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

2022 Honda Pilot Model Overview - Germain Honda of College Hills

2022 Honda Pilot

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,075 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
  • Available new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration with volume knob
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™(i-VTM™) AWD system
  • Optional perforated heated and ventilated front seats with heated 2nd-row captain’s chairs
  • 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

No matter where you’re headed, the Honda Pilot delivers eye-catching style, remarkable versatility, and inspiring technology features to help you create long-lasting memories. Thanks to its ability to carry up to 8 passengers, the Pilot offers a combination of impressive cargo capacity in addition to several seating configurations for superior comfort. Its inviting interior combined with rugged off-road performance capabilities makes the Pilot the perfect choice for those living active lifestyles or those with a growing family. Found across the entire Pilot model range, the proven Honda Sensing® suite of active driver-assistive safety features add peace of mind behind the wheel. An optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation system provides turn-by-turn guidance to help you reach your destination on time. It’s also a breeze to reach the cargo area of the Pilot with your hands full of shopping bags with the available hands-free power-operated tailgate.

What the Critics Say

The Pilot is 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

A number of adjustments have been made to the Honda Pilot model lineup for the 2022 model year. First, last year’s LX and EX trims have been discontinued. Replacing them is a new Pilot Sport entry-level model along with an adventurous Pilot TrailSport variant in the middle of the range. All Pilot trims now come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and full LED headlights as standard equipment. Last but not least, a new Sonic Gray Pearl exterior color option is now offered on the Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot Features

Honda Pilot Performance

Performance, Capabilities, and Styling

Bold, capable, and confident — the Honda Pilot stands apart from the competition with its sleek front fascia that seamlessly incorporates standard LED low-beam headlights. At the rear, you’ll notice amber turn signals, LED reverse lights, and an available hands-free power tailgate that adds convenience to your busy daily schedule. Featuring a distinct blend of response and efficiency, every Honda Pilot is powered by a standard 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 producing 280 horsepower. Helping to boost fuel economy, this powertrain is equipped with an enhanced Idle Stop system and a responsive brake pressure trigger for quicker restarts. A standard 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) helps provide improved low-speed acceleration and smoother launches from a standstill. Every Pilot can also be equipped with an available all-wheel drive system for superior grip and stability in slippery road conditions.

Honda Pilot Interior

Premium Interior

Ergonomic controls, luxurious amenities, and upscale materials combine to create a truly inviting interior inside of the Honda Pilot. Second-row captain’s chairs are available on both Touring and Elite models for enhanced comfort. EX-L grades and above benefit from standard second-row retractable sunshades as well. Other examples of premium features available inside of the Honda pilot include a 590-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, perforated leather upholstery, and heating/ventilation functions for the front seats. Great for eliminating boredom on an extended road trip, an available Rear Entertainment System (RES) features a larger screen and can even play CDs in the same drive that plays DVDs and Blu-ray™ media.

Honda Pilot Technology

Innovative Technology

Boasting a streamlined menu interface along with configurable shortcuts, the Honda Pilot comes standard with a responsive Display Audio System that delivers seamless access to your favorite apps and media. By choosing the available 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspot with support for up to 7 devices, your passengers can stream several “Smart TV”-style videos directly on the Rear Entertainment System (RES) using any Wi-Fi connection. Keeping you connected on the go, an optional wireless smartphone charging featuring both Qi and PMA charging standards helps eliminate clutter from wires and cables. The exclusive CabinTalk™ system features a HandsFreeLink® microphone to allow for quick communication with second and third row passengers through the rear speakers, wireless headphones, or both. This useful feature allows you to control various functions such as rear climate and the audio system using your compatible smartphone.

Honda Pilot Safety

Advanced Safety

Every Honda Pilot comes standard with the innovative Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features. Examples of individual features found in this 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. You’ll also enjoy automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera for increased confidence while backing out of a tight parking space. With such an impressive list of standard equipment, 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

Pilot Sport

Pilot Sport

  • Starting at $39,075 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

Pilot EX-L

Pilot EX-L

  • Starting at $41,035 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Power Tailgate
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Front Seats

Pilot Special Edition

Pilot Special Edition

  • Starting at $41,635 MSRP*
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Black-Painted 20-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Special Edition Badging

Pilot TrailSport

Pilot TrailSport

  • Starting at $45,535 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

Pilot Touring

Pilot Touring

  • Starting at $45,595 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

Pilot Elite

Pilot Elite

  • Starting at $51,095 MSRP*
  • Standard variable torque all-wheel-drive (AWD)
  • Panoramic roof
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • LED front-row map lights

Pilot Black Edition

Pilot Black Edition

  • Starting at $52,595 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.