After the recent facelift, it all indicates that the 2020 Honda Pilot will carry on without more important changes. The current generation of the famous mid-size SUV has been around since 2015 and the current, 2019 year model received an update. Give the company’s usual production cycle, the redesign probably won’t happen in the next year or two. Therefore, count on the same design, which was updated mostly in aesthetical aspect, though there are some mechanical novelties as well, such as new 9-speed transmission.
For the next year, we definitely won’t see anything significant. Still, there is a chance to see a couple of minor novelties, mostly in terms of new standard equipment. Still, the trim level organization will remain unchanged, so don’t count on anything significant in this aspect either. The powertrain will remain the same too and, despite the rumors, a hybrid version won’t come so soon.
2020 Honda Pilot Specs
In terms of the base design characteristics, the 2020 Honda Pilot definitely won’t receive any notable change. The current generation has been significantly updated recently, so there is really no need for bigger changes at this point. The recent facelift has brought a fine amount of novelties. Of course, the company focused on aesthetics, particularly on the front end. So, there are novelties like new LED headlights, new grille, bumper, etc.
The rear end also received a couple of nice revisions, such as new taillights and rear bumper. Another interesting novelty is an available hands-free power tailgate. From the side, there are new wheels, so it looks there is really nothing to come for the next year. However, some reports suggest a possibility to see a couple of new color options.
As we’ve just mentioned, don’t be surprised if you see new 2020 Honda Pilot colors in the offer. However, take this rumor with a dose of a reserve, as we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. The current model already comes with a fine number of color options in the offer. Thos are Steel Sapphire, Obsidian Blue, Black Forest, Crystal Black, Modern Steel, Lunar Silver, White Diamond, and Deep Scarlet.
The 2020 Honda Pilot interior will definitely remain the same. U
Typically for all generations of this mid-size SUV, the cabin is very spacious and functional. The Pilot offers one of the biggest cabins in the class. So, it’s no wonder that the first two rows are very generous in terms of the legroom. Of course, the third row is tighter, but still quite usable, even for adults. Seating capacity goes up to seven, though top-range models, like 2020 Honda Pilot Elite will be available with second-row captain’s chairs. The cargo area is quite decent as well. You can count on around 16 cubic feet behind the third row. The overall capacity goes up to 84 cubic feet.
When it comes to tech features, the 2020 Honda Pilot will be quite generous, except for the most basic model, which comes with only 5-inch, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a seven-speaker audio system. Things are far better in higher trims, where you can count on things like 8-inch touchscreen, wireless phone charging, a rear-seat entertainment system, 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and many more.
In terms of safety, things like adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and road departure mitigation are standard in all models.
This aspect of the 2020 Honda Pilot will definitely remain unchanged. Count of a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to the transmission, lower trims are equipped with a six-speed, while higher models come with a newer nine-speed gearbox. In both cases, you can count on the manual model and a very smooth ride. This SUV accelerates pretty well, from 0 to 60 in about 7 seconds, while the handling is pretty amazing as well.
All in all, it delivers a pretty nice driving experience and it is definitely one of the most athletic SUVs in the segment. When it comes to off-road performances, the Pilot is quite decent. Still, a new Passport seems like a much better choice in this case.
2020 Honda Pilot Release Date
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 Honda Pilot release date should be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
The 2020 Honda Pilot price shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 31.500 and 48.000 dollars roughly.