2020 Honda Pilot Performance Specs

The 2020 Honda Pilot combines 8-passenger seating as standard with impressive power and a versatile interior to help you navigate everything from weekday errands to weekend adventures. All it takes is a look at Honda Pilot specs to appreciate the vehicle’s confident performance and go-anywhere capability, so read on to explore:

  • Honda Pilot Horsepower and Torque
  • Honda Pilot Fuel Economy
  • Honda Pilot Performance Features
  • Honda Pilot Active Safety Features

Honda Pilot Horsepower and Torque

The Honda Pilot doesn’t make you pay more for the exhilaratingly responsive performance you deserve. Regardless of trim level, you’ll find a 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine sitting beneath the hood for up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. With those performance specs on your side, expect anything from brisk acceleration to confident passing power, plus a Honda Pilot towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. with 2WD or 5,000 lbs. with AWD.

Cutting-edge engine features include:

  • Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®): During steady cruising, two cylinders are deactivated to save on fuel consumption.
  • Active Control Engine Mount System (ACM): Intelligently manages engine sound and combines with Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC) for a whisper quiet drive.

Honda Pilot Fuel Economy

Drivers might expect a spacious 8-passenger SUV with V6 power as standard to fall short when it comes to fuel economy, but sophisticated Honda engineering has allowed the new Pilot to provide a commanding ride while still remaining efficient.

You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD 6-speed automatic trims*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with AWD 6-speed automatic trims*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with 2WD 9-speed automatic trims*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with AWD 9-speed automatic trims*.


Transmission systems include:

  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (6AT): Fitted as standard with LX, EX, and EX-L.
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters: Fitted as standard with Touring, Elite, and Black Edition models.

Efficiency is further optimized through the following Honda Pilot features:

  • Eco Assist™ System: Designed to help you develop and maintain a fuel-efficient driving style, the Eco Assist System shows how you’re impacting fuel consumption.
  • Idle-Stop: Automatically turns off the engine when you come to a stop before seamlessly starting up again when you hit the gas.


Honda Pilot Performance Features

The Honda Pilot appeals to family drivers who need space for up to 8 but don’t want to give up an ability to head off-road, so you’ll find the following features available to help you explore:

  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System: Available across all trim levels to deliver peace of mind whether crossing loose terrain or driving through periods of poor weather.
  • Intelligent Traction Management: Provides individual drive modes for Snow with 2WD models or Snow, Sand, and Mud with AWD models.

Further Honda Pilot performance features include:

  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes
  • All-Season Tires


Active Safety Features

Safety is a key concern of the Honda Pilot, which is why all models receive Honda Sensing® driver assistance technology as standard. You’ll also benefit from a suite of active safety features that work to improve your safety by optimizing control for dependable and intuitive performance.

Active safety features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators


Experience Honda Pilot Performance First-Hand at Your Local Honda Showroom

Kelley Blue Book notes that the Honda Pilot impresses from “cabin comfort to resale values to safety equipment to engine refinement”, so it’s a model anyone seeking a 3-row SUV deserves to take out for a test drive. You’ll find it alongside tempting special offers and the full Honda AWD range at your local Mid-Michigan Honda dealer, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today if you’d like to find out more.

*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.

Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers

2200 Seymour Road Jackson, MI

Phone: 866-927-1280

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Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers
Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers
2200 Seymour Road
Jackson, MI, 49201 United States
Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers 42.278566, -84.378236.