For 2023, the Honda Pilot shall be larger and constructed on a brand new platform. The SUV will get extra highly effective, appears extra rugged, and the off-road TrailSport trim will get some additional off-road functionality. On the identical time, Honda goes extra upscale, with finishes and options designed so as to add some luxurious to this three-row crossover.
Due to an all-new gentle truck structure, the Pilot is now 86 mm longer at 5,077 mm total with a wheelbase that’s up by 72mm. That provides the 2023 Honda Pilot a extra snug third row and extra inside area with 635 L of cargo capability behind the rear seats and three,219 behind the primary row. If that cargo determine appears large, it is as a result of Honda has channelled a few of the cargo storage tips from the now-discontinued Match. The Pilot’s second row of seats can fold into the ground for extra space, or you possibly can take it out and go away it at dwelling, supplying you with what is basically a Honda Pilot cargo van.
A 7.0-inch digital dashboard show sits beside a conventional speedometer, however on Touring and Black Version mannequin, you get an all-digital 10.2-inch display screen. The infotainment system is a 7.0-inch display screen as nicely, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Step as much as the EX-L or larger trim and also you get a 9.0-inch display screen that has wi-fi CarPlay and Android Auto, and wi-fi charging. Touring and Black Version trims add navigation and a 12-speaker Bose stereo.
Honda’s acquainted 3.5L V6 is underneath the longer hood, nevertheless it has been tweaked for 2023. It now makes 285 hp (up by 5) and an unchanged 262 lb-ft of torque. Honda calls it its strongest V6 ever, although the identical engine put in within the Acura TLX makes extra energy and extra torque.
A ten-speed computerized is a part of the package deal, another gear than final yr. Honda has tweaked the all-wheel drive system as nicely, with a rear differential that may deal with 40 per cent extra torque and offer you a 30 per cent faster energy switch response. Now as much as 70 per cent of torque could be despatched to the rear and all of that may be distributed by the pc to both again tire.
The TrailSport mannequin, Honda’s entry within the rising off-road trim market, is enhanced versus the cosmetics-only model provided within the Passport. The Pilot TrailSport will get an off-road-tuned suspension with 25 mm extra floor clearance and its personal anti-roll bars. The TrailSport additionally will get Continental all-terrain tires and underbody metal skid plates to guard the oil pan, transmission, and gasoline tank.
The Honda Sensing security suite has been enhanced for 2023. It will get a wider view for each the digital camera and radar sensor, which ought to enhance object detection and enhance collision efficiency. Blind spot monitoring now has 25 m of vary, whereas site visitors jam help and low-speed braking are each new options and normal tools. Honda says the adaptive cruise system ought to have extra “pure” responses.
Count on the 2023 Honda Pilot at Honda shops early within the new yr, and for pricing to be revealed simply earlier than the on-sale date.