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19 city / 27 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Honda Pilot

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - January 9, 2020
  • 2020 Honda Pilot is here
  • Up to $1,200 off
  • Financing: 1.9% APR for 36 mo.
  • Lease: From $299/mo.

Deals tweaked:

The 2020 Honda Pilot is here. Other than a new Black Edition trim, it is a carryover model. The 2020 Pilot's offers go through a handful of changes this month.

If you like the Pilot but want something smaller, the Honda Passport may be up your alley. It's based on the Pilot's 111-inch platform but is 6 inches shorter from tail to nose with one less row of seats. Deals are understandably scarce on the new Passport, making the Pilot a better value.

The offers listed here are available nationally and expire March 2, 2020.

Cash incentives:

The 2020 Pilot continues with an unadvertised dealer cash incentive worth up to $1,250 ($500 increase).

Dealer cash is an incentive the manufacturer passes to the dealer to do with as they please. Some dealers pass a portion of or the entire incentive to buyers for additional savings, but others keep it as profit. Because you are never guaranteed the entire incentive, we suggest shopping around for the best offer in your area.

Though the increased unadvertised cash is nice, Honda nixed its $750 loyalty and conquest bonuses on the Pilot, bringing the combined discount potential down by $250.

Honda also has $500 bonuses for recent college graduates and members of the military. Just know you must finance or lease through Honda Financial to get this deal.

Finance for as little as 1.9% APR:

The 2020 Pilot continues with 1.9% APR for 36 months and 2.9% APR for 60 months. Buyers can combine these APR deals with the unadvertised incentive above.

Leases from $279/mo.:

The 2020 Honda Pilot continues with the same promotional lease offers in December. They start from $299 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing on the LX trim and top out at $369 per month with $3,299 due at signing for the EX-L AWD trim.

With effective monthly costs of $382 to $461, all the 2020 Pilot's promotional leases are good values relative to their MSRPs.

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Advertised Lease Deals

LX
$299Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,999
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $32,770
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20
LX AWD
$319Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,099
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $34,770
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20
EX
$329Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,799
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $35,650
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20
EX-L
$339Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,399
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $39,080
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20
EX AWD
$349Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,999
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $37,650
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20
EX-L AWD
$369Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,299
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $41,080
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 3/2/20

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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MSRP
$32,770
Sales Price
$29,963
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$0
Target Price
$29,963
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$365/mo
Finance Estimate
$434/mo

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Based on 2020 Honda Pilot LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive - MSRP $32,770

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2020 Honda Pilot Overview

Willis Kuelthau
Automotive Editor

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MPG
19 City / 26 Highway

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Coming off of a 2019 update, the 2020 Honda Pilot sees only one major change. That’s the debut of a new special-edition trim, the aptly named Black Edition. Based on the range-topping Elite trim, the Black Edition is about styling more than anything mechanical.

Choosing Your Honda Pilot

The new trim brings the Pilot family up to an overwhelming six trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition. Prices start at $32,645 including destination for a base LX and climb to $50,715 for a Black Edition.

Engine Choices

Despite the plethora of trims, the Honda Pilot comes with only a single engine. Luckily, it’s a good one: a 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.

It’s the transmissions that separate the trims. The lower three all get a six-speed automatic, while the top three use a button-operated nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all except the Elite and Black Edition trims. Those get all-wheel drive, which is a $2,000 addition elsewhere.

Fuel economy checks in at 19 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 combined for six-speed models with FWD, or 18/26/21 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD. Fuel economy increases slightly with the nine-speed transmission to 20/27/23 mpg with FWD, or or 19/26/22 mpg with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Pilot can seat either seven or eight passengers, depending on whether the second row is a bench or captain’s chairs. The latter are available only on Touring trims and above.

Cargo space starts at 16.5 cubic feet behind the third row. Folding the rear seats expands capacity to 46.8 cubic feet, and most trims get 83.9 cubic feet with everything folded.

Safety Features

The Pilot has a strong safety record, as befits a family-hauler. As of last year, active safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist are standard on all trims. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on EX trims and above.

Connectivity

The base Pilot LX is a little behind the times with a 5-inch screen running audio duties. The EX trim and above add an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is much more modern. The system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility along with USB charging.

Touring trims and above add navigation, a Blu-ray rear entertainment system, and a wi-fi hot spot capability, while Elite trims and above get wireless charging.

LX - From $32,645

Other than the active safety tech and 18-inch alloy wheels, the Pilot LX doesn’t get much in the way of luxuries. Still, it has push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, power features, and all the essentials for family duty.

There isn’t much for options, either. Gray cloth seats are the only choice, and the exterior only comes in black, silver, or white. Buyers can add backup sensors for $500 or a CD player for $310, but that’s about it outside of wheel choice.

EX - From $35,525

Most buyers will bump up to at least the Pilot EX trim. EX Pilots and above get the 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, blind-spot monitoring, heated seats, a power-adjustable front seat, and Honda’s “One-Touch” adjustable second row.

Gray cloth remains the only upholstery choice, but at least EX buyers get more exterior color choices. A wireless phone charger can be added for $225, but otherwise options remain minimal.

EX-L - From $38,955

Pushing close to the $40,000 mark, the EX-L trim adds leather upholstery and a moonroof. A power liftgate and power-adjustable passenger’s seat are also included.

Navigation is available, but it requires the $2,000 Advanced Navi and RES package, which also includes a rear seat entertainment system.

Touring - From $43,715

Starting at the Touring trim, all Pilots use the nine-speed automatic transmission. LED headlights are also standard at this trim, along with premium sound, navigation, the rear entertainment system, 20-inch wheels, and a hands-free liftgate. The second row is heated, too.

A very notable option opens up at this trim: second-row captain’s chairs. They come perforated and heated for $300.

Elite - From $49,215

The Elite trim adds all the luxury features Honda can muster. This means perforated leather, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a panoramic moonroof, wireless charging, auto-folding side mirrors, and illuminated cup holders. On this trim, all-wheel drive comes standard.

Black Edition - From $50,715

New for 2020, the Pilot Black Edition is a fashion-focused trim based on the Pilot Elite. Mechanically, it has all the same features. The extra $1,500 buys black exterior trim, a black leather interior, 20-inch black alloy wheels, and red LED ambient lighting.

Compare Pilot Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

Many 2020 Honda Pilot trims offer solid value, but we would opt for the EX or EX-L. Unless you want the captain’s chairs, that is, in which case you’ll need to bump up to the Touring (or shop elsewhere).

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