2022 Honda Pilot for Sale in West Springfield, MA
For nearly two decades, the Honda Pilot has been a fixture on U.S. roadways, which is no surprise since it’s the ultimate family vehicle. The appeal of this well-built SUV that can seat up to eight has steadily grown, and for 2022, the Honda has introduced some new features for the Pilot, such as a standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as standard LED headlights. Although the LX and EX trim levels have been dropped from the lineup this year, a new trim called Sport has been made the entry-level choice. The other new trim is the rugged TrailSport, which should please the more adventurous Pilot drivers.
Trims, Powertrain, and Fuel Economy
The trim lineup of the ’22 Pilot has been expanded to include the Sport, EX-L, Special Edition, TrailSport, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition. Their 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque and pairs with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is the default in the Sport, EX-L, Special Edition, and Touring, but all-wheel drive (which is standard in the TrailSport, Elite, and Black Edition) is available.
The base Sport is well equipped, getting heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, automatic on/off low-beam LED headlights, LED fog lights, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, roof rails, push-button ignition, a multi-functional center console, an overhead console conversation mirror and sunglasses holder, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and one-touch second-row seats for easy access to the 60/40-split third row. This trim also gets an excellent infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, and seven speakers. Other features of note are three 12-volt power outlets, smartphone-based remote cabin controls, two USB ports, HondaLink remote vehicle services, and a full roster of active safety features (collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams).
EX-L and Special Edition
The EX-L goes without roof rails but adds a moonroof, a power tailgate, side mirrors with position memory and reverse gear tilt-down, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, leather upholstery, a power front passenger’s seat, driver’s seat memory, two second-row USB charging ports, and manual second-row sunshades. The Special Edition is like the EX-L, except that it has roof rails and embraces gloss black wheels, a hands-free liftgate, and a wireless phone charger.
The all-new TrailSport takes the ’22 Pilot’s ruggedness to a new level. While the hands-free liftgate has been replaced with the regular power-operated one, the TrailSport gets gloss-black wheels, roof rails, and wireless charging, in addition to higher ground clearance, aggressive fender flares, rugged tires, built-in navigation, and all-season floor mats for the first and second rows.
The Touring is equipped somewhat like the Special Edition, but with some differences – for example, it does not have a wireless charger. It’s also eligible for second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce seating capacity from eight to seven. The Touring’s main enhancements are silver roof rails, chrome exterior accents, front and rear parking sensors, full LED headlights, illuminated front beverage holders (with the captain’s chairs, the second-row cup holders are illuminated as well), blue ambient interior lighting, and heated second-row seats. Other notable improvements over the Special Edition consist of a 115-volt power outlet, a 10-speaker multi-zone audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an in-car PA system, and a Blu-Ray entertainment system with a 10.2-inch screen and HDMI interface.
Elite and Black Edition
The Elite is aptly named since it has the most luxurious stock of special amenities. Besides standard wireless smartphone charging and second-row captain’s chairs, it has power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic moonroof, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. Meanwhile, the Black Edition is essentially a cosmetic package for the Elite, featuring blacked-out exterior elements and red ambient interior lighting.
The ’22 Pilot is decently fuel efficient, especially for a vehicle of its size; the EPA has rated it as achieving 20 mpg around town and 27 mpg on the open road. Even with AWD, the Pilot returns 19 city/26 highway. Maximum towing capacity is dependent on the drivetrain: FWD models can tow up to 3,500 pounds while AWD versions increase their maximum capacity to 5,000 lb.
While the ’22 Pilot is for anyone who wants comfort, space, and reliability, it’s especially sought after by families – especially those who take extended road trips or have kids who play sports. In the EX-L, the standard features include automatic low-beam LED headlights, LED fog lights, rear privacy glass, and heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, position memory, and reverse tilt-down capability. The roof is decked out with silver roof rails and a moonroof, and a power liftgate and keyless entry with auto- lock add convenience. The interior is also well decked out with push-button ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, HondaLink remote services, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, 12-volt power outlets, USB ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, second-row sunshades, rear-seat heat and AC ducts, and a hidden storage compartment. The front seats are heated and power-adjustable (the driver’s seat has position memory), and all seats are leather-upholstered. The second-row seats have a one-touch fold-down function, and the third-row splits 60/40. This trim also has CabinControl, which lets passengers manipulate several basic features via their smartphones.
The Special Edition gets black roof rails, a hands-free liftgate, and a wireless smartphone charger. The Touring drops the wireless smartphone charger, returns the silver roof rails, and adds chrome door handles, front and rear parking sensors, full LED headlights, blue ambient interior lighting, HondaLink subscription services, an in-car PA system (CabinTalk), a rear-seat Blu-Ray entertainment system with a 10.2-inch screen, a second-row HDMI interface, a 115-volt power outlet, and illuminated beverage holders; heated and perforated second-row captain’s chairs are available. The Elite receives the captain’s chairs and wireless charger, along with rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, front-row LED map lights, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. The Black Edition is similar to the Elite, but it returns the black roof rails and has gloss-black door handles and red ambient interior lighting.
Safety and Technology
All ’22 Pilots have the Honda Sensing suite, which contains these advanced technologies: forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning. Also standard are blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams.
Staying informed and connected can be crucial on the road, and the Pilot is ready with a well-stocked infotainment system. The L and Special Edition get an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a seven-speaker sound system, an auxiliary input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio, and HD radio. The Touring and above trims gain integrated navigation, a 10-speaker sound system, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and multi-zone audio.
*(NHSTA) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
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