Looking for the Best 8 Passenger SUV? The Honda Pilot Should Be on Your List

  • Looking for the nation’s best 8 passenger SUV means enjoying room enough for a growing family and space enough for all you could need to take. Any publication will tell you the 2019 Honda Pilot is a front-runner for that position, with just a few highlights including:

    • Up to 152.9 Cubic Feet of Passenger Space
    • Up to 83.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space
    • Up to 20 mpg in the City and 27 mpg on the highway*
    • Available 8-Inch Touchscreen
    • Available Advanced Rear Entertainment System
    • IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating


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Trims and Prices

Honda models always provide a full range of options to help provide the perfect model to fit your needs.

2019 Honda Pilot trim levels include:

  • LX: Priced at 31,450 MSRP**.
  • EX: Priced at 34,330 MSRP**
  • EX-L: Priced at 37,760 MSRP**
  • Touring: Priced at $42,520 MSRP**
  • Elite: Priced at $48,020 MSRP**

Power and MPG

All 2019 Honda Pilot trims boast commanding performance whether you’re accelerating from standstill or passing on the highway thanks to a 280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V6 engine. That powerhouse is paired to 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission and is available with an Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD system for dependable all-terrain, all-weather performance.

Here’s how efficiency scores break down:

  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (6AT): Makes up to 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD or 18 and 26 with available AWD*.
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT): Makes up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD or 19 and 26 with available AWD*.

Passenger Dimensions

The Honda Pilot provides seating for eight as standard, and you’ll find space enough for a relaxing drive across all three rows:

  • Passenger Volume: Up to 152.9 cubic feet.
  • Headroom: Up to 40.1 inches in the 1st row, 40.2 inches in the 2nd row, and 38.9 inches in the 3rd row.
  • Legroom: Up to 40.9 inches in the 1st row, 38.4 inches in the 2nd row, and 31.9 inches in the 3rd row.

Select models can swap the standard 2nd row bench seat for two captain’s chairs to enhance comfort. You can also make moving the cabin around easier with:

  • 60/40 Split, Flat-Folding 3rd-Row Bench Seat
  • One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats

Cargo Space Dimensions

Even if you’re looking for an SUV with eight passenger seating, you shouldn’t forget to consider cargo space. Whether you need to throw in some groceries or help someone move house, the Honda Pilot provides bags of room:

  • Up to 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row.
  • Up to 46.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row.
  • Up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row.

There’s a cargo area light to help with organization, a hidden storage well for added security, cargo area bag hooks to keep grocery bags upright, and 4 tie-down anchors to help secure larger pieces of cargo.

Entertainment Features

Even standard models include a 7-speaker sound system, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and a MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack to provide a rich driving soundtrack, with available features including:

  • 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • HD Radio™
  • 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer

You can even fit an Advanced Rear Entertainment System that plays on a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen from HDMI inputs, an inbuilt Blu-Ray™ Player, or streaming apps.


The Honda Pilot’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure provides outstanding protection in the unlikely event of a collision, so it’s no surprise the vehicle received:

  • A Top Safety Pick Award from the IIHS
  • A 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA***

To avoid putting crash-worthiness to the test, the Honda Pilot comes fitted as standard with an impressive suite of safety features, including Honda Sensing technology:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Take the Honda Pilot Out for a Test Drive at Your Local Honda Showroom

As summed up by Kelley Blue Book: “With its standard suite of safety systems, roomy and versatile cabin, and the reliability and high resale value inherent in Hondas, the Pilot is the benchmark for 3-row crossover SUVs.” To check out the full range of Honda AWD models or explore the latest specials, feel free to contact us today or visit your nearest New England Honda dealer.

*Based on 2019 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.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov .

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