2023 Honda Pilot

Starting MSRP 

$41,305

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Key Spec of 2023 Honda Pilot
fuel economy

20/23/20

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Rapid and fuel-efficient V6 engine

Restricted room in the third row

Can probably come with a refreshed look and interior

Versatile roomy interior

Higher starting price than many rivals

New platform

Smooth and appreciative ride

Extra sensitive Collision mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control

Furnished with popular standard features

Looks like a lifted minivan

Impressive compartment storage

2023 Honda Pilot Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 19, 2022

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A three-row SUV, that offers a spacious seating arrangement, the Honda Pilot possesses adequate practicality and off-roading capabilities. Though the Honda Odyssey has a separate fanbase, it still manages a good amount of comfort for the passengers. The pilot inherits the platform and a whistle-stopping V6 powertrain from the Odyssey. The smooth and powerful engine delivers a more than-average fuel economy. The Pilot almost sited at the top of the segment until the Kia Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade came into existence.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Midsize Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

Sport$41,305 Est. onwards


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2022 Honda Pilot EX-L

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

Dealer Price
$40,104
Est. $544/mo
Good deal
$3,501 Below market
RMV: $43,605
Davenport, IA
MSRP $43,605
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2022 Honda Pilot Touring

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

Dealer Price
$44,965
Est. $610/mo
Good deal
$3,895 Below market
RMV: $48,860
Davenport, IA
MSRP $48,465
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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

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

Dealer Price
$47,895
Est. $650/mo
Good deal
$4,165 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Anaheim, CA
  
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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

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

Dealer Price
$47,926
Est. $650/mo
Good deal
$4,134 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Roseville, CA
MSRP $51,665
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2022 Honda Pilot Elite

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

Dealer Price
$47,926
Est. $650/mo
Good deal
$4,134 Below market
RMV: $52,060
Peoria, AZ
MSRP $51,665
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2022 Honda Pilot Touring

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

Dealer Price
$45,024
Est. $611/mo
Good deal
$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)

Dealer Price
$49,465
Est. $671/mo
Good deal
$4,095 Below market
RMV: $53,560
Conroe, TX
MSRP $53,165
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2022 Honda Pilot SUV

TrailSport AWD

Dealer Price
$43,000
Est. $583/mo
Good deal
$3,500 Below market
RMV: $46,500
Conroe, TX
MSRP $46,500
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2022 Honda Pilot SUV

Sport AWD

Dealer Price
$38,270
Est. $519/mo
Good deal
$3,105 Below market
RMV: $41,375
Conroe, TX
MSRP $41,770
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Colors and Styles

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Crystal Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

In the 2023 generation of the Pilot, Honda is expected to fully redesign the interior and exterior aesthetics of the SUV. The platform most probably can be taken from the Acura MDX. This will help the car in better handling and avail a sportier approach for the shoppers complaining about its dull grip. The interior of the new Pilot resembles the newest Civic. A slightly torquier and powerful V6 from the MDX replaces the older engine of the Pilot. In the segment, it will be contesting against the Kia Telluride, the Ford Bronco, and the Hyundai Palisade.


Features

The LX and the EX trims were discontinued last year. The three-row midsize SUV will be continuing with the 3 trims left (except SE and the Black Edition models). It will start from the base EX-L, then to the Touring and the most premium trim the Elite. All the models are trained with the same 3.5L V6 engine that pairs with the 9-speed automatic transmission. The EX-L and the Touring model propose an FWD powertrain as standard, meanwhile, the Elite trim has a standard AWD system.

