Comfort, interior space and overall versatility have always been the Pilot’s key features and the current generation still has it. That’s why the Japanese manufacturer isn’t rushing with changes and that’s why it will stick to its usual production cycle that lasts around seven years. Considering that the current generation has been around since 2015, it’s obvious that the 2022 Honda Pilot will come without more important changes. We are about to see a typical carryover model, which should be the last model year of the current generation.
All in all, you may count on a crossover that offers a smooth and comfortable ride. It is maneuverable and offers a pretty solid amount of interior space at the same time. Of course, you may count on a familiar V6 engine, which delivers a sufficient amount of power, while providing decent fuel economy as well. We expect to see the 2022 Honda Pilot sometime late in the year.
2022 Honda Pilot Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Honda Pilot is about to be the last model year of the current generation. That’s why we expect no changes. In terms of mechanics, they definitely won’t happen. We are about to see the same layout, which includes a solid chassis and suspension setup that’s rather on the soft side. Still, handling seems more than decent.
When it comes to the styling, we could see some new color options but anything more than that would be a real surprise. While some rumors were suggesting changes at the front and layout similar to the new Ridgeline, we are pretty sure that Honda will wait for the full overhaul to implement this new design language. Meanwhile, you may count on a rather classic approach, with the styling that may belong to the previous generation of Honda vehicles but still looks more than decent.
Once again, no bigger changes are expected. The 2022 Honda Pilot will carry on with a familiar cabin layout, which still has a lot of good things to offer. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the amount of interior space, which is pretty good. The first two rows are quite spacious and comfortable. The third row is a little bit tighter but still spacious enough to accommodate adult passengers.
The cargo area offset some of the highest ratings in the segment. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, up to 55.9 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, and up to 109.2 cubic feet of the total cargo space, which are impressive ratings for the mid-size SUV segment.
The cabin design features rather classic aesthetical solutions. However, it started to show its age, despite that materials are really fine and that even plastic surfaces are soft to the touch.
The most typical yearly updates are those in terms of new standard features, so the 2022 Honda Pilot might come with some of them as well. However, most of the things will remain the same as in the current model, which comes standard with tech features like a 5-inch display, seven speakers, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Traditionally for Honda, base models aren’t very generous with standard equipment, as you can see. Still, there is a lot of things you can get in higher trim levels, such as an 8-inch touch screen, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, HD Radio, wireless device charging, navigation, a rear entertainment system, 10 speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
2022 Honda Pilot Engines
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. The 2022 Honda Pilot will carry on with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The ride is smooth and this engine moves the SUV with ease. It comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which doesn’t just improve the ride quality but also has a positive impact on fuel economy.
Speaking of the fuel economy, you may count on pretty much average ratings for the class. FWD models return around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while AWD models are slightly thirstier.
2022 Honda Pilot Release Date and Price
Since there are no changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Honda Pilot will come in a typical time. In this case, that would mean sometime in the last quarter of the year. Changes in prices aren’t expected either, so base versions should go around 33.000 dollars. The competition is pretty tough and some of the key rivals are models like VW Atlas, Subaru Ascent and Chevy Traverse.