2017 Honda Pilot LX Takes on Segment Rivals Galore Here in Westport, CT

If you're blazing a trail to find a mid-size to full-size SUV both multi-terrain capable and replete with top-tier features at an affordable bottom line, you needn't circumnavigate the globe. You'll find a model ready for the highway cruise and to head off the beaten path alike in the new 2017 Honda Pilot LX, right here in Westport. And though competition may be steep from upstarts like the rugged Toyota Highlander LE, athletic Mazda CX-9 Sport, hard-charging Nissan Pathfinder S, and well-appointed Volkswagen Atlas SE, we at Honda of Westport think you'll find 2017 Pilot makes the grade.

Power and Performance

  • When it comes to a highly efficient powerplant, Honda Pilot LX delivers. Its 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 excels against Toyota Highlander LE and Mazda CX-9 Sport, each with a lower-capacity 2.7-liter four-cylinder and 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G Turbo respectively.
  • The Honda SUV's 280 horsepower pulls ahead of Toyota Highlander LE and Mazda CX-9 Sport, too, each of which offer only 185 and 227 horsepower ratings respectively.
  • Even against VW Atlas, sporting a 3.6-liter V6, 2017 Pilot LX gains, 280 horsepower to 276.
  • Though Nissan Pathfinder S might offer a comparable 3.5-liter V6 with a few extra horses under the hood than 2017 Pilot, the Honda makes up for it with the surpassing pulling power of 262 pound-feet of torque to the Nissan 259. That can make all the difference when it comes to lugging sizable payloads and traversing diverse landscapes.
  • Though Volkswagen Atlas SE might have a few more pound-feet of torque, 266 to that of 2017 Pilot, Atlas pays for it with a slightly lower fuel economy than that of Honda.



  • 2017 Honda Pilot receives a laudable five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)*, in tandem with Highlander, Pathfinder, and Atlas and ahead of Mazda CX-9, which isn't currently rated.
  • From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 2017 Honda Pilot likewise receives a noteworthy rating of Good and excellent marks for front crash prevention**, alongside its Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, and Volkswagen contenders. But the Acceptable rating for the 2017 Pilot headlights, on par with Highlander and CX-9, gives the SUV an edge on Nissan Pathfinder S and VW Atlas SE.
  • Plus, rival-comparable LATCH child seat anchors in 2017 Honda Pilot come rated more highly than Volkswagen Atlas, delivering peace of mind for young travelers.
    *Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).
    **IIHS ratings are given as part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety assessment program when vehicles are properly equipped.

Interior and Technology

  • Behind the sleek design lines of 2017 Honda Pilot LX, you'll find plenty of head, leg, and shoulder room, with a 152.9-cubic-foot passenger capacity surmounting that of Toyota Highlander LE and Mazda CX-9 Sport and near neck-and-neck with Nissan Pathfinder and VW Atlas.
  • What's more, 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space takes 2017 Pilot just past Toyota Highlander and sprints it well beyond Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder.
  • As the latest in technological accouterments go, you'll find several in 2017 Honda Pilot LX. The SUV's 5-inch color LCD system incorporates a seven-speaker, 200-watt audio system complete with a subwoofer to make your road mix take off, whether you're listening to the radio or streaming from a smartphone or audio device via standard Bluetooth.
  • Though Toyota Highlander LE may feature a comparable six-speaker, 6.1-inch touchscreen-equipped Entune™ Audio system, flanked by the Mazda CX-9 MAZDA CONNECT 7-inch full-color touchscreen-equipped sibling and an 8-inch iteration in both Nissan Pathfinder and Volkswagen Atlas, consider together all the places where Honda Pilot transcends, and you're sure to find it the ideal investment.

No Matter Your Trim Predilection, Stop by and Experience the 2017 Honda Pilot for Yourself Here at Honda of Westport

Our 1372 Post Road East Honda showroom's not only home to an extensive array of 2017 Pilot trims ready and revving for a Westport test drive. It's the place where our Honda aficionados remain on hand and eager to give you the grand tour of all that a new Honda Pilot can bring to your Westport travels. Take a look through our lineup here on our website, and when it's time for a spin, feel free to stop by and see us!


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