The 2018 Honda Pilot Trim Levels Have Something for Everyone

The 2018 Honda Pilot is a dynamic and well-equipped SUV. It’s loaded with features, achieves impressive fuel economy, and offers generous space and a powerful performance on the road. With plenty of equipment that makes life inside better, the 2018 Honda Pilot is sure to have something to appeal to any type of driver.

  • Available AWD on every model to tackle any kind of weather
  • A long list of standard equipment and technology mainstays
  • Safety features throughout the trim levels, including Honda Sensing


The 2018 Honda Pilot offers drivers “solid power,” according to U.S. News and World Report, with a reliable and powerful performance on the road. Under the hood is a V6 engine that produces up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is available on all models and comes standard on the top-of-the-line Elite trim. Whether you’re towing, hauling, or cruising, the Pilot is ready to handle any kind of driving situation.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of the Pilot varies slightly based on two different transmission options and whether drivers choose the 2WD or AWD version. But whichever Pilot is best for you, you can be sure to achieve impressive fuel economy that will take you farther down the road with fewer visits to the pump.

  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (2WD) – EPA-estimated 19 city / 27 highway / 22 combined mpg*
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (AWD) – EPA-estimated 18 city / 26 highway / 21 combined mpg*
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (2WD) – EPA-estimated 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined mpg*
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (AWD) – EPA-estimated 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg*
2018 Honda Pilot Exterior Side Angle Tailgate

2018 Honda Pilot Exterior Front Grille
2018 Honda Pilot Interior Rearview Camera

2018 Honda Pilot

Standard Comfort and Convenience

The LX model is the opening act of the Pilot and sets a high bar for comfort and convenience throughout the lineup. Many drivers might be surprised to find the luxury and comfort that the LX provides at such an affordable cost, priced at just $30,900 MSRP for 2WD models.**

  • Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
  • Push-Button Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Window Defroster with Timer
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel–Mounted Controls
  • Beverage Holders
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Remote Entry
  • Active Noise Cancellation

Standard Entertainment and Connectivity

The LX continues its list of equipment with entertainment, connectivity, and technology features. Drivers can stay connected safely while on the road, and entertainment options are sure to keep everyone happy inside the cabin, even on long trips or in a traffic jam.

  • 5-Inch Color LCD Screen
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio
  • MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
  • 12-Volt Power Outlets

Standard Safety

Every model of the Pilot makes safety a top priority. Standard safety features do everything from helping the Pilot keep tractive control on the road to stopping safely and allowing drivers to see more clearly ahead with headlights and behind with a rearview camera.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
  • Daytime Running Lights

Honda Sensing

The Honda Sensing package of driver-assist technology helps drivers drive better and more safely on the road. Available starting on the EX model, Honda Sensing becomes standard on the Touring and Elite models and includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
Honda Pilot Foward Collision Warning

Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System


For drivers who want even more than the LX’s entry-level offerings covered above, the EX is a mid-level trim that takes up where the LX leaves off in terms of comfort and connectivity. It is priced at just $33,330 MSRP for 2WD models** and includes:

  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Fog Lights
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock
  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen and Customizable Feature Settings
  • HondaLink
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration
  • Pandora Compatibility


The EX-L offers more luxury inside with premium materials like leather seats and more technology such as a rear entertainment system. 2WD models are priced at $36,760 MSRP.** This trim offers:

  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Available Rear Entertainment System
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition


The Touring adds more sophistication and detailing inside to make for an enchanting and remarkable cabin. 2WD models are priced at $41,970 MSRP.**

  • Blu-ray Rear Entertainment System
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Blue Ambient LED Lighting
  • Illuminated Beverage Holders
  • Courtesy Door Lights


At the top of the lineup is the Elite model, which features second-row captain’s chairs as well as added technology and comfort features. It’s priced at $47,470 MSRP** and includes:

  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Perforated, Heated, and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Perforated, Heated Second-Row Captain’s Chairs
2018 Honda Pilot EX
2018 Honda Pilot EX-L
2018 Honda Pilot Touring
2018 Honda Pilot Elite

Test Drive Today

Find out more about the 2018 Honda Pilot trim levels by contacting us or visiting your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and financing options, and then decide which trim is right for you when you experience them in person with a test drive.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $975.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.

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