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Trucks Deliver October Sales Records for AHM, Honda and Acura Brands as Sales Rise Across Divisions

  • Honda brand sets new October sales record with an 8% gain; trucks gain 17.5% and a new October mark 
  • Honda CR-V nets new October record and cumulative sales top 5 million 
  • Honda HR-V sets a new all-time monthly record with sales of over 10,000 units
  • Acura trucks set October record as division nets 2.4% gain


“With the Honda CR-V topping the 5 million cumulative sales mark to reaffirm its position as the best-selling crossover for over two decades, it’s fitting that Honda crossover and light truck models led Honda to an all-time October sales record
,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. “Both the Honda and Acura brands are marching forward as we head into the final two months of the year on pace to see American Honda post a sales increase for 2019.”

 

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

The harvest moon shone brightly on Honda sales, with new October overall and truck sales records and cumulative CR-V sales cresting 5 million. Several models made major gains with trucks leading the way as HR-V set an all-time monthly record and CR-V a new October mark. Civic and Fit also made major gains.

  • HR-V set a new all-time monthly record, jumping 104% on sales of 10,130 units.
  • CR-V sales climb 20% on sales of 33,344 for a new October record.
  • Fit gained a whopping 204% while Civic gained 5% and Accord topped 21,000 deliveries.
  • Odyssey now holds an incredible 42% share of the minivan segment with October sales of over 7,800 units.

Model Notes

Honda is the retail best-selling passenger car brand in America in 2019 – with Fit, Civic, Insight and Accord #1 or #2 in their respective segments — gaining the most share of any mainstream brand this year.

 

Honda has led the industry in sales to under-35-year-old buyers since 2010, with Civic and Accord the #1 and #2 cars, CR-V the #1 CUV/SUV and Odyssey the #1 minivan

 

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2020 Honda Pilot Launches with New Line-Topping Black Edition Trim

  • New Black Edition adds exclusive exterior and interior styling enhancements
  • Honda Sensing® standard on all trim levels, plus available HondaLink with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinTalk™ and CabinControl™ app
  • Honda i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive available on all trims

Fresh from a thorough style and technology update for model year 2019, the 2020 Honda Pilot begins arriving in dealerships tomorrow with the addition of a new Black Edition trim. Positioned at the top of the Pilot lineup and with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $49,620, the new Black Edition features exclusive styling touches that distinguish it from the rest of the Pilot family.

The 2020 Pilot Black Edition is based on the Elite trim and features numerous exterior and interior styling enhancements. Like the similar Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, the Pilot Black Edition comes exclusively in Crystal Black Pearl paint and includes Black Edition badges on the grille and tailgate. Pilot Black Edition also includes black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, and blackout treatments for the grille, headlight trim, side trim, door handles, window trim and fog light accents. Inside, there is red accent lighting for the dash, doors and center console, with red accent stitching on the front and second row captain’s chairs, door panels and steering wheel. The Black Edition logo is embossed on front seats and floor mats, and the front and second-row seats also get a red accent to the perforated leather seating surface.

The 2020 Pilot LX with standard 2-wheel drive carries a starting MSRP of $31,550 (excluding $1,095 destination and handling) and comes with the full suite of Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment. The all-wheel drive Pilot LX carries a starting MSRP of $33,550 and adds Honda’s exclusive i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system.

The aggressive new styling introduced to Pilot last year emphasizes its capabilities while highlighting the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize three-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in its segment to offer eight seats (seven with the optional second-row Captain’s Chairs), with available three-person capacity in both the second and third rows. Third row access is made simple and easy by the available One-Touch Walk-In feature. In addition to standard Honda Sensing, technology highlights include an available 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, CabinTalk™ in-vehicle public address system, wireless smartphone charging, and a hands-free power tailgate. Touring, Elite and Black Edition trims feature 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi capability/compatibility, enabling expanded subscription-based HondaLink® services that include Amazon Key In-Car Delivery2, geo-fencing and speed alerts for parents of teen drivers, a stolen vehicle locator, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, remote start, and even personal concierge services.3

The 2020 Pilot’s robust off-road and all-weather driving capabilities are assisted by Honda’s available intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4®) with true torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD trims, i-VTM4® uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles, and dynamically distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering under power.

2020 Pilot Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM / DRIVETRAIN TRANSMISSION MSRP1 MSRP4
Including $1,095 Destination
Charge
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings 
(City/Hwy/Combined)5
Pilot LX (2WD) 6AT $31,550  $32,645  19 / 27 / 22 
Pilot LX (AWD) 6AT $33,550  $34,645  18 / 26 / 21 
Pilot EX (2WD) 6AT $34,430  $35,525  19 / 27 / 22 
Pilot EX (AWD) 6AT $36,430  $37,525  18 / 26 / 21 
Pilot EX-L (2WD) 6AT $37,860  $38,955  19 / 27 / 22 
Pilot EX-L (AWD) 6AT $39,860  $40,955  18 / 26 / 21 
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (2WD) 6AT $39,860  $40,955  19 / 27 / 22 
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (AWD) 6AT $41,860  $42,955  18 / 26 / 21 
Pilot Touring
(2WD)
9AT $42,620  $43,715  20 / 27 / 23 
Pilot Touring
(AWD)
9AT $44,620  $45,715  19 / 26 / 22 
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(2WD)
9AT $42,920  $44,015  20 / 27 / 23 
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(AWD)
9AT $44,920  $46,015  19 / 26 / 22 
Pilot Elite
(AWD)
9AT $48,120  $49,215  19 / 26 / 22 
Pilot Black Edition
(AWD)
9AT $49,620  $50,715  19 / 26 / 22 

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

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Honda to Offer Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery for Eligible HondaLink® Remote Services Subscribers

  • Key by Amazon allows Honda customers with Amazon Prime memberships in 50 cities and surrounding areas to securely receive deliveries in their vehicles
  • Enhanced ownership benefits through HondaLink® Remote Package
  • Available on select trims of Accord, Accord Hybrid, Insight, Passport, Pilot and Odyssey

Starting today, Honda is offering Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery service for subscribers of its HondaLink® Remote Services connected-car system. Through the Key by Amazon app, owners of select Honda vehicles with compatible HondaLink®Remote Package and Amazon Prime membership can now opt to have their packages delivered to their vehicles.

