2019 Honda Pilot Review in Bourbonnais, IL

Introducing the New 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot Exterior LX Beauty

A Three-Row Mid-Size SUV Big on Family-Friendliness

Honda Pilot may be a mid-size crossover, but it's also the largest SUV in the Honda lineup, and its flagship. That means that, when it comes to capability and accommodations for you and the whole gang, not to mention the style to turn heads, it goes full-size. Revised and better than ever for 2019, the new Pilot offers fresh exterior aesthetics, newly standardized safety technologies, and a comfortably roomy interior with amenities to spare. Plus, with a powerful standard V6 and available all-wheel drive, it remains the model of reliability busy families have come to expect from a Honda SUV. Before you dive into the extensive inventory of new Honda SUVs we offer Bourbonnais, IL area drivers here at Bill Kay Honda, feel free to explore all that a new 2019 Honda Pilot can mean, and do, for you, right here!

2019 Honda Pilot: Performance and Towing Capacity

A 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine comes standard throughout the Pilot lineup, ready to charge ahead into adventure. Trims from LX and EX to EX-L come paired with a six-speed auto for gear shifts that are nearly seamless, but the SUV gets a nine-speed with shift-by-wire in Touring and Elite. That means fast and easy changes with no more than the touch of a button. Factor in an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management&#trade; (i-VTM4®) AWD System, standard in Elite, and optional Intelligent Traction Management with snow, sand, and mud modes in select trims, and you gain the power and agility to handle tough terrain and bad weather with confidence. Take a look at the powertrain's details, and you'll see what we mean.


3.5-liter V6


280 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm


262 pound-feet @ 4,700 rpm

Maximum towing capacity

5,000 pounds in AWD


Interior Design of the 2019 Honda Pilot

Spacious and Accommodating

If a Honda crossover is one thing, it's roomy enough for the whole family. The new Pilot fits seven to eight passengers in a sprawling cabin measuring approximately 152.9 cubic feet. Plus, seating comes available leather-trimmed and optionally perforated, heated, and ventilated up front for exceptional comfort. 

Plus, front seating's available ten-way power-adjustable and with lumbar support on the driver's side and optionally four-way power-adjustable on the passenger side, putting the finishing touches on the lap of luxury for you and your fellow rider. Moreover, there's around 83.9 cubic feet available for cargo with second- and 60/40-split, flat-folding third-row bench seating collapsed -- ample space for an extended vacation's luggage or the weekend getaway's camping gear. 

Select trims even feature second-row seats that can be adjusted with the push of a button, making third-row seating easily accessible for rear passengers, and perforated, heated captain's chairs are available for the second row, providing a command center for the trip.

2019 Honda Pilot Interior Cabin Control

2019 Honda Pilot Interior Dash Beauty

Additional perks include:

  • Air conditioning and filtration, with tri-zone automatic climate and humidity control in select models
  • Tilting one-touch power moonroof
  • Available ambient LED lighting
  • Multifunction center console with storage
  • Locking glove compartment
  • Sliding sun visors, with second-row integrated sunshades in select trims
  • Rear window defroster with a timer
  • Rear-seat heating ducts
  • Hidden storage well
  • Five front, two second-row, and four third-row beverage holders, some illuminated n Touring and Elite
  • Optional power tailgate, with hands-free access at the top of the line

Cutting-Edge Tech, Safety & Driver-Assist Features in the 2019 Honda Pilot

At the Industry's Forefront

Approach with remote entry, which is programmable in higher trims, step in, tap push-button start, and your outing's tools and resources spread out before you. There's a 5-inch color LCD with Bluetooth and USB connectivity standard in LX to keep you in control and in touch on-the-go, and it's paired with a 215-watt, seven-speaker audio system to make any road-trip soundtrack an anthem. 

Step up to higher trims, and an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM support, and an HD Radio appears, making room for your smartphone and expanded listening options to come along for the ride. Unique features like an available CabinTalk™ In-Car PA System let you communicate with the rest of the compartment, while an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System&#trade; makes it easy to find your way between point A and point Anywhere. 

The latter even has voice recognition capability for ease of use and can deliver updates on driving conditions via Honda HD Digital Traffic.

2019 Honda Pilot Interior Climate Control Audio

2019 Honda Pilot Exterior Profile Beach

Additional advancements include:

  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Optional HomeLink® Remote System support
  • CabinControl® remote compatibility in higher trims
  • An available Advanced Rear Entertainment System, featuring a 10.2-inch display, a built-in Blu-Ray Player, and streaming app support
  • Optional, multizone-capable 590-watt, 10-speaker premium audio
  • Mobile hotspot support for connecting to the Internet
  • A wireless phone charger at the line's apex

Wraparound Peace of Mind

Honda vehicles are designed exceedingly safe, and the new 2019 Pilot is no different. It features Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, a system designed to keep the SUV on even footing with optimal traction for the haul. 

Plus, Pilot is home to our automaker's proprietary driver-assistance suite, Honda Sensing® technology, which showcases collision and road departure mitigation systems, forward collision and lane departure warnings, lane-keep assist system, and adaptive cruise control. Bring a standard multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines into the mix for maneuvering ease, and you'll see why more Bourbonnais families prefer the SUV for safety from their driveways to the highway and home again.

2019 Honda Pilot Exterior Beauty

 2019 Honda Pilot Exterior Available AWD

Additional security features include:

  • A durable Advanced Compatibility Engineering&#trade; (ACE™) body structure
  • An anti-lock brake system with electronic brake distribution and brake assist
  • Advanced front and SmartVent® front-side airbags
  • Three-row side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor
  • A LATCH child-seat anchor system
  • Available blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitors
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with tire fill assist feature and location and pressure indicators
  • Dynamic parking guidelines in select trims

Experience the 2019 Honda Pilot Firsthand with a Test Drive Today!

Be sure to check out our new SUV inventory here on the Web, then contact our team at Bill Kay Honda at (877) 316-5359 to set up some time behind the wheel. As always, you're welcome to bring everyone by 1360 Locke Drive in Bourbonnais for a visit, too! We look forward to taking you out for a spin!

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