NEXT STAGE: Redesign in 2022
The 2023 Pilot, based on Honda's new light-truck architecture, stretches 3.4 inches longer than the crossover it replaces. The wheelbase is up by 2.8 inches to 113.8 inches, while the front and rear tracks are extended by more than 1 inch. The bigger size lends to a smoother ride and greater stability, Honda says, while adding more space in the second and third rows and to the cargo area.
Under the hood is a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to Honda's second-generation 10-speed automatic transmission. Honda says this is its most powerful engine yet with 285 hp and 262 pound-feet of torque.
The new Pilot reclaims the boxy silhouette of the second-generation model that was swapped for a softer, more aerodynamic shape on the third-generation model.
The 2023 Honda Pilot goes on sale in December. Production will continue at Honda's factory in Lincoln, Ala.
NEXT STAGE: Addition in 2025
A larger Pilot XL variant is expected to debut in the second half of 2025.
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