2024 Honda Pilot: A Trim Comparison

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The 2024 Honda Pilot offers a spacious cabin and user-friendly features that make the vehicle the ideal travel companion. There’s no co-pilot required for this remarkable mid-size SUV.

Comparing Honda Pilot Trims

These are six possible trims with the Honda Pilot. And each one offers its advantages over the others. With that said, use this in-depth guide to help find the right trim for you.


The 2024 Honda Pilot LX starts at $37,070. It comes equipped with cloth upholstery, manually adjustable seats, as well as second and third-row bench seats, accommodating up to eight people. There’s a 7-inch touch screen and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster with an analog speedometer.

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and four USB ports are integrated to connect all your favorite electronic devices. Listen to music on a seven-speaker stereo and stay comfortable with dual-zone climate control. Ambient lighting and proximity keyless entry are also standard.

Safety feature inclusions are plentiful, starting with the industry standard rear-view camera, and features like rear seat alert and automatic high beams (LED). Driver assistance features included with this trim are forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. Plus, highway traveling has never been easier than with adaptive cruise control.

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The 2024 Honda Pilot Sport starts at $39,600. That gets you a 2WD SUV with a 3.5L V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s capable of 285 hp and 262 lb-ft. of torque, and can tow 3500 pounds when properly equipped. As for fuel economy, it gets around 19 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.

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 additions include heated and power-adjustable front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and fog lights. This model sits on 20-inch wheels instead of the 18-inch ones in the base trim.


The 2024 Honda Pilot EX-L starts at $42,400 for front-wheel-drive and $44,500 for all-wheel-drive. It has some great features that the Pilot Sport trim lacks. Some of the best features that come standard with the Pilot EX-L are leather upholstery and tri-zone climate control for added luxury.

The infotainment system is upgraded with a 9-inch display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Listen to music on HD radio or satellite radio, utilizing the Pilot EX-L’s nine-speaker stereo. Convenience features include two additional USB ports, rear sunshades, a power liftgate, and CabinTalk – the vehicle’s intercom system. For added safety, the Pilot EX-L features rear parking sensors.


The Honda Pilot TrailSport starts at $46,900, and as the name sounds, it’s designed for the trail. It offers a higher ride height, skid-plates, special all-terrain tires and unique styling – inside and out. Additionally, it comes equipped with a panoramic moonroof and a heated steering wheel. There are second-row captain’s chairs in this trim, which reduces the number of passengers by one, but provides more comfortable seating for the adults in the car.

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The 2024 Honda Pilot Touring starts at $46,900. It offers some significant upgrades. Among the added features of this trim are a panoramic moonroof, a hands-free liftgate and second-row bench seating. It’s worth noting that the removable mid-section can be stowed under the vehicle floor. The vehicle upgrades the stereo to a 12-speaker system. It also gives you navigation and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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The 2024 Honda Pilot Elite is the best the brand offers. It starts at $52,480. The Pilot Elite comes with standard all-wheel drive. This trim offers everything included with the touring model, as well as a few upgrades and extras. Front seats are ventilated, and second-row seats have heating. The steering wheel heats as well.

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Drivers will have access to a surround-view parking camera, a heads-up display, and a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster. Windshield wipers are rain-sensing and turn on as needed. Finally, the vehicle is equipped with a 120-volt outlet.

For more mid-size SUVs in your budget, check out our guide exploring the best and worst the market has to offer.