The upcoming mid-size SUV that features well-organized cabin with lots of passenger space, modern technology, connectivity, and remarkable safety scores is the 2019 Honda Pilot. With its soft all-season tires, cushy cabin, and big digital screens, the 2019 Honda Pilot is almost a minivan but only missing some sliding side doors.
The Honda is updating its line models and we expect the new full-size SUV to carry over with only mild revisions. The shape is well detailed and elegant, with a cabin to boot that is neatly organized.
Safety ratings are almost at the top of the class. From the IIHS, the car has earned a top safety pick award and an overall five stars from the NHTSA. With automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warnings are offered on many of the trim levels, but blind-spot monitors come only in Elite versions.
Build Specifications and Trims
The exterior will feature a familiar look with rounded corners that are soft and elegant with lots of details. Things of the past are boxy SUVs. Now it is about curves and elegance. The vehicle will ride on huge 20-inch wheels.
The SUV is available with all-wheel and front wheel drive configurations. Levels of trim that are offered include Touring, EX, EX-L Navi, EX-L and EX-L RES. Honda Sensing a driver assistive technology and safety suite that includes collision mitigation braking with forwarding collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and road departure mitigation, — is available on the standard on EX trims and LX AWD and above.
Dimensions of the Exterior
|Length, Overall||194.5 inch|
|Height, Overall||69.8 inch|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||78.6 inch|
|Track Width, Front||66.3 inch|
|Track Width, Rear||66.3 inch|
2019 Honda Pilot Interior
The interior of the 2019 Honda Pilot will also be trimmed and well finished with materials of elegance. The seats are very comfortable and have thick bolsters and good support. Higher trim levels will also come with the optional panoramic roof that opens up above the rear two rows of seats and will also come with leather-covered seats.
The dashboard of the 2019 Honda Pilot will feature the multifunction steering wheel, which is a standard in modern vehicles. Second-row captain’s chairs are located in the upper trim levels, providing for a walk through that is easy between the third and second rows. Among the mid-size SUVs, the current Honda Pilot takes the second place with the most cargo space, even though it has lots of interior space with three rows with up to eight seats.
|Cargo Space to Seat 1||83.9 ft³|
|Cargo Space to Seat 2||46.8 ft³|
|Cargo Space to Seat 3||16.5 ft³|
You can also easily increase the space by folding down rear seats. From this numbers, the model 2019 Honda Pilot will come with a lot of cargo room.
Dimensions of the Interior
|Passenger Volume||151.7 ft³|
|Front Head Room||39.5 inch|
|Front Leg Room||40.9 inch|
|Front Shoulder Room||62 inch|
|Front Hip Room||59.1 inch|
|Second Head Room||39.9 inch|
|Second Leg Room||38.4 inch|
|Second Shoulder Room||62 inch|
|Second Hip Room||57.3 inch|
|Third Head Room||38.9 inch|
|Third Leg Room||31.9 inch|
|Third Shoulder Room||57.6 inch|
|Third Hip Room||44.6 inch|
Standard features include air conditioning, touchscreen audio, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and cruise control while the more expensive models include DVD entertainment system, satellite radio, heated and ventilated leather seats, 540W 10-speaker audio system, and various monitoring systems.
Optional equipment will include much more features. If you step up for the EX model you will get dynamic guidelines on your rearview camera. If you choose the EX-L model you will add to your SUV great leather. However, if you choose Touring and Elite models you will get a 9-speed automatic.
The Elite model will also come standard with the (AWD) system. Also, besides 2019 Honda Pilot LX model all other trims will get road-departure mitigation, updated lane-departure warning and active cruise control with the lane-keeping assist.
2019 Honda Pilot Safety
|Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Side Impact Beams|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags|
|Rear Child Safety Locks|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners|
|Honda LaneWatch Right Side Camera|
2019 Honda Pilot Engine
Powered by an i-VTEC V-6 3.5-liter engine with direct injection, the 2019 Honda Pilot delivers 262 lb-ft of torque and 280 horsepower. The transmission will include either a standard 6-speed automatic or an optional 9-speed automatic transmission. Also, there will be a choice between the all-wheel and front wheel drive configurations.
As for the fuel economy, it is expected to be similar to the current model, meaning on the city it will be 13 L/100 km and 9.3 L/100 km on the highway. That’s about 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined for the base model with a 6-speed auto gearbox.
More expensive models with 9-speed auto transmission are rated at 20/27/23 mpg city/highway/comb. Add all-wheel drive, and the numbers drop by 1 in both cases. In this model towing capacity will be also increased.
Max Towing Capacity of the 2019 Honda Pilot
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||5000 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.||500 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||5000 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.||500 lbs|
|Maximum Trailering Capacity||5000 lbs|
2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid model?
For some rumors, the new hybrid version will be also available in this model. From some sources, it will feature a powerful engine. Also, with a two new electric motors and battery pack, it will be an ideal combination.
2019 Honda Pilot MSRP
The new model 2019 Honda Pilot LX comes with MSRP of just under $32.000. This price will include destination charge that is around $1000. However, the models EX and EX-L start at $34,000 and $37,500. The last one model Turing cost $43,000.
This model will lock horn against the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer.
The production of 2019 Honda Pilot will begin in the autumn of 2018, most likely in September. This model is going to be good for those who are looking for a comfortable SUV. Customers will not have to wait much longer for this popular mid-size SUV. It will hit the retail stores by the end of this year.