2019 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Honda Pilot

Blue 2019 Honda Pilot Next to a Lake vs Black 2018 Honda Pilot Rear Exterior on a Country Road

Are you looking forward to your next family adventure? With room for up to eight passengers in select trim levels, the Honda Pilot will cater to family necessity when you hit the road. Families on the go who are interested in the Honda Pilot may find themselves faced with a difficult decision after the debut of the redesigned 2019 Honda Pilot. To help you find the right fit, the staff at Howdy Honda has created a 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison that explores the updates to the latest edition.

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Honda Pilot is available in five standard trim levels – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite – that can be tailored to fit your needs with available upgrades. Entry-level Honda Pilot LX, EX, EX-L and Touring variants make room for eight passengers in standard configurations and the Honda Pilot Elite will add second-row captain’s chairs to make room for seven passengers – a feature that is available for the Honda Pilot Touring. All Honda Pilot models will accommodate 109 cubic feet of cargo space with the second- and third-row seats laid flat.

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2019 Honda Pilot VS 2018 Honda Pilot
$31,450* Starting MSRP $30,900*
280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Standard Engine 280-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
6-Speed Automatic and 9-Speed Automatic Transmission Options 6-Speed Automatic and 9-Speed Automatic
Standard on All Trim Levels Honda Sensing® Optional for EX and EX-L Trim Levels/Standard for Touring and Elite Trim Levels

What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Honda Pilot?

Drivers who choose the redesigned 2019 Honda Pilot in this 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison will discover a rejuvenated design. Armed with more aggressive front and rear style cues, the updated Honda Pilot is expected to reflect a more adventurous character. Updated exterior elements include new front fascia, standard LED low-beam headlights, a new rear bumper, updated taillights and chrome exterior accents. A redesigned grille features a Honda “flying wing” style that will set the next-generation Honda Pilot apart from its predecessor.

Under the hood, the 2019 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Honda Pilot play host to a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission. Pilot LX, EX and EX-L trim levels come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive and will achieve **19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. With the addition of the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD System, entry-level Honda Pilot models will earn 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive Honda Pilot Touring and Elite trim levels will earn 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined with the nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Technology and safety are expected to be highlights of the updated 2019 Honda Pilot. The Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety features is now standard for all Honda Pilot models and will add a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, a Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control. In addition to Honda Sensing® safety technology, the 2019 Honda Pilot will improve entertainment and connectivity with an available Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Honda CabinTalk™.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.


Blue 2019 Honda Pilot with Rooftop Cargo Carrier Parked Next to a Lake
Maroon 2019 Honda Pilot Rear Exterior on a Country Road
Close Up of 2019 Honda Pilot Display Audio Touchscreen Display
Front to Rear View of 2019 Honda Pilot Interior Seating