Honda Automobiles: Honda Pilot Arrives with a New Attitude for 2019, Sporting Fresh Styling, New Technology and Standard Honda Sensing®

  • Aggressive new styling, front and back
  • Powertrain refinements raise drivability
  • Honda Sensing® now customary on all trim levels
  • Extensive record upgrades embody permitted new Display Audio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi,  Honda disdainful CabinTalk™ and CabinControl™ app

TORRANCE, Calif. –  The redesigned and rested 2019 Honda Pilot arrives in dealers today, bringing with it a prolonged list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-seat SUV. The countless changes embody some-more assertive extraneous styling, an permitted new hands-free energy tailgate, estimable powertrain refinements, vital upgrades to permitted connected-car technology, an permitted new Display Audio touchscreen complement with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and a volume knob. The 2019 Pilot also adopts a Honda Sensing® apartment of modernized driver-assistive and reserve record as customary in all trims. The 2019 Pilot LX with customary front-wheel expostulate carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1 ) of $31,450 (excluding $995 end and handling).

While all Pilot trim levels advantage from rested styling, technical upgrades and new features—including newly customary Honda Sensing®—the renouned EX trim extends a value story even serve as it gains several reward comforts while progressing a same cost indicate as a effusive EX w/ Honda Sensing® trim. 

Combined, a upgrades to Pilot strengthen a capabilities while emphasizing a state-of-the-art record and family-friendly impression that has done it one of a many renouned midsize 3-row SUVs. Pilot also stays one of a few models in a shred to offer 8 seats (7-seats with a discretionary second-row Captain’s Chairs), with three-person ability in both a second and third rows, and with third quarrel entrance done elementary and easy by a permitted One-Touch Walk-In feature.

All 2019 Pilots underline some-more assertive front and back styling to enrich a Pilot’s strong off-road and all-weather pushing capabilities, upheld by Honda’s permitted intelligent Variable Torque Management complement (i-VTM4) with loyal torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD trims, i-VTM4 uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated back differential to dispense engine torque between a front and back axles, and boldly discharge torque between a left and right back wheels. The advantages are higher all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering underneath power.

In addition, a 2019 Pilot’s 9-speed involuntary transmission, permitted in Touring and Elite trims, gets new tuning for extended drivability and smoother shifts, while Pilot’s Idle Stop complement now provides quicker restarts and some-more seamless operation.

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The 2019 Honda Pilot’s updated extraneous reflects a off-road capabilities but losing what creates Pilot a long-lived favorite in a midsize SUV segment. The front sports an assertive new front fascia with customary LED low-beam headlights, while a back comforts new taillights, a new bumper, and chrome accents.

The new front fender incorporates incomparable haze light housings, entirely integrated into a bumper, giving a 2019 Pilot a some-more assertive look. A redesigned grille comforts a confidant interpretation of a Honda “flying wing” grille design, with a chrome rope fluctuating above a headlights. Further emphasizing a off-road aggressiveness is a new “skid” ornament on a revoke apportionment of a front bumper.

Available haze lights are now LED, a spin vigilance is thinner, and Pilot Elite models advantage from multi-element full LED headlights, including high beams. Additionally, Pilot Elite models accept energy folding mirrors with involuntary dimming.

The back receives new taillights with amber spin signals and LED backup lights. A chrome frame on a rocker extends along a side of a vehicle, jacket around a back fender and highlighting a revoke bumper’s skid-type design. Wheels are also some-more ruggedly styled, with 18-inch designs on LX, EX and EX-L, and an assertive new 20-inch pattern on Touring and Elite trims.

A hands-free energy tailgate is permitted for a initial time on Pilot on Touring and Elite grades. With a remote pivotal fob in their slot or handbag, a motorist simply kicks their feet underneath a designated area of a back bumper. The tailgate afterwards opens but a owners wanting to use their hands–very useful for occasions when their hands are full.  

In further to a countless record upgrades (described below), updates to Pilot’s interior embody new trim around a vents, permitted 3-way exhilarated front seats, and wider fold-down armrests for a motorist and front passenger. Additionally, second-row captain’s chairs are now permitted on both Touring and Elite models (previously Elite only) and second-row retractable sunshades are permitted on EX-L, Touring and Elite grades.