Trims 

2023 

Honda Pilot

EX-L

2023 

Honda Pilot

Touring

2023 

Honda Pilot

Elite

MSRP (FWD

$ 41,605

$ 46,165

 

MSRP (AWD)

   

$ 51,665

Key Features 

18-inch alloys

Sound reducing windows

Second-row captain seats 

 

LED headlights

Navigation system

Ventilated front seats

 

Sunroof

Ambient interior lighting

Automatic wipers

 

Proximity keyless entry and push button start

Heated second-row seats

Panoramic sunroof

 

Power Liftgate 

Rear seat entertainment system

Heated steering wheel

 

Remote engine start

10-speaker premium audio system

Handsfree liftgate

 

Driver seat memory setting function

Parking sensors

Wireless charging pad

 

Four USB charging port

Cabin intercom system

Auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors

 

8-inch infotainment touchscreen

Adaptive cruise control

Lane-keeping assist

 

Forward collision mitigation

20-inch wheels

Blindspot monitoring

We Recommend

CARHP recommends the Touring variant of the new Honda Pilot. It delivers more features than the standard EX-L variant. Though it does not come with a standard AWD system, you can upgrade it. 20-inch alloys, a 10-speaker premium audio system, and the rear seat entertainment system are the reasons to look after it. Parking sensors are helpful to escape or park the vehicle in tight parking situations. Heated front seats endure a comfortable ride experience in cold weather conditions.

Release Date

Honda is expected to launch this new generation in late 2022.

Engine and Performance

The Honda offers a single 3.5L V6 engine across all trim levels that produces 280hp. It ties the knot with the 9-speed automatic transmission. The EX-L and the Touring models give the FWD system as standard, but the Elite trim offers a standard AWD. The transmission feels good and the torque provides adequate fast acceleration. The engine provides mileage figures of – 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highways, and 23 mpg combined. It achieves a range of – 390 miles while running in the city, 526.5 miles on the highway, and 448.5 miles combined. The engine motivates the car to complete 0-60 mph in 7 seconds.

Models 

2023 

Honda 

Pilot

2023 

Kia 

Telluride

2023

Ford 

Bronco

2023 

Hyundai Palisade

MSRP

$ 41,605

$ 34,725

$ 36,795

$ 38,145

Engine 

3.5L V6

3.8L V6

2.3L Turbo I4

3.8L V6

Drivetrain 

FWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

291 @ 6000 rpm

275 hp @ 5700 rpm

291 @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

325 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm

262 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

0-60 (seconds)

7 seconds

7.5 seconds

7.3 seconds

7.6 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top speed 

113 mph

132 mph

100 mph

132 mph

Despite having one of the lowest top speeds in the segment, the Pilot is the fastest car in the segment. Both the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride exactly resemble each other in power output, Torque generation, and even Top speeds. Both the cars take the almost same amount of time to catch speed, however, the new Bronco reaches the speed faster than the Telluride and the Palisade. The 2023 Bronco comes with the lowest power output in the segment, but it offers the highest amount of torque in the comparison. The 2023 Pilot’s base model is more expensive than the base models of its rivals.

2023 Honda Pilot Ride and Handling

The ride quality of the Pilot is really promising. The Honda has furnished the vehicle with nice and smooth suspensions. From the road noise perspective, it is average in the segment. A pretty well-insulated cabin is sufficiently spacious and provides a good amount of comfort and convenience to the passengers. The 9-speed automatic transmission feels creamy. In the AWD models, the power seems going to be more on the front wheels rather than equally spreading across the four wheels. It helps in the better grip of the car. The seats are impressive and provide a good amount of comfort in the front row. The second-row seats elevate the ride quality with the optional captain-seats format. Third-row seats are not made for fully grown adults, as it lacks legroom.

All-leather upholstery on every Pilot model is enjoyable to go on a long drive. Paddle shifters are responsive even in the normal mode. Due to slower upshifting, shifters do not feel that high on the sport mode. The Pilot appears with independent suspensions for all four wheels and it is also equipped with the front and rear suspension bar. Turning circle of 39.4 ft. The angle of approach and the angle of departure is 18.8 degrees and 20.9 degrees respectively.

