posted in Autofan Technology section November 10, 2016
2017 Honda Pilot Gets Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
TORRANCE, Calif., November 4, 2016 – Honda continues to strengthen its position in the three-row SUV segment with fresh updates to the award-winning Honda Pilot for the 2017 model year. The 2017 Pilot will now be available with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality, a new fingerprint resistant touchscreen and an expanded interior color palette. The 2017 Honda Pilot goes on sale beginning Monday, November 7, with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30,595 for LX 2WD and $32,395 for LX AWD.
- Pilot adds latest in connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Black interior now available on all trims with White Diamond Pearl exterior
"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."
Honda was among the first automakers to incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, starting with the 2016 Accord and Civic. For 2017, Pilot EX and above trims will now feature Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality integrated into an improved 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen. These models will also see application of a new coating to reduce the appearance of fingerprints on the screen while retaining high glare resistance. Customer choice is also further enhanced for 2017 with extended availability of a black interior, now available on all trims optioned with the White Diamond Pearl exterior paint (previously available only on Elite).
Since its introduction in the summer of 2015, the Honda Pilot has earned a host of awards and accolades, including being named one of the "Best Cars for the Money" by U.S. News & World Report; "Best SUV of 2016" by Hispanic Motor Press; "Best Family Cars of 2016" by KBB.com, Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com; and as a finalist for 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.