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Why the 2022 Honda Pilot Has Something for Every Driver

A blue 2022 Honda Pilot EX-L is shown parked in a driveway after visiting a Honda dealer in Midland.

There are a number of things that just never seem to go out of style; investing in a good quality vehicle is one of those things. Like all things Honda, the 2022 models are top of their class and always exceptional. As your Honda dealer in Midland, Classic Honda of Midland offers a variety of different vehicles, but you should definitely consider checking out the 2022 Honda Pilot. Allow us to show you what this gorgeous SUV comes with and why it’s a great choice for any individual or family. We’ll start with the nuts and bolts of it.

Nuts and Bolts

The 2022 Honda Pilot curb weight comes in at a little over 4,000 pounds. That weight doesn’t mean that Honda sacrificed fuel efficiency, though. The Pilot gets an EPA-estimated 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.[a] With its standard 19.5-gallon tank, one tank of gas could get you over 500 miles! And we all know how important it is to make that gas money count. Just because they capitalized on fuel efficiency, that does not mean that Honda gave up any of the Pilot’s horsepower. The 2022 Pilot comes equipped with a 280 horsepower and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine only adds to the appeal of the Pilot. Those features mean that your Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds of weight down the road.

With that kind of towing capacity and fuel efficiency, this SUV is a perfect fit for taking all the toys out of town. If you don’t want to tow a trailer and would prefer to just shove as much stuff as possible into your SUV, then the Pilot has 16 cubic feet of cargo space. If you don’t have back seat passengers, you can utilize the seating area for a total of 83 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The Honda Pilot can seat between 7 and 8 depending on the trim you select, and all Pilots have 4 doors making this a great vehicle for most families. It comes with options for either a front-wheel drive configuration or an all-wheel drive configuration for the drivetrain. As all new vehicles should, Honda has multiple warranty options on the 2022 Pilots, such as the 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle Warranty and the 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. With all the basics out of the way, let’s look into what safety features the 2022 Honda Pilot comes with.

A close up of the grey and black interior of a 2022 Honda Pilot Elite shows the steering wheel and center console.

Safety:

Rated with 5 stars from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the Honda Pilot comes stock with Honda’s suite of safety features, which includes: the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.[b] It also comes with Advanced Front Airbags, Anti-lock Braking, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Seat Belt Sensor, LED headlights, Rearview Camera with Guides, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist. The lower anchor and tether points for car seats ensure the safety of smaller passengers. The Pilots are also designed with a body structure designed to be safer and protect the passengers on impact, which Honda has dubbed the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. With safety and other basics being covered, let's get to the fun stuff!

The Fun!

Different trims come with different infotainment set-ups, but for the entry-level base trim, the Pilot has a 5-inch LED touch screen that has all your basic radio features. The interiors of all trim levels offer passengers quite a bit of legroom, and the Pilot boasts some incredibly comfortable seats. Since the different trims offer different levels of infotainment and connectivity and give you some options as far as customization goes, we’ll take a deeper look into what each of those offers.

Sport: The Pilot Sport comes with cloth seats that are heated up front seats and adds the ability to connect to your car's infotainment via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also upgrades your LED display screen to 8 inches instead of 5. The driver's seat gets the addition of power adjustments, and your speaker system features 7 speakers and 215 watts. It also adds the additional safety feature of blind-spot monitoring.

EX-L: The interior of the EX-L gets upgraded to leather-trimmed seating and gets the addition of a moonroof. It also gets a power tailgate, roof rails, memory settings for the driver’s seat, and power movement for the front passenger. It also gets the 8-inch infotainment screen that connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and adds 3 USB charging ports.

Special Edition: The Special edition of the Pilot gets all the perks of the EX-L but adds on wireless phone charging and hands-free power access on the tailgate. The rims on the Special edition are also upgraded to be 20-inch alloy wheels.

TrailSport: As you can imagine, the TrailSport is set up to make off-roading enjoyable and comes with all-terrain tires on 18-inch TrailSport wheels. It comes with its own brand of seats and interior trimming that is branded with the TrailSport badge. With the addition of fender flares, the TrailSport comes ready to leave the pavement.

Touring: The Pilot Touring edition is all about entertainment and ease on long trips in your SUV. It comes with a satellite navigation system and Blu-ray entertainment features. It also has zoned audio and a PA system called CabinTalk. It also has HondaLink, an app for your phone that allows you to remote start and adjust temperatures in your Honda Pilot. The audio is upgraded to 590 watts throughout 10 speakers. It has interior ambiance lighting and front row door lights. With front and rear parking sensors and 20-inch wheels, the Touring is ready to take you as far as you need to go, as comfortably as possible. It's the perfect vehicle to reduce the overall number of “Are we there yet?” questions you’re asked in the first 10 minutes of your drive.

Elite: The Elite is designed with luxury in mind and comes with perforated, ventilated, and heated front seats and a wireless phone charger. The 2nd-row seats are also perforated leather extending the luxury to your passengers. It has a variable torque management system in the all-wheel drive configuration and includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, so no more annoying noises from wipers that go too fast. Its 10 speakers play out 590 watts, and the Elite Pilot also enables audio zoning. For those with connectivity in mind, the Elite can provide a mobile hotspot and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto through its 8-inch infotainment screen.

Black Edition: This edition of the Honda Pilot has gloss black handles and roof rails, the Intelligent Variable Torque Management system, rain-sensing wipers, and a panoramic roof. The front seats are perforated, ventilated, and heated, and the infotainment system is upgraded from the 5-inch screen to the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible 8-inch screen.

A white 2022 Honda Pilot EX-L is shown parked outside of a storefront.

Which Pilot Are You?

Classic Honda of Midland strives to offer only great models, which is why we suggest the 2022 Honda Pilot with complete confidence. Whether you choose to go with the base model or one of the upgraded trims, you really can’t go wrong with the Pilot. There are many different options when it comes to selecting your next vehicle, but if you’re looking for a safe, reliable, high-end vehicle at an affordable price, Classic Honda of Midland is a great place to start. Contact us today to get started.

[a] 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

[b] Honda Pilot won the 5-Star Safety Rating. For more information, visit The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nhtsa.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a registered trademark of The U.S. Department of Transportation.