Honda Pilot Buy Lease Specials Hickory, NC

Space Eight, Safety for Everyone

Drivers in the market for an eight-seater SUV already have some expectations for that vehicle. Obviously, it needs to be safe, and it should provide plenty of room for passengers and their cargo. It should also be able to keep all occupants engaged and entertained over long trips. Lasting comfort is essential, and the onboard technology should be practical and easy to use.

Honda's three-row Pilot promises all this and more. The Pilot sports the largest frame of any Honda crossover, and its roomy cabin can seat both adults and children comfortably on any row. Its capable powertrain, confident handling, and impressive towing ability make it a dynamic vehicle for vacations and getaways with friends and family.

If you'd like to learn more about the Honda Pilot, come see it inside and out at . We would be happy to demonstrate what this SUV can do, and you can get in for a test drive today!

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What's New in the 2019 Honda Pilot?

For 2019, Honda has added more standard driver assistance features, plus some practical improvements to the console's controls. The upper trims also offer a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Up to eight passengers can ride in the Pilot, and even the back row provides plenty of legroom and overhead space. The ride feels smooth, and the supportive seating sustains comfort even if you're logging long hours on the road. If you're using the Pilot as a family vehicle, the youngest passengers may be accommodated by four full sets of car seat connectors. Behind the back row, you'll also find over 16 cubic feet of storage space. If you need more room for your cargo, you can fold the second and third rows to open up almost 84 cubic feet.

You have a variety of technology options to make each ride interesting, all accessible through intuitive controls. Available infotainment features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an HDMI port, HD Radio, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a rear-seat entertainment system, and more. 

The 2019 Pilot also sports some impressive safety features including a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, and other features found within the HondaSensing tech suite. In addition to its advanced systems, the Pilot passed its safety tests with outstanding scores.   

The SUV runs on a V6 engine capable of 280 horsepower. The standard transmission is a six-speed automatic, but a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic is now available with some trims. The powertrain delivers plenty of energy for accelerating, and when properly equipped, the Pilot can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds. Whether you're merging onto the highway or pulling a boat out to the water, you'll enjoy a pleasant ride and a surprising level of maneuverability for the SUV's large frame.  

History of the Honda Pilot

Primarily designed to suit the needs of North American drivers, the Pilot was introduced in 2003, just as the U.S. demand for SUVS was starting to rise. Honda's new entry to the midsize SUV segment was received with enthusiastic interest, as drivers delighted in the spacious interior and generous storage space. The initial model was manufactured at Honda's plant in Lincoln, Alabama, built on the same platform as the Odyssey and Accord. It was originally equipped with four-wheel drive.

In 2006, Honda updated the Pilot's exterior and added new safety features. The SUV also released with a two-wheel drive version. Three years later, the Pilot was entirey redesigned, now with a bigger body and even more safety and infotainment features. Honda continued to explore new improvements across their lineup, and debuted the Pilot's third generation in 2016. The latest versions come with a modern crossover design and a variety of in-demand amenities, reinforcing the manufacturer's dedication to staying ahead of the industry curve.

We Have the Pilot at Hendrick Honda Hickory

Whether you're looking for a roomy SUV like the Pilot, a convenient compact car like the Civic, or a hearty truck like the Ridgeline, you're bound to find it within our expansive inventory. We've catalogued our online for you to browse at your convenience, and when you see something interesting, you can always come by for a closer look. While all our Honda models are priced to sell, you can save even more when you take advantage of our .