2022 Honda Pilot for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The Honda Pilot is a vehicle that naturally attracts active families but is suitable to just about everyone. With its three-pronged appeal of space, amenities, and build quality, this SUV has enjoyed steady popularity since its debut as a 2003 model. It’s back for model year 2022 with some added standard equipment, including LED headlights, and an improved infotainment system, which now has standard 8-inch touchscreen along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Honda has also slimmed down the trim lineup by deleting the LX and EX, making the nicely equipped EX-L the new base level.
The five levels of the 2022 Honda Pilot are the EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition. Under their hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque; a nine-speed automatic transmission completes the powertrain. All-wheel drive is standard on the Elite and Black Edition and optional on the three lower trims, which otherwise get front-wheel drive.
The EPA has rated FWD ’22 Pilots for 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway. With AWD that becomes 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway. Towing capacity is more than adequate, with AWD Pilots able to pull up to 5,000 pounds (FWD versions are limited to 3,500 lb.).
Standard Equipment by Trim Level
As mentioned, the reduction of trim levels for this model year has made the EX-L the base, but it’s equipped as generously as ever. There are many highlights, including a moonroof, silver roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic locking doors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic low-beam LED headlights, LED fog lights, and heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, position memory, and reverse tilt-down. It also gets HondaLink remote services, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, 12-volt power outlets, USB ports, a universal garage door opener, second-row sunshades, rear privacy glass, and a hidden storage compartment. Winter road trips are extra comfortable, as the front seats are heated and power-adjustable (the driver’s seat has position memory), and leather upholstery comes standard. The second-row seats fold down at the touch of a button, and the third-row splits 60/40 to accommodate cargo as needed. This trim also has CabinControl, which lets occupants control some of the Pilot’s features with a smartphone.
The Special Edition’s liftgate is upgraded with hands-free operation, and wireless smartphone charging is added. The Touring trim goes back to plug-in smartphone charging, but it adds a cornucopia of features, such as front and rear parking sensors, ambient interior lighting in blue, illuminated cup holders, chrome door handles, CabinTalk (an interior PA system), a Blu-Ray entertainment system, HondaLink subscription services, a second-row HDMI interface, and a 115V outlet. Buyers can opt to swap out the three-person second-row bench seat for a pair of heated captain’s chairs. The Elite is the top of the heap, though, with those captain’s chairs coming standard along with the wireless charger, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic moonroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors, and front-row LED map lights. The Black Edition has a similar slate of features, but with black roof rails, gloss-black door handles, and ambient interior lighting in red.
Safety & Technology
The Honda Sensing package of state-of-the-art driver assist features (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning) is standard on all 2022 Pilots. They all get automatic high beams and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert as well.
It’s especially important to keep everyone connected in a vehicle that seats up to eight. The Pilot is ready for that with plenty of technology for communication and entertainment. The infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), Bluetooth (for hands-free phone and audio streaming), SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, and seven speakers. Navigation and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot are added at the Touring level, along with multi-zone audio and three more speakers.