A new generation of Honda’s three-row Pilot SUV is on its way for the 2023 model year. Details are still hazy, but the company has released a teaser photo of the TrailSport variant camouflaged on a distant rocky mountainside, which makes us think the Pilot is going for a more rugged vibe. this time. We don’t have details on the 2023 Pilot powertrains available yet, but traditionally, midsize crossovers have been offered with V-6 power. Honda recently said that they plan to focus more on hybrid powertrains, so we might see the company downgrading the partially electric setup here as well. The current model is powered by a 280-hp V-6, so either way, it makes sense that the new one will be at least as powerful. It’s even possible to get a turbocharged V-6 version of the TLX to compete with more powerful class rivals like the Ford Bronco and Jeep Grand Cherokee. All-wheel drive will likely be an option on most models, but we expect the Pilot to stick with a front-wheel drive based platform.
What’s New in 2023?
The pilot will be completely redesigned for 2023, complete with updated styling to match the latest models in Honda’s lineup, such as the smaller CR-V SUV and the Civic compact sedan and hatchback. We expect to see the production model debut in the fall of 2022 and go on sale in early 2023.
Price and Where to Buy
While everything about the 2023 Pilot will be new for 2023, we expect the pricing to match the outgoing 2022 model. That means a starting price of around $40,000, with the high-end trim hitting and topping the $50,000 mark.
As more information becomes available, we will update this story with more details on:
- Engine, Transmission and Performance
- Real World Fuel Economy and MPG
- Interior, Comfort and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety Features and Driver Assistance
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage