The 2023 Honda Pilot – A do-it-all SUV for those who want it all.

Escape the asphalt and find your next adventure in the all-new Honda Pilot, a fully equipped SUV with uncompromising capability.

The Pilot makes it easy to conquer the unpaved road and navigate terrain that may be challenging in other vehicles. Its newly upgraded all-wheel-drive system—standard on TrailSport and Elite trims, and available on Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims—helps enhance stability on treacherous roads, improves dry-weather handling, and helps you carve corners smoothly. It uses a pair of clutch packs that can be engaged separately, so if one rear wheel loses traction, the other helps compensate. And with the fully equipped new TrailSport, Honda SUVs have never been more capable. Perfect for the African terrain, I must say!

The Pilot is equipped with a V-6 engine capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. That’s enough muscle to pull a 24-foot camper, a trailer with two side-by-sides, or a 22-foot boat. Up to seven available drive modes let you tailor the vehicle’s driving characteristics to your needs and surroundings. Use the drive mode switch on the center console to choose between Normal, ECON, Sport, Snow, and Tow modes on all trims and Trail and Sand modes on AWD EX-L and above trims to see each mode’s unique icon on the Driver Information Interface, 7-inch standard and 10.2 -inch available.

There is strength in every detail. The 2023 Pilot features a powerful, rugged exterior and a spacious, fully loaded cabin with innovative solutions like an available stowable 2nd-row center seat. The TrailSport interior adds attitude and durability with striking, high-contrast orange stitching, easy-to-clean surfaces, and all-weather floor mats. The new stowable 2nd-row center seat in Touring and Elite trims means you’ll always be prepared for picking up an unexpected guest. Just retrieve it from its hidden storage compartment, install it, and enjoy seating for eight whenever you need it.

The Pilot is stocked with adventure-enhancing amenities and modern technology like available wireless Apple CarPlay®  and Android Auto™ compatibility, configurable displays, and peace-of-mind features that make life on the road more comfortable, connected, and enjoyable all around. An all-new available Multi-View Camera System uses cameras mounted at the front, sides, and rear of the Pilot to provide you with views around the entire vehicle.

Let’s talk exterior: The robust, new front end of the Pilot houses a hexagon-mesh grille and narrow-eyed LED highlights, creating a dominant impression. Whether you’re loading or unloading, a short kick under the bumper is all that’s needed for the available hands-free access power tailgate to open to the rear cargo space. To lock up when you’re done, simply press the Walk Away Close button on the Touring and Elite trims and walk away. The tailgate will close, and every door—as well as the tailgate—will lock,

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ in the Touring and Elite trims uses offline maps, so you’ll be able to navigate while off the grid, even in areas without a cell-phone signal. In addition to displaying directions on the 9-inch colour touch-screen, it also features lane guidance to help you prepare for upcoming turns.

And with that, it’s time to take an adventure in the 2023 Honda Pilot and see its capabilities for yourself.


1Maximum towing capacity for AWD trims is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD trims is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

2Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

3Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC. To use Android Auto on your vehicle display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 8 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app.

4Always visually confirm that it is safe to move forward, backward, or to the side before doing so; the multi-view camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects surrounding your vehicle.

5The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System functions in the United States (not including territories, except Puerto Rico) and Canada. Honda HD Digital Traffic service is only available in the United States, except Alaska. Please see your Honda dealer for details.