2020 Honda Pilot

What’s new

  • No major changes for 2020
  • New top-line Black Edition trim level
  • Part of the third Pilot generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
  • Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
  • Better fuel economy than rivals
  • Multiple clever storage compartments
  • Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
  • Third-row access is narrow
MSRP Starting at
$31,550

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2020 Honda Pilot Review

You have more choices than ever for a three-row midsize SUV, yet the Honda Pilot, a mainstay of the class, remains one of the best choices available. You'll enjoy roomy seating for up to eight, a quiet interior and a comfortable ride quality. The plush accommodations don't come at the expense of performance either since the Pilot is surprisingly capable when driven on twisty roads. And while we're not totally enamored with the optional nine-speed automatic transmission, there's no doubt the standard V6 has plenty of power to move this large crossover.

Aside from a few driving aids that could stand for a little more operational refinement, the Pilot has no obvious faults. However, there are a few newcomers that you'll want to consider. In its top trim, the Kia Telluride has a few more features than the luxe Pilot Elite, and we've given it a slight edge over the Pilot in our rankings. You might also like the roomier Volkswagen Atlas or the redesigned Ford Explorer. Overall, though, the 2020 Honda Pilot is one of the best all-rounders on the market and deserves a spot on your shopping list.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Honda Pilot as one of Edmunds' Best 3-Row SUVs for 2020.

What's it like to live with the Pilot?

With a spacious cabin, exceptional comfort and a tremendously roomy cabin, the Honda Pilot is the quintessential three-row crossover. As soon as we got behind the wheel of this newest model, our editors universally agreed: The Pilot was the best of the bunch. We immediately reached out to Honda and secured a fully loaded Elite model for our long-term test fleet. Over the course of a year and 25,000 miles, we drove our Black Forest green tester to Las Vegas, Sacramento and Oregon. Usually, it performed the commuting duties typical of a family-friendly SUV. To read about our experiences, read our long-term Pilot test. Note that while we tested a 2016 Pilot, most of our observations still apply to the 2020 model. The only exceptions deal with the infotainment and transmission improvements Honda made for 2019.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
Rated for you by America’s best test team

Our verdict

8.1 / 10
The Honda Pilot is space-efficient and smooth-riding, and it provides ample power along with decent fuel economy. You also get plentiful features, a useful cargo area and smart interior storage. This Honda is one of the most well-rounded three-row SUVs you can get.

How does it drive?

7.5
The Pilot is a surprisingly able performer. We tested a Pilot Elite with the nine-speed automatic and observed a 7.0-second 0-60 mph time, which is quicker than most rival midsize three-row SUVs. Slowing down is easy, too. The brakes have a relatively consistent feel and are easy to use in everyday driving. The Pilot's panic-stopping distance from 60 mph (129 feet in our testing) is average for a big three-row crossover SUV.

Twisty mountain roads don't pose a problem for the Pilot ― this large crossover feels lighter than most. There's little road feel from the steering, but it is precise. The Pilot's available AWD system is fine for slippery road surfaces, but this SUV lacks the ground clearance and specific off-road aids such as hill descent control to make it truly capable off-road.

How comfortable is it?

9.0
The Honda Pilot does comfort better than many in the segment. Body motions are well-controlled, but not at the expense of overall ride comfort. Small, high-frequency bumps are dispatched without any issue. The front seats have supportive backs and bottoms, providing hours of comfort. The second-row seats are similarly cushy and can recline and slide.

There's very little tire or wind noise inside the cabin, and the V6 sounds pretty good if you wind it out. Tri-zone climate control works well to keep everyone comfortable.

How’s the interior?

8.0
The Pilot exhibits typical Honda efficiency with smart use of space and practical features. The first and second rows are roomy. The third row is OK, but it's not as spacious as what you'll find in a few other rival SUVs. Still, a single button press tilts and slides the second row forward, making it easy to get into the third row.

Most drivers will be able to find a suitable seating position, though tall drivers might want a little more steering wheel adjustment. The upright seating position gives the driver a more commanding view out than it does in the Honda Odyssey minivan.

How’s the tech?

8.0
Overall, the Pilot's touchscreen system is easy to use. The navigation system responds quickly, and the 10-speaker audio system sounds great. A Wi-Fi hotspot is included on Touring and Elite models, and users with the Honda CabinControl app can connect to the in-car Wi-Fi and control certain things such as rear cabin temperature and music playlists.

The adaptive cruise control only works above 20 mph, which is a bummer for drivers stuck in stop-and-go traffic. Overall, the Pilot's adaptive cruise control system isn't nearly as smooth as similar features in other cars. Otherwise, all the other systems such as lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring work well. Its lane keeping feature, however, can be very intrusive in long, constant-radius corners.

