2020 Honda Pilot Model Review

18/26  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
8
Seats
16.5-109  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For the 2020 Honda Pilot

With the 2020 model year, the Honda Pilot sports no changes as it continues with its third production cycle. Not that it needs any tinkering; the Pilot remains a well-rounded entry in the midsize crossover SUV segment. A three-row vehicle, the 2020 Honda Pilot is split into six trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and the brand-new Black Edition. In all trims, Honda employs Active Noise Cancellation acoustic technology to make the cabin quiet by suppressing unwanted noise and vibrations.

2020 Honda Pilot Interior

Which Features are Available for 2020?

The LX has the base-level standard features, which include push-button engine start, wireless technology for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, a seven-speaker 215-watt stereo system, a USB port and an auxiliary jack for connecting portable devices, a USB charging port, and a 5-inch color LCD screen.

The EX kicks it up a couple of notches with an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen (in place of the 5-inch), front-seat heating, driver-side power adjustability, remote engine start, HondaLink remote connectivity, CabinControl app to turn your smartphone into a remote control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration, hands-free text messaging, a trial SiriusXM radio subscription, HD Radio, and an additional USB port. Leather seat trim, driver-side memory system, front-passenger-seat power adjustability, and auto-dimming ability on the rearview mirror debut on the EX-L.

At the Touring trim level, there's cupholder illumination, a 10-speaker 590-watt stereo system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a navigation system, the Cabin Talk in-car PA system, and a rear Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system with a 10.2-inch screen. At the Elite and Black Edition trim levels, all-wheel drive is standard, rather than optional. Also present are steering-wheel heating, wireless phone charging, an upgrade to perforated leather, and front-seat ventilation. On the other hand, the bench-style seat on the second row is replaced by a pair of captain's chairs to reduce maximum occupancy from eight to seven.

How does the Honda Pilot Engine Balance Power Needs and Fuel Economy?

2020 Honda PilotRegardless of trim, the 2020 Honda Pilot is powered by a beefy, 3.5-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. However, on the LX, EX, and EX-L, the engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission; and a 9-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters goes on the Touring, Elite, and Black Edition for a smoother driving feel and more convenient gear shifting. In addition, idle-stop technology appears on the three upper-level trims to eliminate engine idling when at a complete stop to boost gas mileage.

Packed with Modern Safety Features

2020 Honda PilotBacking the vehicle are a vast collection of safety and security features that include a multi-angle rearview camera, a front-row seat belt reminder, vehicle stability assist with traction control, hill start assist, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, LED daytime running lights, auto high beams, and a six-airbag system.

Driver-assistance tech, in particular, comes from the Honda Sensing suite, which combines collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert is added on all trims above the LX. Our dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, welcomes you to try out one of our 2020 Honda Pilot units today.

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