“The addition of Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery to our HondaLink Remote Package of in-vehicle services comes at no additional cost to subscribers, yet another way we are creating new value for Honda customers,” said Daniel Tiet, project leader, connected business development for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This latest addition to HondaLink provides a new service, heightening the Honda owner experience in this increasingly connected world.”

How Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery Works

Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery is available at no additional cost to owners of select trims of Accord, Accord Hybrid and Insight sedans, Passport and Pilot SUVs, and Odyssey minivan with a HondaLink® Remote Package subscription. Customers must also be Prime members and located in one of 50 cities and surrounding areas supported by the Key service. For more information on supported locations, please visit Amazon.com/keyforcar.

Members download the Key by Amazon app to their smartphone, log-in with their Amazon.com account information, and then select the year, make, and model of their Honda. The Key by Amazon app requests the user’s HondaLink® credentials, which enables Amazon delivery agents limited use of the remote features through HondaLink®. Once setup is complete and a delivery location is registered, customers can shop on Amazon.com and select the “In-Car” delivery option at checkout.

On delivery day, customers should park within two blocks of their selected delivery address. Customers will receive a 4-hour delivery window and an “Arriving Now” notification when the delivery driver is headed to their vehicle. Once Amazon determines that the customer’s car is within range of the delivery address, the driver will locate the car using its GPS location. After the vehicle is identified, the driver scans the package and requests for the vehicle to be unlocked. The driver then places the package inside the car and requests for the vehicle to be relocked. Once the in-car delivery is completed, customers receive a notification from the Key by Amazon app letting them know that their car is locked and their package is waiting inside.

For a limited time, Amazon customers will receive a $10 Amazon gift card after placing their first In-Car Delivery order.

Honda Models Available with Key by Amazon In-Car

Model Trim Model Years
Accord Touring 2018-2019
Accord Hybrid Touring 2018-2019
Insight Touring 2019-2020
Odyssey Touring and Elite 2018-2019
Passport Touring and Elite 2019
Pilot Touring and Elite 2019

HondaLink®

HondaLink® is Honda’s cloud-based connected car system, which links owners’ compatible smartphones and data packages to their Honda’s embedded telematics system. The subscription-based HondaLink® system works any time the phone and the vehicle both have a data connection, and allows Honda owners a wide range of features and functionality. Basic and Link services are complimentary, with Security, Remote and Concierge services available for an additional charge after a trial period.

The addition of Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery expands the already robust capabilities of the smartphone-based HondaLink®service and app, offering a wide variety of complementary services, such as the ability to make service appointments, get roadside assistance, and receive recall and vehicle notifications directly on the driver’s smartphone. Additional HondaLink services available on a subscription basis include geofencing and speed alerts for parents of teen drivers, a stolen vehicle locator, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, remote start, and even personal concierge services.1

HondaLink® Services by Package1

Basic (Complimentary)
Vehicle Guides
Recall Notifications
Service Appointments
Roadside Assistance
Link (Complimentary)
Dashboard
Vehicle Notifications
Favorites
Send Destination
Security ($89/year after 12-month complimentary period)
Automatic Collision Notification
Emergency Call
Personal Data Wipe
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Remote ($110/year after 3-month trial)
Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery (new service)
Remote Start
Remote Lock & Unlock
Geofence Alert
Speed Alert
Security Alarm Alert
Stolen Vehicle Locator
Find My Car
Destination by Voice
Concierge* ($260/year after 3-month trial)
Personal Concierge
*Includes Remote package

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Trucks and Electrified Vehicles Spark Strong October Sales for American Honda

  • American Honda trucks gain 6.5% to set new October record
  • Honda electrified vehicles have best month on record, exceeding 6,000 retail sales for second month in a row
  • Honda Pilot sales climb 31% for best October sales; Odyssey rises 15%
  • Acura trucks set new October record, gaining 15%
  • Acura RDX records best October and second best single month in history, jumping 75% 

“With production across our entire Honda and Acura lineups in alignment to meet true consumer demand, we continue to achieve steady and sustainable results as we enter the final two months of the year,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division.

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Truck Sales Soar in September with Multiple Records for American Honda

  • American Honda light trucks set new September record, gaining 6.3%   
  • Honda brand trucks have best-ever September, with Pilot posting record September, up 50%
  • Honda electrified vehicle sales set new monthly record, topping 5,000 units for third consecutive month
  • Acura sales rise 4.4%, fueled by record September truck sales
  • RDX sets fourth straight monthly sales record with massive 54% gain; MDX sales top 4,600 units

“We enter the final quarter of the year in a very strong position across our passenger car and light-truck lineups, putting us in striking distance of a fourth consecutive year of record sales for the Honda and Acura brands combined,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division.

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

Honda trucks continued to build strong momentum in September, with record total sales and strong performances across the lineup. While car sales ceded some ground to trucks, the strength of Honda passenger cars has pushed them to the top of industry retail market share, despite tight supplies of key models.

  • Honda Pilot jumped 50.2% in September on sales of 15,464 units.
  • CR-V sales topped 30,000 units for the month, just shy of another record.
  • With gas prices topping $4.00/gallon in parts of the U.S., sales of Honda electrified vehicles continue to rise, with Accord Hybrid, Insight and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid combining for nearly 6,000 September deliveries.

 

Model Notes

Honda is the only brand in America to earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKacross car, SUV, minivan and pickup models, including the 2019 Insight.

 

With Accord, Civic and Fit, Honda has topped all other brands in combined retail passenger car sales in the three largest mainstream car segments in the first 8 months of 2018.

 

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

The new RDX continued to break sales records and combined with strong MDX sales to set a new September record for Acura trucks.

  • RDX set its 4th straight monthly sales mark since launching in June. Sales totaled 5,699 for the month, a gain of 54.3%.
  • Acura’s flagship luxury SUV, the MDX, turned in another strong performance with sales of 4,643 units in September.
  • The refreshed and re-energized 2019 ILX goes on sale later this month.

Model Notes

The refreshed 2019 ILX completes the first phase of the Acura brand design transformation with all core models sporting the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille and an A-Spec model.

 

Acura’s revolutionary True Touchpad™ Interface is a hit with RDX customers and won praise from the editors at Ward’s, who said it’s “everything you could want in a user experience.”

 

 

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

  • Aggressive new styling, front and rear
  • Powertrain refinements enhance drivability
  • Honda Sensing® now standard on all trim levels
  • Extensive technology upgrades include available new Display Audio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi,  Honda exclusive CabinTalk™ and CabinControl™ app

The redesigned and refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot arrives in dealers today, bringing with it a long list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-seat SUV. The numerous changes include more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power tailgate, substantial powertrain refinements, major upgrades to available connected-car technology, an available new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and a volume knob. The 2019 Pilot also adopts the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver-assistive and safety technology as standard in all trims. The 2019 Pilot LX with standard front-wheel drive carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1 ) of $31,450 (excluding $995 destination and handling).

While all Pilot trim levels benefit from refreshed styling, technical upgrades and new features—including newly standard Honda Sensing®—the popular EX trim extends its value story even further as it gains several premium features while maintaining the same price point as the outgoing EX w/ Honda Sensing® trim.

Combined, the upgrades to Pilot reinforce its capabilities while emphasizing the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in its segment to offer 8 seats (7-seats with the optional second-row Captain’s Chairs), with three-person capacity in both the second and third rows, and with third row access made simple and easy by the available One-Touch Walk-In feature.

All 2019 Pilots feature more aggressive front and rear styling to compliment the Pilot’s robust off-road and all-weather driving capabilities, supported by Honda’s available intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4) with true torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD trims, i-VTM4 uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles, and dynamically distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering under power.

In addition, the 2019 Pilot’s 9-speed automatic transmission, available in Touring and Elite trims, gets new tuning for enhanced drivability and smoother shifts, while Pilot’s Idle Stop system now provides quicker restarts and more seamless operation.

Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Model / Trim / Drivetrain Transmission MSRP1 MSRP2Including $995 Destination Charge EPA Mileage Rating
(City/Hwy/Combined)3
Pilot LX (2WD) 6AT $31,450 $32,445 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot LX (AWD) 6AT $33,350 $34,345 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX (2WD) 6AT $34,330 $35,325 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX (AWD) 6AT $36,230 $37,225 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX-L (2WD) 6AT $37,760 $38,755 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX-L (AWD) 6AT $39,660 $40,655 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (2WD) 6AT $39,760 $40,755 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (AWD) 6AT $41,660 $42,655 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot Touring
(AWD)
9AT $44,420 $45,415 19 / 26 / 22
Pilot Touring
(2WD)
9AT $42,520 $43,515 20 / 27 / 23
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(2WD)
9AT $42,820 $43,815 20 / 27 / 23
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(AWD)
9AT $44,720 $45,715 19 / 26 / 22
Pilot Elite
(AWD)
9AT $48,020 $49,015 19 / 26 / 22

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The 2019 Honda Pilot’s updated exterior reflects its off-road capabilities without losing what makes Pilot a perennial favorite in the midsize SUV segment. The front sports an aggressive new front fascia with standard LED low-beam headlights, while the rear features new taillights, a new bumper, and chrome accents.

The new front bumper incorporates larger fog light housings, fully integrated into the bumper, giving the 2019 Pilot a more aggressive look. A redesigned grille features a bold interpretation of the Honda “flying wing” grille design, with its chrome band extending above the headlights. Further emphasizing the off-road aggressiveness is a new “skid” garnish on the lower portion of the front bumper.

Available fog lights are now LED, the turn signal is thinner, and Pilot Elite models benefit from multi-element full LED headlights, including high beams. Additionally, Pilot Elite models receive power folding mirrors with automatic dimming.

The rear receives new taillights with amber turn signals and LED backup lights. A chrome strip on the rocker extends along the side of the vehicle, wrapping around the rear bumper and highlighting the lower bumper’s skid-type design. Wheels are also more ruggedly styled, with 18-inch designs on LX, EX and EX-L, and an aggressive new 20-inch design on Touring and Elite trims.

A hands-free power tailgate is available for the first time on Pilot on Touring and Elite grades. With the remote key fob in their pocket or handbag, the driver simply kicks their foot under a designated area of the rear bumper. The tailgate then opens without the owner needing to use their hands–very useful for occasions when their hands are full.

In addition to its numerous technology upgrades (described below), updates to Pilot’s interior include new trim around the vents, available 3-way heated front seats, and wider fold-down armrests for the driver and front passenger. Additionally, second-row captain’s chairs are now available on both Touring and Elite models (previously Elite only) and second-row retractable sunshades are available on EX-L, Touring and Elite grades.

POWERTRAIN
For 2019, Pilot receives a number of refinements to the 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT), available in Touring and Elite models. When in Drive and under light-to-moderate throttle, the 9AT will now start in second gear for smoother launch and lower speed acceleration. The transmission also defaults to second-gear launches when the Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) switch is in Snow mode. At full throttle, with steep grades, in S mode, or with the ITM in Sand or Mud, the 9AT will start in first gear.

Pilot also has an upgraded Idle Stop system. Fully integrated with the new second-gear launch mode, it features new programming and a new brake pressure trigger for quicker restarts when accelerating immediately after engine stop, making the system less noticeable in heavy traffic and similar driving situations. The air conditioning has been reconfigured as well to reduce engine restarts. Additionally, when in idle stop, the engine remains off after shifting to Park for a more intuitive driving experience.

