2022 Honda Pilot: A Trim Comparison

2022 honda pilot

The 2022 Honda Pilot is a great all-around vehicle with lots of space and even the ability to go off-road, so why not make it your next vehicle?

Comparing Honda Pilot Trims

These are the seven possible trims with the Honda Pilot, but they’re not all made the same. It’s more than better features, and this in-depth guide can help you figure out what makes them different.


The 2022 Honda Pilot Sport is the base trim and has a starting MSRP of $36,830. That gets you a 2WD SUV with a 3.5L V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s capable of 280 hp and 262 lb-ft. of torque, and can tow 3500 pounds when properly equipped. It can only get up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. If you want to spring for an all-wheel-drive version, you’ll pay about $2,000 more, gain the ability to tow 5,000 pounds and drop the mpg down to 18 city/26 highway.

2022 honda pilot sport

The Sport may be the least expensive option, but it comes with a host of great standard features inside and out. Some of the best include a multi-angle rearview camera, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, tri-zone climate control, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. An 8-inch display infotainment system, seven-speaker audio, two USB ports, HD radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite radio are also among the standard features provided with the base trim. The Pilot Sport also comes standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite, which includes a collision mitigation braking system, a road departure mitigation system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist.


The 2022 Honda Pilot EX-L starts at $39,060 and has some great features that are lacking in the Pilot Sport. Some of the best features that come standard with the Pilot EX-L are leather upholstery, a moonroof and leather-wrapped steering wheel – all for added luxury. Convenience features include two additional USB ports, a driver-s memory seat, power-adjustable passenger seat and a garage door opener. For added safety, the Pilot EX-L offers an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Honda Pilot Special Edition

The Honda Pilot Special Edition starts at $39,660 and adds a hands-free lift gate and wireless device charging capability. It also offers roof rails and 20-inch alloy wheels.


The new TrailSport starts at $43,560, and like the name sounds, it’s designed for the trail. It offers a higher ride height, special tires and unique styling – inside and out. Additionally, it comes equipped with a navigation system.

2022 Honda Pilot Trailsport


The 2022 Honda Pilot Touring starts at $43,620 and represents some pretty big upgrades for the Honda Pilot. Among the features provided with this trim are front and rear parking sensors, ambient interior lighting, and rear-seat entertainment. Other features include a household power outlet, a CabinTalk PA system for easier communication with the kiddos in the back, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.  The sound system is also upgraded to a 10-speaker setup that is 590 watts.


The 2022 Honda Pilot Elite is the best that the brand has to offer and starts at $49,120. The Pilot Elite comes with standard all-wheel drive. The outside of the Elite incorporates a panoramic roof, which is a large window on the top that allows passengers to have expansive views and floods the cabin with light. You also get rain-sensing windshield wipers and a heated leather steering wheel. Additionally, there are second-row captain’s chairs, which does cut you down on seating a notch. Also standard are rain-sensing wipers.

2022 honda pilot elite

Honda Pilot Black Edition

Lastly, there’s the Black Edition, starting at $50,620. The Black Edition is similar to the Elite, offering most of the Elite trim’s features but it does offer unique black styling accents that you won’t get on any other trim.

2022 honda pilot elite black

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