How’s the storage?

8.5
The Pilot is a useful vehicle when you need to carry a lot of stuff. While cargo room is good — 16 cubic feet behind the third row and a maximum volume of 84 cubes with the second- and third-row seats folded — it trails segment leaders. Still, there's generous storage under the load floor, and the space is very usable.

Large door pockets and clever, configurable small-item storage within the center console are among the many places to store your stuff inside the cabin. Want to tow? The AWD Pilot's maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, which matches that of most V6-powered, three-row SUVs. Front-wheel-drive Pilots are limited to 3,500 pounds.

How economical is it?

8.0
The EPA rates the all-wheel-drive Pilot (with the nine-speed automatic) at 22 mpg combined, which is midpack for three-row SUVs. In a previously tested front-wheel-drive model, we recorded 24.2 mpg during 1,150 miles of mostly highway driving, which indicates that the EPA numbers are realistic.

Is it a good value?

7.5
We tested a fully loaded all-wheel-drive Elite, which is one of the pricier models in the class. However, it provides better comfort, quality feel and a nicer cabin than many competitors, so the price seems justified. Materials and assembly quality are high for a non-luxury vehicle, but are not substantially better than rivals. The soft-touch plastics on the dash combined with high-gloss trim and matte-finish secondary controls look and feel good.

Basic warranty coverage is for three years/36,000 miles with a powertrain warranty for five years/60,000 miles. These are mostly par for the course, as is the three-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance coverage.

Wildcard

8.5
Among three-row SUVs, the Pilot comes across as one of the most well-rounded. Its appealing combination of power and relatively rewarding handling is rare. It's certainly not sporty, but there's a willingness to change direction here that's lacking in similar SUVs, with the exception of the Mazda CX-9. It's also comfortable and offers many conveniences.

Which Pilot does Edmunds recommend?

Though all Pilot trims have strong merits, we suggest going with either the EX or the EX-L. The EX is a significant step up from the base LX and adds desirable tech features such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a touchscreen. The EX-L costs more, but a case can be made for it. You get leather upholstery plus some family-useful extras such as an auto-dimming mirror (helps reduce glare at night) and second-row USB ports to ensure your kiddos' electronics are topped off at all times.

2020 Honda Pilot models

The Honda Pilot comes in six primary trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite and Black Edition. All models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (280 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for most trims, while a nine-speed transmission comes with Touring and above models. Front-wheel drive is standard on lower trims, with all-wheel drive standard on Elite and Black Edition models and optional on other trims.

Most models have seating for eight, though second-row captain's chairs — which reduce capacity to seven — are optional on the Touring and standard on Elite and Black Edition trims.

Standard features for the LX include automatic LED headlights, 60/40-split folding third-row seats, a rearview camera, a 5-inch central display screen, and a seven-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs. Standard advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, and automatic high-beam assist.

The EX gets you a lot more, including heated mirrors, keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, one-touch slide-and-fold second-row seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

Stepping up to the EX-L trim gets you a sunroof, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and second-row USB charging ports. There's also an EX-L subtrim that adds a navigation system and a rear entertainment system.

The Touring trim gets all of the above plus roof rails, sound-reducing front door glass, front and rear parking sensors, hands-free operation for the liftgate, heated rear seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

The Elite trim comes standard with the second-row captain's chairs plus auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and a wireless charging pad. The Black Edition is equipped identically, but with black exterior accents and red interior trim.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Honda Pilot.

