The all-new 2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid is getting a redesign. Naturally, the regular Pilot SUV and Pilot Hybrid variants will look exactly the same. Therefore, both models will gain the same upgrades. The next-gen Pilot will reportedly arrive later this year, and we expect a couple of significant upgrades. The Pilot is a mid-size SUV that comes with a good reputation and good ride quality.
A new model should gain a more rugged look with a boxier appearance. A hybrid powertrain will deliver both power and efficiency, so this is going to be the best Pilot yet. This SUV will continue to rival models such as Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, and Kia Telluride.
Honda Pilot Hybrid Redesign
As we said, Pilot SUV should gain a more squared-off appearance and it will look more rugged as a result. The 2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid is getting the same visual updates and the new model will borrow a lot of stuff from the famous Ridgeline truck. Reportedly, the new model will get a completely new front fascia with a more prominent grille and slimmer headlights.
Thanks to that, the new front fascia will look closer to the front section of the Honda HR-V. The rear section will host new LED taillights and redesigned tailgate. We also expect to see new bumpers, while the side profile should receive mild updates only.
New 2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid will also introduce numerous interior upgrades. We think the Pilot SUV already provides a very good cabin design. However, Honda will try to improve that, but we hope to see subtle changes instead of a significant overhaul. In a perfect world, the 2023MY would gain additional safety aids, updated infotainment, and more standard features.
This is going to happen, but we don’t know if Honda plans to change the interior design. Reportedly, new interior colors will become available, and we also expect new cloth upholstery. Honda will reveal more details in the next month.
Engine Specs, MPG
The highlight of the 2023MY will be a hybrid powertrain option. The 2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid will feature a plug-in hybrid system, but no details are available at the moment. A new mid-size SUV will surely deliver more power and improved fuel efficiency.
Right now, Pilot SUV is powered by a 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine. It produces 280 hp and up to 262 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, this engine gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. As for the hybrid version, it should provide closer to 30 mpg combined, which is an incredible improvement.
2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid Release Date, Price
The base Pilot model will cost $38,000. We are still waiting to hear more details about the next-gen Pilot SUV, as we expect serious upgrades. The Elite trim level will cost $50,000 or slightly above that.
As for the 2023 Honda Pilot Hybrid, the price of $45,000 seems just about right. The sales will begin later this summer and we can’t wait to see the new hybrid powertrain in the action.