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2020 Honda Pilot

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4 out of 5

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Powerful, practical, and playful, this SUV is easy to love

Thanks to crowd-pleasing midsize SUVs like the 2020 Honda Pilot, family vehicles can be fun and exciting. Jam-packed with technology and driver-assist features, the perennially practical Pilot is an all-star choice. Whether you've got children that need to be ferried to their next appointment or you're just looking for something comfortable for your next vacation, the Honda Pilot is a good choice.

All Honda Pilot years

New this year

  • The Pilot is available in a new trim called the Black Edition.
  • Pilot trims have been upgraded with Skylight(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • The Touring trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

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EX-L 2WD 4D Sport Utility

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Honda Pilot

1. Stacked with technology

Honda's technology suite, Honda Sensing®, is very feature-rich. It includes collision-mitigation braking, road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, and lane-departure warning, just to start. Auto high-beam headlights are also standard across the board, along with a multi-angle rearview camera, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and more.

2. Quiet cabin

2020 Honda Pilot: Front Seats | CarMax

Honda's commitment to a smooth and quiet ride is evident in the technology they use. First, the noise-canceling system eliminates noise and emits an anti-noise signal through the speakers, neutralizing annoying road sounds. The 202 Honda Pilot also uses vibration-damping insulators and high-density plastic sheeting to absorb vibration. Inside the door pillars of the Pilot, insulation and foam are strategically placed to control sound transmission, while custom engine and transmission mounts help the vehicle achieve a ride that is as quiet as possible.

3. Cavernous cargo space

2020 Honda Pilot: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

All the way down to the adjustable cargo floor, the 2020 Honda Pilot is configured to maximize the space available. Change up the settings for the floor itself to create a storage compartment under your feet or use the entire space for your passengers to stretch their legs. The seats are easily moved aside and even the base model offers a 60/40 split so you can travel with some gear and your friends and hit the open road. With nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space when all of the seats are folded down, you could certainly throw a few big coolers in the back and tailgate all day without having to run home for more supplies.

4. Smart and thoughtful interior touches

2020 Honda Pilot: Backseats | CarMax

How many vehicles can you think of that offer 15 cup holders spread out among three rows? That's five in the front, six in the middle, and four in the back. No arguing about who gets to put their smoothie in the cup holder, because each passenger can bring more than one beverage and share the space in harmony. Clever storage solutions are sprinkled throughout the 2020 Honda Pilot, providing nooks and crannies for all of the things you need to travel. Map lights are installed in all rows, so your passengers have their own light source during night-time drives. You'll appreciate Honda's CabinTalk in-car PA system (available with the EX-L trim equipped with the Navigation package, as well as Elite, and Black trims). This allows you to talk comfortably to your second- and third-row passengers without having to shout over your shoulder.

5. Entertainment and comfort tech

2020 Honda Pilot: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Honda Pilot added a significant number of updates to the infotainment system, including an all-new eight-inch touchscreen with crisper graphics for EX and higher trims. In addition, Honda added more intuitive buttons on the steering wheel to control the tech. The 2020 Honda Pilot benefits from these upgrades and takes it a notch higher with the Black trim, which features a jaunty sport feel.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Honda Pilot, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

If you carry a lot of extra gear and need every inch of cargo space, the five-passenger 2019 Honda Passport is worth considering. Behind the second-row 60/40-split seat is 41.2 cubic feet of storage volume, but that number climbs to 77.9 cubic feet by folding the rear row—plenty of room for camping gear or even a bicycle. Touring and Elite trims of the 2019 Passport also include a hands-free power liftgate for easy trunk access. Want to bring your recreation toys or equipment with you? Just hitch them up and go! This 2019 SUV can tow an estimated 5,000 lbs. with the 3.5L V6 and AWD when properly equipped.

Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Pilot an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Pilot 16th out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.

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2020 Honda Pilot trims

LX:

  • Includes rearview camera, seven-speaker audio system, five-inch display screen, USB port, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and more.

  • View all Honda Pilot LXs in stock

EX:

  • Adds heated mirrors and front seats, power driver seat, eight-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, blind-spot mirror with rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

  • View all Honda Pilot EXs in stock

EX – L:

  • Includes a power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, sunroof, leather upholstery, and second-row USB ports. There is also an available package to the EX-L that includes navigation and rear entertainment systems.

  • View all Honda Pilot EX-Ls in stock

Touring:

  • Features roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, hands-free liftgate, sound-reducing front-door glass, rear heated seats, 10-speaker premium audio system.

  • View all Honda Pilot Tourings in stock

Elite:

  • Second-row captain's chairs are standard, along with auto-dimming/power-folding side mirrors, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seat, panoramic sunroof, and wireless charging pad.

  • View all Honda Pilot Elites in stock

Black Edition:

More about 2020 Honda Pilot

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black Forest Pearl

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Deep Scarlet Pearl

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

  • Platinum White Pearl

  • Steel Sapphire Metallic

Interior details

  • Cargo space specs: 83.8 cubic feet with the second and third-row seats folded down

  • Seating capacity: up to eight (up to seven in the Elite and Black trims)

  • Bluetooth is standard on all trims

  • Lockable glove compartment is standard

  • 15 cupholders (five in front, six in the middle, and four in the third row)

  • Lots of storage cubbies

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