Powertrain Specs

  LX, EX, EX-L Touring, Elite
Engine 3.5-liter V6 24-Valve
SOHC i-VTEC
Transmission 6-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 280 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 262 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm
Recommended fuel Regular Unleaded
CARB emissions rating LEV3-ULEV125
Tune-up interval 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune Ups
(does not include fluid and filter changes)

SAFETY AND DRIVER-ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
For 2019, all Pilot models come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, and in some cases helps drivers maintain lane position. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite 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 spot information system (BSI), previously available only on the Elite trim, is now standard on EX, EX-L and Touring trims as well. Additionally, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor has been expanded from the Touring and Elite trims to EX and EX-L.

In addition to the above, Pilot offers numerous other driver-assistive features, such as automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, both standard on all trims. The new Pilot was designed to provide a high level of active and passive safety protection and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Honda Sensing Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Active Safety Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Advanced 4-Channel ABS
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Multi-angle rearview camera with static guidelines        
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines  
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)9 with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

Passive Safety Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with crash stroke front frame design
Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags
3-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row Passenger-Side),  Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

TECHNOLOGY
Already featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, the 2019 Pilot benefits from a variety of enhancements and upgrades to its audio/connectivity and driver convenience features: An all-new available Display Audio system is easier to use, with customizable shortcuts and simplified menus; A redesigned instrument cluster features a new, larger thin-film transistor (TFT) screen with a variety of user-selectable displays; Rear seat occupants benefit from an available updated Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a larger screen and new capabilities; Pilot is also now available 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 wide range of information content. Not only does it display typical vehicle functions such as vehicle speed and RPM, the TFT includes a Multi-Information Display (MID) with driver-selectable customizable features, such as audio system information, a detailed trip computer, phone information, and turn-by-turn route guidance on Pilot models equipped with navigation. Drivers navigate the new TFT using a new steering wheel with enhanced controls, redesigned for more intuitive operation such as Bluetooth® phone buttons that are more easily distinguished by touch.

More Intuitive Display Audio
Leading the long list of technology upgrades is Pilot’s all-new Display Audio system. Standard in Pilot EX trims and above, its 8-inch touchscreen uses gestures common to smartphones and tablets, such as swipe, tap and pinch, to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features, while also adding a volume knob. Intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified menu structure, it also offers customizable shortcuts for commonly used features and customizable app locations. Pilot LX, EX, and EX-L models get a 218-watt audio system with six speakers plus a subwoofer. Touring and Elite models get an updated 10-speaker system 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® content in Touring and Elite trims. In addition, Pilot models with the new, larger Rear Entertainment System (RES) can play CDs in the same drive that plays DVDs and Blu-ray™ media. Pilot EX-L with Navigation/RES, Touring and Elite models include a fully integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System developed in partnership with Garmin®. Additionally, the Nuance voice-recognition engine (VR) has been improved and now features a simplified one-button operation, with less back-and-forth and improved prompts shown on the screen.

Among the new Display Audio’s many functions are big icons resembling smartphone apps, making the capacitive touchscreen interface intuitive and easy to use. Like a smartphone, apps can be moved and rearranged on each page, or hidden on the touchscreen. Hidden apps are easily restored by accessing the “all apps” list and checking a box. Users also benefit from three customizable onscreen shortcut buttons, so owners can have access to their three favorite features.

The Honda-developed operating system is built on Android and is easily updatable and upgradeable either through a USB stick or over-the-air using the Pilot’s available 4G LTE data plan, the customer’s smartphone-powered hotspot, or any available Wi-Fi network.

HondaLink®, CabinControl™ and CabinTalk™
The available next-generation HondaLink® platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car for a variety of cloud-based services. Connected to the user’s smartphone by the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface, the HondaLink® phone app provides convenient access for free services including roadside assistance, vehicle health report, service scheduling and access to the vehicle Owners Guide. Additional fee-based services such as automatic collision notification, security alarm alert and personal concierge are also available.

CabinControl™, an all-new feature 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 range of Pilot features, including the audio system, Rear Entertainment System (if equipped), and rear climate control system. Any connected phone can also look up an address or point of interest and then send it to the navigation system (if equipped), where the driver can accept or reject it.

Additionally, Social Playlist, operating like a virtual family jukebox, allows up to seven connected phones to share music on a playlist that appears on Pilot’s Display Audio touchscreen, where the front-row occupants can view and control the list.

CabinTalk™ is included on Pilot EX-L models with navigation and rear-seat entertainment, Touring and Elite trims. Using the HandsFreeLink® microphone, it allows those in the front row to easily communicate to those in the second and third rows using the rear speakers, wireless headphones, or both. CabinTalk™ is activated using the Display Audio touchscreen. When the CabinTalk™ app is in use, Blu-ray™ video appearing on the Rear Entertainment System is automatically paused and audio is muted (non Blu-ray content can be muted only). Audio and video automatically resumes when the app is closed.

4G LTE Wi-Fi and Rear Entertainment System 
For the first time, Pilot offers an embedded Telematics Control Unit (TCU) in Touring and Elite trims that can provide an AT&T 4G LTE connection inside the vehicle. The system includes a 90-day/3GB (whichever comes first) free trial and once the trial period ends, customers will need to obtain an AT&T data plan to continue service. With a better antenna than in typical smartphones, the system often offers superior reception. The Wi-Fi network can support up to seven devices and enables “Smart TV”-style video streaming of select video content directly to the Rear Entertainment System (RES) via any W-Fi connection. Additionally, content can be streamed directly to the RES through a compatible 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 features a ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch WSVGA (1024×600) display that swings down, allowing for easy viewing with low glare and better second- and third-row viewing. Its expanded capability over last year’s model includes integration with the onboard 4G LTE data network (Touring and Elite) or a paired smartphone (data charges apply), allowing functionality similar to that of a Smart TV with select content channels.

The system includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port for attaching high-definition players, digital TV devices such as Apple TV or Roku, compatible tablets and certain gaming consoles. A 115-volt power outlet rated for devices up to 150 watts is included, along with a pair of 2.5-amp USB ports. The system’s disc player is located in the center stack of the instrument panel, easily accessible by either the driver or front passenger. The system can play CDs, DVDs. and Blu-ray™ discs. The Rear Entertainment System can play audio via Pilot’s speaker system, or through a pair of included wireless headphones. Two additional headphone jacks are also provided.

