Honda Pilot MPG

Honda Pilot

If you’re checking out a 3-row SUV, like the Honda Pilot, you’re likely on the go a lot. The kids need to get to school, you have to stop at the store, and that weekend soccer tournament is a few towns over. With all of these activities on your plate, it helps to have a vehicle with great fuel economy so that you’re always ready to take off on the next trip.

Our Honda Pilot MPG review will go over the efficiency of this model. See if it works for your travels in and around Milwaukee, Greenfield, and Waukesha, WI. Then, stop by Schlossmann Honda City to take a test drive!

Honda Pilot Fuel Economy and Performance

Honda PilotWhen you’re deciding on which Honda Pilot to purchase, you’ll notice there are a number of trim levels. Each trim comes standard with a V6 engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine can deliver up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

There are two drivetrain options: standard two-wheel drive (2WD) or available all-wheel drive (AWD). The trim level and the drivetrain combination you select will contribute to your fuel economy.

The Sport, the EX-L, the Special Edition, and the Touring trim levels come in your choice of 2WD or AWD. They can achieve the following EPA-estimated fuel economies:

  • 2WD: 20 city/27 highway MPG1
  • AWD: 19 city/26 highway MPG1

The Elite and the Black Edition trims are only available in all-wheel drive and offer the same numbers as above.

Another trim level, the TrailSport, is also only available in AWD. Its EPA-estimated ratings are slightly different at 19 city/25 highway MPG.1

Honda Pilot Fuel-Saving Technology

All of these trim levels come with a number of built-in features to help you save fuel. One such feature is Idle-Stop. When you come to a red light or are in a line of traffic at a stop sign, the engine will turn off while you are stopped, which will save fuel.

Another beneficial aspect of this model is Variable Cylinder Management™. Your Pilot uses a 6-cylinder engine to deliver a powerful performance. However, such performance isn’t always required on suburban or city streets when you’re traveling at slower speeds.

This system adapts to slower conditions by using only three or four cylinders. By doing so, you’ll be able to save fuel as the engine conserves energy.

How To Improve Fuel Economy

Honda PilotYou might wonder how to improve the fuel economy of your Honda Pilot so that you have the most efficient experience. There are a number of easy ways to do so.

One key driving behavior for improved fuel economy is steadiness. This works in city settings as you can anticipate nearby cars and traffic lights. You’ll be able to brake and accelerate at an even pace without extra pressure on the engine.

On the highway, you can apply this tip by engaging cruise control. To your benefit, the Honda Pilot already comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control. This system will monitor surrounding traffic conditions on the highway in order to slow your vehicle down, stop it completely, and accelerate back up to speed accordingly.

Another way to save fuel is to carefully select your cargo. The Pilot can tow 3,500 (2WD) and 5,000 pounds (AWD) when properly equipped and store up to 109.2 cubic feet of cargo. While it’s great to have this flexibility for trips or a for quick transport, hauling extra weight will use more fuel. When you bring only the most important items, you improve the fuel economy.

Schedule a Test Drive in the 2022 Honda Pilot!

The 2022 Honda Pilot will prove itself efficient for your travels throughout Milwaukee, Greenfield, and Waukesha, Wisconsin. You can try these features out for yourself when you visit us at Schlossmann Honda City.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive!


1 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2022 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.



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