Differences Between The 2020 Honda Pilot & 2019 Honda Pilot | Compare Specs

2020 Honda Pilot 2020 Honda Pilot Versus

2020 Honda Pilot


2019 Honda Pilot

3.5L 6cyl


3.5L 6cyl
18 city / 26 hwy*

Fuel Economy

18 city / 26 hwy*
280 HP


280 HP

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The Honda Pilot got some minor design modifications in 2019. Therefore, it is largely unchanged for the 2020 model year. The Pilot received interior and exterior improvements in 2019, including updated styling on the outside, a new smoother nine-speed transmission, and the addition of the Honda Sensing safety package to all trim levels. The 2019 model got technology refreshments as well, including an updated infotainment screen. In 2020, the Honda Pilot remains mostly the same. This year, however, it gets a new addition to the lineup called the Black Edition. Along with the new features, the Honda Pilot is known for its roomy, versatile interior with spacious seats in the back row. The ride quality is also noticeably smooth and relaxing. Both model years are part of the third generation of the Pilot that dates back to 2016. The SUV has a number of storage compartments to efficiently store your belongings. The Pilot has numerous standard and available safety amenities, and it also features an exceptional fuel economy for its class.


All-wheel drive is available on the lower trim levels in the Honda Pilot and standard on others in both model years. The powertrain configuration is the same for the 2020 and 2019 editions of the Pilot. The engine that powers all trims is a 3.5L V6. This sporty engine produces 280 HP and 262 LB-FT of torque. Most trim levels get a six-speed transmission, but a few get a nine-speed transmission instead.

Interior Design

The interior, refreshed for the 2019 model year, also carries over unchanged to the 2020 model year. The base trim, called the LX, is equipped with a multi-angle backup camera and seating for up to eight passengers. Rides are safer and more relaxing with the addition of the Honda Sensing safety packaged. The EX adds an enhanced infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The EX-L builds on that list with integrated sunshades in the back row, leather seats, a moonroof, and a sophisticated infotainment system with navigation. The Touring includes a hands-free tailgate and heated seats. Wireless charging, captain's chairs, and heated, perforated seats are notable amenities in the Elite.


The 2020 and 2019 Honda Pilot have essentially the same exterior with the exception of the new Black Edition in 2020. The Black Edition features a custom black paint color, matching interior leather, and red ambient LED lights. Its 20-inch alloy wheels are black as well. Aggressive and deliberate styling elements are a highlight of the Pilot, which has a striking design from front to back. LED lights give style and visibility to the Pilot from front to back. The Pilot also has a distinguished front grille with chrome accents. The Pilot is available with 20-inch wheels for a commanding presence. Well-placed chrome touches around the exterior give it a polished, elegant look at every angle. Other amenities including roof rails, a rear spoiler, and a shark fin antenna put the finishing touches on the Pilot's classy and timeless design.

Consumers who are considering making a purchase of one of these two cars should visit Proctor Honda today. At this dealership, they will be able to come in for a test drive to learn more about these quality vehicles. When visiting the dealership, consumers will have the opportunity to talk to a salesman about the cars and get the information they need in order to decide on making a purchase.

If you want to learn more about how the 2020 Honda Pilot compares to the 2019 Honda Pilot, contact or visit our dealership to test drive both models. We can show you around our large inventory of vehicles and also discuss our financing options that are available.

*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.