Honda Pilot in Marion, IL

Spacious Cabin, Smooth Ride

If you've entered the market for an eight-seater SUV, you likely have a lot on your mind already. When you need to hit the road with family, friends, or the carpool crew, you don't want to worry about cramped quarters or road hazards. Interior space is a must, and safety should be a chief concern. Some fun entertainment features would be nice, too.

That's why Honda's Pilot has become an easy choice for drivers seeking variety and families looking for more than the standard three-row fare. The midsize SUV pairs all the essentials of a family vehicle with responsive handling, convenient technology, and even towing capability.

If you'd really like to see what the Pilot can do, and ask our knowledgeable team members about its trims and features. At Ike Honda, we'll show you all that this SUV has to offer, and we'd be happy to let you take it out for a test drive.

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What's New in the 2019 Honda Pilot?

The 2019 Pilot comes with an updated transmission paired to its capable engine, plus new tech features and more convenient controls on the dash. Drivers and critics have praised the SUV for its smooth ride and roomy interior.

Up to eight occupants will enjoy an abundance of legroom and headroom in all three rows, and the seating promises enduring comfort with soft materials. Leather upholstery is also available in some trim levels. The Pilot can easily be called upon for family vehicle duties, and offers four sets of car seat connectors in the passenger seating. Behind the back seats, the Pilot holds 16 cubic feet of storage. The cargo capacity expands to 84 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded.

The Pilot's technology interface now features an analogue volume knob, and the interior can be customized with a long list of amenities. Available tech features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, an HDMI port, HD Radio, smartphone connectivity, and satellite radio among others.

The 2019 Pilot is powered by an energetic 280-horsepower V6 working with ether a six- speed or the new nine-speed automatic transmission in various trims. When properly fitted, the SUV can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds. For all its might, the Pilot still maintains a tranquil ride, rough roads cause it no trouble. Even with its large frame, drivers have found the Pilot to be pleasantly maneuverable.

The Pilot soared through its safety tests with high scores and also offers a variety of driver assistance features. Available safety tools include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, road departure mitigation, front and rear parking sensors, collision mitigation braking, and more.

History of the Honda Pilot

American interest in crossover SUVs was beginning to heat up by the time Honda brought the Pilot to the U.S. When it arrived in 2003, drivers responded with genuine enthusiasm, as the spacious interior was just what they were looking for. The initial Pilot models were built on the same platform as the Honda Accord and Odyssey, and came with four-wheel drive.

The Pilot received an exterior update in 2006, as well as a bounty of new safety features. A two-wheel drive version released the same year. Three years later, Honda debuted the Pilot's next generation, unveiling it with a larger frame and expanded list of safety and entertainment technologies. The maker never rested on previous developments and continued updating the Pilot until its third generation arrived in 2016. Its new crossover design and wider range of tech devices continue to garner the interest of drivers seeking an SUV that can deliver capability with style in reserve.

The Pilot is Here at Ike Honda

For over 40 years, our family owned and operated dealership has helped Illinois drivers find exactly what they're looking for. At Ike Honda, we offer a broad selection of new and pre-owned Hondas, plus a collection of other reliable used cars, pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Whether you're searching for a versatile SUV like the Pilot or anything else, you're bound to discover what you need in our .

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