Honda Pilot gains Special Edition for MY2015, still exceptionally dull

The Honda Pilot has been given a pricing and trim fiddle for the 2015 model year, but it’s biggest drawback, its looks, remains largely untouched.

The updated Honda Pilot range kicks off with the US$29,870 LX, which comes standard with remote entry, reversing camera, cruise control, and an integrated class III trailer hitch. There’s also Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary jack and a 8-inch low res display for the 246W 7-speaker audio system.

Next up is the US$32,120 EX which gains a security system, alloy wheels, body coloured wing mirrors and door handles, fog lights, dusk-sensing headlights, 10-way electric driver’s seat and a compass.

At US$33,120 the new Special Edition (SE) fits in between the EX and EX-L trim levels. It comes equipped with grey alloy wheels, one-touch powered tilt-and-slide sunroof, Sirius XM satellite radio, rear seat DVD entertainment system and SE badges (duh!).

The top of the range EX-L model starts at US$XX,XXX. Standard gear includes an electric tailgate, electric front passenger’s seat, leather trim throughout the cabin and a heated driver’s seat. Hard drive-based satellite navigation and a 650W 10-speaker audio system is optional.

All Pilot models are powered by a 3.5-litre V6 with 250hp (186kW) and 253 lb-ft (343Nm) of torque. A 5-speed auto is standard, as is automatic cylinder shutdown and front-wheel drive; all wheel drive is a US$1,600 option on all variants.