2023 Honda Pilot Braking System

With the decent size of brake calipers, the Honda also furnishes the Pilot with various standard braking features like- collision mitigation, Adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. When a potential frontal collision is detected, the CMBS (collision mitigation braking system) issues a visual alert in the instrument panel, vibrates the steering column and makes a beeping noise. The lane departure warning system warns the driver when the vehicle starts moving out of the lane on freeways and arterial roads. A Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert warns the driver if a vehicle is in a blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse.

MODEL

2023 

Honda 

Pilot

2023 

Kia 

Telluride

2023

Ford 

Bronco

2023 

Hyundai Palisade

 

Brake rotors

(front) (in)

13 inches

 

13.4 inches

 

12.2 inches

 

13.4 inches

 

Brake Rotors 

(back) (in)

12.6 inches

 

12 inches

 

12.1 inches

 

12 inches

Curb weight

(lbs)

4327 lbs

4112 lbs.

4497 lbs

4301 lbs.

 

60-0 (- ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Among all four vehicles, the new 2023 Ford Bronco has the highest curb weight. The newest Telluride is the lightest car in the comparison. An educated guess suggests that it will be good at stopping the car faster than any other vehicle, due to its comparatively larger front brake rotors. The 2023 Pilot and the newest Palisade from the Hyundai are running on almost the same curb weight. One has larger front brake calipers while the other has larger rear brake rotors.

Fuel Economy

The powerful and fuel-efficient V6 engine is quite good at managing gentle mileage figures. With the engine, the SUV provides the mileage of – 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highways, and 23 mpg combined which are better than most of its key rivals in the segment. With the help of 19.5 gallons of fuel capacity, it achieves the range of – 390 miles while running in the city, 526.5 miles on the highway, and 448.5 miles combined. 

Model 

2023 

Honda 

Pilot

2023 

Kia 

Telluride

2023

Ford 

Bronco

2023 

Hyundai Palisade

MPG (city)

20 mpg

20 mpg

20 mpg

19 mpg

MPG (highway)

27 mpg

26 mpg

21 mpg

25 mpg

MPG (combined)

23 mpg

23 mpg

20 mpg

21 mpg

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

19.5 gallons

18.8 gallons

20.8 gallons

18.8 gallons

Range (City, highways, combined in miles)

390/526.5/448.5 miles

376/488.8/432.4 miles

416/436.8/416 miles

357.2/470/394.8 miles

The latest Honda Pilot is the most fuel-efficient car in the segment. It delivers an extra mpg on the highways than the 2023 Telluride. The Bronco has the highest fuel capacity. As combined, the Pilot and the Telluride both offer the same mileage. The newest Palisade has the dullest range figures in the segment, it also does not provide competitive mileage numbers.

Interior

The interior of the Pilot is spacious and feels made of plush materials. Most of the trim levels offer 3-row seat formats, however, the second-row seats can also be upgraded to a captain seat format. The third row is not that roomy, but occasionally it can accommodate small-size adults or kids. Also, access to the third row is not convenient. The dashboard of the vehicle features easily accessible and quickly understandable ports and buttons. Whopping 16 cupholders inside the cabin is handy for all the passengers riding in the car. Soft touch ejection plastic materials on the door trim feel premium. Standard height adjustable seats in the front row provide commanding visibility of the road.

Nice high-quality leather and stitching on the steering wheel provide a good grip on the driver’s hand. The ride of the Pilot is comfortable if you are either driving it around your town or roaring it on the highways. Positioning itself among the roomiest SUVs in the segment, the Pilot does offer a generous amount of cargo space but it lacks when compared to some of its competitors. The second-row center console area on the Touring and the Elite occupies space and hence results in lesser space to carry cargo. A standard-size sunroof is large enough to let in an adequate amount of sunlight. Meanwhile, by paying a little more, we can have the experience of a panoramic sunroof. The glove box offers a decent amount of storage space.

