2017 Honda Pilot Features CarPlay

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Honda has announced its 2017 Pilot will be available with CarPlay and Android Auto in models EX and above in the United States. The software platforms will be built into an improved 8-inch touchscreen with a new anti-fingerprint coating.


The three-row SUV is the latest Honda vehicle to support CarPlay after the 2016 and later Accord, 2016 and later Civic, 2016 Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan, 2017 Ridgeline, and 2017 Honda CR-V. Honda did not mention if wireless CarPlay will be supported.

The 2017 Honda Pilot goes on sale beginning November 7, with a suggested starting price of $33,030 for the CarPlay-supported EX model.

CarPlay is available in over 100 vehicle models worldwide from over two dozen automakers, providing hands-free or eyes-free access to common iPhone apps such as Maps, Messages, Music, Phone, and Podcasts, and select third-party apps. Apple keeps a periodically updated list of available models on its website.

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arekm

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Wired or wireless car play? Ok, doesn't mention... which likely means wired. It's a shame then ...
 

jclardy

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I'm looking at getting a new car , and the Honda Civic hatchback is in the running...but if you want the 6-speed manual you can't get carplay -_- (Unless you don't live in the US.)

I'll probably end up with a Mazda3 which also doesn't have carplay, but they are potentially upgrading their software to support it (And 2014+ all have the same infotainment unit.)

So basically, car manufacturers still suck.
 

Harmonious Zen

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I'm looking at getting a new car , and the Honda Civic hatchback is in the running...but if you want the 6-speed manual you can't get carplay -_- (Unless you don't live in the US.)
Really? That might be the most bizarre logic I've ever heard for car optioning.
 

69Mustang

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Has anyone even released a car with wireless Car Play? I remember it being announced with iOS 9.
Car companies really don't care anymore. When CP and AA were first introduced car companies viewed them as added incentives to 1. attract more potential buyers and 2. a way to potentially up sell to higher trim levels. Couple that with the reputed flakiness of the products and you get industry apathy. CP and AA are nothing more than boxes to be ticked to say yeah we have that too. CP and AA were never going to be anything more than a stop gap solution until car companies got their crap together regarding intuitive UI. With Apple and Google laying a blueprint for them to follow, they won't need either one. They don't need either one right now since cars are going to sell regardless. This is all my opinion of course.
 

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I hate car play. It actually is one feature that makes me want to switch to android because apple maps still sucks so bad after years of trying
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Car companies really don't care anymore. When CP and AA were first introduced car companies viewed them as added incentives to 1. attract more potential buyers and 2. a way to potentially up sell to higher trim levels. Couple that with the reputed flakiness of the products and you get industry apathy. CP and AA are nothing more than boxes to be ticked to say yeah we have that too. CP and AA were never going to be anything more than a stop gap solution until car companies got their crap together regarding intuitive UI. With Apple and Google laying a blueprint for them to follow, they won't need either one. They don't need either one right now since cars are going to sell regardless. This is all my opinion of course.
The biggest advantage of them is your cat being able to use your gps and data for traffic and navigation. That feature actually prevents the car makers from selling overpriced nav units
 

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I'm looking at getting a new car , and the Honda Civic hatchback is in the running...but if you want the 6-speed manual you can't get carplay -_- (Unless you don't live in the US.)
Really? That might be the most bizarre logic I've ever heard for car optioning.
Very common in the US. AutoMakers see one of two things and it's never clear which one they think:

  • People buy a manual because they're cheaper and thus can't afford extra features
  • People buy a manual because they are 'drivers cars' and most people who are drivers in the traditional more romantic way don't care for bells & whistles like heated seats, leather seats or cool tech.

Volkswagen offers one Sportwagen in USA that's manual and it's their S model (not SE or SEL) and it has cloth seats, basic features and no sunroof. If you want nicer seats, features, comforts, you have to choose automatic.
 

krause734

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CarPlay is much better and up to date than navigation systems. I wish you could watch Netflix while you drive with car on autopilot.
 

adamjackson

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CarPlay is much better and up to date than navigation systems. I wish you could watch Netflix while you drive with car on autopilot.
A lot of people, I'd guess most buy a car w/ Sat-Nav and never request updated DVDs / SD Cards from the manufacturer. TomTom & Here release quarterly & monthly map-updates. Most people use a SatNav that's 3+ years old with map-data.

At least on the phones, it's over the air so I assume we're always getting the latest & greatest.

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RE: Your comment on Netflix, CarPlay's rules specifically only allow Audio, Spoken Word & Navigation applications to be submitted for CarPlay review & acceptance. Video Playback applications are not allowed.
 