The Rear Entertainment System includes a fun, kid friendly, puppet-themed “How Much Farther?” app. It functions as a “flight tracker” with a colorful on-screen animated marionette play that counts down time and distance to the destination that has been set into the navigation system. Multiple backgrounds with animation give the app a fun feel that’s engaging for children.

Wireless Smartphone Charging
Available for the first time in Pilot is wireless smartphone charging, using the Qi and PMA charging standards. Large enough for even plus-size smartphones, it’s standard on Elite models and available as a dealer-installed accessory on EX, EX-L and Touring trims.

Model Trim Level Summary

Pilot LX
Honda Sensing System (NEW)
LED Headlights (Low-beams) (NEW)
Automatic high beams (NEW)
LED daytime running lights (NEW)
18-inch alloy wheels
6-speed automatic transmission
7-inch TFT Screen
6-Speaker Audio System
Heated Door Mirror
5-inch Color Audio w/HFL
Pilot EX (Add or replace from LX)
Blind Spot Information System (NEW for EX)
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (NEW for EX)
One-Touch 2nd Row Seats (new for EX)
Heated Front Seats (new for EX)
8-Way Power Driver’s Seat  (new for EX)
O/S Mirrors w/ Turn Signals  (new for EX)
Power Windows – Auto Up/Down (new for EX)
HD Radio (new for EX)
LED Fog Lights
Smart Entry
Remote Engine Start
Auto HVAC
Dual-Zone HVAC
Separate Rear HVAC Controls
Display Audio (vs. Monitor)
Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™ Integration
Satellite Radio (subscription required after trial period)
Body-Colored O/S Door Handles
Heated O/S Mirrors
Body-Colored O/S Mirrors
12V Power Outlet
Conversation Mirror
Illuminated Visors

 

Pilot EX-L (Add or replace from EX)
Memory – Driver Seat and Door Mirrors (new for EX-L)
2nd Row Sun Shade (new for EX-L)
HomeLink (new for EX-L)
Leather Trimmed Seats
Moonroof
Power Tailgate
4-Way Power Passenger Seat (vs. 4W Manual)
Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
USB +2 (2nd row)
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
Pilot EX-L Navi/RES (Add or replace from EX-L)
Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray (NEW design)
Navigation
AC Power Outlet

 

Pilot Touring (Add or replace from EX-L Navi/RES)
HondaLink Cloud-Based Services (NEW)
Hands-free Access Power Tailgate (NEW)
Captain’s Chairs (Available; new to Touring)
Ambient Lighting with Three Zones (Available with Captain’s Chairs) (new to Touring)
Navigation
20″ Wheels
9-speed automatic transmission
Parking Sensors
Heated 2nd Row Seats
LED Inline Hi/Lo-Beam
Roof Rack
Paddle Shifters
Premium 10-Speaker Audio
Auto Stop Start
Gloss Black Door Garnish
Body Color Tailgate Spoiler
Gloss Black Outside Mirror
A/C Power Outlet
Bumper Skid Garnish – Painted Silver with Chrome
Front Grille Chrome Bar with Gloss Black Frame
Chrome Outside Door Handles
Door Lower Garnish with Chrome Accent
Pilot Elite (AWD only; Add or replace from Touring)
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors  (NEW)
Wireless Phone Charger (NEW)
Power-Folding O/S Mirrors (NEW)
Panoramic Moonroof (vs. Moonroof)
Captain’s Chairs
Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Rain Sensing Wipers
3rd Row Floor Mats
Ambient Lighting

For More Information
For more information and high-resolution photography, visit www.hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/pilot. Consumer information is available at www.automobiles.honda.com/pilot. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017 more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Pilot Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

Collision Migitation Braking System™ feature of Standard Honda Sensing® advanced driver-assistive and safety technology suite rated “Superior” by IIHS

The redesigned and refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot has earned the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest overall safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ thanks to top ratings of “GOOD” in five of six crashworthiness tests, a standard “GOOD” rating for the Pilot’s headlights and a “SUPERIOR” rating for the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) feature of the standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver-assitive and active safety technologies.

“The updated Pilot may have more aggressive styling to better match its true capability, but we also got aggressive on safety performance and driver-assistive features.” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “IIHS rated Pilot’s front crash prevention system ‘SUPERIOR’, and that’s just one of many features included in Honda Sensing, now standard on all Pilot trims.”

To qualify for the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and an “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test. It also needs an available front crash prevention system that earns an “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” rating and available “GOOD”-rated headlights.

On sale since July 16, the 2019 Pilot brings a long list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-seat SUV. The numerous changes include more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power access tailgate, powertrain refinements, major upgrades to available connected-car technology, an available new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and a volume knob. The 2019 Pilot also adopts the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard on all trims.

Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, in some cases helping drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, is capable of slowing or even stopping the vehicle if it detects a potential front collision. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Honda’s blind spot information system (BSI), previously available only on the Elite trim, is now standard on EX, EX-L and Touring trims as well. Additionally, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor has been expanded from the Touring and Elite trims to EX and EX-L.

In addition to the above, Pilot offers numerous other safety and driver-assistive features, such as automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, both standard on all trims. The new Pilot was designed to provide a high level of active and passive safety protection and also received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)1.

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

  • Aggressive new styling, front and rear
  • Powertrain refinements enhance drivability
  • Honda Sensing® now standard on all trim levels
  • Extensive technology upgrades include available new Display Audio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi,  Honda exclusive CabinTalk™ and CabinControl™ app

 The redesigned and refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot arrives in dealers today, bringing with it a long list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-seat SUV. The numerous changes include more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power tailgate, substantial powertrain refinements, major upgrades to available connected-car technology, an available new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and a volume knob. The 2019 Pilot also adopts the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver-assistive and safety technology as standard in all trims. The 2019 Pilot LX with standard front-wheel drive carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1 ) of $31,450 (excluding $995 destination and handling).

While all Pilot trim levels benefit from refreshed styling, technical upgrades and new features—including newly standard Honda Sensing®—the popular EX trim extends its value story even further as it gains several premium features while maintaining the same price point as the outgoing EX w/ Honda Sensing® trim.

