January 22, 2019
The 2019 Honda Pilot is a full-size SUV with plenty of space, power and style. This year, the car company gave the popular vehicle a few minor styling changes. For instance, it now has a smooth-shifting nine-speed transmission. Honda also decided to make its Sensing safety features standard with every Pilot trim.
There’s a lot to like about the Honda Pilot. The vehicle is perfect for families due to its spaciousness. Honda equipped it with a powerful engine for zip and speed. It also offers a number of handy storage solutions. The Pilot can hold eight occupants, and it is available in five main trim levels: the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Each trim features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard while those who buy the Touring or Elite trims will have a vehicle with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Honda decided to make front-wheel drive standard in the SUV, but all-wheel drive is an available option with all trims. The all-wheel drive mode comes standard on the Elite model. Other standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a multi-angle rearview camera and active noise cancellation. Those who decide to buy the 2019 Honda Pilot are sure to appreciate safety features like frontal collision warning with auto braking, lane keeping assist and road departure mitigation.
The Pilot accelerates quickly. It reaches a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 6.9 seconds. Drivers can allow the automatic transmission to do the shifting for them, or they can switch over to manual shifting for more control. Along with the SUV’s quick pickup, it also has plenty of stopping power. From a speed of 60 miles per hour, the Pilot comes to a complete stop in 120 feet.
On winding roads, the Pilot delivers precise and secure handling. It also manages bumpy and steep roads with ease. While drivers won’t want to take their front-wheel drive Pilots off more than a well-groomed dirt road, those who get the all-wheel drive should feel comfortable doing so. The all-wheel drive model has active center and rear differentials that send power to the wheels that require it. This makes the vehicle ideal for adverse weather conditions including rain and snow.
Honda developed the 2019 Pilot with a good amount of storage compartments. The car company also included practical amenities like an easy-entry third row seat in addition to a flat load floor with the vehicle’s second and third row. This feature makes it easier to transport cargo and people.
The 2019 Honda Pilot is a comfortable SUV, one that’s great for families or couples who like to take road trips or spend time outdoors. Honda is equipping the vehicle with a peppy engine and plenty of interior comfort. This is an SUV that makes running everyday errands pleasurable.