Model

2023 

Honda 

Pilot

2023 

Kia 

Telluride

2023

Ford 

Bronco

2023 

Hyundai Palisade

Passenger Capacity

8

8

5

8

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom

 

39.5/62/40.9 inches

 

40.9/61.6/41.4 inches

 

43.3/57.1/43.1 inches

 

40.7/61.2/44.1 inches

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

 

39.9/62/ 38.4 inches

 

40.2/59.9/42.4 inches

 

41.1/56.5/36.3 inches

 

40.1/60.8/42.4 inches

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

 

38.9/57.6/31.9 inches

 

38.1/55.3/31.4 inches

 

N/A

 

37.8/55.2/31.4 inches

Cargo Capacity behind first row (cu.-ft)

 

83.9 cu.-ft

 

87 cu.-ft

 

83 cu.-ft

 

86.4 cu.-ft

Cargo capacity behind the second row (cu,-ft)

 

55.9 cu.-ft

 

46 cu.-ft

 

38.3 cu.-ft

 

45.8 cu-ft

Cargo capacity behind the third row (cu,-ft)

 

18.5 cu.-ft

 

21 cu.-ft

 

N/A

 

18 cu.-ft

The newest Bronco is the only car that is offering 5 seat format, while the remaining SUVs are 8-seater. The Telluride offers the best headroom in the front and second rows. In the third row, the Pilot offers more room than any other car in the comparison. The 2023 Palisade offers the best space for the legs in front and the second row. Behind the first row and third row, the Telluride has offered the highest amount of cargo space. Behind the second row, the Pilot has the highest cargo carrying space.

Highlights of the interior features include–

  • Electronic power steering 
  • Rearview camera
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Available rear-seat entertainment touchscreen on the Touring
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirror
  • Air filtration
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cupholder
  • Storage space behind the first row seats
  • Ample amount of storage in the door panel
  • Overhead console with storage compartment

How intuitive is the 2023 Honda Pilot Infotainment System?

The infotainment touchscreen on the Pilot is easy to operate and it has a good touch response rate. The screen offers a sufficient amount of brightness to operate in a high-light environment. The Touring and the Elite models propose Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. Honda’s CabinControl app allows users to connect to in-car Wi-Fi to control functions such as temperature and audio playlist. Four USB ports are helpful to charge the phone in front as well as rear row. Seven-speaker audio system delivers soothing sound, but 10-speaker premium audio enriches the whole experience.

Highlights of the infotainment system–Speed-sensitive volume control

  • Satellite Radio
  • Rear seat entertainment
  • External temperature display
  • FM radio
  • Honda’s cabin control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
Exterior

The exterior of the new Pilot seems like a lifted minivan. LED lights all around along the chrome panel in the front grille with the Honda’s logo on it look muscular. Other than that, you get two 45-millimeter tires wrapped on 18-inch wheels and over in the rear as well. The finishing and design on the tires look pretty cool. The plastic molding over the wheels goes all around the bottom portion and kind of works like an added layer of protection. The two-toned mirrors get white on the top and black plastic on the bottom. Chrome finishing around the windows makes it a little premium-looking car.

The side profile and the front portion kind of give it a rugged look and makes it a more off-road-oriented car. The back end of the Honda Pilot is not that exciting, it carries the same basic look. We do have LED taillights which are great, and a Honda badge embossed in the chrome panel. underneath the logo, there is a button to access the power liftgate and cargo area.

Model

2023 

Honda 

Pilot

2023 

Kia 

Telluride

2023

Ford 

Bronco

2023 

Hyundai Palisade

Curb Weight (lbs)

 

4327 lbs

 

4112 lbs.

 

4497 lbs

 

4301 lbs.

Length (in.)

196.5 inch

196.9 inches

189.4 inches

196.7-inch

Width (in.)

78.6 inch

78.3 inches

75.9 inches

77.8 inch

Height (in.)

70.6 inch

68.9 inches

73 inches

68.9 inch

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.3 inch

8 inches

8.3-inch

7.9-inch

Wheelbase (in.)

