The Japanese car brand has officially unveiled a restyled modification of the 2019 Honda Pilot mid-size crossover. Honda designers presented the SUV with a new body, redesigned the interior space, and improved engine performance.
- Owner reviews
The third generation of the crossover has received a bright and expressive exterior. The car has become more powerful and graceful. The 2020 SUV Pilot can be recognized by the following features:
- The head optics became streamlined, and the lensed headlights received an L-shaped edging.
- The redesigned grille sports three chrome bars. The upper bar fits into the headlights and visually connects them.
- A neat bumper received an air intake, along the edges of which there are fog lights. The lower part is painted dark for protection from off-road scratches.
The main differences between the car are visible when looking at in profile:
- Reworked the shape of the side panels. A relief line has appeared in the lower third, which improves aerodynamic performance.
- The Pilot model’s striking silhouette in the new body is emphasized by the front pillars tilted back, creating the image of a dynamic car.
- The picture is complemented by the smooth contours of the wheel arches sheltered by light-alloy wheels with a redesigned design. Base Honda has 18 “rollers, but 19” wheels are optionally available.
- The ensemble is highlighted by chrome inserts around the windows, on the roof, near the dark-colored thresholds.
The car’s stern has changed markedly. The brake lights have LED bulbs and creep into the tailgate. A large opening provides access to the loading bay; its height is convenient for heavy and large items—wide rear glass for easy viewing. On the roof, there is a small spoiler with brake light repeaters. Optionally, for the Pilot, roof rails are available for cargo transportation. The massive bumper is complemented by a chrome strip and additional reflective elements.
<a rel=”nofollow” href=”https://www.honda-mideast.com/en-bh/automobiles”>Honda Autos</a> offer 8 body colors for the Pilot SUV. The car can be purchased in one of the following shades:
- the black;
The company’s engineers have paid a lot of attention to redesigning the interior. There is soft plastic, leather or wood inserts, polished metal. There are clear, straight lines throughout, and the interior can be diluted with a wide selection of colours. The redesigned 4-spoke steering wheel fits comfortably in your hands and has audio buttons, cruise control modes and other function keys.
The seats are equipped with 8 adjustments. The leather upholstery is durable, and the seats are heated. The setting range creates a comfortable position even for tall riders. An adjustable armrest and advanced lateral support complete the picture.
The updated dashboard of the Pilot crossover looks nice but reads worse than we would like. Two dials received fine digitization. But the on-board computer display is informative. Among the disadvantages is a non-standard climate control unit, which cannot be called intuitive.
The upper part of the front panel is reserved for the multimedia system. You can display a picture from a circular view camera, navigation maps or video files on the screen. The central tunnel looks original – here, instead of the gearbox selector, there is a joystick for selecting transmission modes.
The car has three rows of seats, which makes it a 7-seater. There is plenty of legroom or overhead space on average. It is convenient for three adult passengers. The gallery is suitable for children or short-distance trips.
The crossover parameters have changed. The car’s length is a little less than five meters, and the width is 2 m. With a ground clearance of 20 cm, the Pilot will be comfortable driving off-road. In a 7-seater configuration, the trunk volume is 305 litres, but if you fold the third row, it will grow to 827 litres. The maximum capacity is 3 cubic meters.
There is only one engine option under the hood of the SUV. Honda engineers equipped the Pilot with a 6-cylinder V-shaped engine with a volume of 3 litres. Its power-to-weight ratio is 249 horsepower at 294 Nm of torque. With the VTEC system, the 2.6-tonne car can accelerate from 0-100 km in 9.1 seconds. A 6-speed automatic transmission is designed to transmit traction to all four wheels. Diesel is available for the American market.
|VOLUME, CUBIC METRES||2997|
|TRANSMISSION||Automatic transmission, 6-speed|
|ACCELERATION TO 100 KM/H, SEC||9.1|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION, L||10.4|
Leonid, 37 years old:
“I recently took over a Honda crossover. I was attracted by its attractive appearance and positive feedback from the owners. I have a basic car, but I have enough of it. True, sometimes I drive children, and it would be great to have optional multimedia for the second row. But the rest of the SUV lives up to expectations – powerful, handsome and dynamic. It is spacious – quietly 8 people fit in the cabin. I have no complaints. “
Nikita, 25 years old:
“I bought the Pilot last year. During this time, I dashed off 40 thousand kilometres, travelled in different terrain. I liked the smooth running – the car has a comfortable, energy-intensive, but knocked down suspension. You can ride comfortably and predictably on virtually any surface. True, Honda is not without flaws. “