2025 Honda Pilot Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda Pilot Model Overview at Germain Honda of Dublin

Honda Pilot

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,295 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 285 horsepower / 262 lb-ft of torque and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™(i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • 8-passenger seating with 1-touch fold 2nd-row bench
  • Standard 7-inch or available 9-inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Optional Bose premium audio with 12 speakers including subwoofer
  • Available rugged TrailSport trim level featuring Off-road tuned suspension with +1-inch ride height, TrailWatch™ camera system, and skid plates
Honda Pilot Exterior

About the Honda Pilot

No matter where your journeys take you, the Honda Pilot has the versatility, styling, and groundbreaking tech features to help you create memories that last a lifetime. As one of the few vehicles in its segment available with 8-passenger seating, the Pilot gives you spacious cargo capacity along with customizable seating configurations for enhanced comfort. Its luxurious interior and off-road performance capabilities help make it a hit with growing families or those living active lifestyles. Included as standard on all Pilot models, the Honda Sensing® collection of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies helps inspire confidence behind the wheel. Available Satellite-Linked Navigation offers turn-by-turn guidance to help you arrive at your destination safely and on time. It’s also virtually effortless to access the cargo area of the Pilot even with your hands full of shopping bags thanks to the optional hands-free power-operated tailgate.

What the Critics Say

Honda has addressed several of the Pilot’s weaknesses directly in this redesign, with added passenger room and some pizazz with the exciting TrailSport. We’ll have to wait until we can put one through our testing process to see, but early indications are that it could give the Kia Telluride a push for the top spot in this class.” — Edmunds

Honda has been busy launching fresh HR-V, CR-V, Civic, and Accord generations. Now there’s the new Pilot midsize 3-row SUV. As well as their modernity, they all share another trait — bold new looks. The company’s latest design approach steers away from the anonymity of older models in favor of greater presence. On the Pilot, this makes itself apparent with the upright grille, large clamshell hood, and flared fenders..” — Kelley Blue Book

What’s New for 2025

For the 2025 model year, the popular Honda Pilot receives only two small changes to its proven formula. First, the previous base-level LX model has been discontinued, leaving the Sport trim as the new entry-level model in the Pilot model lineup. Similarly, shoppers will notice an all-new Pilot Black Edition model that now sits at the very top of the trim range. These variants feature exclusive blacked-out design cues both inside and out. Otherwise, the Honda Pilot returns essentially unchanged from last year’s version.

Honda Pilot Features

Honda Pilot Performance

Performance, Capabilities, and Styling

Now more adventurous and bold than previous generations, the exterior look of the Honda Pilot helps you make a statement both on and off the road. LED headlights, fog lights, and tail lights come standard across the entire Pilot trim range for exceptional visibility and a stylish exterior accent. In terms of performance, the Pilot comes standard with a muscular 285-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission for outstanding efficiency. Built for those with an endless thirst for adventure, Pilot TrailSport models are engineered to help you get out and take the path less traveled. Highlights of TrailSport trim levels include standard i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with Trail Torque Logic, all-terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension with a ride height increase of 1 inch.

Honda Pilot Interior

Luxurious Interior

Catering to the needs of those with growing families or active lifestyles, the upscale interior of the Honda Pilot features plenty of space for either 7 or 8 passengers. Placing an emphasis on everyday practicality, 8-passenger variants include an innovative removable second-row center seat that stows neatly beneath the rear cargo floor. Important controls and switches are placed near the driver on the horizontal dashboard of the Pilot. Its expansive center console can even fit two smartphones placed side-by-side along with your other essential items. Additional examples of useful features offered inside the Honda Pilot include heated/ventilated front seats, a panoramic moonroof, leather upholstery, and the cutting-edge CabinTalk™ communication system.

Honda Pilot Technology

Groundbreaking Technology

No matter if it’s a short trip across town or a long-distance road trip, the Honda Pilot offers cutting-edge tech features that make each mile more enjoyable. From the standard 7-inch to the available 9-inch color touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration means that all of your favorite apps and media are just a click away. An available Wi-Fi hotspot helps everyone stay connected while an available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charger eliminates clutter from charging cables and wires. Choose the available 12-speaker Bose premium audio system to experience concert-like listening quality inside the Pilot. If you need directions to a new destination or simply need help finding your way back home, the available satellite-based navigation system provides turn-by-turn instructions inside the Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot Safety

Advanced Safety

All Honda Pilot models now come standard with the groundbreaking Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features. Technologies included in this impressive collection are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning. Other standard features include automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera for increased confidence while backing out of a tight parking space. As a result, it comes as no surprise that the Honda Pilot targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Trims & Specs

Pilot Sport


  • Starting at $41,295 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Honda Sensing®
  • LED headlights, foglights, DRLs and taillights
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration
  • 7-inch digital instrument display and 7-inch color touchscreen

Pilot EX-L


  • Starting at $44,595 MSRP*
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration
  • Qi-compatible wireless charging
  • CabinTalk™
  • 9-inch color touchscreen and 9-speaker audio

Pilot Touring


  • Starting at $48,595 MSRP*
  • Handsfree access power tailgate
  • Opening panoramic sunroof
  • Satellite-based navigation
  • Bose premium audio with 12 speakers including subwoofer
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability

Pilot TrailSport


  • Starting at $50,495 MSRP*
  • Standard i-VTM4™ all-wheel drive with Trail Torque Logic
  • Off-road tuned suspension with +1-inch ride height
  • TrailWatch™ camera system
  • 18-inch black TrailSport branded alloy wheels
  • Front skid plate with recovery point

Pilot Elite


  • Starting at $54,175 MSRP*
  • 10.2-inch digital instrument display
  • Head up display
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Pilot Black Edition

Black Edition

  • Starting at $55,675 MSRP*
  • 20-Inch Gloss Black Alloy Wheels
  • Black Trim Accents
  • Black Edition Emblem
  • Black Edition Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting

*MSRP includes tax, license, registration, $1,395 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $455 charge for premium colors.

**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.