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Compare 2020 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Honda Pilot
2020 Honda Pilot 2019 Honda Pilot


3.5 L V6 3.5 L V6


280hp 280hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

19mpg/27mpg * 19mpg/27mpg *

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Serving Gurnee, IL

For many SUV shoppers in Gurnee and surrounding areas, the stunning Honda Pilot is a top option. This midsize crossover SUV is now in its third generation, and it continues to deliver impressive results behind the wheel. Many of our customers want to know what the differences are between the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Pilot. Both of these are exceptional options that share many features, but there are a few differences that require your attention before you take home a new SUV.


Common trims for the 2019 Pilot and the new 2020 model are the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite from bottom to top. Notably, the 2020 Honda Pilot introduces the Black Edition, which is a top-of-the-line option. All trims for both years come with a V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower. For both years, the bottom three trims have a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other trims are outfitted with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters featuring a 9-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of the Pilot that you select from the 2019 and 2020 model years, your new SUV may benefit from additional performance-based features like hill start assist, idle stop, intelligent variable torque management, remote engine start, eco assist, all-wheel drive and a few driving modes for the intelligent traction management system.


The common trims for the 2019 and 2020 model years are almost identical throughout the exterior. The 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition introduces new design elements that make it stand apart from the other trims. This is a blacked-out version that features 20-inch black alloy wheels as well as black or darkened components for the foglamps, grille, door handles, and tailgate. The exterior color is Crystal Black Pearl, and the interior is outfitted with black leather trim and red stitching. Regardless of the Pilot that you select for either model year, your SUV will have the bar-style Honda grille with a prominent logo, a fin-style roof-mounted antenna, roof crossbars, power side mirrors, remote entry, and other standard features.


Trim by trim; you will notice minimal changes to the interior features for 2019 and 2020. The base trim has cloth seating, and higher-level trims boast heated and powered front seats with leather trim. Additional equipment included across the trims as optional or standard features is a mobile hotspot, a 5-inch LCD screen, a navigation system, an automatic climate control system, smartphone integration, Bluetooth® 1 connectivity, a subwoofer, a high-end sound system, wireless phone charging, a rear row entertainment system and other items. The Honda Sensing® assistive safety suite is standard across both model years. A few of these features are blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, cross path detection for the rear; lane-keep assistance, and automatic high beams.

At Muller Honda of Gurnee, we strive to help each valued customer explore all options to their satisfaction and to make a well-informed vehicle selection. Our sales associates are on-hand to help you explore current inventory and pick out the perfect SUV. Call us today to book a test drive appointment, or visit us in person at your convenience.

* 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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