Honda Pilot Sport 2023 – 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport Looks Bright With Off-Road Features Here’s what Honda engineers did to create a tougher Pilot.
While testing the standard Pilot, the engineers realized that neither driving mode was suitable for the off-roading they were doing.
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Another change is to adjust the four-wheel drive system for a situation where two wheels at opposite ends are in the air.
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It enters Trail mode and activates the Trailwatch camera system. This system provides multiple views, including exterior angles, front views, and eye-views.
Engineers want to make sure the parts don’t affect things like impact resistance or serviceability. The front one has a built-in recovery latch.
When creating the TrailSport, Honda did not want to compromise the ability of the Pilot on the road, because that is where the car spent most of its time.
The optimized front and rear transverse arches provide better articulation. The TrailSport uses 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
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All versions of the 2023 Pilot use a non-supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 285 horsepower (213 kilowatts) and 262 lb-ft (355 Newton meters). This V6 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Elite and TrailSport models come with four wheels standard. Lower configurations are equipped with front wheel drive.
The TrailSport starts at $49,645 (Rs 777 million) after destination charge of $1,295 (Rs 20 million).
By comparison, the base Sport trim costs $40,445 with front-wheel drive or $42,545 with all-wheel drive.Honda found a successful family-size SUV formula 20 years ago when it introduced the first-generation Pilot for the 2003 model year. It has plenty of room for passengers in three rows of seats, a large cargo area, a V6 engine and available all-wheel drive (AWD). Also, while it looked like an SUV, it drove more like a car. Indeed, it was one of the first large SUV crossovers.
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Now, the 2023 fourth generation Honda Pilot is about to go on sale. It follows the same recipe as described above, and Honda has updated it significantly on the popular third-generation model it replaces. Honda will offer the 2023 Pilot in updated Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring and Elite trim levels when it arrives in dealerships in December 2022.
Honda took more than a few jabs at the styling and interior of the third-generation Pilot, which felt too minivan at a time when rugged styling, knobbly tires and a land-based lifestyle were skyrocketing in popularity.
So, with the all-new 2023 Pilot, Honda is making the model look more like an SUV than a minivan. Blunt front styling, long hood, flared fenders, larger tires, raised roof rails, curved C-pillar and trapezoidal rear windows all give the new Pilot a more adventurous and adventurous look. Honda also brought the cockpit back on the platform, and increased the dash-to-axle ratio to improve proportions.
The 2023 Pilot has grown 3.4 inches in overall length, has a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase, and has wider front and rear tracks (an increase of a full 1.2 inches and 1.5 inches, respectively).
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The Sport trim features a black grille, black exterior trim and 20-inch Shark Gray alloy wheels. Opt for the Pilot EX-L with chrome grille accents, chrome exterior trim, and 18-inch 5-spoke machined wheels. The Touring and Elite trim levels feature an exclusive black grille design, black center pillar trim, twin chrome tailpipes and 20-inch 7-spoke machined wheels.
Then there’s the 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport. It’s a new off-road option, and it’s not just about looks. It comes with exclusive black 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and is available in a new exclusive color called Diffused Sky Blue. Honda also raised the off-road suspension by an inch and installed steel base plates that it claims can support the full weight of the rock-crashing off-roader.
Yes, Honda is equipping the 2023 Pilot TrailSport with recovery points. You simply cannot see them because Honda has integrated them with the front skid plate and the standard rear tie down. Why did Honda do this? Because open tow hooks create problems with the safety of pedestrians. Honda says the recovery points are designed to handle twice the gross vehicle weight of the TrailSport.
If the TrailSport’s unique styling isn’t distinctive enough, you can outfit it with the Honda Performance Development (HPD) package, which adds eye-catching bronze wheels, fender flares, and HPD decals.
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Honda says the 2023 Pilot has the largest cabin in the nameplate’s history. According to the automaker, it offers 2.4 additional inches of second-row legroom, more than half an inch more third-row legroom, and 22.4 to 113.7 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on how you configure the seat. A panoramic power sunroof is available on the TrailSport, Touring and Elite trim levels.
