2022 Honda Pilot Elite

Pros: Impressive selection of available comfort and safety features; Outstanding space efficiency provides ample passenger and cargo room; Excellent driving manners and fuel efficiency for a vehicle its size.

Cons: Touchscreen controls can be finicky; Third-row seat can be a bit tricky to access; bigger jump in entry-level price

CG Says: The 2022 Honda Pilot has a revised lineup, dropping the EX and LX and replacing them with Sport as the base model and a TrailSport trim with a more rugged off-road appearance. An 8-inch audio screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and LED headlights have been added as standard features. Honda’s midsize 3-row crossover has the “Honda Sensing” group of safety technology features (adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and Road Departure Mitigation) standard on all trims. Available features include a hands-free power liftgate; 4G Wi-Fi; CabinTalk (an in-car P.A. system that enables the driver to talk to rear-seat passengers through the available entertainment system’s headphones or rear speakers); and CabinControl, a smartphone app that allows rear-seat passengers to control rear climate and entertainment-system functions. Pilot has three rows of seats and can seat up to eight passengers. Power is provided by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, which is paired with 9-speed automatic transmission. All trims levels are available with front- or all-wheel drive except the new TrailSport and the line-topping Elite and Black Edition models, which are AWD only. If you need to move a lot of people and stuff and aren’t interested in a minivan, the Pilot is one of the best family haulers around.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport: $38,055
AWD Sport: $40,055
EX-L: $40,285
AWD EX-L: $42,285
SE: $40,885
AWD SE: $42,885
AWD Trailsport: $44,785
Touring: $44,845
AWD Touring: $46,845
Touring w/Rear Captain Chairs: $45,145
AWD Touring w/Rear Captain Chairs: $47,145
AWD Elite: $50,345
AWD Black Edition: $51,845

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Factory 35 Location Package
2022 Honda Pilot Trailsport
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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