5 star reviews: 61%
4 star reviews: 21%
3 star reviews: 2%
2 star reviews: 2%
1 star reviews: 14%
Average user rating: 4.1 stars based on 44 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4 out of 5 stars, Excellent Choice
Sam Dovels,
EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The Pilot in general is a fantastic SUV. I am a bit picky, so I have to nit-pick a little. I'm migrating from an Odyssey, so it's an adjustment for me, especially in the cargo department. I have the EX-L model, with smaller wheels (although so-so design) than the Touring, which helps for a smoother ride. I love the EX-L because it still uses the regular shifter (not push-button gear selector), and it still uses the excellent 6-speed automatic, which is better than the 9-speed in higher models. While the ride is pretty smooth & quiet, it's still not up to Traverse or Highlander (and now Telluride) quality. Unlike many critics, I happen to love the high seating position with a commanding view, and I LOVE the armrests - the only 3-row SUV that offer it. I appreciate the memory seats as well. Seats are very comfortable, but the large console in front intrudes leg room for the center passenger in the middle seat. I would like to have 4-way lumbar support (the Odyssey has it). The rear seat is tolerable, but nowhere as comfortable as a minivan. The backup camera quality at daytime is crystal clear, but grainy at night. When it rains, the raindrops often blocks the view (it should be pushed in deeper). The stereo system is surprisingly good. Remote starter works well & from quite a distance. I would love to have some feedback on the fob. I appreciate the cap-less gas tank; tire pressure indicator; the clock sets itself automatically, even without a built-in GPS system. I also love the red needles on the gauges. Some minor cons: The sun visors cannot always block the sun, especially at the A-pillar. I'd love knobs for the A/C rather than switches. Rear A/C vents is not the best, and would love the controls to be on ceiling, otherwise rear passengers may push the controls by mistake (I locked it for that reason). I like PRDN on the dash so you know which mode you are. As of now you only one letter at a time. The "Honda Sensing" system is very nice but far from perfect. I can't seem to shut off the annoying steering wheel vibration when going outside a lane. Too many false positives on the "BRAKE" message. The adaptive cruise is braking too aggressively. The Accord has a more sophisticated system, like all-speed follow for the adaptive cruise, traffic sign recognition, etc. The Accord also has a better infotainment system, with more actual buttons surrounding the screen. It also have an Analog gauge view instead of the digital cluster. I'd love to have them all on the Pilot. The steering wheel size is pretty big, probably the biggest of any full-size SUV, which makes steering more cumbersome. Give me a Civic size wheel, and add the 2/10 bumps for improved grip. Steering feel is so-so, my old Civic was excellent, even the odyssey had sharper acceleration & steering. In comparison, the Pilot feels a bit clumsy & slow. The volume control buttons on the steering wheel is not too intuitive. Placing volume buttons under the steering wheel (like Chrysler) is so much better. As mentioned above, I would love more cargo room. The Chevy Traverse is currently the best in this regard. I'd also want more cubbies and storage pockets. I would like the wipers to cover another 2 inches or so, it's leaving out way too much, which hampers visibility especially in a snow. I would love a heated windshield and a wiper de-icer which is offered on the Canadian models. Same is with "low washer fluid" indicator. About the infotainment. While light-years better than Honda's previous 2-screen layout, it still have many shortcomings. I would like to have a "divided" screen which show at once many functions, like fuel/mileage info, media, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. Toyota also have a 3-day weather forecast. There should be a top bar always visible (even when in Reverse) with time, date, day of week & outside temperature. I use a USB with a collection of music. To use this system is again very cumbersome. You can't switch to next/previous folder. You can't see the list of the tracks being played. I would love to be able to go back to the album list in middle of playing. When selecting something in a long list, hitting the back button will take you back to the top of the list, not to the folder where you came from. Also the player is not fully gap-less. Bluetooth quality just sucks. I don't use it anymore after countless complains. I tried it with many phones and they all work great on other cars. There is also missing a REDIAL function to the Bluetooth. The engine start/stop button is way too bright red. It should be dimmer and same color as other switches. The cup-holders are useless for smaller size cups. In my Odyssey, there was rubbers to hold tight any size cup. The side windows need a more powerful defrost. I would like all 4 windows Auto up/down. I would love shopping bag hooks behind the driver's seat & rear seat. Visible wiper settings on LCD like Hyundai is very nice. Steam warms up legs, not the feet.

1 out of 5 stars, Electrical issues
CGmz,
Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

I looked forward to owning a Honda Pilot and purchased a 2020 touring in Nov 2019. By Jan 2020 loud crackling noises coming from the speakers at random times and radio turned off. I took it in to dealer and said they had to reboot and reconnect wires. It solved the problem but 2 months later same problem and now the dashboard and infotainment center turns off and says network connection lost! If you read other owner reviews lately a lot of similar issues. Back to the dealer I go and hope Honda comes up with a solution! I like everything else but having dashboard turn off is a major issue! I am not one to write reviews good or bad but felt if this could help someone avoid the headache/hassle..

5 out of 5 stars, Second to None!
Altria7,
Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

If you are looking for a well built, roomy SUV, this is the one. Have owned for one year, 9,500 miles and all is well. No recalls, no issues. The 9 speed transmission has been updated for 2019 and works great. Comfort is excellent, tons of head room and leg room. We have reached 33mpg on one trip to Michigan with cruise set at 75 mph, 2 adults and luggage, otherwise average has been 28mpg most of time. Only couple of things I would change and those being NO STOP START FOR ENGINE!! We hate it and disable everytime we start vehicle, would like the ride to be a bit softer however its not a terrible riding vehicle, just would like a softer cushier ride. Would buy another one in a heartbeat, test drive for yourself and be the judge.

