2019 Honda Pilot — What’s New?

July 17th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Pilot in Forest

It’s that time of year! Honda has begun to release updated vehicles for the 2019 model year. Exciting changes reflect the latest in design and technology that Honda has to offer. With the 2019 Honda Pilot arriving at dealerships nationwide in the coming days, prospective buyers might be wondering what’s been changed from the 2018 model. There are numerous updates to the styling, technology, and more. For a more in-depth look at these updates, read on below.

2019 Honda Pilot Styling

Working off the solid foundation of the 2018 design, the 2019 Pilot enhances the existing styling with a more aggressive look. The new front end features standard LED low-beam headlights, with available LED fog lights sporting larger housings and full integration into the bumper. The Elite trim receives full LED multi-element headlights, including high beams. The Pilot’s redesigned grille incorporates Honda’s newer “flying wing” motif with a chrome band extending above the headlights, a design element seen on other models in the Honda family.

On the rear of the 2019 Honda Pilot, buyers will find reimagined taillights with amber turn signals and LED backup lights, as well as a restyled bumper. Sure to please busy families, the Touring and Elite trims now offer a hands-free power tailgate. Chrome accents wrap around the sides and rear of the vehicle, giving the Pilot yet another element of style. More ruggedly styled wheel designs on every trim round out the exterior updates.

The interior of the Pilot has been refreshed for 2019 as well. New trim around the vents, wider fold-down armrests in the front row, and available 3-way heated front seats improve both style and functionality. In the second row, newly available features include retractable sunshades for EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims, as well as captain’s chairs for Touring and Elite models.

2019 Honda Pilot Entertainment & Safety Technology

The 2019 Pilot features an available all-new Display Audio system with customizable shortcuts and simplified menus on an easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new, larger Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a 10.2-inch swing-down display is also available. EX-L with Navi/RES, Touring, and Elite trims include the innovative CabinTalk system that allows front row passengers to communicate with second- and third-row passengers through the Pilot’s audio system. Plus, Touring and Elite models can provide an AT&T 4G LTE connection inside the vehicle.

For drivers, a new instrument cluster features a 7-inch TFT display with customizable vehicle data, audio and phone information, and more. Additionally, Honda Sensing is now standard on every 2019 Pilot model, featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)1 with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)2, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)3, and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)4.

Learn More about the 2019 Honda Pilot

For more information about the 2019 Honda Pilot, check out our current inventory. Then, visit us at Rairdon’s Honda of Burien for a vehicle demonstration, and be one of the first to experience the refreshed Pilot. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to help at every step of the way.

1) CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2) Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3) LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

4) ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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