Combined, the upgrades to Pilot reinforce its capabilities while emphasizing the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in its segment to offer 8 seats (7-seats with the optional second-row Captain’s Chairs), with three-person capacity in both the second and third rows, and with third row access made simple and easy by the available One-Touch Walk-In feature.

All 2019 Pilots feature more aggressive front and rear styling to compliment the Pilot’s robust off-road and all-weather driving capabilities, supported by Honda’s available intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4) with true torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD trims, i-VTM4 uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles, and dynamically distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering under power.

In addition, the 2019 Pilot’s 9-speed automatic transmission, available in Touring and Elite trims, gets new tuning for enhanced drivability and smoother shifts, while Pilot’s Idle Stop system now provides quicker restarts and more seamless operation.

Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Model / Trim / Drivetrain Transmission MSRP1 MSRP2Including $995 Destination Charge EPA Mileage Rating
(City/Hwy/Combined)3
Pilot LX (2WD) 6AT $31,450 $32,445 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot LX (AWD) 6AT $33,350 $34,345 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX (2WD) 6AT $34,330 $35,325 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX (AWD) 6AT $36,230 $37,225 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX-L (2WD) 6AT $37,760 $38,755 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX-L (AWD) 6AT $39,660 $40,655 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (2WD) 6AT $39,760 $40,755 19 / 27 / 22
Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (AWD) 6AT $41,660 $42,655 18 / 26 / 21
Pilot Touring
(AWD)
9AT $44,420 $45,415 19 / 26 / 22
Pilot Touring
(2WD)
9AT $42,520 $43,515 20 / 27 / 23
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(2WD)
9AT $42,820 $43,815 20 / 27 / 23
Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs
(AWD)
9AT $44,720 $45,715 19 / 26 / 22
Pilot Elite
(AWD)
9AT $48,020 $49,015 19 / 26 / 22

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The 2019 Honda Pilot’s updated exterior reflects its off-road capabilities without losing what makes Pilot a perennial favorite in the midsize SUV segment. The front sports an aggressive new front fascia with standard LED low-beam headlights, while the rear features new taillights, a new bumper, and chrome accents.

The new front bumper incorporates larger fog light housings, fully integrated into the bumper, giving the 2019 Pilot a more aggressive look. A redesigned grille features a bold interpretation of the Honda “flying wing” grille design, with its chrome band extending above the headlights. Further emphasizing the off-road aggressiveness is a new “skid” garnish on the lower portion of the front bumper.

Available fog lights are now LED, the turn signal is thinner, and Pilot Elite models benefit from multi-element full LED headlights, including high beams. Additionally, Pilot Elite models receive power folding mirrors with automatic dimming.

The rear receives new taillights with amber turn signals and LED backup lights. A chrome strip on the rocker extends along the side of the vehicle, wrapping around the rear bumper and highlighting the lower bumper’s skid-type design. Wheels are also more ruggedly styled, with 18-inch designs on LX, EX and EX-L, and an aggressive new 20-inch design on Touring and Elite trims.

A hands-free power tailgate is available for the first time on Pilot on Touring and Elite grades. With the remote key fob in their pocket or handbag, the driver simply kicks their foot under a designated area of the rear bumper. The tailgate then opens without the owner needing to use their hands–very useful for occasions when their hands are full.

In addition to its numerous technology upgrades (described below), updates to Pilot’s interior include new trim around the vents, available 3-way heated front seats, and wider fold-down armrests for the driver and front passenger. Additionally, second-row captain’s chairs are now available on both Touring and Elite models (previously Elite only) and second-row retractable sunshades are available on EX-L, Touring and Elite grades.

POWERTRAIN
For 2019, Pilot receives a number of refinements to the 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT), available in Touring and Elite models. When in Drive and under light-to-moderate throttle, the 9AT will now start in second gear for smoother launch and lower speed acceleration. The transmission also defaults to second-gear launches when the Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) switch is in Snow mode. At full throttle, with steep grades, in S mode, or with the ITM in Sand or Mud, the 9AT will start in first gear.

Pilot also has an upgraded Idle Stop system. Fully integrated with the new second-gear launch mode, it features new programming and a new brake pressure trigger for quicker restarts when accelerating immediately after engine stop, making the system less noticeable in heavy traffic and similar driving situations. The air conditioning has been reconfigured as well to reduce engine restarts. Additionally, when in idle stop, the engine remains off after shifting to Park for a more intuitive driving experience.

Powertrain Specs

  LX, EX, EX-L Touring, Elite
Engine 3.5-liter V6 24-Valve
SOHC i-VTEC
Transmission 6-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 280 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 262 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm
Recommended fuel Regular Unleaded
CARB emissions rating LEV3-ULEV125
Tune-up interval 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune Ups
(does not include fluid and filter changes)

SAFETY AND DRIVER-ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
For 2019, all Pilot models come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, and in some cases helps drivers maintain lane position. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite 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 spot information system (BSI), previously available only on the Elite trim, is now standard on EX, EX-L and Touring trims as well. Additionally, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor has been expanded from the Touring and Elite trims to EX and EX-L.

In addition to the above, Pilot offers numerous other driver-assistive features, such as automatic high beams and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, both standard on all trims. The new Pilot was designed to provide a high level of active and passive safety protection and targets a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Honda Sensing Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Active Safety Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Advanced 4-Channel ABS
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Multi-angle rearview camera with static guidelines
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)9 with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

Passive Safety Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with crash stroke front frame design
Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags
3-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row Passenger-Side),  Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

TECHNOLOGY
Already featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, the 2019 Pilot benefits from a variety of enhancements and upgrades to its audio/connectivity and driver convenience features: An all-new available Display Audio system is easier to use, with customizable shortcuts and simplified menus; A redesigned instrument cluster features a new, larger thin-film transistor (TFT) screen with a variety of user-selectable displays; Rear seat occupants benefit from an available updated Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a larger screen and new capabilities; Pilot is also now available 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 wide range of information content. Not only does it display typical vehicle functions such as vehicle speed and RPM, the TFT includes a Multi-Information Display (MID) with driver-selectable customizable features, such as audio system information, a detailed trip computer, phone information, and turn-by-turn route guidance on Pilot models equipped with navigation. Drivers navigate the new TFT using a new steering wheel with enhanced controls, redesigned for more intuitive operation such as Bluetooth® phone buttons that are more easily distinguished by touch.

