2025 Honda Pilot: Trim Changes for This Popular Choice! – Car Confections

March 23, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Just a couple years ago, the famous Honda Pilot received a massive redesign, sporting more space, a boxy design, and more features for the new model. Now, the Pilot is already entering its 2025 model year, with a few more changes than meets the eye! This article will cover the spec breakdowns of the 2025 Honda Pilot but be sure to watch the video below for an in-depth design review!

What’s New for 2025?

  • LX Trim is officially gone
  • Black Edition is back for 2025
  • Price increases

Trims and Pricing

MSRP w/ FWD unless noted

Sport: $39,900

EX-L: $43,200

Touring: $48,595

TrailSport AWD: $50,495

Elite AWD: $52,780

Black Edition AWD: $54,280

Prices rise on all trims for 2025, as expected.

Slam Dunk and Air Ball

Slam Dunk: We are happy to see the Black Edition back for 2025

Air Ball: The Technology is still not up to par for this size and segment of vehicle

Design and Features

As mentioned above, please watch the video linked below for a full in-depth exploration of the exterior design and differences. The biggest changes the Pilot will receive in terms of design will be what the New Black Edition adds, which is a lot of gloss black elements, special badging, and a red accented interior.

Here is the full breakdown of what we currently know about the feature availability:




LED Headlights

Standard with LED Reflectors

Fog Lights



18-20-inch alloys depending on trim


Standard BSM | Heating: EX-L+ | TrailSport+: Power Fold | Elite+: Auto Dimming and Puddle Lamps

LED Taillights

Standard Partial LED

Dual-Exhaust Outlets

Faux tips on most models


5,000lbs Max

Forward Emergency Braking

Standard on all Pilot Models

Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Traffic Jam Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Auto High Beams

When it comes to the Interior, the Pilot will also be well-equipped on all trims. 


Smart Entry and Remote Start


Seat Materials

Cloth, Leatherette, or Leather depending on trim

Seat Adjustment

Standard: 10-way Power with Lumbar| EX-L+: Memory

Push Button Start


Gauge Cluster

Standard: 7-in digital display | Elite+: 10.3-in full digital

Steering Wheel

Standard: Leather Wrapped | Heating on TrailSport, Elite, Black Edition

Head-Up Display

Not Available

Wireless Charging


Ambient Lighting

Black Edition Exclusive

360 Degree Camera

TrailSport, Elite, Black Edition

3-Zone Climate Controls


Seat Climate

Heated Seats: Standard | Ventilated Seats: Elite

Audio System

Standard: 7-Speakers | EX-L+: 9-Speakers | Touring+: 12-Speaker Bose Premium Audio


Standard: 7-inch display with Wired AA and ACP | EX-L+: 9-in display with Wireless AA and ACP with Cabin Talk System

Auto-Dimming Mirror

Standard on EX-L+


Panoramic on TrailSport+

The rear of the Pilot is also well-equipped, making it one of the biggest in the segment.

Rear Amenities

Bench Seating

Standard | Touring/Elite/Black Edition: On-Demand 8-Passenger Seating with removable center seat

Rear Vents and USBs


Heated Rear Seats





EX-L+: Power | Touring/Elite/Black Edition: Hands-Free

For in depth details on the 2025 Pilot, watch our full first look review linked at the bottom of this article.

Pilot BE Front

What’s Under the Hood?

The Pilot still keeps its hearty V6 for 2025, an option which many buyers appreciate:

3.5L V6: 285 hp | 262 lb.ft

Optional FWD or AWD (unless noted in trims section) with a 10-speed automatic is on every Honda Pilot model. The fuel economy for each model is listed below, as rated by the EPA:

FWD: 19/27/22 MPG

AWD: 19/25/21 MPG

TrailSport: 18/23/20 MPG

We hope you have found this overview of the 2025 Honda Pilot helpful! For a more detailed first look of the Pilot, please watch our video below! What do you think of the 2025 Honda Pilot? Let us know in the comments!


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