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2022 Honda Pilot Review: Specs and Pricing


Honda Pilot

OVERVIEW


People who value practicality above all else but aren't huge fans of the minivan way of life can find refuge in the 2022 Honda Pilot. For the record, the three-row SUV cannot match the adaptability and space of the Honda Odyssey, which shares a base and a quick V-6 engine.


The Pilot makes up for its lack of sliding doors and third-row stretch-out space with a higher driving position, optional all-wheel drive, and a 5000-pound towing capacity. Along with various common driving aids and well-liked features, it also sports a roomy and comfortable cabin.


It's bad that its exterior is completely forgettable, especially when compared to visually appealing competitors like the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. Even though the 2022 Pilot isn't very attractive or enjoyable to drive, some people prefer it to a minivan.


What Has Changed For 2022?


Full LED headlights and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on the Pilot for 2022, although these changes come at a slightly higher starting price. Honda no longer offers the entry-level LX and EX trim levels, so the EX-L, with a starting price of slightly over $40k, now tops the lineup.


This costs over $7000 more than the LX did the previous year. New Sonic Gray Pearl paint is also available. Later this year, according to Honda, a new model will be released.


2022 Honda Pilot: Engine And Performance


The Pilot's V-6 has enough power and a lively sound, and we appreciate how quiet the nine-speed automated transmission is. The Honda is not the heaviest three-row crossover to drive, but due to its size, it might seem heavy when turning. The 20-inch wheels that come with the higher trims detract slightly from the ride quality while improving the Pilot's otherwise awkward appearance.

Additionally, even when fully laden with passengers and goods, the car travels smoothly. The Pilot occasionally seems separated from the road due to its lack of body control. Additionally, the car's mild steering makes parking lot maneuvering simple while also adding to the disconnected feeling on the highway.



2022 Honda Pilot: Interior And Comfort


The Pilot's interior is roomy and useful, and it comes with extras for families like an in-cabin PA system. For those who need to seat eight, the majority of trim levels include a second row that is three across. More expensive models reduce the number of passengers to seven by omitting the bench in favor of two captain's chairs.


The low seat cushion in the roomy third row, though, makes it only useful for children. On the dashboard of the Pilot, there are 16 cupholders in total, as well as easy-to-use climate controls and an indicated gauge cluster.


The Pilot offers best-in-class visibility because of its elevated seating position, big windows, and discreet roof pillars. The driver also has a commanding perspective of the road thanks to the SUV's high seating position.


There are a tonne of practical interior compartments in this Honda, and the cargo room is just enormous. It's one of the roomiest SUVs in its class, but the cargo capacity varies between the seven- and eight-seat configurations since the second-row center console in the Elite and seven-seat Touring trims cannot be removed. The cargo floor's flexible configuration can be chosen to maximize available space or to make room for an underfloor storage area.


2022 Honda Pilot: Connectivity


One of the Pilot's flaws is the annoying center touchscreen, but Honda did add a much-needed volume knob back in 2019. While models EX and above have an 8.0-inch touchscreen with SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, voice command, and other app functions, the base LX's 5.0-inch display provides the essentials. While standard on the Touring and Elite, navigation is an option on the EX.


2022 Honda Pilot: Pricing


With a base retail price of $36,830, the 2022 Honda Pilot is more expensive than almost all other midsize SUVs. The price of each trim level rises by a few thousand dollars until you reach the Elite and Black Edition (MSRP: $49,120 and $50,620, respectively) trims.


Which One To Purchase?


The Pilot Special Edition, in our opinion, offers the finest value in terms of both features and cost. It has leather-trimmed upholstery, roof rails, second-row sunshades, a sunroof, black 20-inch alloys, a hands-free motorized tailgate, and wireless charging. For an additional $2000, we would also add all-wheel drive, which raises the Pilot's maximum towing capacity from 3500 pounds to 5000 pounds.


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