For 2019, Pilot receives a array of refinements to a 9-speed involuntary delivery (9AT), permitted in Touring and Elite models. When in Drive and underneath light-to-moderate throttle, a 9AT will now start in second rigging for smoother launch and revoke speed acceleration. The delivery also defaults to second-gear launches when a Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) switch is in Snow mode. At full throttle, with high grades, in S mode, or with a ITM in Sand or Mud, a 9AT will start in initial gear.

Pilot also has an upgraded Idle Stop system. Fully integrated with a new second-gear launch mode, it comforts new programming and a new stop vigour trigger for quicker restarts when accelerating immediately after engine stop, creation a complement reduction conspicuous in complicated trade and identical pushing situations. The atmosphere conditioning has been reconfigured as good to revoke engine restarts. Additionally, when in idle stop, a engine stays off after changeable to Park for a some-more discerning pushing experience.

Powertrain Specs

For 2019, all Pilot models come customary with a Honda Sensing apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® helps yield incomparable recognition of pushing conditions around a vehicle, and in some cases helps drivers say line position. Comprising a Honda Sensing® apartment are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Honda’s blind mark information complement (BSI), formerly permitted usually on a Elite trim, is now customary on EX, EX-L and Touring trims as well. Additionally, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor has been stretched from a Touring and Elite trims to EX and EX-L.

In further to a above, Pilot offers countless other driver-assistive features, such as involuntary high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, both customary on all trims. The new Pilot was designed to yield a high turn of active and pacifist reserve insurance and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

Safety and Driver Assistance Features


Already featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, a 2019 Pilot advantages from a accumulation of enhancements and upgrades to a audio/connectivity and motorist preference features: An all-new permitted Display Audio complement is easier to use, with customizable shortcuts and simplified menus; A redesigned instrument cluster comforts a new, incomparable thin-film transistor (TFT) shade with a accumulation of user-selectable displays; Rear chair occupants advantage from an permitted updated Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a incomparable shade and new capabilities; Pilot is also now permitted with a 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspot.

New Instrument Cluster
The Pilot’s new instrument cluster now uses a 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) with a far-reaching operation of information content. Not usually does it arrangement customary automobile functions such as automobile speed and RPM, a TFT includes a Multi-Information Display (MID) with driver-selectable customizable features, such as audio complement information, a minute outing computer, phone information, and turn-by-turn track superintendence on Pilot models versed with navigation. Drivers navigate a new TFT regulating a new steering circle with extended controls, redesigned for some-more discerning operation such as Bluetooth® phone buttons that are some-more simply renowned by touch.

More Intuitive Display Audio
Leading a prolonged list of record upgrades is Pilot’s all-new Display Audio system. Standard in Pilot EX trims and above, a 8-inch touchscreen uses gestures common to smartphones and tablets, such as swipe, daub and pinch, to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features, while also adding a volume knob. Intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified menu structure, it also offers customizable shortcuts for ordinarily used comforts and customizable app locations. Pilot LX, EX, and EX-L models get a 218-watt audio complement with 6 speakers and a subwoofer. Touring and Elite models get an updated 10-speaker complement with, a subwoofer, and 590 watts of power.

The new Display Audio includes AM/FM, HD Radio™, SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and HondaLink® calm in Touring and Elite trims. In addition, Pilot models with a new, incomparable Rear Entertainment System (RES) can play CDs in a same expostulate that plays DVDs and Blu-ray™ media. Pilot EX-L with Navigation/RES, Touring and Elite models embody a entirely integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System grown in partnership with Garmin®. Additionally, a Nuance voice-recognition engine (VR) has been softened and now comforts a simplified one-button operation, with reduction back-and-forth and softened prompts shown on a screen.

Among a new Display Audio’s many functions are large icons imitative smartphone apps, creation a capacitive touchscreen interface discerning and easy to use. Like a smartphone, apps can be changed and rearranged on any page, or dark on a touchscreen. Hidden apps are simply easy by accessing a “all apps” list and checking a box. Users also advantage from 3 customizable onscreen by-pass buttons, so owners can have entrance to their 3 favorite features.