The Pilot’s dashboard looks familiar if you’ve seen Honda’s redesigned interiors over the past two years. Digital instruments are standard, and you get one of two touchscreen infotainment systems, depending on trim level. Honda says the design of the instrument panel reduces glare and glare on the windshield, and the SUV includes a convenient shelf in front of the front seat passenger.
According to Honda, the Pilot’s new front seats with “body stabilization” reduced fatigue during long drives. Honda installs heated seats in every trim level. The Sport has cloth upholstery while the others have leather upholstery. Premium perforated leather and ventilated front seats are standard on the Elite.
I tested the seats in the 2023 Pilot Elite and easily found a great driving position. I can also attest that the Pilot no longer feels like a minivan when I drive it. Honda has done away with the inner front armrests, low center console and front windows that created such an uncool look, in favor of more traditional SUV-style design elements.
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The second row seats offer more legroom and a reclining angle of 10 degrees. They are also comfortable. Both the TrailSport and Elite I tested had rear side window blinds, tri-zone automatic climate control with rear air conditioning vents, USB-C charging ports of behind, and a 115-volt power outlet. On Touring and Elite trims, the second-row seats have a removable center section that can be stored in an underfloor compartment in the luggage compartment.
Honda says the Pilot’s third-row seats are more spacious than before, and they feel that way. It’s not as easy to climb as some competitors in this segment, but comfort matches the Chevrolet Traverse, Hyundai Palisade, and Kia Telluride. (In my opinion, the Volkswagen Atlas still offers a higher seating position with better leg support and therefore comfort.) Honda also claims it improves outward visibility for third-row passengers, and I can ‘ I confirm that this is true.
The new Pilot 2023 keeps bins and shelves on all four doors, a practical and useful detail of the previous generation model. In addition, the center armrest compartment is large, and the new Pilot has 14 cup holders, eight of which can hold a 32-ounce water bottle. Wireless smartphone charging is standard on all trims except the Sport, and a tray in front of the transmission controls can hold two smartphones at once.
Honda says the new 2023 Pilot offers more cargo space than the previous model. Behind the third-row seats, the SUV provides 22.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Maximum volume with both rows folded is 113.7 cubic feet, according to Honda. The automaker did not provide a volume figure behind the second-row seats.
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You can tell the Pilot TrailSport by the standard orange contrast stitching, embroidered logos on the headrest, all-weather floor mats and heated steering wheel. The Pilot Elite also has a standard heated steering wheel.
Honda says it uses a new 3.5-liter V6 engine in the updated Pilot. It makes 285 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and includes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology to improve fuel economy. The VCM can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders when they are not needed, saving gas.
Why bother with a new gasoline engine when the auto industry is trying to electrify? Honda says this is to ensure compliance with future emissions standards.
The V6 engine in the new Pilot is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Econ, Normal and Snow modes return from the previous Pilot, now joined by Sport and Tow modes. Some thanks also get sand mode. When properly equipped, the 2023 Honda Pilot can tow 5,000 pounds.
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The transmission drives the front wheels unless you select the Pilot with the next-generation Intelligent variable torque management (i-VTM4) system with torque distribution. It is standard on the TrailSport and Elite and optional on all others. i-VTM4 is a true torque distribution system that can send up to 70 percent of engine power to the rear axle and all that 70 percent to one rear wheel. Honda equips every 2023 Pilot with ride-worthy handling.
Honda claims the 2023 Pilot is the most off-road capable SUV it has ever built, citing the new TrailSport version. In addition to unique 18-inch wheels with 265/60 Continental Terrain Contact all-terrain tires, the TrailSport features an off-road-tuned suspension with a one-inch factory lift. This improves approach, stall and departure angles. In addition, Honda strengthens the Pilot TrailSport with unique cross members and springs for additional articulation and wheel travel.