Upscale 2025 Black Edition Tops Honda Pilot Trim Levels

The updated 2025 Honda Pilot, proclaimed by Honda as the largest and most powerful three-row SUV in Honda history, is now available in new Black Edition trim, featuring exclusive exterior and interior styling enhancements that distinguish it from the rest of the Pilot family. Six well-equipped Pilot trim levels are available including the off-road capable Pilot TrailSport that features standard all-terrain tires, steel skid plates, higher ground clearance, off-road-tuned suspension, and more.

New Black Edition

Positioned at the top of the Pilot lineup, the new Black Edition takes the midsize three-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 All-Wheel Drive system is standard.

Inside, 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.

“Adding the Black Edition to the Honda Pilot 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.”

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. 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.

Inside, 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, all 2025 Pilot models are equipped with the “Honda Sensing” suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies; which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Special Option Packages

All 2025 Pilots can be customized with several post-production option packages, including the popular Honda Performance Development (HPD) Package. The HPD Package adds to Pilot’s rugged appearance with aggressive black-or bronze-colored HPD wheels; HPD center caps and lower-door trim, and special HPD graphics.

Pilot Manufacturing

Every fourth-generation Pilot is built in America 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 two million Pilots in the U.S.

The New Pilot is available now at Honda dealers nationwide.

2025 Honda Pilot Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim MSRP Including $1,395 Destination Charge EPA Mileage Rating


Sport (2WD) $41,295 19 / 27 / 22
Sport (AWD) $43,395 19 / 25 / 21
EX-L (2WD) $44,595 19 / 27 / 22
EX-L (AWD) $46,695 19 / 25 / 21
Touring (2WD) $48,595 19 / 27 / 22
Touring (AWD) $50,695 19 / 25 / 21
TrailSport (AWD) $50,495 18 / 23 / 20
Elite (AWD) $54,175 19 / 25 / 21
Black Edition (AWD) $55,675 19 / 25 / 21



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