2021 Honda Pilot Redesign – A year after Honda gave the pilot a significant update to the 2019 model year, the Japanese carmaker now adds the new range-topping Black Edition trim to 2020. Based on the Honda Pilot elite, the same as our long-term Honda, the pilot Black Edition adds several new designs signals inside and out. The Pilot Black Edition is similar to the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition introduced for 2018.
2021 Honda Pilot Redesign
Potential landlords who choose the black version will have more visual cues added to the exterior, such as exclusive crystal black pearl paint, a black edition grille and tailgate badges, and black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels. Closed trim pieces include radiator grille, headlight trim, door handles, side trim, fog light accents, and window trim. If you were looking for performance upgrades you would need to look elsewhere.
While the blacked-out theme continues inside, Honda spices things up a bit with red accents throughout. Red accent lighting for Dash, doors and center console pairs with red stitch accents on the front and second row of captain’s chairs, door panels and steering wheel. Seats in the first and second row receive red accents on the perforated leather, while the Black Edition logo is embossed on the front seats and floor mats.
The 2020 Honda Pilot starts arriving to dealers today with the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition starting at $ 50,715 (all prices include the $ 1,095 destination fee). It’s a small prize- $ 1,500-over Honda Pilot elite, starting at $ 49,215. It is up to the customers to decide whether it is reasonable to pay the premium. The new trim is a look package with no performance or power upgrades. The same 3.5-liter V6, which makes 280 horsepower (208 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (399 Newton-meters) of torque, powers the Black Edition pilot. All wheels and Honda’s nine-speed automatic are standard.
The 2020 pilot Black Edition is based on the Elite trim and has 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 radiator grille and tailgate. The Pilot Black Edition also includes black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels and blackout treatments for the radiator 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 of 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 for the perforated leather seating surface.
The 2020 Pilot LX with standard 2-wheel drive has 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 assistance systems as standard equipment. The all-wheel drive Pilot LX has a starting MSRP of $ 33,550 and adds to Honda’s exclusive all-wheeled i-VTM4® torque vectoring system.
The aggressive new styling introduced to the pilot last year underscores its capabilities, while highlighting state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly nature that has made it one of the most popular mid-range three-row SUVs. Pilot is also still one of the few models in its segment to offer eight seats (seven with optional second-row captains chairs), with available three-seater capacity in both the second and third rows. Access to the third row is simple and easy with the one-touch walk-in function available. 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 ™ vehicle’s public address system, wireless smartphone charging, and a hands-free power tailgate. The Touring, Elite and Black Edition trims feature 4G LTE in vehicle Wi-Fi capability / compatibility, enabling extended 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, auto collision notification, remote start, and even personal concierge services. 3
2020 Pilots 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, the i-VTM4® uses an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated rear differential to position the engine’s torque between front and rear axles and dynamically distribute torque between left and right rear wheels. The advantages are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, precise control under power.