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2019 LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $31,450
2019 LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,350
2019 EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,330
2019 EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,230
2019 EX-L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,760
2019 EX-L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,660
2019 Touring 8-Passenger 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,520
2019 Touring 8-Passenger 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,420
2019 Elite 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,020
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Overview

Honda jumped into the three-row crossover utility vehicle segment early on, quickly establishing itself as a formidable player. That’s good news for consumers who can expect much in the way of quality, reliability, and advanced trappings from Honda. The 2019 Honda Pilot features several styling, powertrain and technology enhancements as it keeps pace with an ever-changing market.

What's New for 2019

The 2019 Honda Pilot features a refresh on the current-generation design. New this year are updated front and rear fascias, including new headlights, bumpers, and taillights. Other updates include improved refinement for the nine-speed automatic transmission, a new display audio screen, 4G LTE WiFi, and Honda Sensing being standard on all trim levels.

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Choosing Your Honda Pilot

Honda offers one engine with the 2019 Pilot: a 3.5-liter V6 which makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Honda pairs this engine with a six-speed automatic transmission on the LX, EX, and EX-L trims. Both the Touring and Elite trims have a nine-speed automatic transmission. This transmission now starts in second gear for a smoother launch and for lower speed acceleration. When operating in snow mode, the transmission also starts in second gear for better grip. All trims except the top-of-the-line Elite come with standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on all other trims for $1,900.

The 2019 Pilot earns an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 combined with FWD and the six-speed transmission, while AWD drops ratings by one mpg in each category. The Pilot with the nine-speed transmission gets 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) with FWD and 19/26/22 mpg with AWD. The Honda Pilot has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Honda offers the 2019 Pilot in five trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. The list of standard features includes LED low-beam headlights, automatic high beams, 18-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system with a five-inch display, heated door mirrors, and Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing represents a suite of driver-assist features, including lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

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LX

The base Pilot LX model starts at $32,445 (all prices include the $995 destination charge). Standard equipment includes low-beam LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, and the Honda Sensing System. Honda also includes 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, cloth seats, and a six-speaker audio system. Other features include a multi-angle rearview camera with static guidelines. There are no packages available on the LX, so choices are limited to color, wheel upgrades, and accessories.

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EX

The Pilot EX costs $35,325. This year, several new features arrive to the trim level, bringing more value to the Pilot’s second model. These features include side mirrors with turn signal indicators, one-touch power windows, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, one-touch second-row seats, HD Radio, a blind-spot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert. The EX also comes with remote engine start, keyless entry, LED fog lights, heated outside mirrors, illuminated visors, satellite radio, and smartphone connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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EX-L

Honda prices the middle EX-L trim from $38,755. Among the new features with this model are HomeLink, second-row sunshades, a power tailgate, a moonroof, and driver seat and mirror memory. Also included is an automatic dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats, a power passenger seat, and two USB ports for the second row. The Advanced Navi and RES Package ($1,600) adds navigation and a rear entertainment system.

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Touring

The Pilot Touring begins at $43,515 and brings in the nine-speed automatic transmission with automatic start and stop. Other new features include a hands-free power tailgate, ambient lighting across all three rows, and Honda’s cloud-based services. Also standard are 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, high- and low-beam LED headlights, paddle shifters, a 10-speaker audio system, an AC outlet, a roof rack, and exterior trim garnishment. The navigation and rear seat entertainment system are standard, and second row captain's chairs are available for $300, though it reduces passenger capacity from eight to seven.

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Elite

The Pilot’s Elite trim pulls out all the stops, and you'll pay for it, too, with its starting price of $49,015. Fortunately, the crossover comes loaded, so there's no need for a package with this trim. New this year are power-folding and automatic-dimming side mirrors and a wireless phone charger. You’ll also find a panoramic moonroof, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, navigation, the rear seat entertainment system, and the second-row captain’s chairs.

CarsDirect Tip

We applaud Honda for making its stellar Honda Sensing system standard across the 2019 Honda Pilot lineup. It not only makes driver-assist features available throughout, it also means families don’t have to choose among options to get what they want. That said, we think the EX-L delivers a comprehensive package, although we do recommend the Advanced Navi and RES Package if you have young children. Otherwise, forego this package and use the smartphone connectivity tools to help take you where you’re going.

