Compare 2020 Honda Pilot Models
There are a number of midsize crossover SUVs that have a third-row seat, but for a lot of them the third-row is so compact it feels like a bit of an afterthought and only made suitable for small children. That's not the case with the 2020 Honda Pilot, so let's take a look at the various models that make up the range of what could be the best three-row midsize crossover in its class.
There are six models in the current Honda Pilot lineup that was refreshed last year, and the LX is the entry-level model which is then followed by the EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and the range-topping Black Edition.
All models, including the LX, are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine that develops 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that's also standard with EX and EX-L models, but all-wheel drive is an available option.
Standard LX features include LED rear lights, rear privacy glass, remote entry, hill-start assist, air conditioning, push-button start, power features, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.
EX models add to the LX trim with that all-important Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, one-touch second-row seats, blind spot information system, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio, tri-zone climate control, LED fog lights and smart entry with walk-away auto-lock.
The EX-L adds leather upholstery, a power tailgate, HomeLink remote system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a one-touch power moonroof and a power tailgate. This model is quite a step up in luxury, and it's probably the best value proposition in the range and likely to be the most popular model with buyers.
The main features that set the Touring model apart from the EX-L include a hands-free version of the power tailgate, satellite navigation with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic feature, an advanced rear entertainment system, a 115-volt power outlet, a 590-watt premium audio system, rear heated seats and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Touring models and higher also get a nine-speed automatic instead of the six-speed found in lower trims.
There's no rear-drive version of the Elite trim, which means standard equipment includes Honda's Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4®) AWD System. Other upgrades on the Touring trim include a wireless phone charger, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic roof, and perforated leather seats that are heated and ventilated upfront.
The Black Edition is a new range-topping model for 2020, and you'll struggle to find any difference in specification from the Honda Pilot Elite models. Of course, the big difference with the Black Edition is the clacked out exterior trim that brings a somewhat sinister look to what is really one of the most family-friendly midsize SUVs on the market right now.
To find out more and to try the 2020 Honda Pilot out for yourself with a test drive at your Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania Honda dealership, get in touch with us right now at JL Freed Honda.