More Intuitive Display Audio
Leading the long list of technology upgrades is Pilot’s all-new Display Audio system. Standard in Pilot EX trims and above, its 8-inch touchscreen uses gestures common to smartphones and tablets, such as swipe, tap and pinch, to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features, while also adding a volume knob. Intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified menu structure, it also offers customizable shortcuts for commonly used features and customizable app locations. Pilot LX, EX, and EX-L models get a 218-watt audio system with six speakers plus a subwoofer. Touring and Elite models get an updated 10-speaker system 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® content in Touring and Elite trims. In addition, Pilot models with the new, larger Rear Entertainment System (RES) can play CDs in the same drive that plays DVDs and Blu-ray™ media. Pilot EX-L with Navigation/RES, Touring and Elite models include a fully integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System developed in partnership with Garmin®. Additionally, the Nuance voice-recognition engine (VR) has been improved and now features a simplified one-button operation, with less back-and-forth and improved prompts shown on the screen.

Among the new Display Audio’s many functions are big icons resembling smartphone apps, making the capacitive touchscreen interface intuitive and easy to use. Like a smartphone, apps can be moved and rearranged on each page, or hidden on the touchscreen. Hidden apps are easily restored by accessing the “all apps” list and checking a box. Users also benefit from three customizable onscreen shortcut buttons, so owners can have access to their three favorite features.

The Honda-developed operating system is built on Android and is easily updatable and upgradeable either through a USB stick or over-the-air using the Pilot’s available 4G LTE data plan, the customer’s smartphone-powered hotspot, or any available Wi-Fi network.

HondaLink®, CabinControl™ and CabinTalk™
The available next-generation HondaLink® platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car for a variety of cloud-based services. Connected to the user’s smartphone by the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface, the HondaLink® phone app provides convenient access for free services including roadside assistance, vehicle health report, service scheduling and access to the vehicle Owners Guide. Additional fee-based services such as automatic collision notification, security alarm alert and personal concierge are also available.

CabinControl™, an all-new feature 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 range of Pilot features, including the audio system, Rear Entertainment System (if equipped), and rear climate control system. Any connected phone can also look up an address or point of interest and then send it to the navigation system (if equipped), where the driver can accept or reject it.

Additionally, Social Playlist, operating like a virtual family jukebox, allows up to seven connected phones to share music on a playlist that appears on Pilot’s Display Audio touchscreen, where the front-row occupants can view and control the list.

CabinTalk™ is included on Pilot EX-L models with navigation and rear-seat entertainment, Touring and Elite trims. Using the HandsFreeLink® microphone, it allows those in the front row to easily communicate to those in the second and third rows using the rear speakers, wireless headphones, or both. CabinTalk™ is activated using the Display Audio touchscreen. When the CabinTalk™ app is in use, Blu-ray™ video appearing on the Rear Entertainment System is automatically paused and audio is muted (non Blu-ray content can be muted only). Audio and video automatically resumes when the app is closed.

4G LTE Wi-Fi and Rear Entertainment System 
For the first time, Pilot offers an embedded Telematics Control Unit (TCU) in Touring and Elite trims that can provide an AT&T 4G LTE connection inside the vehicle. The system includes a 90-day/3GB (whichever comes first) free trial and once the trial period ends, customers will need to obtain an AT&T data plan to continue service. With a better antenna than in typical smartphones, the system often offers superior reception. The Wi-Fi network can support up to seven devices and enables “Smart TV”-style video streaming of select video content directly to the Rear Entertainment System (RES) via any W-Fi connection. Additionally, content can be streamed directly to the RES through a compatible 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 features a ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch WSVGA (1024×600) display that swings down, allowing for easy viewing with low glare and better second- and third-row viewing. Its expanded capability over last year’s model includes integration with the onboard 4G LTE data network (Touring and Elite) or a paired smartphone (data charges apply), allowing functionality similar to that of a Smart TV with select content channels.

The system includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port for attaching high-definition players, digital TV devices such as Apple TV or Roku, compatible tablets and certain gaming consoles. A 115-volt power outlet rated for devices up to 150 watts is included, along with a pair of 2.5-amp USB ports. The system’s disc player is located in the center stack of the instrument panel, easily accessible by either the driver or front passenger. The system can play CDs, DVDs. and Blu-ray™ discs. The Rear Entertainment System can play audio via Pilot’s speaker system, or through a pair of included wireless headphones. Two additional headphone jacks are also provided.

The Rear Entertainment System includes a fun, kid friendly, puppet-themed “How Much Farther?” app. It functions as a “flight tracker” with a colorful on-screen animated marionette play that counts down time and distance to the destination that has been set into the navigation system. Multiple backgrounds with animation give the app a fun feel that’s engaging for children.

Wireless Smartphone Charging
Available for the first time in Pilot is wireless smartphone charging, using the Qi and PMA charging standards. Large enough for even plus-size smartphones, it’s standard on Elite models and available as a dealer-installed accessory on EX, EX-L and Touring trims.

