If you’re choosing the Honda Pilot 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the Honda Pilot 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the Honda Pilot 2020 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Honda Pilot 2020 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you need it most.
The Honda Pilot 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Honda Pilot 2020’s trip and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the Honda Pilot 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Honda Pilot 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Honda Pilot 2020 also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Honda Pilot 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Honda Pilot 2020, which pushes the Honda Pilot 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.