Honda Pilot 2022
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE20 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway
- ENGINE3471 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
- FUEL ECONOMY20 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway
The 2022 Honda Pilot provides refuge for folks who put a premium on practicality but aren't too keen on the minivan lifestyle. To be clear, the three-row SUV can't replicate the roominess and versatility of the Honda Odyssey with which it shares a platform and an expeditious V-6 powertrain. What the Pilot lacks in sliding doors and third-row stretch-out space it makes up for with a higher driving position, available all-wheel drive, and the ability to tow up to 5000 pounds. It also has a spacious and comfortable cabin as well as a host of standard driver assists and popular features. Too bad its outward appearance is wholly forgettable, especially compared with visually exciting rivals such as Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. While the 2022 Pilot isn't flashy or remotely fun to drive, for some it's much better than a minivan.
What's New for 2022?
For 2022, the Pilot comes with more standard features—including full LED headlights and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—but these upgrades correspond with a significantly higher starting price. With Honda dropping the bottom-rung LX and EX trim levels, the lineup now begins with the EX-L, which begins at just over $40k. That's almost $7000 more than the LX cost last year. There's also a new Sonic Gray Pearl paint color. Honda says it'll introduce a new model later this year.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- LX - $33,775
- EX - $36,455
- Special Edition - $40,485
- Touring - $44,040
- Elite - $49,945
- Black Edition - $51,445
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
Every Pilot has a host of standard driver-assistance technology. For more information about the Honda's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Honda's warranty is entirely average for its class. Hyundai, for example, offers one that's significantly longer, and Toyota provides the added bonus of complimentary scheduled maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance