The 2023 Honda Pilot is here for drivers who want the flexibility and power of a three-row SUV. The Pilot is the largest SUV that Honda offers, with space for up to eight passengers; it has great options for seating and cargo room. This means no compromises when it comes to safety, comfort, and functionality. Whoever or whatever you need to bring along, the Pilot is up for the job.
Since the Pilot has been on the road, it has offered drivers miles of trouble-free driving, so expect only great things from the 2023 Pilot. Modern styling with Honda’s noteworthy engineering makes the Pilot worth considering in more ways than one. Whether you’re looking to haul the kids to school or take the family camping in the backwoods, the Pilot is capable of handling whatever the day throws at it.
The 2023 Honda Pilot starts at $36,300, but with multiple trim options available, it’s possible to level up for more performance or comfort features as needed.[a] The entry-level LX trim gives drivers the best of the basics, while the high-end Elite is loaded with luxury features. Whether you want a straightforward everyday ride or require a little added luxury, the Pilot is ready to make your next drive unforgettable.
Honda has taken extra steps this year to ensure the 2023 Pilot is ready for your next adventures. The available i-VTM4 all-wheel drive system has been improved to ensure control and instill confidence when you’re dealing with less-than-optimal terrain.
The 2023 Pilot sports a V6 engine that brings along 285 hp and can tow up to 5,000 lbs. If you’re dealing with a trailer, bike, camper, boat, or other toys, the Pilot will have no problem keeping up with the demand. Along with the V6 engine, the finely tuned suspension and new 10-speed automatic transmission give you a smooth and responsive ride even over rocky trails. The enhanced transmission includes standard paddle shifters making it easy for drivers to stay in control.
If you’re really looking for a Pilot to take you beyond the pavement, your best bet is to check out the 2023 Pilot TrailSport. This trim is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and thrives on uneven, rutted trails, rocky terrain, and sandy hills. It has an extra inch of ground clearance over the typical Pilot, and the undercarriage is protected by steel skid plates. The addition of a trailer hitch means you can easily bring along whatever the trip requires.
Thanks to Honda's engineering, the Pilot is powerful and quiet, with reduced noise and vibrations. The streamlined body shape ensures nimble, sleek handling thanks to even weight disruption through the front and back. When we say the Pilot is flexible, we mean it. The SUV’s seven available drive modes allow drivers to adjust their vehicle’s performance when and where it’s needed.
As we said, the Pilot is flexible and ready for whatever comes up, including hills. The SUV’s Hill Descent Control system helps you navigate steep roads and trails by preventing you from picking up unwanted speed on your way down. This helps drivers focus more on navigating than braking, making your overall journey safer than ever. Also available to help you get the most out of nature is the new TrailWatch system. This camera system displays the surrounding terrain in real-time on your in-cabin touchscreen so you can easily see what’s going on all around you. TrailWatch will automatically activate when you engage Trail Mode.
You might notice the 2023 Pilot received a bit of a facelift this year. The refreshing new front sports a wide, modern mesh grille plus narrow LED headlamps. Strong angles and straight lines along the sides make it aerodynamic and eye-catching. The overall appearance of the Pilot is both rugged and sleek, the perfect blend for a modern SUV.
The durability and modern styling carry over to the interior with an available leather-trimmed cabin and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Head-Up Display projects essential information like speed, directions, and messages onto the lower windshield, making it easy to see without taking your eyes off the road. Drivers will enjoy the heated front seats on chilly mornings and the ventilated seating when temperatures start to rise. Tri-Zone Climate Control allows the driver, front-row passenger, and second-row passengers to adjust the heat and AC according to their preferences to keep everyone comfortable.
The second row is both comfortable and practical thanks to the available captain’s chairs that offer plenty of legroom and support for passengers. A new stowable second-row center seat means that if you have an unexpected guest, no problem; there’s room for all in the 2023 Pilot. This seat can be conveniently stored in a hidden storage compartment when not in use. The second-row tricks don’t stop there, either! One-Touch second-row seating means passengers can quickly gain access to the third row with just a push of a button.
The available panoramic moonroof opens with a tap when you want to let the breeze and sunshine in. Meanwhile, the optional Bose Premium Sound System is the next best thing to live music. This 12-speaker system with a subwoofer delivers an immersive listening experience for the driver and passengers. If you don’t want to yell over the music or the sounds from the road, the Pilot’s CabinTalk system works to broadcast your voice through the rear speakers so third-row passengers can hear you without yelling or confusion.
As for cargo, the Pilot has plenty of space to go around. Fold all the seats down to enjoy 111.8 cu.ft. of cargo space. This is more than enough space to bring along luggage, gear, and anything else your day requires. The Pilot also has storage compartments that are conveniently located for easy organization of daily essentials. The center console and dash offer trays and cup holders for coffee, water bottles, phones, a purse, or additional electronics. Hidden storage compartments under the floor let you stash goods like laptops or emergency kits. It’s possible to adjust the lid of the compartment to floor level or lower it to create a tray.
To make accessing your Pilot’s cargo space more convenient, the Hands-Free Power Tailgate is here! A quick kick under the bumper is all you need to open or close the tailgate. When you’re done and ready to lock up, the Walk Away Close feature will sense you are leaving and automatically close the tailgate and lock all the doors.
The 2023 Pilot is equipped for fun and safety, thanks to its advanced tech and driver-assist features that give drivers the peace of mind they want when they’re behind the wheel. Seamlessly sync your smartphone with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to customize your drive with music playlists, helpful apps, and real-time road updates. Connecting your phone sends messages to the standard seven-inch or available nine-inch touchscreen so you can stay connected and focused on the road.
The Pilot features a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. If you find yourself off-road and unconnected, this system delivers maps offline to help get you home when you’re ready to head back. Once you’re back on the grid, the Pilot’s Wi-Fi hotspot is there to support your electronic devices and keep your family connected. Whether you’re streaming, scrolling, working, or relaxing, the Pilot’s Wi-Fi hotspot makes staying connected simple.
To make things even simpler, the Pilot has wireless charging for compatible smartphones! Say goodbye to wires, cords, and tangled messes. All you have to do is set your phone on the charging pad and let it power up while you drive. New this year is a Multi-View Camera System that gives you a clear look at your surroundings from all sides. Further, the Blind Spot Information system (BSI) is there to keep an eye on your blind spots.