This is the 2023 Honda Pilot, a big improvement from its past models. Today I’m reviewing this Honda Pilot, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the Honda Pilot and show you what it’s like to drive.
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Riding on an updated platform, the fourth-generation Pilot also gets a new engine, transmission, and lots of interior and design updates. The new Pilot sports a more cohesive look that’s more square-jawed and intentional, pairing nicely with the dark trim elements offered on the loaded-up Elite and TrailSport trims.
It is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).Power is similar to the outgoing model at 285 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Honda improved the 2023 Pilot’s comfort with redesigned seats, and the new interior layout is more like what you’ll find in other midsize SUVs.
Pilot’s five well-equipped trim levels include the new Pilot TrailSport, the most rugged and off-road capable Honda SUV ever, with special off-road features engineered to get weekend adventurers even further off the beaten path.Honda also claims the new Pilot is larger inside for passengers and cargo, offers an improved drivetrain with more towing capacity, and is safer than before.