The prototype of a popular three-row crossover, known as Honda Pilot, has been tested for two years now and the recent spy photos are still showing its camouflaged version. According to some recent rumors and speculations, Honda should release this SUV in a year or two as a 2020 Honda Pilot model with no major changes inside or out.
- more attractive design,
- more than one engine option,
- plug-in hybrid available.
- no major changes.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Honda Pilot, its current model already rides on a brand-new platform. This shouldn’t change with its 2020 model, but the fans will definitely have the chance to see some minor visual changes and refreshments, especially in the front fascia. As we have already mentioned, this prototype wears a heavy camouflage, but it is believed that this upcoming redesign will include a new grille, a sportier bumper, LED headlights and taillights. All in all, no major or revolutionary changes should be expected, but the new Pilot will definitely seem more attractive and elegant than its predecessor that has been more or less rugged and boxy. Also, the upcoming Pilot has been largely compared to its cousin Accord and it hasn’t been in terms of look only. These two models will share some styling cues but also some features under the hood. The biggest rivals are Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander.
You shouldn’t hope for any major changes inside its cabin either. Instead, the 2020 Honda Pilot will receive some minor updates and improvements in terms of comfort and technology. This crossover is going to provide three rows of comfortable seats that will perfectly accommodate up to eight passengers. The carmaker will use some high-quality materials, especially in its higher trim levels. This modern and functional cabin will also be well-equipped with the latest high-tech features. The driver should get an 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen with features such as satellite navigation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Even the rear seat passengers should get their own form of entertainment.
Since the 2020 Honda Pilot will be available in several trim levels, you should definitely expect more than one engine choice under the hood. The base model should keep its 3.5-liter V6 that delivers the output of 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The other possibility involves a plug-in hybrid system, similar to the one found in Honda Odyssey, but the electric motor should be shared once again with its Accord relative. Also, those lower trim levels should be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission while the top trims come mated to a nine-speed automatic.
2020 Honda Pilot Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Honda Pilot hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it might be expected to hit the market in a year or two. The price of a base model should start around $32,000, but it could go up to $48,000 for those top trim levels.