Your mean-looking family hauler has arrived.
Honda refreshed its three-row Pilot SUV for the 2019 model year, adding several important features such as a volume knob, over-the-air software update ability, updated exterior styling, and new refinements to the nine-speed automatic transmission to name a few. Starting this week, the 2020 Pilot will be arriving at Honda dealerships with a new Black Edition model acting as the top trim level. Honda has previously offered a Black Edition version of the Ridgeline pickup truck but will now bring the sporty flavor to the three-row Pilot.
In addition to the new Black Edition trim level, the 2020 Pilot adds the Honda Sensing safety suite on all trim levels, which includes collision mitigation, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation. All-wheel-drive is now available on all trim levels, going out through either a six-speed automatic on lower trims or a nine-speed on higher trims.
The Black Edition (pictured above) is the most aggressive looking and most expensive of the Pilot trim levels. To differentiate it on the exterior, Honda has added badges to the grille and tailgate, 20-inch black wheels, and blacked-out the grille and trim pieces. Like its Ridgeline equivalent, the only color available for the Black Edition is Crystal Black Pearl. Inside, the cabin receives special red accent lighting complimented by red stitching on the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. The Black Edition also features special logos on the seats and floor mats.
Pricing for the 2020 Pilot varies drastically depending on the trim level. The base LX trim with front-wheel-drive starts at $32,645 (including a $1,095 destination charge) while the Black Edition with AWD tops out at $50,715. Some optional features include Cabin Talk (an in-vehicle announcement system), a power liftgate, wireless charging, and 4G LTE connectivity. Honda recently added the ability to have Amazon packages delivered to the car, which will be available on the Pilot using the HondaLink app.