Rugged 2025 Honda Pilot Adds Black Edition with More Aggressive Look and Upscale Cabin

  • Pilot is the ultimate family SUV with rugged styling and a class-leading combination of off-road capability and nimble on-road dynamics 
  • Pilot TrailSport: most rugged and off-road capable Honda SUV, with special off-road features engineered to get weekend adventurers further off the beaten path
  • Pilot Sport is exceptionally well-equipped with a starting MSRP of $39,9001

The updated 2025 Honda Pilot, the largest and most powerful 3-row SUV in Honda history, begins arriving at Honda dealerships today with an exciting new Black Edition featuring exclusive exterior and interior styling enhancementsthat distinguish it from the rest of the Pilot family. Pilot's six well-equipped trim levels include the Pilot TrailSport, the most rugged and off-road capable Honda SUV ever, with standard all-terrain tires, steel skid plates, higher ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension and more.

Pilot's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) begins with the Pilot Sport at $39,9001 (not including $1,395 destination and handling charge).

"Adding the Black Edition to the Honda Pilot really ensures that our ultimate family SUV continues to set the benchmark in the midsize 3-row SUV class," said Lance Woelfer, assistant vice president of Honda National Auto Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "With a top-of class combination of rugged design, off-road capability and nimble on-road dynamics, Pilot is ready for that next great family adventure."

2025 Honda Pilot Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy Ratings



MSRP Plus $1,395 Destination Charge2

EPA Mileage Rating3

Sport (2WD)



19 / 27 / 22

Sport (AWD)



19 / 25 / 21

EX-L (2WD)



19 / 27 / 22




19 / 25 / 21

Touring (2WD)



19 / 27 / 22

Touring (AWD)



19 / 25 / 21

TrailSport (AWD)



18 / 23 / 20

Elite (AWD)



19 / 25 / 21

Black Edition (AWD)



19 / 25 / 21

New Black Edition
Positioned above the Trailsport and Elite in the Pilot lineup, the new Black Edition takes the midsize 3-row SUV's style to new heights with a more aggressive look that includes Gloss Black 20-inch alloy wheels, a Gloss Black grille bar and upper side mirror housings, blackout treatments for the front fascia ducts, window trim, door garnishes and rear bumper garnish, plus Black Edition badges on the grille and tailgate. Honda's Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (iVTM-4®) all-wheel-drive system is standard.

Inside, the new Black Edition's premium look and feel continues with exclusive styling enhancements. The Black Edition is the only Pilot trim with red-accented perforated leather seating, red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door panels, and red accent lighting illuminating the dash, doors and center console. The Black Edition logo is embossed on the front seats and floor mats.

Pilot TrailSport
Pilot TrailSport brings even more off-road capability to the Pilot lineup. Exclusive rugged hardware includes expanded all-wheel drive capabilities and a raised off-road tuned suspension with additional ground clearance, increased articulation and improved off-road ride quality, all without sacrificing Pilot’s exceptional on-road comfort and best-in-class handling. Robust steel skid plates protect the underbody from damage on the trail.

The TrailSport also includes all-terrain tires, which take its rugged capabilities even further – substantially improving traction in dirt, sand, mud, rocky terrain and snow – but remain quiet and comfortable on the road. TrailSport's unique 18-inch wheels have a rugged look and are carefully designed to reduce the likelihood of trail damage.

In the cabin, TrailSport stands out with rugged details including exclusive orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel, door panels and seats, and the TrailSport logo embroidered on the front seat head restraints and molded onto its standard all-season rubber floor mats. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility, Qi-compatible wireless charging, four USB-C charging ports and a sliding panoramic sunroof are standard.

Safety for Everyone
Based on Honda’s long standing “Safety for Everyone” approach, advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, all 2025 Pilot models are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Special Option Packages
Pilot can be customized with several post-production option packages, including the popular HPD Package. Designed to evoke Honda's racing DNA, the HPD Package adds to Pilot's rugged appearance aggressive black- or bronze-colored HPD wheels, HPD center caps, lower-door trim and special HPD graphics (starting at $2,000 for TrailSport). Available on all Pilot trims, it's one of several post-production option packages specially tailored for the 2025 Pilot.

Pilot Manufacturing
Every fourth-generation Pilot is built in America*, exclusively at the Honda Alabama Auto Plant in Lincoln, Alabama, continuing the 40-year legacy of Honda's commitment to build products close to the customer. Since 2006, Honda has produced more than 2 million Pilots in the U.S.  

* using domestic and globally-sourced parts

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and later this year, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda's first volume battery-electric vehicle, will also join the lineup this year.  

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2023, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with about two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook

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1. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, premium paint, $1,395 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2. MSRP plus $1,395 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration, premium paint and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3. Based on 2025 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.