2022 Honda Pilot


Ranked #12 in Midsize Suv

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$32,400 - $51,370

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Key Spec of 2022 Honda Pilot
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ProsConsWhat's New

Impressive response from the V6 motor

Third row isn't accommodating as rivals

New Sonic Gray Pearl exterior shade

Good MPG figures

Standard 8.0" Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Cargo space one of the highest in the class

New Sport and TrailSport trims added as standard

Feature loaded cabin even in the base trim

2022 Honda Pilot Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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One of the most popular SUVs in the mid-size segment that stands out for its practicality, the Honda Pilot returns for another stint as a 2022 model, fitted with more features than ever as standard. The 2022 Honda Pilot is no longer available in the LX and the EX trims but gains two new trims namely the Pilot Sport and TrailSport. Moreover, features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED Headlights are now offered as standard.

The 2022 Pilot also gets a new exterior color in the form of Sonic Gray Pearl. Those are the changes in terms of features and equipment. With all these changes, the 2022 Pilot now demands a higher asking price compared to its predecessor, nearly $7,000 more than the LX model that was available last year. The Pilot is now available in 7 trims with prices starting at an MSRP of $36,830. Mechanically, the 2022 Pilot remains unchanged and still comes with the same old 280 hp 3.5-liter V6 motor.

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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#12 in Midsize Suv

#17 in Suv

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Base$32,400 onwards

Sport$36,830 onwards
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  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • Led fog lights
  • LED Low-Beam Headlights

EX-L$40,310 onwards
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  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors
  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • Led fog lights
  • LED Low-Beam Headlights
  • Rugged All-Terrain Tires

Special Edition$40,910 onwards
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  • 20-Inch wheels
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Wireless charging pad

Trailsport$43,560 onwards

  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Rugged All-Terrain Tires

Touring$43,920 onwards

Elite$49,870 onwards

  • Auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors
  • Automatic wipers
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats

Black Edition$51,370 onwards

  • 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Black exterior accents
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting
  • Second-Row captain's chairs

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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
Est. $650/mo
Good deal
$4,165 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Anaheim, CA
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2022 Honda Pilot Touring

Touring 7-Passenger 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Est. $610/mo
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$3,895 Below market
RMV: $48,860
Davenport, IA
MSRP $48,465
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2022 Honda Pilot EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Est. $544/mo
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$3,501 Below market
RMV: $43,605
Davenport, IA
MSRP $43,605
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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
Est. $650/mo
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$4,134 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Peoria, AZ
MSRP $51,665
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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Est. $650/mo
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$4,134 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Roseville, CA
MSRP $51,665
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2022 Honda Pilot Touring

Touring 7-Passenger 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Est. $611/mo
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$3,836 Below market
RMV: $48,860
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $48,465
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2022 Honda Pilot Black Edition

Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Est. $671/mo
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$4,095 Below market
RMV: $53,560
Conroe, TX
MSRP $53,165
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2022 Honda Pilot SUV

TrailSport AWD

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Est. $583/mo
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$3,500 Below market
RMV: $46,500
Conroe, TX
MSRP $46,500
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2022 Honda Pilot SUV

Sport AWD

Dealer Price
Est. $519/mo
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$3,105 Below market
RMV: $41,375
Conroe, TX
MSRP $41,770
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Colors and Styles

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Platinum White Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

While the 2022 Pilot isn't flashy or remotely fun to drive, for some it's much better than a minivan- Car and Driver

Amidst a massive reshuffling in the trims, Honda has decided to keep the most favorite attributes of the Pilot intact for this year. This means that the Pilot continues to offer 5,000 lbs of towing capacity and a very usable 16.5 cu-ft of cargo space on board. For many, however, the 2022 Pilot seems like the SUV version of the Odyssey minivan, which is a hit or a miss for many. Honda has also announced that an all-new Pilot Special Edition is on its way and will arrive later this year. For now, the 2022 Pilot takes on the likes of the Ford Explorer, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Highlander, Kia Telluride, and the Hyundai Palisade.

What is the Price of the 2022 Honda Pilot?

The 2022 Honda Pilot is offered in over 7 trim levels, with prices starting from an MSRP of $36,830 for the base, now new Sport trim, and it goes all the way up to $50,620 for the top end Pilot Black Edition.

What is the Release Date of the 2022 Honda Pilot?

The 2022 Honda Pilot is all set to reach showrooms near you as early as this 2021-fall.

Buying Advice

We would recommend you go for the 2022 Honda Pilot Special Edition as it offers the best balance between features and price. Fitted with black 20-inch wheels and features like a hands-free power tailgate, leather-trimmed upholstery, roof rails, sunroof, and wireless charging, the Special Edition model fits the bill perfectly.


The 2022 Honda Pilot comes in over 7 trim levels, namely Sport, EX-L, Special Edition, TrailSport, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition, with prices starting from an MSRP of $36,830 for the base trim. Honda has revamped the trim structure of the Pilot for the 2022 year as it has eliminated the EX and LX trim from the lineup. However, with that, it has added more features as standard across all the trims which includes features like an 8-inch touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED Headlights, Honda Sensing suite, and more.