Model Trim Level Summary

Pilot LX
Honda Sensing System (NEW)
LED Headlights (Low-beams) (NEW)
Automatic high beams (NEW)
LED daytime running lights (NEW)
18-inch alloy wheels
6-speed automatic transmission
7-inch TFT Screen
6-Speaker Audio System
Heated Door Mirror
5-inch Color Audio w/HFL
Pilot EX (Add or replace from LX)
Blind Spot Information System (NEW for EX)
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (NEW for EX)
One-Touch 2nd Row Seats (new for EX)
Heated Front Seats (new for EX)
8-Way Power Driver’s Seat  (new for EX)
O/S Mirrors w/ Turn Signals  (new for EX)
Power Windows – Auto Up/Down (new for EX)
HD Radio (new for EX)
LED Fog Lights
Smart Entry
Remote Engine Start
Auto HVAC
Dual-Zone HVAC
Separate Rear HVAC Controls
Display Audio (vs. Monitor)
Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™ Integration
Satellite Radio (subscription required after trial period)
Body-Colored O/S Door Handles
Heated O/S Mirrors
Body-Colored O/S Mirrors
12V Power Outlet
Conversation Mirror
Illuminated Visors

 

Pilot EX-L (Add or replace from EX)
Memory – Driver Seat and Door Mirrors (new for EX-L)
2nd Row Sun Shade (new for EX-L)
HomeLink (new for EX-L)
Leather Trimmed Seats
Moonroof
Power Tailgate
4-Way Power Passenger Seat (vs. 4W Manual)
Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
USB +2 (2nd row)
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
Pilot EX-L Navi/RES (Add or replace from EX-L)
Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray (NEW design)
Navigation
AC Power Outlet

 

Pilot Touring (Add or replace from EX-L Navi/RES)
HondaLink Cloud-Based Services (NEW)
Hands-free Access Power Tailgate (NEW)
Captain’s Chairs (Available; new to Touring)
Ambient Lighting with Three Zones (Available with Captain’s Chairs) (new to Touring)
Navigation
20″ Wheels
9-speed automatic transmission
Parking Sensors
Heated 2nd Row Seats
LED Inline Hi/Lo-Beam
Roof Rack
Paddle Shifters
Premium 10-Speaker Audio
Auto Stop Start
Gloss Black Door Garnish
Body Color Tailgate Spoiler
Gloss Black Outside Mirror
A/C Power Outlet
Bumper Skid Garnish – Painted Silver with Chrome
Front Grille Chrome Bar with Gloss Black Frame
Chrome Outside Door Handles
Door Lower Garnish with Chrome Accent
Pilot Elite (AWD only; Add or replace from Touring)
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors  (NEW)
Wireless Phone Charger (NEW)
Power-Folding O/S Mirrors (NEW)
Panoramic Moonroof (vs. Moonroof)
Captain’s Chairs
Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Rain Sensing Wipers
3rd Row Floor Mats
Ambient Lighting

For More Information
For more information and high-resolution photography, visit www.hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/pilot. Consumer information is available at www.automobiles.honda.com/pilot. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017 more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V to Further Strengthen Award-Winning Honda SUV Lineup

  • Pilot gets more aggressive exterior styling and new technologies
  • HR-V gains two new trims, updated styling and all-new technology
  • Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies now available
    or standard equipment on all Honda nameplates, with addition of HR-V

Honda will celebrate summer with the launch of significantly refreshed versions of its 8-passenger Pilot SUV and subcompact HR-V SUV, both featuring freshened styling, noteworthy powertrain refinements and major connected-car technology upgrades, including available new Display Audio systems with a physical volume knob, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. In addition, Pilot and HR-V also benefit from the expanded application of Honda Sensing®, which will now be standard equipment on all Pilots, and on EX and higher grades of HR-V. The new Pilot and HR-V will go on-sale at Honda dealerships on July 16 and July 24, respectively.

With the addition of Honda Sensing® to the HR-V, Honda’s advanced safety and driver-assistive technology will now be available or standard equipment on every nameplate in the Honda lineup, as the company moves toward its goal of 100 percent standard application of Honda Sensing® to all vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022.

“The continued fortification of the Honda light truck lineup with the refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V further enhances our already award-winning lineup of Honda SUVs,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “With application to HR-V, Honda Sensing is now available or standard on every Honda model, which is both an incredible benefit to our customers and increased value over the competition.”

Honda-brand light-truck sales are up 1.9 percent this year to 300,159 units through the end of May as Honda targets a fifth consecutive yearly sales record in 2018. For the first time in the brand’s history, Honda light trucks are expected to outsell Honda passenger cars this year on the way to another all-time light-truck sales record. Honda-brand light-truck sales growth is led by a 41 percent jump in sales of Pilot through the end of May on improved supply resulting from a major increase in Pilot production at the company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant, which now produces Pilot on a dedicated production line, alongside the Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan, manufactured on a second production line.

All Honda SUVs, minivans and pickups are produced in North America using domestic and globally-sourced parts, with more than 60 percent in the U.S. at plants in Lincoln, Alabama, in Greensburg, Indiana and in East Liberty, Ohio. The Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline recently took three of the top 10 spots in Cars.com’s 2018 American-Made Index. The company will add production of CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV over the past 22 years, to a fourth North American plant, in Marysville, Ohio, later this year.

2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Pilot brings a long list of upgrades to Honda’s award-winning 8-passenger SUV, including more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power tailgate and significant refinements to its 9-speed automatic transmission (available in Touring and Elite trims). Major available technology upgrades include 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, a larger Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray™ and streaming video capability, Honda’s innovative CabinTalk™ in-car PA system and smartphone-enabled CabinControl™ app, along with a new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, over-the-air updates and a volume knob.

Consistent with Honda’s previously announced plan to make Honda Sensing® standard equipment on all models and trims within the next four years, the 2019 Pilot adopts the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard equipment on all grades.

The many upgrades reinforce Pilot’s fundamental capabilities while augmenting the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in the segment to offer 8-passenger seating. Full details of the 2019 Pilot refresh will be available when it goes on sale July 16.

2019 HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V expands its appeal as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims, refreshed styling, new technology including an available new Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration and a more refined driving experience. The freshened HR-V also benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) and available Real Time all-wheel drive system, additional sound deadening features and the addition of variable-ratio electric power steering.

The 2019 HR-V is also available for the first time with Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology, standard on EX and higher trims. The addition of Honda Sensing® to HR-V means all Honda models, from the fun and affordable Fit to the amazingly capable Ridgeline pickup, are available with Honda’s advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® is a more robust system of technologies than key competitors and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Full details of the 2019 HR-V refresh will be available when it goes on sale July 24.

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