2025 Honda Pilot Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda Pilot Model Overview at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor

Honda Pilot

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,295 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower / 262 lb-ft of torque and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™(i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • 8-passenger seating with 1-touch fold 2nd-row bench
  • Standard 7-inch or available 9-inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Optional Bose premium audio with 12 speakers including subwoofer
  • Available rugged TrailSport trim level featuring Off-road tuned suspension with +1-inch ride height, TrailWatch™ camera system, and skid plates
Honda Pilot

About the Honda Pilot

Regardless of your destination, the Honda Pilot offers style, versatility, and cutting-edge technology to help you make the most of every mile. As one of the few vehicles in the segment which offers 8-passenger seating, the Pilot delivers generous cargo capacity and customizable seating configurations for added capability. An updated exterior emphasizes the off-road capabilities of the Pilot without altering its instantly-recognizable design that’s become a hit with growing families.

Standard on every Pilot, the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies helps inspire confidence behind the wheel. Available Satellite-Linked Navigation features turn-by-turn guidance to help you arrive at your destination promptly. A hands-free power operated tailgate makes it easier than ever to access the cargo area — even with your hands full of shopping bags.

What the Critics Say

Honda has addressed several of the Pilot’s weaknesses directly in this redesign, with added passenger room and some pizazz with the exciting TrailSport. We’ll have to wait until we can put one through our testing process to see, but early indications are that it could give the Kia Telluride a push for the top spot in this class.” — Edmunds
Honda has been busy launching fresh HR-V, CR-V, Civic, and Accord generations. Now there’s the new Pilot midsize 3-row SUV. As well as their modernity, they all share another trait — bold new looks. The company’s latest design approach steers away from the anonymity of older models in favor of greater presence. On the Pilot, this makes itself apparent with the upright grille, large clamshell hood, and flared fenders.” — Kelley Blue Book

What’s New for 2025

The most significant updates to the Honda Pilot for the 2025 model year relate to some shuffling of trim levels. The previous entry-level LX trim has been eliminated for 2025, leaving the Pilot Spot as the new entry-level model. Similarly, a new Pilot Black Edition variant now sits atop the model range with several exclusive blacked-out design cues inside and out. Aside from these small tweaks to the trim levels, the Pilot is back for 2025 with no other updates to mention.

Honda Pilot Features

Honda Pilot Performance

Style, Performance, and Capability

Significantly more rugged and striking than the outgoing version, the exterior look of the Honda Pilot is sophisticated enough to stand out both on and off the road. LED lighting, included as standard, provides both style and outstanding visibility from every angle. A standard 285-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission provide a seamless blend of responsiveness and fuel economy. Holding the distinction of being the most powerful SUV ever built by Honda, the Pilot is now offered in a distinctive TrailSport trim level that showcases outstanding off-road abilities. Some unique characteristics of TrailSport models include an off-road tuned suspension with a ride height increase of 1 inch, i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with Trail Torque Logic, and all-terrain tires.

Honda Pilot Interior

Premium Interior

Catering to the needs of drivers who live busy lifestyles, the upscale interior of the Honda Pilot boasts seating for either 7 or 8 passengers. Placing an emphasis on functionality, 8-passenger configurations include an innovative stowable second-row middle seat section that tucks away neatly in the rear cargo area. Easy-to-use controls are intuitively placed throughout the streamlined horizontal dash layout, pleasing to both the eyes and the touch. Its enlarged center console boasts plenty of space for life’s essentials including two smartphones placed next to each other. Available highlights inside the interior of the Pilot include leather-trimmed upholstery, panoramic moonroof, heated/ventilated front seats, and the innovative CabinTalk™ communication system.

Honda Pilot Technology

Innovative Technology

Regardless of how far the adventure takes you, the Honda Pilot is infused with advanced technology to help you stay in touch with your social circle. Whether it’s the standard 7-inch or the available 9-inch color touchscreen display, drivers will surely appreciate standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration that helps them access all of their favorite apps and media. Additional innovative features offered inside the cabin include an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. Searching for an audiophile-grade listening experience? The optional Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers including a subwoofer delivers remarkable clarity and depth. Thanks to the available satellite-based navigation system inside the Honda Pilot, you’ll have access to turn-by-turn directions to help get where you need to be.

Honda Pilot Safety

Advanced Safety

Every Honda Pilot comes standard with the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features. Technologies found in this impressive collection include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning. Other standard features include automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera for peace of mind when backing out of a tight parking space. As a result, it comes as no surprise that the Honda Pilot targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Trims & Specs

Honda Pilot Sport


  • Starting at $41,295 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Honda Sensing®
  • LED headlights, foglights, DRLs and taillights
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration
  • 7-inch digital instrument display and 7-inch color touchscreen

Honda Pilot EX-L


  • Starting at $44,595 MSRP*
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration
  • Qi-compatible wireless charging
  • CabinTalk™/li>
  • 9-inch color touchscreen and 9-speaker audio

Honda Pilot Touring


  • Starting at $48,595 MSRP*
  • Handsfree access power tailgate
  • Opening panoramic sunroof
  • Satellite-based navigation
  • Bose premium audio with 12 speakers including subwoofer
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability

Honda Pilot TrailSport


  • Starting at $50,495 MSRP*
  • Standard i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with Trail Torque Logic
  • Off-road tuned suspension with +1-inch ride height
  • TrailWatch™ camera system
  • 18-inch black TrailSport branded alloy wheels
  • Front skid plate with recovery point

Honda Pilot Elite


  • Starting at $54,175 MSRP*
  • 10.2-inch digital instrument display
  • Head up display
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Honda Pilot Elite

Black Edition

  • Starting at $55,675 MSRP*
  • 20-Inch Gloss Black Alloy Wheels
  • Black Trim Accents
  • Black Edition Emblem
  • Black Edition Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting

*MSRP includes tax, license, registration, $1,395 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $455 charge for premium colors.

**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.