The 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition went on sale this year, topping the lineup of the popular 3-row SUV, which received a comprehensive design and technology update. The new Black Edition features exclusive styling touches that set it apart from the rest of the 2020 Honda Pilot family, and has a base price of $49,620, our was priced as equipped at $50,715. As such, it made a perfect beach companion to our trip to Seabrook (aka Pacific Beach), WA.
Based on the 2020 Honda Pilot Elite trim, the Black Edition includes numerous exterior and interior styling enhancements, following the strategy of the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition pickup. On the outside it is distinguished by Crystal Black Pearl and the Black Edition badges on the grille and rear door. The exterior look is completed by 20-inch black-painted alloy wheels and blackout treatments for the grille, around the headlamps, side edges, door handles, around the windows, and detailing around the windows and fog lights.
Inside, there is red-tone lighting for the instrument panel, doors and center console, with red accent stitching on the first and second row captain's chairs, door panels and steering wheel. The Black Edition emblem is embossed on the front seats and floor mats, and the first and second row seats also receive a red accent on the surface of the perforated leather seats.
The Honda Pilot LX 2020 Traction standard on 2 wheels has a base price of $ 31,550 (before the charge distribution and delivery of $1,095) and comes with the complete package Honda Sensing of security systems and assistance to the driver as standard equipment.
The four-wheel drive Honda Pilot LX starts at $ 33,550 and adds the Intelligent Variable Torque Control system (i-VTM4 i-VTM4 four-wheel drive, exclusive to Honda). The new styling unveiled for the 2019 Honda Pilot emphasizes its handling capabilities in all conditions, while highlighting the advanced technology and family-minded character that has made it one of the three-row seat midsize SUVs. More popular.
The Honda Pilot also remains one of the few models in its segment to offer eight seats (seven with the optional Captain's Chairs in the second row), with available seating for three in the second and third rows.
Access to the third row is easy and simple thanks to the available One-Touch Walk-In feature.
In addition to the security platform Honda Sensing as part of the standard equipment, including details of notable technology are a system Display Audio touchscreen 8 inches available with compatible Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, system CabinTalk for communication between passengers of the vehicle, wireless smartphone charging, and a power liftgate that opens hands-free. Touring, Elite, and Black trims come with in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability / compatibility , enabling extended subscription-based HondaLink services including Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, geofencing, and speed alerts for parents of teen drivers, a stolen vehicle locator, improved roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, remote start and even personal concierge services.
The i-VTM4 system, standard on all four-wheel drive versions, uses an electronically controlled, hydraulically activated rear differential to distribute engine torque between the front and rear axles and dynamically distribute torque between the left rear wheels. and right. The benefits are superior handling in all weather conditions, and precise, neutral electric steering.
Aside from its unique and updated styling, the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition may be lackluster in terms of character and personality. However, when it comes to road trip functionality, the very few vehicles we'd recommend over this one!
Overall comfort and ergonomics
Sometimes looks and feels like a minivan, both inside and out
Engine: 3.5L, VTEC V6
Power: 280 hp
Torque: 262 lb/ft
Transmission: 9-speed Automatic
Curb Weight: 4,319 lbs
Fuel Economy: 19/22/26
Base Price: $49,620 Price as Tested: $50,715