69Mustang

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The biggest advantage of them is your cat being able to use your gps and data for traffic and navigation. That feature actually prevents the car makers from selling overpriced nav units
You would think that but no. They've been at this game for a long time and separating customers from their money is their specialty. Their nav is usually bundled in a "Technology Package" with a lot of other desirable perks like upgraded stereo and such. To increase the chances of you buying a higher trimmed car they only stock a few base models.

Apologies for getting off point. They've quickly figured out neither service means much, but it doesn't hurt to have them.
 
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jimbobb24

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Carmakers are stupid. Stop it with your stupid dumb software and use Apple Play or Androids version. We have a freaking super computer in our pockets. I don't care about your pathetic attempts at GPS and software. My phone does it all so much better. I was looking at cars and had to grit my teeth at not being able to get one of these in the cars. No matter how hard the car makers try their incentive to work on their software is nothing compared to Google, Apple, and Samsung.
 
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WooHoo! We will likely be looking to replace my wife's 2007 Pilot next year. I'm trying to steer her toward models with CarPlay and was concerned because she'll probably want another Pilot and not be interested in much else.
 

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Car companies really don't care anymore. When CP and AA were first introduced car companies viewed them as added incentives to 1. attract more potential buyers and 2. a way to potentially up sell to higher trim levels. Couple that with the reputed flakiness of the products and you get industry apathy. CP and AA are nothing more than boxes to be ticked to say yeah we have that too. CP and AA were never going to be anything more than a stop gap solution until car companies got their crap together regarding intuitive UI. With Apple and Google laying a blueprint for them to follow, they won't need either one. They don't need either one right now since cars are going to sell regardless. This is all my opinion of course.

Yes, your opinion is not fact based. Friend is BMW dealer and he said BMW is moving to offer it on all models because of demand and competing luxury models. It's an extra option that most people are ordering on all their models. Soon, it will be a major disadvantage for any automaker who doesn't have it, that's why Ford now has it on all, Chevy, Cadillac, Mercedes, Volks, most, Honda will have it on all by end of 2017, etc. Toyota is only major holdout and will likely pay a heavy price.
 

69Mustang

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  • People buy a manual because they're cheaper and thus can't afford extra features
  • People buy a manual because they are 'drivers cars' and most people who are drivers in the traditional more romantic way don't care for bells & whistles like heated seats, leather seats or cool tech.
This. So much this. Manual used to be about getting better gas milage by rowing your own. Today's automatic transmissions are much much better than we are at efficiency. Now it seems manual owners fall into those two categories or at least a mix of the two. I fall under bullet point two. I am one of the "Save the Manuals" people. I've never owned an automatic (technically I do, but it's my wife's car). For as long as possible, I never will. Don't get me wrong, I love heated and cooled seats and all that jazz but it's the engagement with the car that means the most. Car companies don't care about that as much anymore. Neither bad nor good, it just is. Has been for a while.
 

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Carmakers are stupid. Stop it with your stupid dumb software and use Apple Play or Androids version.
I am in no way defending the auto manufacturers' infotainment systems. The one in my wife's old 2014 Mazda CX-5 was horrible, filled with bugs, slow, and not easy to use.

But, I don't think CarPlay is that good either. It is so buggy, and it seems like it could use more features such as apps. Why can't I use Waze on CarPlay?

To be fair, I have only used it on two different aftermarket units, and the experience on them has not been the best. I was excited when I first installed my first CarPlay headunit in my Wife's current car, a 2015 Mazda 5. I thought she would love it.

She complained about it a lot, and since I did not use her car often I did not know what she was talking about. Earlier this year, I used her car for a about a month, and the bugs on the unit drove me nuts.

I thought it was just that particular brand, or model. But, when I installed a different aftermarket brand in my MR2, there were the same bugs. I ended up returning it.

I know, this isn't a factory CarPlay unit, so maybe I would have a different experience if it was.
 
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jimbobb24

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I am in no way defending the auto manufacturers' infotainment systems. The one in my wife's old 2014 Mazda CX-5 was horrible, filled with bugs, slow, and not easy to use.

But, I don't think CarPlay is that good either. It is so buggy, and it seems like it could use more features such as apps. Why can't I use Waze on CarPlay?

To be fair, I have only used it on two different aftermarket units, and the experience on them has not been the best. I was excited when I first installed my first CarPlay headunit in my Wife's current car, a 2015 Mazda 5. I thought she would love it.

She complained about it a lot, and since I did not use her car often I did not know what she was talking about. Earlier this year, I used her car for a about a month, and the bugs on the unit drove me nuts.

I thought it was just that particular brand, or model. But, when I installed a different aftermarket brand in my MR2, there were the same bugs. I ended up returning it.

I know, this isn't a factory CarPlay unit, so maybe I would have a different experience if it was.
That is actually good to know. Maybe Apple incentive not as good as I hoped.
 
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