When you’re choosing the 2019 Honda Pilot over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Honda Pilot. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Honda Pilot happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Honda Pilot gives ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Honda Pilot, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Honda Pilot’s ride and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 2019 Honda Pilot’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Honda Pilot are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Honda Pilot also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Honda Pilot fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Honda Pilot, which pushes the 2019 Honda Pilot into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.