A new Black Edition is the better amend for the 2020 Honda Pilot.
The Honda Pilot is a ample three-row SUV. It’s been that way anytime back this bearing Pilot launched a few years ago, and with its bland powertrain, abundant autogenous functionality and aggressive pricing, none of that changes as we arch into 2020.
For 2020, the better amend to the Pilot is a new Black Edition trim, which adds dark-finished 20-inch whees, as able-bodied as blacked-out headlight trim, foglights and anatomy elements. Otherwise, the Pilot is abundantly the aforementioned as its anytime been — and that’s OK by us.
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Every 2020 Honda Pilot is powered by the aforementioned engine: a artlessly aspirated, 3.5-liter V6, bearing 280 application and 262 pound-feet of torque. Best models use a six-speed automated transmission, but the higher-level Touring, Elite and Black Edition trims accept a added adult nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is accepted and all-wheel drive is available. Only the top-end Elite and Black Edition models appear accepted with all-wheel drive.
Fuel abridgement differs amid models due to driveline and manual configurations, but in its best able blueprint (2WD Touring), the Pilot is EPA-estimated to acknowledgment 20 afar per gallon in the city, 27 mpg artery and 23 mpg combined. With all-wheel drive and the nine-speed transmission, ammunition abridgement drops to 19 mpg city, 26 mpg artery and 22 mpg combined.
With front-wheel drive, the Pilot is rated to tow 3,500 pounds — abundant for a baby trailer. With all-wheel drive, the towing accommodation increases to 5,000 pounds, behindhand of transmission.
The Black Edition gets covering upholstery with a unique, two-tone blush scheme.
Most Pilot models can backpack eight passengers, via two advanced seats and a brace of three-across benches in the additional and third rows. Optional on the Touring and accepted on Elite and Black Edition models, second-row captain’s chairs abate the basement calculation to seven, but action a bit added abundance and luxury. Honda offers accessible admission to the third row via a tilt-slide action for the additional row.
Pilots appear with bolt or covering upholstery, depending on trim. All sorts of autogenous appearance are available, including a ability sunroof, acrimonious and cooled seats, automated altitude ascendancy and more. A rear-seat ball arrangement is additionally accessible to accumulate the kiddos blessed on best trips.
The Pilot offers lots of allowance for cargo, too. In its best abundant spec, the Pilot has 16.5 cubic anxiety of amplitude abaft the third row, 46.8 cubic anxiety with the third row bankrupt and a whopping 83.8 cubic anxiety with both rows bankrupt flat. That makes the Pilot one of the best anatomic cartage in the three-row SUV class.
The abject Pilot LX gets a abecedarian infotainment system, with a 5-inch blush LCD screen, Bluetooth connectivity and not abundant else. Every added archetypal uses an 8-inch Display Audio headunit, with accepted Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM accessory radio and HondaLink agent connectivity. Upper trims can be had with a Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless buzz charger and anchored navigation.
Driver-assistance tech is in aerial supply; every Pilot comes with the Honda Sensing apartment of features. This agency every Pilot comes with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise ascendancy and automated headlights. Blind-spot abetment with a cross-traffic adviser are accepted on all but the abject LX model.
All Pilot trims can be had with all-wheel drive.
The 2020 Honda Pilot is priced from $32,645, including $1,095 for destination, for a front-wheel-drive LX model. From there, the Pilot’s appraisement anatomy is as follows (all prices accommodate destination):
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