Honda’s largest SUV has just been redesigned for the 2023 model year. The new model brings novelties in various aspects, starting from the new styling, new interior design, more tech and convenience features etc. Therefore, it’s very likely that the 2024 Honda Pilot, which will represent the second production year of the generation, will carry on without more important changes. There are rumors that suggest new, hybrid powertrain options for the next year but the officials are still quiet on this matter.
All in all, you may expect a familiar design, which has a lot of great things to offer. The recent redesign brought mostly evolutionary changes, so familiar qualities are still there. We like this SUV because of its practical design, while the new model also brings bolder and more rugged styling. The interior quality is very good, and the cabin is spacious and comfortable. Finally, there is the company’s smooth V6 engine, which now comes with the newer 10-speed transmission.
2024 Honda Pilot Design
The 2024 Honda Pilot will represent the second production year of the generation that has just been introduced. Therefore, no changes are expected. We are about to see the same layout, which offers a decent size increase over the previous generation, mainly thanks to the 2.8-inch longer wheelbase. On the other hand, the overall layout is the same, so we are still talking about an FWD-biased vehicle with a transversally-mounted engine, which offers all-wheel drive as an optional feature.
The new generation looks much bolder and more rugged than before and that’s probably the most notable update of the recent redesign. There is a new design language, which follows the aesthetical solutions of Honda’s latest products, such as the compact CR-V, as well as the legendary Honda Civic.
Another important novelty we saw with the recent redesign is the introduction of the TrailSport version. This is an off-road-oriented trim, which comes with a couple of interesting mechanical upgrades. For example, there is a 1.0-inch suspension lift, along with all-terrain tires, an upgraded AWD system and skid plates, which help Pilot go a little bit beyond its primary function, which is people hauling.
The recent redesign has also brought a new cabin design, so there is no doubt that the 2024 Honda Pilot will continue in the same way. The dashboard follows the aesthetics of the smaller CR-V, with the same mix of retro and modern design elements, which make this cabin look very elegant. Although some rivals like Telluride and Palisade look a little bit flashier, the Pilot’s actual build quality is pretty impressive. Everything feels assembled very well, while the materials are also pretty nice.
Traditionally, Honda is very generous with interior space and thanks to the longer wheelbase, the new model is even better. The front and second-row seats are very spacious and comfortable and accommodate five adults with ease. The third row is a little bit tighter but still pretty functional. The cargo area is impressive and offers around 22.4 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall cargo volume goes all away up to 113.7 cubic feet, which is impressive for a mid-size SUV.
Besides great build quality and generous cabin space, the new Pilot also comes with lots of standard tech features. Base models feature a 7-inch infotainment system, as well as with a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In higher trim levels, you get a bigger 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 9-inch infotainment screen, which includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a premium 12-speaker audio system is also available.
2024 Honda Pilot Engine
The 2024 Honda Pilot will most likely carry on with a single powertrain option. That would be a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which received a slight 5-hp power upgrade with the recent redesign. The max output is now rated at 285 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty enough for decent performance. Besides strong acceleration, this engine traditionally offers a very high level of refinement.
Also, there is a new 10-speed automatic transmission, smoother and more responsive than the previous 9-speed unit. The average fuel economy goes around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the segment. When properly equipped, the Pilot can tow up to 5.000 pounds.
2024 Honda Pilot Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda Pilot will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 40.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Nissan Pathfinder etc.