In the overflowed segment of three-row crossovers, the Pilot stands out for practicality, interior space, safety and the brand’s well-known engineering. Therefore, it’s no wonder that sales are still pretty good, despite that the current generation has been around for more than five years. Therefore, we are pretty sure that Honda won’t rush with changes and that it will stick to its usual 7-year production cycle. That’s why we expect to see the 2022 Honda Pilot with no bigger changes.
This means you may count on a crossover that offers a tremendous amount of cargo space and plenty of room for the passengers. Furthermore, it is equipped with all kinds of advanced tech features and comes with a smooth and powerful powertrain. All this makes it desirable, even though there are much younger competitors around. The best we could see for the next year are some additions to the list of standard equipment. Other than that, the 2022 Honda Pilot will carry on in the same way.
2022 Honda Pilot Design
In terms of base design characteristics, you may count on Honda’s typical engineering approach. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the powertrain but this crossover actually stands out with a solid chassis and a suspension setup that makes the ride pretty smooth and comfortable. The car is easy to drive and even offer relatively engaging handling, though rivals like Mazda CX-9 are far better in this aspect.
Styling-wise, things are also quite typical. The 2022 Honda Pilot will continue with the same appearance. It is based on the brand’s contemporary design language, characterized by surprisingly conventional aesthetical solutions, given the brand’s history and reputation. The next year will probably be the last of the current generation. So, we don’t expect to see any particular change. Still, there is always a chance to see a couple of new color options in the offer.
Things will remain pretty much the same on the inside as well. You may count on a familiar cabin layout, which features a rather classic design. The dashboard is pretty conventional and younger rivals like Hyundai Palisade look far more inspiring. However, the actual quality is pretty impressive. All materials are fine and even plastic surfaces are soft to the touch.
The aspect where this model really shines is the interior space. Although it’s far from having the longest wheelbase in the segment, Honda engineers managed to pack three quite spacious rows of seats. The first two rows are very generous in this aspect, while the third is also more than decent. All in all, this is one of the rare mid-size crossovers that actually can accommodate 7 adult passengers comfortably.
The cargo area is also impressive. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, up to 55.9 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, and up to 109.2 cubic feet behind the first-row seats.
Typically for Honda, things will remain pretty basic in terms of tech features. You may count on an archaic 5-inch display, as well as on seven speakers, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Fortunately, things are much better in higher trim levels. There, you can get goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, the HondaLink telematics system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, HD Radio, wireless device charging, navigation, a rear entertainment system, 10 speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
When it comes to safety, all models will come standard with forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Additionally, there are goodies like Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and LED fog lights offered as options.
2022 Honda Pilot Engines
No surprises are about to come under the hood. The 2022 Honda Pilot is about to carry on with a 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That’s more than enough power for a convenient ride. Also the 9-speed automatic transmission makes everything feel smoother and more refined.
When it comes to fuel economy, things are pretty typical for the class. You may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the FWD model. If you prefer an all-wheel-drive layout, you may count on slightly lower ratings, around 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2022 Honda Pilot Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Honda Pilot sometime in the last quarter of the year. The pricing shouldn’t change too much, so base models will probably go around 33.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like VW Atlas, Chevy Traverse, Subaru Ascent etc.