2018 vs 2017 Honda Pilot Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower280
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 27
  • Transmission6-speed automatic


2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower158
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 27
  • Transmission6-speed automatic

2018 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Honda Pilot

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The Honda Pilot has been around since the year 2002 as part of the 2003 model year. This vehicle has been trendy since its release, and it has seen a lot of changes over the years. After many years of staying relatively the same aside from some minor adjustments, the 2017 Honda Pilot was redesigned pretty extensively for the new 2018 model. This refresher brings about new technology, more power, and a better than ever design. Loyal Honda customers won’t be able to help themselves and will insist on taking a detailed look at the new 2018 Honda Pilot. Let’s take a closer look at the new 2018 Honda Pilot.

Space and Seating

When it comes to the amount of seating that you get inside of your vehicle, typically the Honda Pilot has always had three rows of seating, making it an actual crossover. Honda has decided to release a two-row Pilot that provides passengers with more room in the front seats and second row. A smaller engine option is also available, which brings affordability up. The 2.0-liter turbo engine is a perfect fit for this smaller trim level. A more compact vehicle is sometimes what many people prefer, but still with all of the tried and true features in the rest of the car. The trunk will be a bit smaller in this more compact version, but you still get plenty of space to tow your family around and all of their belongings.

Interior Changes

In the 2017 Honda Pilot model, consumers complained about the push-button gear selector. The 2018 Honda Pilot model has dropped this feature to make driving the vehicle more user-friendly. It only wasn’t beneficial or easy to use, and many people found that it malfunctioned easily and was always in need of repairs. A traditional gear shifter replaces this older concept. The new shifter design is aluminum and wrapped in leather to match the sleek interior styling that you will find throughout the rest of the vehicle. The rest of the interior has also seen some updates, making everything look much more modern and expensive than it ever has before. You will find that the materials on the interior of the vehicle are vibrant and the car is designed in a way on the inside that makes everything very easy to use. A lot of thought has gone into this new 2018 model.

Under The Hood

The 2018 base engine in the Honda Pilot is a 3.5 liter, v6 which is the same as the 2017 model. However, this new engine will provide more power thanks to 300 horsepower as well as 270-pound-feet of torque. The performance will be significantly improved in the 2018 model, and efficiency numbers are better with this engine option as well. A new hybrid powertrain is optional. This option provides over 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Approximately thirty miles per gallon can be achieved. Not only are you getting a vehicle that is great for the environment, but it will also be great when it comes to your finances.

If you are looking for an affordable crossover vehicle that provides three rows of seating and plenty of space and power, then the newly designed 2018 Honda Pilot is a vehicle worth checking out, which is a very versatile vehicle that works with many different demographics of people. Stop down to Bosak Honda Highland dealership today. Our knowledgeable staff of employees are here to help you find the vehicle that will work for your lifestyle and your budget.


* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.