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Wide-ranging safety. On the 2019 Honda Pilot, the automaker's suite of advanced active safety features – called Honda Sensing – is standard across all trims. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.

Additionally, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard on EX and EX-L trims, with blind-spot monitoring also standard on the Touring model. Automatic high-beams are standard and only offered on the Elite.

Comfortable, versatile interior. With a revised grille and updated taillights for 2019, the exterior design manages to nicely occupy the middle ground between a minivan and crossover, although the Pilot's cabin betrays much of its commonality with the Odyssey minivan – mostly in a good way.

All seven or eight seats (depending on trim) – a count which includes the third row – are supportive, nicely bolstered, and capable of transporting adults in comfort, making Honda's largest crossover the perfect vehicle for families that need (but really should buy) a minivan, but wouldn't be caught dead in one.

Hardly luxurious, the interior hits all the high points with class-competitive materials, soft surfaces at all touch points, and thoughtful touches that include numerous bins and pockets, as well as a console that can be configured for individual storage needs.

Cargo volume hardly takes a back seat (ahem) either, with most models offering 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row, that rises to 46.8 cubes with that row stowed, and expands to 83.9 cubic feet with second row seats that fold flush to the cargo area.

Although the interior is class-competitive to around a $40,000 price point, it should look more upscale for the $49,000-plus suggested price of the Elite trim. At the same time, the Odyssey still works best for families looking for the ultimate in interior space and versatility.

Smooth V6. Although only a single engine is offered on all Pilots, it's a nice one: a luxury-grade 3.5-liter V6 that develops 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 pound-feet of torque at 4,700.

Strong enough to achieve a zero-to-60 mph time of less than seven seconds, front-wheel-drive models are capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds and all-wheel-drive models are rated at 5,000 pounds with the right setup. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission in LX, EX, and EX-L models, while Touring and Elite trims are given a nine-speed automatic.

But lacking a hybrid option, overall fuel economy is only average. LX, EX, and EX-L FWD models manage an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 combined, and 18/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD. Touring and Elite models hold the middle ground with FWD models managing 19/27/22 mpg and AWD versions posting 19/26/22 mpg. By comparison, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid garners 28 mpg combined.

Solid features. At around $32,500 with front-wheel drive, the LX trim comes nicely-equipped with the usual power features (windows, locks, mirrors) and Honda Sensing, plus 18-inch alloy wheels, LED low beams, daytime running lights, and taillights, rear privacy glass, keyless push-button start, and a 5-inch entertainment display screen.

Our choice, however, would be the $35,375 EX model that adds intelligent traction management for snow (FWD)) or snow/sand/mud (AWD), along with heated outside mirrors with turn indicators, walk away auto locking, LED fog lights, three-zone automatic climate control, an overhead conversation mirror, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, one-touch second row seats, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with satellite radio, HD radio, HondaLink remote services, and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and CabinControl Remote capability, Bluetooth, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.


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Smooth ride, awkward transmission. All Pilot models offer a smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride. But while the LX, EX, and EX-L models are offered with a conventional gear lever and smart-shifting six-speed automatic, Elite and Touring models are equipped with a nine-speed automatic that, despite refinements for 2019 (second-gear launches under light-to-moderate throttle for smoother acceleration, avoiding some of the previous version's clunkiness), can still get confused when it's called upon for single or multiple downshifts. Exacerbating matters is an awkward multi-button interface that's hardly intuitive.

Final thoughts. Although the Odyssey and other minivans are the superior people movers, and buyers looking for more ruggedness would be better served with a more specialized SUV, the 2019 Honda Pilot makes sense for many families, despite its flaws, thanks to its comfortable and smooth ride, technology, and wide range of standard safety features.

In terms of competition, the Mazda CX-9 features a more sophisticated and premium look inside and out, the Toyota Highlander offers more maximum cargo space with many of the same safety features, while Dodge and Ford offer more performance choices with the Durango's 360-hp 5.7-liter and 475-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8s, and the Explorer's 365-hp and 400-hp 3.5-liter turbocharged V6s.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$75
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
83.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
153 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
196.5 "
Exterior Width
78.6 "
Exterior Height
70.6 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
40.2 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
38.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,036 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Power Remote Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored / Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
7
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System (cmbs) + Fcw Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System (lkas) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Collision Mitigation Braking System Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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