2022 Honda Pilot Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda Pilot Model Overview at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor

Honda Pilot

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,055 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • Standard Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration with volume knob
  • Optional perforated heated and ventilated front seats with heated 2nd-row captain’s chairs
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™(i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Available Blu-ray Rear Entertainment System (RES) with 115-volt power outlet, HDMI® Interface and integrated 2nd-row sunshades
  • Optional Telematics Control Unit (TCU) AT&T 4G LTE On-Board Wi-Fi Connection
Honda Pilot Exterior

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 help 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

The Pilot is a very comfortable given its above-average ride quality and seat comfort, plus ample space in first and second rows. Ease of use is very high, too, which makes the Pilot a convenient and easy vehicle to live with.” — Edmunds
All this practicality would be useless if the Pilot were a drag to drive, but Honda has gone to great lengths to ensure that the driver and passenger get an experience that feels more premium than you expect for the Pilot’s price tag.” — Kelley Blue Book

What’s New for 2022

The biggest changes to the Honda Pilot come as a result of the discontinuation of both the LX and EX trim levels for 2022. As a result, all Pilot trims now come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and full LED headlights. Also new this year is Sonic Gray Pearl as an available exterior color choice on the Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot Features

Honda Pilot Exterior Styling

Style, Performance, and Capability

Athletic, composed, and versatile, the Honda Pilot stands out with its aggressive front fascia featuring standard LED low-beam headlights. A standard 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 produces 280 horsepower, offering a balanced combination of power and efficiency on the Honda Pilot. An upgraded Idle Stop system further improves fuel economy thanks to new programming and a new brake pressure trigger for quicker restarts. On all Pilot models, the standard 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) has been refined for smoother launch and lower speed acceleration. All-wheel drive is available on every trim level of the Honda Pilot for superior grip across a variety of road and weather conditions.

Honda Pilot Interior

Premium Interior

You’ll find premium materials, luxurious amenities, and practical features that make the interior of the Honda Pilot a great place to relax and unwind. Second-row captain’s chairs are available on both Touring and Elite models while second-row retractable sunshades are available on EX-L, Touring, and Elite grades. Perforated leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, and 590-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers are only a few examples of luxury features available inside the Honda Pilot. An optional Rear Entertainment System (RES) offers a larger screen and can even play CDs in the same drive that plays DVDs and Blu-ray™ media.

Honda Pilot Display Audio System Apple CarPlay

Innovative Technology

Offering customizable shortcuts and simplified menus, the Display Audio System is your hub for infotainment inside the Pilot. An optional 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspot can support up to seven devices and enables “Smart TV”-style video streaming of select video content directly to the Rear Entertainment System (RES) via any Wi-Fi connection. Also available on the Pilot is wireless smartphone charging, using the Qi and PMA charging standards. CabinTalk™ incorporates a HandsFreeLink® microphone to allow simple communication with second and third row passengers using the rear speakers, wireless headphones, or both. CabinControl™ lets you control various functions such as rear climate and the audio system using your compatible smartphone.

Honda Pilot Honda Sensing Safety Features

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 2022 Honda Pilot targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Trims & Specs

2022 Honda Pilot Sport

Pilot Sport

  • Starting at $38,055 MSRP*
  • 20-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • 7-Speaker, 215-Watt Audio System
  • Heated Front Seats

2022 Honda Pilot EX-L

Pilot EX-L

  • Starting at $40,285 MSRP*
  • 280-horsepower direct-injected, i-VTEC® V6 engine
  • Honda Sensing®
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Heated front seats with 10-way power driver’s seat

2022 Honda Pilot Special Edition

Pilot Special Edition

  • Starting at $40,885 MSRP*
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Blu-ray™ Rear Entertainment System (RES)
  • Mobile hotspot capability
  • Blue ambient LED lighting and front beverage holders
  • 590-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers

2022 Honda Pilot TrailSport

Pilot TrailSport

  • Starting at $44,875 MSRP*
  • Exclusive TrailSport Styling
  • Exclusive 18-Inch TrailSport Wheels
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Intelligent Traction Management w/Snow, Sand & Mud Modes
  • i-VTM4® All-Wheel-Drive System

2022 Honda Pilot Touring

Pilot Touring

  • Starting at $44,845 MSRP*
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Blu-ray™ Rear Entertainment System (RES)
  • Mobile hotspot capability
  • Blue ambient LED lighting and front beverage holders
  • 590-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers

2022 Honda Pilot Elite

Pilot Elite

  • Starting at $50,345 MSRP*
  • Standard variable torque all-wheel-drive (AWD)
  • Panoramic roof
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • LED front-row map lights

Honda Pilot Black Edition

Pilot Black Edition

  • Starting at $51,845 MSRP*
  • Black Edition Exterior Trim
  • Black Edition Leather Interior
  • 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting
  • Heated Second-Row Captain’s Chairs

*MSRP includes $1,225.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2022 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.