Special Edition



Elite Black Edition


$36,830 $39,060 $39,660 - $43,620 -
MSRP (AWD) $38,830 $41,060 $41,660 $43,560 $45,620 $49,120 $50,620


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Honda Sensing Safety Suite

Adds these over EX-L

18-inch black alloy wheels

Adds these over Special Edition

Adds these over Touring

Adds these over Elite
  Tri-zone automatic climate control

Leather-trimmed seats

20" Black Alloy Wheels

Black trims and fender flares with orange-on--black TrailSport badge Heated front and rear seats

Heated 2nd Row Captain chair seats

Black Edition Exterior trim
  8-inch infotainment 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Wireless Phone Charger

One-touch power moonroof Rear Entertainment system

Heated and Ventilated Front seats

Black Edition Leather trim
  20-inch alloys

One-touch Moonroof with Powered Tailgate

Hands-free access powered tailgate

Wireless Phone charger

Auto On/Off LED Headlights

Panoramic Roof

Red Ambient LED lighting

Powered front seats with memory for driver

Black Roof rails


590 Watt 10 Speaker Audio System

Heated Steering Wheel


The Elite and Black Edition trim comes with AWD as standard, while AWD comes in as an option in the other three trims. Then there are two new trims on offer, namely Sport and TrailSport. Sport acts as the base trim now, and it also gets the latest Honda Sensing driver assistance features as standard now.

Engine and Performance

The Pilot's V6 has a sporty sound and plenty of power - CarAndDriver.com

The biggest leverage of any Honda car is its robust powertrain under the hood. Constant refinement and a modern design approach have bumped up the power numbers significantly. The 2022 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5-Liter naturally-aspirated V6 block coupled with a now-standard ZF 9-speed Automatic transmission. Generating around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque output, the SUV has left a great impression of robust delivery. With a lengthier, lower stance, and a lighter body, the SUV may gain a couple of seconds for the 0-60 mph sprint.

The 2022 Honda Pilot can sprint 0-60 mph in around 6.2 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds, which makes it the fastest in this class. Rivals like Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander accelerate the same in 6.9 seconds and 7.2 seconds respectively. The Pilot handles well for an SUV in this segment and offers a plush ride for its passengers on the inside as well.


2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Subaru Ascent

2022 Toyota Highlander







3.5-Liter V6

2.3 Liter Turbo Inline-4 cylinder

2.4-Liter Intercooled Turbo H-4

3.5-Liter V6







ZF 9-speed Automatic

10 speed automatic


8-speed Automatic


280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

300 hp @ 5,500 RPM

260 hp @ 5600 RPM

295 hp @ 6600 RPM


262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

277 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

263 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.2 secs 6.8 secs 6.9 secs 7.2 secs
Quarter Mile 14.8 secs 15.3 secs 15.5 secs 15.6 secs

From the above table, it can be clearly depicted that the most powerful of the lot is the Ford Explorer followed by the Toyota Highlander and the Pilot. Steady acceleration and athletic control are virtues of the new Honda Pilot. In the terms of pricing, the Honda Pilot is on the farther end while the most affordable ones are Explorer and Ascent.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to three-row SUVs with massive powerhouses underneath, fuel economy is not that good. Honda is known for its exceptional refinement in any configuration. Honda will keep the ZF 9-speed Automatic transmission as standard across all trims. This results in better fuel economy and overall performance. The 2022 Pilot delivers 20 miles per gallon in the city and over 27 miles to the gallon out on the highway, which results in a combined fuel economy of 23 MPG. 


2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Subaru Ascent

2021 Toyota Highlander

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Fuel Capacity (Gallons)





Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

390/ 526.5/ 448.5


405.3/ 521.1/ 443.9

375.9/ 519.1/ 429.6

The most fuel-efficient in the segment is the Toyota Highlander but gets a medium-range due to a smaller 17.9-gallon fuel tank. However, the Subaru maxes out in the range department and can travel the most distance in a full tank of fuel.


Despite being spacious for people and thier stuff, the Pilot's interior is a bit behind the curve with its dated and bland design - MotorTrend

Honda has always been upbeat in providing plush interior space with maximum utility and engagement. The 2022 Honda Pilot resonates a good mix of luxury and performance from its interior space. Ruggedness along with a premium touch across the interior space gives a compelling look and feel. The fourth-generation model is expected to get a tweaked interior layout with an updated infotainment setup.

With a seating capacity of 8, the Honda Pilot features plush seats wrapped in premium leather. Steering mounted controls make accessibility easier. The central stack is taken by an 8-inch touchscreen interface coupled with a premium sound system. With more legroom and headroom, seating comfort is the best-in-class. Overall ergonomics of the SUV are straightforward with a sporty touch. Latest connectivity options including smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Wireless, come as part of the 2022 package.


