November 7, 2016, and it will have a functionality that customers are sure to love. Specifically, it will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition, the choices for color on the interior have been increased. Installed inside is a touchscreen that’s fingerprint-resistant.

That the 2017 Pilot has this functionality should not be a surprise as Honda is the first to have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto installed to their models. This was first observed with the 2016 Civic and even the 2016 Accord. The functionality mentioned is integrated to the all-new Display Audio 8-inch touchscreen. To ensure that the risk of fingerprints appearing on the screen is minimized, the touchscreen has a new coating applied to it. This also allows the touchscreen to continue having a high glare resistance. However, the Android and Apple adaptability are only available for trims starting with Pilot EX and higher.

According to Jeff Conrad, who is the General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Honda Division, as a third generation of the Pilot, this new model has been a success with many SUV customers. For the 2017 model, the brand made sure that the Pilot would have the technology and the choices that many customers want, he added. Indeed, under the 2017 Pilot, Honda improved the customization even further by making available on all trims the black interior. White Diamond Pearl paint for the exterior will be offered as an option, something that was only made available for the Elite in the past.

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2016 Honda Pilot with front crash safety feature earns top rating from IIHS

The American designed and developed 2016 Honda Pilot has been awarded the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) if you opt for the front crash prevention safety feature.

Coupled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Honda has earned itself a reputation for safety and security. It was awarded the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings possible.

The 2016 Honda Pilot also has an optional frontal crash prevention system gaining the award of top rating of Superior from IIHS. Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda Division said that the 2016 Pilot sets the new benchmark in the midsize SUV segment with its top-of-the-class fuel economy and after having gotten the highest safety ratings possible.

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2016 Honda Pilot debuts with new design, 3.5-liter V6

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot was showcased at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and according to the Japanese manufacturer, the three-row SUV was reengineered and redesigned in America. Looking at the vehicle we can easily see the redesigned LED projector headlights fitted with high beam technology, signature LED daytime running lights and taillights as well as its first-ever panoramic roof, which is offered as an option.

Moreover, the 2016 Pilot comes with 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Pilor shows high-quality and soft-touch materials, LED map lightning, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel as well as heated second-row seats. For the first time, the Pilot is available with second-row captain’s chairs.

Because it offers enough room for 7 persons, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers up to five USB ports, four that provide better recharging with 2.5-amp output, to charge iPads or smartphones, as well as additional ports and plugs that include an auxiliary jack for audio players, a HDMI port for gaming consoles, two headphones jacks, two 12-volt power outlets and a 115-volt outlet.

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2016 Honda Pilot will debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Chicago Auto Show will open its doors in February and as expected, carmakers will bring new models. One of the premiere from the Chicago Auto Show will be the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV. The Japanese manufacturer officially confirmed the new eight-passenger SUV, said that it will be completely reengineered, redesigned and manufactured in America.

Moreover, the 2016 Pilot promises to raise the stake in the mainstream three-row SUV segment. Set to arrive at the US dealerships this summer, the 2016 Pilot SUV will show a dramatic shift in design, but will also showcase standout technologies.

For those who don’t know, the first Honda Pilot was introduced back in 2002 as the first mainstream 8-passenger SUV that featured a car-like unitized body construction and refined driving dynamics.

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Honda unveiled the 2015 Pilot Special Edition (SE), a new model positioned between the EX and EX-L trim levels. According to the official press release, the 2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition comes with new gray aluminum alloy wheels, special SE badging and a one-touch-open power moonroof with tilt feature.

In addition, the vehicle comes with Sirius XM radio, the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System, remote entry, rearview camera and an integrated Class III trailer hitch. Under the hood, there is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) that delivers 250 hp, bolted to a five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control.

So, if you want a 2015 Honda Pilot, you’d better prepare $29,870 for the Pilot LX 2WD model and $32,120 for the Pilot EX 2WD. The 2015 Honda Pilot SE 2WD is available for $33,120, while the Pilot EX-L 2WD with RES costs $36,970.

