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 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.
Wheels are a bit redesigned, with 18-inch on LX, EX and EX-L trims, additional on Touring and Elite trims new vehicle get the 20-inch 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.
2019 Pilot features with newly redesigned instrument cluster:
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,
– 7-inch TFT screen,
– Multi-Information Display (phone information, driver-selectable features, trip computer, navigation, and audio system information),
– Rear Entertainment System (10.2-inch WSVGA),
– 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspot (available),
– 218-watt audio system (six speakers + subwoofer),
– 590 watts audio system (10-speaker + subwoofer) for Touring and Elite models,
– Display Audio: AM/FM, HD Radio, HondaLink content, SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Safety (Honda Sensing):
– Collision Mitigation Braking System Collision + Front Collision Warning,
– Lane Keeping Assist System,
– Road Departure Mitigation,
– Adaptive Cruise Control,
– blind spot information system (not standard in LX trim),
– Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (not standard in LX trim)
This system got 5-star overall score from the NHTSA.
The next-gen 2019 Honda Pilot is likely to get the same engine configurations as 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 the same as older model 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT). The only change is stat system(Intelligent Traction Management) start from the second gear when snow is outside.
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(LX) of this car would cost about (MSRP) of $31,450 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.
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