2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Subaru Ascent

2021 Toyota Highlander

Seating Capacity





Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9


41.3/ 61.1/ 42.2

40.7/ 59.3/ 44.2

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.2/ 62.0/ 38.4


40/ 60.3/ 38.6

39.9/ 59.6/ 38.4

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.9/ 57.6/ 31.9


36.3/ 57.2/ 31.7

35.9/ 55.0/ 27.7

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)






With a plush seating arrangement spread across three rows, the 2022 Honda Pilot offers one of the most capacious cabins in the class. Competitors like the Ford Explorer and Subaru Ascent also offer ample headroom, shoulder room, and legroom but have a lower seating capacity. The trunk volume of the Ford Explorer is the best followed by Ascent and Pilot. Ample space behind each row offers great utility.

Other features that can be found inside the 2022 Honda Pilot are:

  • Leather-wrapped seats
  • Redesigned steering wheel with mounted controls
  • Extended supports for maximum comfort
  • Smartphone Integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Premium sound system
  • 8-inch Infotainment display

Generally speaking, the Pilot has aged gracefully - Motortrend

The 2022 Honda Pilot receives no major changes in terms of the design from the 2021 model. The design language suits all Honda cars with an edgy front and sleeker sides. A new Sonic Pearl Gray color option has been made available in the latest iteration of the Pilot and is the only significant change for this year.

The front of the SUV showcases a huge chrome-finished grille along with LED headlights and LED DRLs. Massive alloy wheels ensure good traction on all road surfaces and establish dynamic superiority in the long run. The addition of sporty curves throughout the shoulders makes the body agile during cornering and maintains good stability at high speeds. The cargo capacity of the car is expected to increase with a longer body.


2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Subaru Ascent

2021 Toyota Highlander

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The Pilot carries on the design that can be seen in the Odyssey Minivan and the Ridgeline pickup. Competitors like Ford Explorer and Subaru Ascent fall in the heavier side but get similar dimensions as the Pilot. Some of the exterior features in the 2022 Honda Pilot are:

  • LED Taillights
  • Auto On/Off LED headlights and LED DRLs
  • Chrome-finished front grille with Piano Black inserts
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Roof Rails
  • Remote Powered Tailgate
  • Auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors

Honda has been on the top of the game with its scrutinized quality benchmark and providing advanced safety features. The 2022 Pilot comes packed with the latest safety and driver assistance package, maximum passenger protection, and driving quality. Honda Sensing Suite of safety now comes in as standard across all the trims in the lineup. As far as crash tests are considered, the 2021 Honda Pilot gets an overall 5-star rating from NHTSA, whereas the IIHS gives it an overall "Good" rating. The same, if not better ratings can be expected form the 2022 MY as well.

The 2022 Honda Pilot safety package includes:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

2022 Honda Pilot vs 2022 Ford Explorer

A bigger 3.5-Liter V6 is included in the Honda Pilot while the Explorer gets a Turbo-4 motor. In terms of power numbers, the Explorer outshines the Pilot SUV. The exterior design of the 2022 Pilot is much more appealing with a lengthy body. Due to an increase in dimension interior space is also better than the Explorer.

The seating capacity of eight along with multiple creature comforts offer a relaxed drive. Advanced safety systems and driver aids have been added to both cars, improving the overall drive quality and ensuring complete passenger protection against collision.

2022 Honda Pilot vs 2022 Subaru Ascent

The Subaru Ascent competes aggressively by maintaining high standards. In terms of power, the 2022 Pilot dominates along with athletic handling and agility. Both cars offer a plush interior cabin. The exterior design of Pilot is evidently striking with Ridgeline-inspired design philosophy.

The front gets LED headlights and DRLs while the sides are more compelling with massive alloy wheels. The latest standard safety features are included in both SUVs. Though, the 2022 Pilot gets additional advanced driver assistance technologies.

Final Verdict

Honda’s biggest selling point is its reliable powertrain underneath. The 2022 Pilot gets a powerful 3.5-Liter V6 along with now-standard ZF 9-speed Automatic transmission. The duo generates robust power for the long run. The handling capability of the car is one of the best-in-class.

The 2022 Pilot comes with an Interior space that reflects a good mix of luxury and sporty vibes. The latest package includes a series of advanced driver aids that enhances driving as well as passenger protection. Overall, the 2022 Honda Pilot certainly comes out on top as one of the best midsize SUVs that you can buy in the market right now.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

212 cu in

horse power

280 hp @ 6000 rpm


262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


9-Speed Automatic


196.5 in


111 in


78.6 in

curb weight

350 lbs


70.6 in

passenger volume

151.7 cu ft

cargo volume

83.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

7 Seats

fuel economy

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

526.50 mi

Honda Pilot 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $47,461
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,175$1,781$1,245$765$248$6,214
Taxes and Fees$2,868$291$238$235$228$3,860
Total Cost-To-Own$12,591$8,427$7,722$10,030$8,691$47,461
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