A big, modern SUV is the dream of many American families, and that is exactly what the 2020 Honda Pilot delivers. It packs a large number of features into every trim while still looking good, which is just one of the reasons why a Honda Pilot should be at the top of your list if you are currently in the market for an SUV.
The latest generation of the Honda Pilot has been made available in the following trims:
- Black Edition
All Wheel Drive (AWD) is available as standard in the Elite and Black Edition, while it can be added to any of the others for an additional $2,000.
Look at the 2020 Honda Pilot, and you will immediately notice its well-proportioned outer dimensions, which are surprisingly not boxy, unlike other SUVs. To make driving easier, the LED headlights come on automatically in low light. If you are purchasing from the EX upwards, you can choose LED fog lights, while complete LED lights (high beam and low beam) are available on the Touring edition and above.
Walk around the back and you will find black accents in the Black Edition. The Touring edition and those above come with roof rails. Turn indicators are integrated into the outside mirrors.
The LED taillights have the distinct look of a bird with an open beak when illuminated, a standard on all trims. Open the trunk with either the power tailgate (EX and above) or with your foot beneath the trunk (Touring and above)
Engine & Performance Specifications
The 2020 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 280-horsepower and 262 pounds-per-foot of torque. Transmissions available in the trim levels are as follows:
- Six-speed automatic available in the LX, EX, EX-L trim levels
- Nine-speed transmission available in the Touring, Elite and Black Edition trim levels
Superior terrain grip is attained through different Traction modes. These make the SUV capable of maneuvering in sand, mud, snow, and normal modes with ease.
16.5 cubic feet of space is available behind the third row, and this increases to 46.8 cubic feet once the third row is folded. Apart from this, six cup holders in the second row and four cup holders in the third row have been made available in this family-friendly SUV.
Interior Features Are As Follows:
- Heating steering wheel (Elite and up)
- Digital display
- Heated second row seats (Touring and up)
- Power moonroof (Black)
- Eight-inch touch screen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (EXL and above)
- Acoustic glass that absorbs outside sound (EX-L)
- 115-volt power socket for the second row
Honda Pilot’s Safety Features
Honda gives the name “Honda Sensing” to its safety suite. It comes with a variety of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as:
- Lane keeping assist
- Automatic high beams
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Forward Collision warning
- Collision Navigation Braking System