All-New 2023 Honda Pilot - The Largest Most Powerful Honda Ever

All-New 2023 Honda Pilot - The Largest Most Powerful Honda SUV Ever

November 8, 2022 | Torrington, CT

The 4th generation Honda Pilot is getting ready to ship to showrooms, ushering in a new benchmark for the automaker with the largest and most powerful SUV ever to roll off its assembly line. It features rugged new styling, more passenger and cargo space, and a class-leading combination of off-road capability and sporty on-road dynamics. Available to Honda shoppers in five trim levels, Sport, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and the new TrailSport, the new 2023 Pilot features a new modern, upscale cabin with premium materials and refined touches with flexible seating and more spacious second and third row seating.

A New Look

Pilot's exterior has been reimagined to accentuate its trail-rated capabilities with a large upright front grille and an agressive stance that's highlighted by flared fenders, a wider track and larger tires. Under its new elongated hood is Honda's most powerful V6 ever, an all-new dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5-liter engine that churns out 285 horsepower. A sleek body-color roof spoiler and new LED taillights make the fourth-generation Pilot instantly recognizable from the rear. Inside, its cabin features new front Body Stabilizing Seats that help reduce fatigue on long drives, a removable second-row seat that can be conveniently stowed beneath the rear cargo floor for ultimate flexibility and a best-in-class overall passenger space and top-class cargo volume behind the third-row seats.

"The Honda Pilot has been a family favorite for two decades, and now we've made it even better with more space and refinement inside, cool new rugged styling outside, and substantially increased off-road performance to back it up,"
-Mamadou Diallo Vice-President of Auto Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Sullivan Honda is excited to welcome the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot to our showroom floor to give Torrington-area Honda shoppers a true trail-ready premium sport utility vehicle that has power-to-spare and all the modern amenities and conveniences you want in your new Honda without compromise. Whether you're commuting from Bristol to Hartford, or you're running errands around Watertown or Simsbury, the new Pilot has more room than ever to handle the load with plenty of space for your passengers and convenient technology features to keep everyone connected to their games, playlists and contacts through a notably larger touchscreen, a digital instrument display, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Safety

Pilot drivers benefit from the best protection with class-leading safety features that include a new and improved suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies, Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) architecture that features a new structure optimized and integrated into front sub-frame and side-frame that improves Pilot's crash compatibility with smaller vehicles and occupant protection in oblique frontal collisions, eight standard airbags including a next-gen passenger-side front airbag that uses a three-chamber design with the two outer chambers designed to cradle the head and minimize rotation to minimize the potential for severe brain trauma associated with oblique frontal collisions. Front knee airbags are also standard.

All New TrailSport Edition

Sullivan Honda is proud to join Honda in announcing the all new Pilot TrailSport - the most off-road capable Honda SUV ever, engineered to get weekend adventurers even further off the beaten path with special off-road features including a raised off-road tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, steel skid plates and expanded all-wheel drive system capabilities. Unique stabilizer bars are optimized for articulation and off-road ride comfort; spring rates and damper valve tuning are also exclusive to TrailSport. The thick steel skid plates protecting Pilot TrailSport's oil pan, transmission and gas tank can support the entire weight of the vehicle crashing down on a rock. Stout recovery points rated at twice Pilot TrailSport's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) are cleverly integrated into the front skid plate and the tow hitch situated behind TrailSport's full-size spare tire. In Trail mode, TrailSport's exclusive trail torque logic off-road system manages the i-VTM4 torque vectoring all-wheel drive system's distribution of the engine torque based on available traction while simultaneously utilizing the front brakes individually to apply brake vectoring - reducing wheelspin and maintaining traction. Trail torque logic also controls the amount of power going to the rear axle in certain situations, like climbing a tough off-road trail with V-ditches that can cause a tire to lose contact to the ground temporarily, as much as 75% of available power is routed to the individual tire with the most traction. For greater traction management and smoother progress up the trail, the remaining 25% torque potential is sent to the non-tractive wheel to allow immediate transfer of drive force once its tire contacts the ground. A new TrailWatch camera system uses four exterior cameras and four camera views to help drivers navigate obstacles outside their natural line of sight by slope or proximity such as blind crests, deep ruts and the trail's edge. When driving In Trail mode at speeds below 15 mph, the forward view camera automatically turns on and then deactivates when spees rise above 15 mph. For additional driver support, and unlike other similar trail camera systems, TrailWatch automatically reactivates if the vehicle speed dips below 12 mph.

2023 Honda Pilot Specifications and Features

ENGINEERING

Engine Type

3.5-liter DOHC V6

Displacement

3471 cc

Horsepower

285 hp (SAE net @ 6,100 rpm)

Torque

262 lb.-ft. (SAE net @ 5,000 rpm)

Available Drive Modes

Normal / ECON / Sport / Trail / Snow / Sand / Tow

Transmission

10-speed automatic

WHEELS AND TIRES

Sport

EX-L

TrailSport

Touring

Elite

Wheel Size

20-inch

18-inch

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20-inch

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Wheel Color

Shark Gray

Pewter Gray

Shark Gray

Machine Gray

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EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS

Wheelbase (in.)

113.8

Length (in.)

199.9

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200.2

199.9

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Height (in.)

71.0

70.9

72.0

71.0

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Width (in.)

78.5

Track (in., front/rear)

67.5 / 67.8

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67.2 / 67.4

67.5 / 67.8

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KEY FEATURES

Sport

EX-L

TrailSport

Touring

Elite

Honda Sensing®

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

8 Airbags, Including Next-Generation Front Passenger Front Airbag

7-inch Driver Information Display

 

10.2-inch Digital Instrument Display

 

 

 

 

7-Inch Color Touchscreen

 

 

 

 

9-inch Color Touchscreen

 

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Compatibility  

Wireless

Wireless

Wireless

Wireless

Wireless Charging

 

Contact Sullivan Honda today to be the first to test drive the exciting new 2023 Honda Pilot when it hits our showroom floor and experience the larggest and most powerful Honda ever built at Torrington's source for new Honda's - Sullivan Honda!