In the segment of three-row crossovers, numerous models are flooding the market with competitive features and capabilities. Among them the 2019 Honda Pilot with its subtle upgrades stands as a must-see model for the ones who are in search of a crossover that offers an all-inclusive package within a reasonable price.
The 2019 Honda Pilot in this matter had many strong points to be opted for. Apart from its exceptionally proportionate blend of comfort, utility, and safety, the 2019 Pilot also provides some driving fun that is enough for people who are not professional car racers. That might be the reason that we had to wait for quite long for our turn of test drive when we visited the Santa Rosa Honda dealership showroom.
2019 Model Year Refreshment
With the advent of the year 2019, Honda has issued its flagship model Pilot with some minor refreshment, especially in its styling, infotainment system, performance and safety.
The lineup for this year counts trims as LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. If you are looking for a cabin that sits seven to eight people, the 2019 Honda Pilot will offer you the same with its luxury trim models.
Coming to the powertrain settings for the year 2019, Honda has powered the LX, EX, and EX-L trims with a 280-horsepower generating V-6 engine that make good use of a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the Touring and Elite models Honda allows a 9-speed automatic transmission to pair the engine of the same kind with a standard front-wheel drive configuration. To drive the optional all-wheel drive Honda bills you a $1,900 for all trims except the Pilot Elite, because on it, you get this as standard.
This powertrain of 2019 Honda Pilot returns it back an EPA rating of 21 to 22 mpg in a combined trip of city and highway drives.
Inside, the 2019 Honda Pilot makes equally comforting space for all eight seats. The 2019 Pilot makes the setting of three-piece middle row as standard. But that can be opted out and be replaced for singular captain-chairs. To get an easy access to the third row, the second row can be slid out of the way at the touch of a button on some higher trims of the 2019 Honda Pilot.
Safety Standard Maintained
At the Honda dealer, it was highlighted in their posters that the 2019 Pilot has aced the test of federal and independent crash testing for making some advanced safety features as standard. The list includes the most crucial automatic emergency braking, active lane control and adaptive cruise control.
Driving and Handling
The 2019 Honda Pilot has made the users happy with its soft rides, that is derived from its ride height on the 20-inch wheels that are available on the higher-trim models. The steering feels precisely crisp which is the secret behind its surprisingly fun drives, especially when it descends down through a curvy road. In this, features like 7.3 inches of ground clearance along with four different drive modes make it handle all the muddy roads and sandy beaches with grace.