The 2022 Honda Pilot is a large crossover SUV that can seat up to eight people and that’s why it’s such a popular choice for families that need plenty of space. It’s hard to think of a more practical, versatile, flexible, and comfortable way to get up to eight of you around Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, or further afield to Greensboro and beyond without breaking the bank or compromising on style, quality, or value for money.
If you like a wide and diverse range of trim levels to select from when buying a new vehicle, you’re going to love what you find with the 2022 Honda Pilot as there are no fewer than seven different trim levels to choose from. The family starts at the entry-level with the Pilot Sport and concludes with the range-topping Black Edition, and between them, we have the EX-L, Special Edition, TrailSport, Touring and Elite models. It’s a fantastic range with something for just about everyone shopping in this segment who appreciates quality and value for money.
It might come as a bit of a surprise that an SUV with so many available trim levels features the same engine for all of them, but when you have the engine that’s perfect for the job at all levels there’s no reason to offer others that may be either inferior or unnecessary. It also reaffirms the excellent value on offer at lower trim levels as they get exactly the same powerplant as the most expensive versions.
The unit in question is a 3.5-liter V-6 that puts 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque at the Pilot’s disposal that gets sent to the front or all four wheels through a Shift-By-Wire 9-speed automatic transmission with Paddle Shifters. Sport, EX-L, Special Edition and Touring trim levels are standard front-wheel-drive with AWD available but the rest of the lineup gets AWD as part of their standard specification.
The price difference between the lower and mid-range specifications isn’t especially huge with the Honda Pilot and that’s probably because even the entry-level model comes with a very generous list of standard features that easily compares with mid-range rival models. Standard Sport trim level features include 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, heated front seats, a 215-watt audio system with 7 speakers, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
However, the EX-L looks like an even better value for money proposition as it doesn’t cost a great deal more than the base model but it adds upscale features such as leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a memory driver’s seat and more.
The 2022 Honda Pilot isn’t going to beat a muscle car away from the lights but that’s not what this type of vehicle is about. The strong, powerful engine deals with a substantial full load with ease, and the space and quality in the cabin make it a very nice place to be for all concerned. Come and see what fantastic value for money the Pilot represents with a test drive from Nelson Honda here at 2500 Greensboro Rd, Martinsville, or give us a call on (276) 632-9741 for more information about pricing and availability and to make a test drive appointment for a time that fits your schedule.