Honda has long dominated the arena when it comes to three-row pilot SUVs. And 2023 won’t be any different for the carmaker. This has to do with the fact that there’s a camouflage variant of the Pilot quickly approaching the next model year and it frankly has us very excited.
To begin with, the Pilot 2023 powertrain has a mid-size powertrain V-6 crossover that will likely be the introduction to hybrid engines. Therefore the likelihood of Honda showing up with more electric setups is an advancement in its own right. The actual model is powered by a 280-horsepower V-6 engine. So it only makes sense that the fresh one will become as powerful. There’s even a chance that there will be a TLX turbocharged V-6 engine that can keep up to date with the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Bronco. Additionally, there’s also all-wheel-drive available. But The Pilot will remain on a front-wheel-drive platform.
In 2023, it’s expected that the Pilot will be doneover anew. This all complete with new styling in order to update towards newer models in the Honda lineup. Like the much more compact CR-V SUV and the Civic sedan.
Likely, Honda’s Pilot TrailSport will debut in 2022 of fall while going on sale in 2023.
The TrailSport comes with gloss black badging ad grille with orange-accented TrailSport emblems. The theme therefore coming with so much of an orange color on the inside that it can contrast stitching while also showcasing embroidered headrests with spruced up and sensible cubby-laden cabin. This won’t quite match the finery that shows up in the Accord and the Civic.
We have the model-specific bumpers with faux skid-plate inserts also are included with 18-inch wheels with a huge offset that can widen the Passport track by only 0.4 inches.
All while the wheels are wrapped with 245/60R-18 Firestone Destination LE2 all-season tires with heavy shoulder treads to give more terrain. There can be no suspension lift with a lower baseline ride height. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive Passport with 8.1 inches of ground clearance. The car is able to tow up to 5000 pounds. As far as efficiency, the TrailSport allows for more clearance and can move around 19 mpg in the city as well as 24 highway mpg for all-wheel-drive models.
There was only an average 17 mpg through a couple of weeks with the TrailSport. With a couple mpgs short of the federal rating for the usual testing cycles.
It’s not surprising that this is the case for Honda. With plenty of J. D. Power awards under their belt for dependability, quality and efficiency.