Fans were waiting for a long time for the last update of the Honda Pilot. However, the Japanese carmaker didn’t disappoint. Now, they are not going to leave all enthusiasts to wait so long. Mid-cycle refreshment is already coming with 2019 Honda Pilot. The crossover is getting cosmetic updates and changes which will boost comfort and overall impression.
Changes on drivetrain will come in near future. By then, Pilot in 2019 season is going to keep current configuration. Engineers could prepare some minor boosts for better fuel economy, or lower emissions. Changes on upcoming crossover also include some modifications to the interior. Few new features will have some kind of a trial in SUV, which should show worth for future editions.
2019 Honda Pilot Changes and Features
The redesign is not going to take place on 2019 Honda Pilot. Revisits will include cosmetic changes on the front fascia. These modifications lead to the more aesthetic design and aggressive look. Aerodynamics are now better, and crossover will deliver better mileage. Various changes are ready for different trim levels. The most exciting come for Elite model, which tops the class once again. There we can find heated seats and steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, and the latest driver assist features.
The highlight of the 2019 Honda Pilot is a roomy cabin. All passengers will have enough room for legs and head. Nevertheless, there is also space for cargo. The 2019 Pilot could be turned into towing vehicle by folding the rear seats. This leaves more room at the back, for more load.
2019 Honda Pilot Performance
The 2019 Honda Pilot is going to exploit the same engine as its predecessors. This is a 3.5-l naturally-aspirated V-6 drivetrain. In the current model, 280 horsepower, and this number comes without changes. Torque remains at the same level as well, 262 pound-feet. Parts that could suffer slight modifications are suspension and transmission. Gearbox is going to deliver smoother shifting. In combination with the new configuration of the suspension system, ride and shifting are smoother. It can also affect fuel economy. With upgrades, Honda Pilot can go better than 19/27 city/highway available for existing model.
2019 Honda Pilot Price and Launch Date
The debut of the 2019 Honda Pilot will happen late in 2018. However, since there are no big changes, we doubt that the Japanese carmaker will search big show to introduce it. It seems like more important models are HR-V and CR-V crossovers, which wait for redesign after minor update in 2018.
Cost of the 2019 Honda Pilot
Without big changes on the way, the 2019 Honda Pilot is going to keep current pricing. At least we can expect base model to be available for purchase at $31,000. Nevertheless, higher trim levels could get some significant changes that will affect the MSRP. It is likely that lineup keeps all models present in current offer. Mid-range crossovers EX and EX-L cost between $33,000 and $37,000, adding power tailgate and 8-inch touch-screen. Touring trim level adds 20-inch wheels and idle-stop function. However, its price exceeds $40,000. Nevertheless, it is not the most expensive version since Honda Pilot Elite is there for 2019 season. This model will probably go over $50,000 with all the latest systems and systems, and some luxurious equipment.