111 inch

114.2 inches

116.1 inches

114.2 inches

Despite carrying only 5 passenger seating capacity, the new Bronco has the longest wheelbase among its rivals. The Kia Telluride and the Hyundai Palisade have a wheelbase of the same length. Along with the lowest ground clearance, the Pilot carries the shortest wheelbase. The newest Bronco has the highest curb weight, but it is the shortest car in the comparison. The Palisade and the Pilot have almost the same amount of weight.

Highlights of the Exterior Features of the Pilot include—

  • LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • LED foglights
  • Front parking sensors
  • 7 exterior color options on the usual trims
  • 8 different exterior color options on the premium trim roof rails
  •  Panoramic Sunroof
  • One touch open and close tailgate
  • Black alloys on the Black edition model
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dual tone outside mirrors
  • Chrome panel across the window trim
Safety

It has scored an overall safety rating of 5 stars. It scores 4 out of the 5 stars in the frontal and rollover crash tests. It comes standard with a – Forward Collison warning, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Highlights of the safety features of the Pilot include–

  • Pre-collision safety system
  • Child seat anchor
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Front rear and third-row head airbags
  • Ventilated disc brakes 
  • Turn signal mirrors
Competition

2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Kia Telluride

With around $7000 less, the Kia Telluride provides a better deal. It carries the same V6 engine and pumps out more power. It also offers the highest top speed in the segment. The Pilot offers better fuel economy and more height. Despite having more curb weight than the Telluride, it catches the speed faster. The Kia Telluride provides more ground clearance and a comparatively long wheelbase. The exterior appearance of the Pilot feels rugged, while the Kia provides a more refined look to the Telluride.

2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Ford Bronco

With more money, the Pilot delivers a seating capacity of 8 passengers, but the Bronco offers more ground clearance. The Honda Pilot is longer than the Bronco, but the Bronco has the longest wheelbase. Both cars offer the same amount of cargo space behind the first row, but the Pilot is way ahead in the cargo capacity behind the second row. The interior of the Bronco feels more solid and simple looking, but the Pilot’s cabin has a more premium approach to it. One car looks like an offroader, but the Bronco is known for its one of the best in segment offroading capabilities.

2023 Honda Pilot vs. 2023 Hyundai Palisade

With $3000 less, the 3.8L V6 on the Palisade produces more power. The Hyundai has more top speed. Both cars have almost the same curb weights, The Palisade delivers a standard AWD system, while the Pilot offers only FWD. The Honda Pilot offers better fuel economy. The Palisade has a longer wheelbase and more ground clearance. The exterior appeal of the Pilot feels a little old school. The cabin of the Palisade feels more polished, refined, and premium than that of the Pilot. Both the cars have a good road presence, but some trims of the Pilot are more eye-catching.

Final Verdict

No doubt it is a good choice among its key competitors in the segment. It delivers various impressive features as standard, but its base models cost more than the rivals’ base trim. Good ground clearance, fuel-efficient engine, and roomy interior are the factors to consider as your daily driver. The collision mitigation braking system works gently in most conditions. Behind the second row, it has the most cargo-carrying space. All leather seats give it a more premium look than other rivals.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$41305

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

212 cu in

horse power

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

196.5 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

78.6 in

curb weight

4041 lbs

Height

70.6 in

Ground Clearance

7.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

151.7 cu ft

cargo volume

83.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/23/20 mpg

highway range

526.5 mi


Honda Pilot 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$34,643
5 Year Cost To Own
$47,461
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $47,461
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,076$2,308$2,202$2,586$2,386$13,558
Insurance$1,115$1,116$1,190$1,274$1,303$5,998
Fuel$2,081$2,103$2,148$2,212$2,283$10,827
Maintenance$234$819$581$2,700$1,802$6,136
Repairs$42$9$118$258$441$868
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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