Honda currently offers one of the strongest competitors in the three-row mid-size SUV segment with the Pilot; it may not be as exciting to look at or to drive as, say, a Mazda CX-9, but it offers plenty of space and practicality to big families.
For the 2019MY, the Pilot got a styling update, making it look a bit more distinctive thanks to a new fascia with redesigned LED headlights and fog lights and a restyled grille. The rear end follows suit with new taillights, a refreshed bumper and chrome accents.
Power still comes from a 3.5-liter V6 that kicks out 280hp and 262lb-ft of torque. More expensive trim levels get an updated nine-speed automatic transmission, while the cheaper ones stick to a six-speed auto.
The interior can seat eight adults in comfort, featuring all kinds of features that will help parents in keeping their kids calm and occupied, including a 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi and a rear entertainment system with Blu-Ray and streaming video capability. Honda also offers the CabinTalk in-car PA system which helps the front passengers communicate more easily with those in the back.
The instrument cluster features a seven-inch configurable display and there’s a new infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, over-the-air updates and a physical volume knob.
Is the 2019 Honda Pilot the ultimate family hauler for those who don’t want a minivan? Let’s see what Edmunds has to say about it.