2019 Honda Pilot (spied)

The 2019 Honda Pilot is a revised version of the 3rd generation pilot car and is expected to usher in a brand new body style and a reviewed powertrain. This SUV is expected to have a more assertive front end and a shorter wheelbase. Most of the car’s new styling seems to have been borrowed from the Accord version.

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot Changes, Exterior

Being a mid-cycle refresh model, you should generally expect some small tweaks in its exterior outlook. The exterior design of this car seems to include Honda’s new corporate face with updated headlights and front grille. The cars get some changes, like the reflector, LED head lights, refreshed rear section, and a bit different bumpers.

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Just like the Accord and Civic models, this car is expected to have a more vigorous look. The car is likely to receive smaller three-quarter rear windows and a new tailgate. Its other exterior upgrades include the blacked out accents and bigger wheels.

Honda Pilot 2019 Interior

This interior design of this car exhibits a build quality and efficiency typical of the Honda models. Some of the expected features include easy entry, revised infotainment system with a volume knob, higher resolution display, and new interior accents.

The dashboard design is likely to be identical to the current version except that it may include sliding features for the rear row seats and multiple seat adjustment options. Expect a more elegant cabin with more features including a larger screen and better upholstery materials. Additional safety features may also be on the card to give this car a more competitive edge.

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Engine Rumors

The next-gen 2019 Honda Pilot is likely to get the same engine configurations like its predecessor. This is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with horsepower capabilities of 280 hp and a torque of 262 lb-ft. The transmission system is however expected to be upgraded from the nine-speed system to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.

The car will either be a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel-drive option. The fuel economy is expected to be much better than its predecessors. With this engine, expect to move from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds.

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There are rumors that this car will get a similar turbo-four 2-liter engine for the Accord and Civic versions. This engine’s horsepower capabilities is 240 hp and torque is 250 lb-ft and can be a good compromise between efficiency and performance.

Price and release date

The SUV is expected to enter the market from September 2018 as a 2019 model. The basic model of this car would cost about $33,775 while its well-equipped model should go for about $39,635. The well-equipped AWD version of this car goes for up to $44,845.

2019 Honda Pilot spy photos

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