Does the 2017 Honda Pilot have a third row?
Honda makes some spacious vehicles, but does the 2017 Honda Pilot have a third row? We will answer that question and more as we tell you all about the seating capacity of this SUV along with many other features that may interest a family looking for an SUV.
What is the seating capacity of the Honda Pilot?
With both a second and a third row as standard equipment, the 2017 Pilot can comfortably seat eight people. The top-level Elite trim brings that down to seven, but we will discuss why in a minute.
With 60/40 split second and third-row seats standard, you can adapt your cabin to suit a variety of passenger and cargo configurations. At the EX-L level, the Pilot adds one-touch second-row seat, which automatically moves forward providing better ingress and egress into and out of the third row.
The third row folds completely flat turning it into a great place for groceries or luggage. With all the seats folded down, you’ll have an expansive cargo area that can accommodate up to 109 cubic-feet of cargo. With the high lifting tailgate, even the bulkiest cargo can fit with relative ease.
What does the EX trim add to comfort in the Pilot?
The EX trim level, which is just one up from the base model LX, adds a great deal of features. There are even a few that may be of interest to your passengers. One nice touch is the addition of a conversation mirror that makes it easy for the driver to see passengers while keeping the rearview mirror pointed at the road behind.
At the EX level, you also get a tri-zone automatic climate control system. This system not only allows the driver and the front passenger to have their own temperature settings, but now all those in the back will have their own temperature setting as well.
Why does the Elite trim only seat seven people?
The Elite adds a ton of features including perforated leather seats that for the front row are both heated and ventilated. What it also adds are two second-row captain’s chairs. These two second-row seats are also heated.
The inclusion of these comfortable seats means one less person can sit in the second row. This is what brings the total seating capacity down to a still impressive seven in the Elite.