New Honda Pilot and Pilot TrailSport Arrive


Honda Canada announced the arrival of the 2023 Honda Pilot SUV and the Pilot TrailSport SUV.

The new Pilot TrailSport SUV features several new off-road features, including a raised off-road tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, steel skid plates and expanded all-wheel drive system capabilities. This fourth-generation Pilot goes on sale this winter in five trim levels: Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring and a Canadian-exclusive Black Edition.

“The Honda Pilot has been popular with Canadian families for decades, and this all-new Pilot and Pilot TrailSport have been further refined offering more space and comfort while substantially increasing their toughness and off-road capabilities,” said Steve Hui, assistant vice-president, Honda Canada. “The new Pilot can comfortably take your entire family and their gear on any road trip, whether it’s to the city or on a rugged weekend adventure.”

The 2023 Pilot features a large upright grille and a powerful stance accentuated by flared fenders, wider tracks and larger tires. Under its new longer is a V6 with a new dual overhead cam (DOHC) 3.5-litre engine producing 285 horsepower.

Inside, the Pilot’s comes with an available removable second row seat that can be stowed under the rear cargo floor and new front Body Stabilizing Seats that reduce fatigue on long drives. Standard safety features include a new suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies, a next-generation front passenger airbag, improved front side airbags and new driver and front-passenger knee airbags

EX-L, TrailSport, Touring and Black Edition get a larger nine-inch colour touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a faster processor for lag-free performance and feature Qi-compatible wireless charging. The Touring and Black Edition’s navigation system has also been simplified with new graphics and fewer menus. To make it easier to use when the vehicle is in motion, the screen is recessed slightly from the edge of the dash, resulting in a 20.3 mm finger rest that allows the user to steady their hand while making selections.