Cars.com Three-Row SUV Challenge Won by the 2017 Honda Pilot
The Cars.com Three-Row SUV Challenge has just put a host of models through their paces, but the 2017 Honda Pilot ultimately won. These models represent the class of choice for larger American families who want tons of cool features, plenty of usable passenger and cargo room, top-tier safety ratings, and capably efficient drives, so it’s fantastic news to see the new Pilot coming out ahead.
The Cars.com Three-Row SUV Challenge
It takes a lot for a vehicle to win Cars.com’s Three-Row SUV Challenge. For the 2017 Honda Pilot to take the top spot*, it had to make its way against a pack of competitors. The criteria to qualify for this prestigious award were a starting price of less than $45,000, including the destination fee, and an EPA combined rating of 19 mpg or more, so rivals included:
- 2017 Dodge Durango
- 2017 Ford Explorer
- 2017 GMC Acadia
- 2016 Honda Pilot
- 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2017 Kia Sorento
- 2016 Mazda CX-9
- 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Another Win for Honda
The Honda Pilot was able to soar above the competition across almost every measure, with Cars.com making it the Three-Row SUV Challenge winner and describing it as offering “minivan practicality in an SUV body.”
Standout areas included:
- Features: Cars.com commented that the Pilot “leads the pack here in smartly designed family features”, citing its conversation mirror and roll-top console bins as examples.
- Space: The Pilot offers 18.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third-row, 55.9 behind the second-row, or 109 behind the first-row, plus space to seat up to eight. That’s ideal when you’re heading out from Boulder for a family camping trip.
- Visibility: In other entrants, judges viewed rear visibility as “a joke because of small rear windows and large head restraints”, but the Pilot “allows the driver to see everything, including out the back”. Perfect for backing up in crowded parts of Denver.
Find the Three-Row SUV Challenge Winner Here at Fisher Honda
You’ll be able to take a closer look at the 2017 Honda Pilot when you pay a visit to the showroom here at Fisher Honda. If you’d like to experience this award-winning vehicle for yourself, we’re only a short drive away.