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Honda Motor Co. has issued the recall of nearly 347,000 Pilot sport utility vehicles throughout the globe for a possible problem with the front seat belts. Honda said that the recall, which covers vehicles produced in Lincoln, Ala., for model years 2009-2011, is due to the risk of injury from the driver or front passenger seat belts getting disconnected from the anchor webbing in an accident. Honda said that the problem has not resulted to any injuries or fatalities.

Honda said that the recall resulted from a manufacturing defect on a small group of front seat belts. The stitching that connects the lap section of the belt to the outboard anchor webbing could be incomplete or may even be missing.

Honda will start to give written notification to the Pilot owners in early October. Honda divulged that nearly 311,000 of the Pilot SUVs were located in the U.S. Another 10,000 are located in Canada while there are over 8,000 in Mexico and the rest are in other countries

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For 2012, the Honda Pilot eight-passenger SUV is offered with a wide variety of modifications with a sleeker front-end design, improved interior features and an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 25 mpg on two-wheel-drive models. This reflects a boost of 2 mpg over the 2011 models. The new styling for the front fascia, with its three-bar chrome-style grille, leads to a crossover SUV look that’s more sophisticated.

The styling changes in its interior are focused on instrument panel refinement and a more intuitive button layout. The audio system improvements on Pilot EX and EX-L models consist of a 2 GB CD-Library (CD-L) and Bluetooth Audio Streaming and the use of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for these trim levels too.

The Pilot EX-L’s upgrades include the use of a full-color 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) for audio and vehicle information. The models that are equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System for 2012 get subscription-free FM Traffic, 15 GB audio hard disk drive memory (HDD), and a higher-resolution display. The fuel economy gains for 2012 stem from the upgrades to the powertrain, chassis and vehicle aerodynamics.

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The official details and images of the 2012 Honda Pilot have been released recently. At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be anything exceptional about this vehicle. But then, what consumers will love about this reliable family car is that can carry up to eight people and their luggage. The changes on the new car’s exterior are plainer compared to those on the older model.

The 2012 Honda Pilot got a new redesigned fascia that’s very different from the previous model’s eye-catching sci-fi inspired version. The 2012 model has a fascia that’s more subtle and what could be described as quite dull. The lower edge and fog lights were redesigned to give it a look that’s more compact.

Honda told customers that its fuel efficiency rating will be boosted due to a six-speed automatic transmission that replaces the previous model’s five gear unit.

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Honda is recalling about 10,800 Accord and Pilot models produced as part of the late 2010 and 2011 model years. Honda said that the problem is related to potential front suspension failure.

Honda says the defect stems from the assembly lines of the models, where the machinery didn’t properly accomplish its task of tightening the spindle nuts on the front axles of both vehicles, as well as the damper attachment bracket bolts for the Pilot. It wasn’t Honda that detected the problem.

Instead, the flaw was discovered by its Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant where the models are manufactured. They found a flaw in the software which operates the machine.

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Honda's second generation 2009 Pilot Touring is the carmaker's latest addition to its crossover SUV segment. The revised model features the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System available on the Pilot EX-L model. Previously, this feature had only been available exclusively to the top-level Pilot Touring model.

A 250 horsepower i-VTEC V6 engine powers each of the 2009 Pilot models, which are fitted with a standard towing hitch receiver and a maximum tow rating of 4,500 pounds on 4WD models and 3,500 pounds on 2WD models. The EPA estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy is rated at 17/23/19 mpg, respectively, on two-wheel-drive models and 16/22/18 mpg on four-wheel-drive models.

Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of Product Planning for American Honda Motor, said that the Honda Pilot provides what most people expect from a family-oriented SUV. She stated that the Pilot emphasizes safety, versatile cargo areas and comfortable space for adults and children. The Pilot also boasts a smart balance between all-weather capabilities, refined driving dynamics and overall fuel efficiency.

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