Don’t get lost amidst the different trim levels of the Honda Pilot. As you search for your next new vehicle, a reliable, family-friendly SUV with power and performance should be on your list for a growing or active family anywhere in the world.
The 2024 Honda Pilot trim levels offer a perfect way to start your research. Whether you’re looking for a tech-forward SUV like the Honda Pilot EX-L or an off-road legend like the Honda TrailSport, you have plenty of options with six 2024 Honda Pilot configurations.
We will cover the Honda Pilot price and the high-level features of the Honda Pilot trim levels with our guide. Our team thinks you’ll love having one of these SUVs in your garage!
2024 Honda Pilot All Trim Levels: Price, Features, & Performance
Each of the six Honda Pilot configurations comes equipped with a 285-hp 3.5L V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. You have a choice between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, except for the TrailSport, which only comes with all-wheel drive.
Elevate your family outings, DIY tasks, or wilderness weekend getaways with the Honda Pilot towing capacity that tops out at 3,500 pounds with two-wheel drive and 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive.
You’ll find unique features among all the Honda Pilot configurations. You’ll find at least one that caters to your Cordova lifestyle.
Look over the Honda Pilot trim levels and their highlights here. Each one lists the Honda Pilot price.
2024 Honda Pilot Trim Levels
The 2024 Honda Pilot is available in seven trim levels: LX, Sport, EX-L 8-Passenger, EX-L 7-Passenger, Touring, TrailSport, and Elite. The Sport model is the current favorite, but we recommend the EX-L trims for most buyers. We’ll explain why.
1) 2024 Honda Pilot LX
The base LX trim starts at $38,465 (including the $1,375 destination charge). Standard feature highlights include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 7-inch partial digital instrument panel, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and five drive modes, including a Sport mode.
- 18-inch Alloy Wheels
- Apple Carplay®/Android Auto™ Compatibility
- Seven-inch Color Touchscreen
- Five-Mode Drive System w/ Normal, ECON, Snow, Tow & Sport Modes
- $37,090 Starting MSRP
2) 2024 Honda Pilot Sport
The Sport trim ($40,975) features 20-inch wheels, roof rails, LED fog lights, sporty black exterior trim, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Sport badging.
- 20-inch Alloy Wheels
- Blind Spot Information System
- Heated Front Seats
- Roof Rails
- $39,600 Starting MSRP
3) 2024 Honda Pilot EX-L
The EX-L 8-Passenger ($43,775) comes equipped with 18-inch wheels, a power tailgate, acoustic glass for a quieter interior, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings, a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, a nine-speaker audio system, second-row sunshades, and parking sensors.
Overall, the EX-L models hit the sweet spot between value and features for most buyers.
EX-L 7-Passenger: The EX-L 7-Passenger ($44,075) features second-row captain’s chairs and a wide center pass-through to the third row. Otherwise, it is equipped like the EX-L 8-Passenger.
- Parking Sensors
- Power Tailgate
- LED Fog Lights
- Leather-Trimmed Interior
- $42,400 Starting MSRP
4) 2024 Honda Pilot TrailSport
The more off-road-capable TrailSport model ($48,275) is the choice for outward-bound owners. It comes with a special off-road suspension and all-wheel-drive tuning, all-terrain tires, recovery hooks, a raised ride height, underbody skid plates, a full-size spare tire, trail-specific cameras, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and all-weather floor mats.
- All-terrain Tires
- Exclusive 18-inch TrailSport Wheels
- Off-Road-Tuned Suspension
- TrailWatch™ Camera System
- $48,800 Starting MSRP
5) 2024 Honda Pilot Touring
The Touring trim ($50,175) enters luxury territory with 20-inch wheels, a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system, a stowable second-row center seat for flexible seven- or eight-passenger seating, and a hands-free power-operated tailgate.
- Panoramic Moonroof
- Bose Premium Sound System
- Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
- Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
- $46,900 Starting MSRP
6) 2024 Honda Pilot Elite
The top-of-the-line Elite ($53,855) adds a 10.2-inch digital instrument panel, a head-up display, a multi-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and multi-zone audio.
- Head-Up Display
- Second-Row Heated Seats
- Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
- 10.2-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
- $52,480 Starting MSRP
This model sports a 3.5-liter V-6 engine capable of 285 horsepower, 262 lbs./ft of torque, and paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
While offering a single-engine option, the standard front-wheel drive can change to an optional all-wheel drive powertrain. Opting for front-wheel drive gives you a fuel economy of 19mpg/27mpg, whereas the all-wheel drive variant operates at 19mpg/25mpg.
Beyond efficiency, the power extends to towing capacities of 3,500 pounds for front-wheel drive and an impressive 5,000 pounds for all-wheel drive.
You can’t discuss the Honda Pilot without bringing up its fantastic interior. This SUV has a well-insulated cabin, ensuring it stays quiet at high speeds, highlighting the high-quality materials built to last.
The cabin space also holds up to Honda’s gold standard. Not only do you have ample headroom but legroom measuring 41.0 in. (front row), 40.8 in. (second row), and 32.5 in. (third row).The cargo space also impresses with a max of 87.0 cubic feet to haul life’s challenges.
Honda Pilot Vs. Others
Competition is fierce in the three-row midsize SUV class, with the Kia Telluride leading the pack since 2020. The 2022 Telluride received a styling update inside and out, new driver-assist features, and an off-road model that has kept it at or near the top of the segment.
The related Hyundai Palisade is very similar but has a different style and attitude. The Volkswagen Atlas is also worth checking out for its large cargo hold, which approaches the Honda Pilot’s exceptional capacity. But the VW comes up short in power and fuel economy.
Our Point of View
The Honda Pilot is the brand’s largest SUV and one of the most popular in the three-row midsize class. Completely redesigned last year, the Pilot is now the largest and most powerful SUV Honda has ever made.
It looks more rugged than before, but still delivers the smooth and responsive car-like ride and handling that has made it a favorite of so many families. Powering the Pilot is one of the largest engines in this class, a refined V6 with 285 horsepower.
That’s a bit less than you get from the popular Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade, but more than the Volkswagen Atlas offers. Despite its size, the Pilot is lively on the road. It’s quick off the line and has plenty of passing power on the highway, even when loaded with people and cargo. The cabin is modern and attractive without being needlessly complex.
The design isn’t quite as fancy as some others in this class, but it’s spacious and boasts class-leading storage, very comfortable seating, and easy-to-use controls. Pilot’s innovative second-row center seat is a clever feature families will appreciate.
It gives the SUV flexible seating capacity for up to eight, for those unforeseen carpool moments. In the age of massive touchscreens, we were surprised to find the Pilot’s available 9-inch screen to be just large enough. It lacks the wow factor of a larger screen, but it’s well placed and the Pilot’s infotainment system is intuitive.
And unlike most rivals, the Pilot offers legitimate off-road capabilities with the TrailSport model, which gets special suspension, all-terrain tires, and other trail-ready features.
Are You Ready for the New Pilot?
The 2024 Honda Pilot gives you control over where you drive but also fills you with confidence and utility no matter where you go. For more information, contact us today, and we will happily help you.