2024 Honda Pilot

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Overview

The Honda Pilot has been a long-standing favorite in the full-size three-row crossover category. Its 2023 redesign gave it a distinct visual identity, setting it apart from the Odyssey despite their shared platform. The Pilot retains many practical features commonly found in minivans. It boasts ample space and an abundance of storage compartments, including second-row seats that conveniently slide forward at the press of a button, facilitating easy access to the rear seats for kids. All three rows offer comfort, though the third row is cozier for adults. The updated V6 engine provides ample power, enabling a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, all while maintaining relatively good fuel efficiency. Similar to Honda’s popular CR-V, the Pilot excels across the board, handling tasks efficiently and without unnecessary fanfare.

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Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Being a family-friendly SUV, the 2024 Pilot’s cabin is designed with that use case in mind. All models are capable of sitting up to eight in the three rows but the EX-L trim can be had with optional second-row captain’s chairs that reduce passenger capacity to seven; captain’s chairs are standard on the TrailSport. The Touring and Elite models come with a second-row seat design where the middle seat portion can be removed and stored under the floor in the cargo area when not needed. Honda boasts that eight of the Pilot’s cupholders can hold big 32-ounce water bottles and that its cargo area is more voluminous than ever before. There’s reasonable cargo space with all three rows of seats up; we fit six carry-ons sized boxes behind the third row, two more than we could stuff into a Kia Telluride.

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Infotainment and Connectivity

A 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and an accompanying 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster are standard on the Pilot. Honda’s latest infotainment interface is easy to use and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. TrailSport, Touring, and Elite models get a larger 9.0-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability; the Elite also comes with a 10.2-inch gauge cluster. Honda hasn’t said what the standard stereo will be in the Pilot, but the Touring and Elite models come with a 12-speaker setup from Bose.

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Miles Per Gallon (City/Highway) 4

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2024 Honda Pilot

MSRP:
$37,090 **
Features:
  • Roomy first- and second-row seating
  • Lots of cargo space and interior storage spots
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • Seven-speaker sound system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Driver’s seat memory settings


Honda Pilot models

The Honda Pilot is a three-row SUV that seats up to eight passengers. It’s available in six trim levels: LX, Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring and Elite. All are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine (285 horsepower, 262 lb-ft) mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional — except on the TrailSport and Elite trims, which get all-wheel drive standard.

LX
This trim level starts off the Pilot lineup with:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Keyless entry for driver door
  • Push-button ignition
  • Second-row bench seat (eight-passenger seating)
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Seven-speaker sound system
  • Remote engine start
  • Tri-zone climate control

All Pilots come with a suite of advanced safety features known as Honda Sensing. This includes:

  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don’t respond in time)
  • Lane keeping assistance (steers the Pilot back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Driver attention warning (issues an alert if sensors determine you are becoming fatigued)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Honda and the car in front)

Sport
Adds to the LX with:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • LED foglights
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning (alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)

EX-L
A step up from the Sport with features such as:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Programmable power liftgate
  • Sound-reducing front windows and windshield
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Optional second-row captain’s chairs (seven-passenger capacity)
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Second-row climate controls
  • Second-row retractable sunshades
  • Driver’s seat memory settings
  • 9-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Nine-speaker audio system
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible when parking)

TrailSport
Equips the Pilot for added adventure with:

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Pilot and its surroundings for tight parking and off-road situations)
  • Off-road stability management
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Class III trailer hitch
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Off-road recovery hooks
  • Heated windshield
  • Household-style power outlet
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row captain’s chairs

Touring
Builds on the EX-L, adding luxury features such as:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Keyless entry for all doors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Second-row bench seat with removable/stowable middle seat
  • Navigation system
  • 12-speaker Bose audio system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

Elite
Maxes out the features with:

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Pilot and its surroundings for tight parking and off-road situations)
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line on the windshield)
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Heated windshield
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated outboard second-row seats
  • Household-style power outlet
  • Ventilated front seats