As the market for mid-size SUVs continues to grow, so too does competition and the demand for added features, tech and capability. Manufacturers have responded with more spacious interiors filled with the extras buyers are looking for, along with added towing capacity and available off-road packages. Against this backdrop, a redesigned Honda Pilot arrives for 2023, delivering on those needs and more.
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The new Pilot is larger, more technologically advanced and powerful than the one it replaces, and it thankfully brings a new infotainment system that’s far better and easier to use than the old one. There’s also a new TrailSport off-road trim that goes beyond cosmetic tweaks to deliver real capability for venturing into the hinterlands. All in all, it adds up to a compelling package, ready to do battle in an increasingly competitive market.
Our Brian Normile traveled to Sedona, Arizz., recently to sample the new Pilot, in both Elite and TrailSport trims, in a variety of conditions. While the new incarnation bests its predecessor in many notable areas, there are a few things we’d like to see improved. Hit the link above for our full expert review; for an overview of the highs and lows, read below for five things we like about the 2023 Honda Pilot and three things we don’t.