5 out of 5 stars, Wonderful ride
Joel Lockridge,
Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The Honda Pilot Touring package for 2020 has a very surprising feel of a heavier mid to large size SUV. Handles extremely well is very road worthy. Low road noise and cruising is nice and what you should expect from a Honda. Besides the heated mirrors, Blue Ray DVD, and many tech savvy add ins, the hands free rear gate just adds to the lineup of extras. You'll be glad you considered.

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Features & Specs

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
EX-L 4dr SUV AWD
3.5L 6cyl 6A
MSRP$39,860
MPG 18 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 8
Transmission6-speed automatic
Horsepower280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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EX-L 4dr SUV features & specs
EX-L 4dr SUV
3.5L 6cyl 6A
MSRP$37,860
MPG 19 city / 27 hwy
SeatingSeats 8
Transmission6-speed automatic
Horsepower280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Elite 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Elite 4dr SUV AWD
3.5L 6cyl 9A
MSRP$48,120
MPG 19 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs features & specs
Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs
3.5L 6cyl 9A
MSRP$44,920
MPG 19 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 7
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Pilot safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring System
Alerts the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot and beeps if the turn signal is activated in that direction.
Honda Sensing
Includes items such as forward collision mitigation with auto braking and road departure intervention. Standard on all trim levels.
Parking Sensors
Indicates how close the vehicle is to objects with visual and audible alerts.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover17.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Honda Pilot vs. the competition

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is fully redesigned for 2020 and looks to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor. It rides on a new platform that Toyota says improves agility and ride quality, and it grows a few inches for extra third-row legroom and increased cargo capacity. A hefty number of advanced driving aids are standard, and the previously optional V6 now powers every non-hybrid model.

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Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is essentially a Pilot in formal wear. This three-row luxury SUV is slightly more powerful, but the major differences come down to the Acura's greater list of optional features and more upscale interior. Though it's roughly the same size, the MDX offers slightly less cargo capacity due to a different cargo hatch design.

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Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Like the Highlander, the Ford Explorer is redesigned for 2020. After taking a front-wheel-drive detour in 2011, the Explorer is once again rear-wheel drive, though it retains the crossover (car-like) construction of the previous model. First impressions are positive, and we especially like the diverse powertrain lineup that includes a standard turbocharged four-cylinder, a powerful V6 and an economical hybrid.

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FAQ

Is the Honda Pilot a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Pilot both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about Honda Pilot fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Pilot gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Pilot ranges from 16.0 to 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Pilot. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 Honda Pilot?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Honda Pilot:

  • No major changes for 2020
  • New top-line Black Edition trim level
  • Part of the third Pilot generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Honda Pilot reliable?
To determine whether the Honda Pilot is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Pilot. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Pilot's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 Honda Pilot a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Honda Pilot is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Pilot and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Pilot is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 Honda Pilot?

The least-expensive 2020 Honda Pilot is the 2020 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $31,550.

Other versions include:

  • EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $39,860
  • EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,860
  • Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $48,120
  • Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,920
  • Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,620
  • EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $36,430
  • EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $34,430
  • Touring 4dr SUV w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,920
  • Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $49,620
  • Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,620
  • LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $31,550
  • LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $33,550
  • EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $41,860
  • EX-L 4dr SUV w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $39,860
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What are the different models of Honda Pilot?
If you're interested in the Honda Pilot, the next question is, which Pilot model is right for you? Pilot variants include EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A). For a full list of Pilot models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot Overview

The 2020 Honda Pilot is offered in the following submodels: Pilot SUV. Available styles include EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Touring 4dr SUV w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and EX-L 4dr SUV w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2020 Honda Pilot?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Honda Pilot and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Pilot 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Pilot.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Honda Pilot and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Pilot featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Honda Pilot?

2020 Honda Pilot Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,240. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,264 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,264 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $42,976.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot Elite 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 12.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,980. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,759 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,759 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,221.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 14.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,550. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,206 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,206 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,344.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 13.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,740. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,989 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,989 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,751.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 13.1% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 30 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,980. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,977 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,977 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,003.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 13.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 17 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,040. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,020 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,020 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,020.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 13.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 15 2020 Honda Pilot Touring 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Captain's Chairs (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,980. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,961 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,961 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,019.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 12.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,740. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,814 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,814 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,926.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 11.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,550. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,640 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,640 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,910.

The average savings for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 13.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 Honda Pilots are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Honda Pilot?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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