A practical midsize SUV that wants to be a midsize minivan
Price From $38,805 – To $52,595
The cabin has acres of room and fills them with several family-friendly features.
Base version has enough desirable standard items to be actually worthy of consideration.
Single powertrain option is quite vigorous and delivers interesting fuel-efficiency numbers.
Tall and long windows and thin pillars make the 2022 Pilot’s outward visibility class-leading.
No options of electrified powertrains or at least downsized engines available for the Pilot.
External design is too discreet for an SUV and too similar to that of a minivan of the 2010s.
Touchscreens are small and make the infotainment central difficult and frustrating to use.
Third seat row may be roomy but is low enough to become uncomfortable during long trips.
Minivan jokes aside, Honda decided to prioritize practicality on the 2022 Pilot and it delivered, good and bad parts included. While some of its flaws are problematic no matter from which point of view you look, others can actually be considered the price you pay for pursuing a comfortable cabin for many people, some of them children, which is affordable to get and should withstand frequent long drives. This model wants to be a great option for its target audience and nothing else.