2025 Honda Pilot Inherits “Black Edition” for Aggressive Looks and Fashionable Interior

Honda’s ultimate family SUV is redefining its character traits with a Black Edition to enhance its reputation even further. The Pilot represents as the largest and most powerful three-row SUV in Honda’s history so the new jewels will add more flavor to the already popular utility vehicle.

The upmarket 2025 Honda Pilot Black Edition is set apart from the rest of the team with special styling enhancements inside and out. 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.

“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.”

Pilot’s MSRP begins with the Pilot Sport at $39,900 while the Black Edition (AWD) will run you $54,280, excluding the $1,395 destination and handling charge.

Positioned above the Trailsport and Elite in 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” 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 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.

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).

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.

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