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2022 Honda Pilot review

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Pros

  • Quick acceleration
  • Powerful engine
  • Ample cargo space

Cons

  • Cramped third row
  • Unattractive minivan styling
  • Average fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Honda Pilot?

  • The Pilot is available in a variety of new trims, including the Sport and Trailsport.
  • The EX and LX trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • Pilot trims have been upgraded with CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • The Special Edition trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2022 Honda Pilot trims

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Sport:

  • 280-hp, 262-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Third Row Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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Special Edition:

Trailsport:

Touring:

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Black Edition:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Honda Pilot

1. Room for the whole family

If you could only use one word to describe the 2022 Honda Pilot it would be "spacious." Whether you're talking about kids or cargo, the pilot has enough room for it all. The 2022 Pilot comes standard with seating for up to eight people, although it will fit seven if you opt for available second-row captain's chairs. Even with the third row in use, you'll have at least 16 cu-ft of cargo space, plenty for beach equipment or sports gear. Plus, a standard hidden storage ensures you can always pack a few more items.

2. Strong towing capacity

Sometimes, no matter how spacious your vehicle is, you need to tow some toys behind. The 2022 Pilot is up for that challenge, whether you're trailering a camper for a family weekend away or your boat for a day on the lake. With the standard 3.5L V6 engine and available all-wheel drive, the 2022 Pilot can tow up to an estimated 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

3. Kid-friendly details

When driving with children, little details can make all the difference in keeping your passengers comfortable and happy. The 2022 Pilot is full of child-friendly details. For example, there are 16 cup holders, which is plenty to hold sippy cups, snacks, and bottles. There's also an available P.A. system, called CabinTalk®, that allows the driver or front passenger to talk directly to people in the back without raising their voice.

4. Driver-assist features

Driving with a large group can be distracting, so you'll appreciate the suite of standard driver-assist features on the 2022 Honda Pilot. In fact, there are too many to list them all, but you'll enjoy standard lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. Rain-sensing windshield wipers and front and rear parking sensors are available options.

5. Simple connectivity.

New for the 2022 model year, the Honda Pilot comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. They're controlled on the standard eight-inch touchscreen. That means no matter how often you have to change the station to keep the peace, it will always be simple.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Honda Pilot an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Pilot 15th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Honda Pilot features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

280

Torque (ft-lbs)

262

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

111"

Overall length

196.5"

Width

78.6"

Height

70.6"

Leg room

F 40.9"/M 38.4"/R 31.9"

Head room

F 40.1"/M 40.2"/R 38.9"

Front tires

P245/50HR20

Rear tires

P245/50HR20

Seating capacity

8

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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