Ever since the concept of the popular three-row crossover has been revealed at the Chicago Auto Show, the fans have been really into the third generation of the Honda Pilot. Although we saw some recent updates and significant redesign for the year 2016, it seems that the new Pilot has already been on its way to appear as a 2019 Honda Pilot model.
The 2019 Honda Pilot has been recently caught during its testing session. The spy photos of a camouflaged prototype couldn’t reveal much, but our team has got some hints and information about how the new Pilot might look like. It has been said that this three-row crossover will now ride on a brand-new platform and get a whole new face. Its predecessor has been known for a bit rugged appearance, but the 2019 Pilot will definitely tend to be more appealing to its buyers. The crossover will get some sleeker and more attractive design. It will seem elegant and sporty at the same time. The fans probably shouldn’t expect any revolutionary exterior features here, but some minor refreshments and improvements could be noticed in the front and rear fascia. For instance, the Pilot will possibly undergo some redesign in terms of grille, bumpers and its LED lighting. The base model will stand on standard 18-inch wheels.
The interior of the 2019 Honda Pilot should reveal some minor changes and improvements in terms of design, materials and technology. Its modern, functional and comfortable cabin will provide three rows of seats that will perfectly accommodate up to seven or eight passengers. Honda should use some high-quality materials to cover the seats and furnish the cabin, especially in higher trim levels. Besides materials and overall comfort, the new Pilot should also update its high-tech area. According to the information we have got, you will get an 8.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. Apple Car Play and Android Auto are just some of the next-generation features that will be provided. Even the rear seat passengers will get their own form of entertainment.
The 2019 Honda Pilot is most likely to keep using its current 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 280 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque as standard. Some speculations say that the Pilot might also offer a 2.0-liter turbo-four under its hood. Finally, the fans have also been waiting for a possible dual-motor hybrid system that the Pilot should borrow from the Accord Hybrid. The Pilot will probably be mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Honda Pilot News Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Honda Pilot should be expected by the end of 2018, possibly in September. The price range has been estimated at $31,720 – $48,195.