The Pilot is another gem from the Honda line up of family favorite SUVs that comes with a great fuel economy of 27 mpg on Highways and has taken the auto world by storm. Sonoma County Honda dealer whom we consulted to get insights into the Pilot highlighted that the 2019 release got some updates to the looks from the outside as well as upgraded technology insets on the inside giving tough competition to other vehicles in its class. Another feature that interested us in the 2019 Pilot, the midsize family SUV from Honda is the presence of Honda Sensing on all the models that comes with an active set of drivers assist and safety features.
The 2019 Pilot comes with updated exteriors that are bold, aggressive from all angles and incorporate purpose and comes in 5 exciting trim levels such as the LX, EX, EX-L and the luxurious Touring and Elite. The Pilot comes with low beam auto on/off LED Headlights, LED brake lights and LED reverse lights as a standard feature across the trims. LED fog lights are present from the EX upwards. A one-touch power moonroof with tilt and power tailgate are present on the EX-L upwards. The Touring and Elite come with some extra features such as front and rear parking sensors and memory linked side mirrors that also have reverse gear tilt down which is quite a handy feature. Family fun is multiplied with the panoramic moonroof that’s present only on the Elite.
The interiors of the 2019 Pilot are both roomy and super comfy. There are coat hangers in the 2nd row and many options to store your knickknacks including a hidden storage well and a multifunctional center console storage. Driver’s will bless Honda for providing the Remote Fuel Filler Door Release and families will enjoy the wonderful tri-zone automatic climate control to keep you comfy as you gel on that long road trip. The drivers and front passengers enjoy the vanity mirrors and there is a conversation mirror with sunglass holder too that betrays the intent of a full featured midsize family SUV. Seating material is majorly cloth trimmed in the LX and EX with the EX-L onwards getting Leather Trimmed seats. The Touring onwards you get perforated 2-nd row captains chairs for some extra comfort.
The 2019 Honda Pilot provides loads of infotainment for the families using the vehicle on long road trips. The basic display is a 5-inch Color LCD screen, a 215-watt output audio system with 7-speakers including a subwoofer and assured audio quality using a Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation system. USB charging ports are spread across the vehicle with 1 port on the LX and EX in front and three ports, 1 in front and 2 in the rear from the EX-L onwards. The EX onwards you get an 8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA Electrostatic Touch-Screen whose features can be customized.
Performance & Safety
The 2019 Honda Pilot comes with a 280-hp V6 engine combined to a 6-speed automatic or 9-speed automatic with shift-by-wire on the Touring and Elite. Our favorite Sonoma Honda dealers highlighted the active safety technologies in place where safety and convenience are combined to provide a multi-angle rearview mirror with guidelines, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning and Lane-departure warning making it safe for families.