The 3rd generation of the Pilot has been released back in 2015 so it is not an old car. However, it seems a major update might be released with the upcoming 2019 Honda Pilot revision. This is expected to bring not only a revised powertrain but possibly a new body style too. It seems that Honda could release a shorter wheelbase Pilot with just 5 seats. This is set to be cheaper but offer roughly the same level of comfort and features as its longer sibling. With that, the car should be able to become more competitive but some people did say that it might also cannibalize the sales of its smaller sibling, the CR-V.
One of the biggest flaws with the current car is the way it drives. While it is very comfortable for its price point, it might feel a bit too disconnected from the road. In order to change that Honda may decide to install new shocks and springs. These would allow the Pilot to offer roughly the same level as comfort as before while being better to drive. The shorter wheelbase model on the other hand is likely going to be even better to drive due to its lower weight and possibly stiffer chassis. In terms of pricing the smaller model might be with up to $3,000 cheaper than the 7-seats car. This would put the Pilot in a new market segment which it will likely be able to easily dominate.
Not much will change with the regular version of the 2019 Honda Pilot. Some suggested that the car could get closer in design to its truck counterpart but so far nothing has been confirmed. The shorter wheelbase model will likely get smaller rear three-quarter windows, a slightly different bumper and possibly a new tailgate as well. These alone would allow the car to look a bit more aggressive which is usually desired in its class. Honda also previewed a black-edition of the Pilot back in 2015. So far this model hasn’t been available for sale but it just might with the upcoming 2019 revision. Expect it to boast blacked out exterior accents, larger wheels and possibly new headlights and tail lights.
2019 Honda Pilot interior redesign
The current model is actually one of the best built crossovers in its class. This is not going to change so it should retain that title. However, the update might come with a revised infotainment system, boasting a volume knob and possibly a higher resolution screen, likely new interior accents such as real aluminum and possibly even wood. The 5-seats version of the car is expected to get an identical dashboard design but it will feature a sliding rear row of seats with multiple ways of adjusting them.
Engine and changes
The 2019 Honda Pilot will likely still come with the same 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 as before. This engine is currently capable of providing up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque which is more than enough for what it is. However, its transmission will be discontinued. In its place the 2019 model is expected to receive a new 10 speed automatic which will drive either the front or all four wheels. This won’t impact its performance much but it will give the Pilot better fuel economy than before. The two-row version of the car on the other hand will likely come with a lesser engine in the base trim level. Some rumors suggested the car would get a new 2.0 liter turbo-four offering around 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. This would be more than enough for the lighter car and it would be a good compromise between fuel efficiency and performance.
Release date and price
Taking into consideration that previous model coasts $30,595 and CR-V coasts $24,045, we can assume that upcoming Pilot will be priced somewhere between those two. We can expect it to be released at the end of 2018 and the most probably this will happened in September.
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