The Honda-developed handling complement is built on Android and is simply updatable and upgradeable possibly by a USB hang or over-the-air regulating a Pilot’s permitted 4G LTE information plan, a customer’s smartphone-powered hotspot, or any permitted Wi-Fi network.

HondaLink®, CabinControl™ and CabinTalk™
The permitted next-generation HondaLink® height connects business to online calm both inside and outward a automobile for a accumulation of cloud-based services. Connected to a user’s smartphone by a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface, a HondaLink® phone app provides permitted entrance for giveaway services including roadside assistance, automobile health report, use scheduling and entrance to a automobile Owners Guide. Additional fee-based services such as involuntary collision notification, remote engine start and stop, confidence alarm warning and personal concierge are also available.

CabinControl™, an all-new underline on Pilot EX and above trims, is now available. A downloadable app for iPhone and Android phones, CabinControl™ allows passengers to use their smartphones to control a operation of Pilot features, including a audio system, Rear Entertainment System (if equipped), and back meridian control system. Any connected phone can also demeanour adult an residence or indicate of seductiveness and afterwards send it to a navigation complement (if equipped), where a motorist can accept or reject it.

Additionally, Social Playlist, handling like a practical family jukebox, allows adult to 7 connected phones to share song on a playlist that appears on Pilot’s Display Audio touchscreen, where a front-row occupants can perspective and control a list.

CabinTalk™ is enclosed on Pilot EX-L models with navigation and rear-seat entertainment, Touring and Elite trims. Using a HandsFreeLink® microphone, it allows those in a front quarrel to simply promulgate to those in a second and third rows regulating a back speakers, wireless headphones, or both. CabinTalk™ is activated regulating a Display Audio touchscreen. When a CabinTalk™ app is in use, Blu-ray™ video appearing on a Rear Entertainment System is automatically paused and audio is pale (non Blu-ray calm can be pale only). Audio and video automatically resumes when a app is closed.

4G LTE Wi-Fi and Rear Entertainment System
For a initial time, Pilot offers an embedded Telematics Control Unit (TCU) in Touring and Elite trims that can yield an ATT 4G LTE tie inside a vehicle. The complement includes a 90-day/3GB (whichever comes first) giveaway hearing and once a hearing duration ends, business will need to obtain an ATT information devise to continue service. With a improved receiver than in customary smartphones, a complement mostly offers higher reception. The Wi-Fi network can support adult to 7 inclination and enables “Smart TV”-style video streaming of name video calm directly to a Rear Entertainment System (RES) around any W-Fi connection. Additionally, calm can be streamed directly to a RES by a concordant Android device.

The 2019 Pilot’s all-new state-of-the-art, factory-integrated Rear Entertainment System (RES) for EX-L Navi/RES and above trims comforts a ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch WSVGA (1024×600) arrangement that swings down, permitting for easy observation with low glisten and improved second- and third-row viewing. Its stretched capability over final year’s indication includes formation with a onboard 4G LTE information network (Touring and Elite) or a interconnected smartphone (data charges apply), permitting functionality identical to that of a Smart TV with name calm channels.

The complement includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) pier for attaching high-definition players, digital TV inclination such as Apple TV or Roku, concordant tablets and certain gaming consoles. A 115-volt energy opening rated for inclination adult to 150 watts is included, along with a span of 2.5-amp USB ports. The system’s front actor is located in a core smoke-stack of a instrument panel, simply permitted by possibly a motorist or front passenger. The complement can play CDs, DVDs. and Blu-ray™ discs. The Rear Entertainment System can play audio around Pilot’s orator system, or by a span of enclosed wireless headphones. Two additional headphone jacks are also provided.

The Rear Entertainment System includes a fun, child friendly, puppet-themed “How Much Farther?” app. It functions as a “flight tracker” with a colorful on-screen charcterised puppet play that depends down time and stretch to a end that has been set into a navigation system. Multiple backgrounds with animation give a app a fun feel that’s enchanting for children.

Wireless Smartphone Charging
Available for a initial time in Pilot is wireless smartphone charging, regulating a Qi and PMA charging standards. Large adequate for even plus-size smartphones, it’s customary on Elite models and permitted as a dealer-installed appendage on EX, EX-L and Touring trims.

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