When East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Easton, and Jim Thorpe drivers need a spacious and high-performing SUV for their family, they can always count on the Honda Pilot.

Of course, the Honda Pilot has six different trim levels to choose from. To help drivers near Leighton choose the right one for their lifestyle, Ray Price Honda has written this detailed review.

Honda Pilot Trim Levels: The LX

The base trim level of the Honda Pilot has several benefits for local families. It's comfortable, safe, and more powerful than you might expect.

Let's break down some of the finest qualities of the Honda Pilot LX.

Interior Comfort

The bigger the family, the bigger the SUV you're going to need. Fortunately, the Honda Pilot, which has 152.9 cubic feet of occupant space, can seat up to eight people.

You'll have three rows to make use of. However, if you'd prefer less people and more cargo, you can always fold over the 60/40 split flat-folding 3rd bench for additional room.

Of course, seating and cabin space aren't everything. To be completely comfortable, you're going to need plenty of amenities. Luckily, the Pilot LX comes with:

  • Push button start
  • 5-inch Color LCD screen
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Pilot LX Safety Features

Not only is it important to keep your family comfortable, but it's also important to keep them safe. Luckily, the Pilot LX has numerous standard safety features, starting with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control.

VSA® pairs with other safety features, such as Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, to boost both the handling and stopping power of your SUV.

The multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines is also standard in the Pilot LX. Not only does this gadget help you back in and out of tight parking spots, but it can also be helpful when towing.

Performance Specs

In a bigger SUV, you're going to need a stronger engine. Standard in the Pilot LX is a 3.5L V6 engine, which produces up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Several efficiency features have been added to prevent that power from compromising fuel efficiency. To start, you'll have the Eco Assist™ System. However, Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) is also standard. These features streamline power flow to ensure that the Pilot LX, EX, and EX-L trims achieve an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.1

What Comes Next in the Honda Pilot?

The Pilot LX has a robust package of features. However, the remaining five Honda Pilot trim levels tack on even more features and tech.

These are our favorite features with each Pilot trim.

The Honda Pilot EX:

If you step up to the second trim level, the EX, you'll find high-end infotainment technology integrated into your dashboard.  

For starters, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ link your smartphone to the Pilot's infotainment center. Once linked, you can pull up your music, navigation, and other applications on the 8-inch touchscreen display.

Other Pilot EX features include:

  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • HondaLink®
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • 10-way power driver's seat

The Honda Pilot EX-L Adds:

A touch of luxury and class are always welcomed. If you move up to the EX-L trim for the 2020 Honda Pilot, you'll enjoy rich cabin materials and up-scale amenities.

The leather-trimmed seats are as comfortable as they are luxurious-soft to the touch and attractive to the eye! The one-touch power moonroof gives you a chance to welcome in the outside world too.

Other Pilot EX-L features include:

  • Front passenger's seat with 4-way power adjustment
  • HomeLink® remote system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror

The Honda Pilot Touring Adds:

With the Touring trim, the Pilot gets an impressive performance upgrade. Get ready to take those off-road trails!

With the roof rails, it'll be easy to travel with extra luggage or supplies. The 9-speed automatic transmission ensures a swift transition from gear to gear as well. You can direct that transition yourself too, thanks to the paddle shifters.

Once you're in the driver's seat, input your destination into the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. If you'd rather venture into uncharted territory, this system will display 3D renderings of the terrain to guide you in the right direction.

Other Pilot Touring features include:

  • CabinTalk®
  • 10-speaker premium sound system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System with 10.2-inch screen

The Honda Pilot Elite Adds:

One step off the peak of the trim level list for the 2020 Honda Pilot, the Elite strives to keep you comfortable in any weather.

The front seats are both heated and ventilated, allowing you to adapt to the current climate. The steering wheel is heated, too, as are the second-row captain's chairs. Lastly, a wireless phone charger ensures your devices are fully charged during your road trips!

Other Pilot Elite features include:  

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system
  • Blue ambient lighting
  • Panoramic roof

Honda Pilot Black Edition

For a head-turning design, choose the fully loaded Honda Pilot Black Edition. The style, as expected, is redesigned for this model, giving it a sleeker design.  

You'll be able to easily recognize the Black Edition from a distance due to its eye-catching exterior. The black 20-inch wheels are as bold as they are sturdy. Plus, the cabin exudes a new mood thanks to its red ambient lighting.

Other Pilot Black Edition features include:

  • Black-chrome accents on front grille bar
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Perforated black leather seats with red contrast stitching

Test Drive a Honda Pilot

Do any of these Honda Pilot trim levels sound interesting to you? Well, you can get to know them better by taking them for a spin around East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Easton, Leighton, and Jim Thorpe. 

Drivers in area can contact Ray Price Honda to schedule their test drive today!

19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. 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.

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