Honda is adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality to its Pilot three-row crossover for the 2017 model year. The model year update also includes a few other minor tweaks.
Honda began offering vehicles with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the 2016 model year, but the Pilot was left off that list. Honda is rectifying that for the 2017 model year Pilot, with EX and above models receiving both systems as standard.
Additionally, Honda has added a new coating to the Pilot’s 8-inch touchscreen display that will reduce the appearance of fingerprints while still reducing sun glare. Honda is also making a black interior optional on all Pilot models finished in White Diamond Perl; in the prior model year that color combo was reserved for the top-spec Elite model.
“The all-new third-generation Pilot has been a huge hit with SUV buyers,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. “For 2017, we’re making Pilot even more appealing with new technology and options that our customers are seeking.”
The 2017 Pilot will carry a base price of $30,595, which represent a modest $250 increase over last year’s model. The 2017 Honda Pilot goes on sale on November 7.
Photos by Drew Johnson.