2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport, First Glimpse of Next-Gen SUV, Teased in Mountain Shot

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Photo credit: Honda
Photo credit: Honda
  • Honda has just released a far-away photo of the 2023 Pilot TrailSport shown clustered among large boulders, marking the first news we're getting of the next-gen Pilot.

  • We don't have any clear details yet, but we expect the TrailSport to start around $47,000 and to get a full reveal later this fall.

  • Sales are expected to start in early 2023.

Honda provided the first teaser image of the 2023 Pilot TrailSport this morning (above) with a faraway shot of the three-row SUV clustered among a backdrop of boulders. The release and photo were light on specifics but we expect a full reveal later this fall, with the car going on sale early next year. We expect the base Pilot to start around $40,000 with the TrailSport coming in closer to the $47,000 mark, though official pricing figures have not been released yet. No interior photos were offered, though it is likely the new Pilot will feature the same design cues offered in other new Hondas.

We're fully in speculation territory here, with no official details announced, but we hope the new TrailSport comes with added performance rather than as a styling package. The Pilot is already available with all-wheel drive and an elevated seating position. We think giving it a few inches of lift, while adding skid plates for protection, will likely add to the price over the 2022 version, but added performance could be worth it. The 2022 model produces 280 horsepower from its V-6, and the new version could get a detuned version of the turbo V-6 currently available in the MDX, but we may just be getting our hopes up.

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