2020 Honda Pilot Review


The Honda Pilot has been a go-to family SUV for years—and for several reasons. It’s equipped with a strong, yet efficient engine, has a well-appointed interior, and offers substantial towing power. Honda’s updated 2020 Pilot recently hit the streets of Miami, Doral, and Hialeah, which left local drivers wanting an inside look.

So, we at Braman Honda decided to put together this 2020 Honda Pilot review to help you make an educated decision on your next car. You’ll find all the necessary specs below, including engine performance, interior design, and cargo volume. Keep reading to get to know this year’s Pilot!

2020 Honda Pilot Performance Specs


Honda provides one sturdy engine for the 2020 Pilot. The 3.5-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT) generates up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb ft of torque. While the 6AT is reliable and shifts smoothly, those who want a sportier feel should take a look at the available 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire and Paddle Shifters.


As far as efficiency goes, the Honda Pilot has you covered. You can expect an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway/22 combined MPG from the 2-wheel drive 6AT in LX, EX, or EX-L trims or slightly improved 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG in the Touring trim.*

Interior Comforts & Passenger Room

When it comes to infotainment and interior conveniences, the Honda Pilot comes standard with a 5-inch LCD screen and a 7-speaker audio system. Control phone calls and media via Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio.

If you have a compatible smartphone, an available 8-inch touchscreen display ready with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration allows you to access navigation and music through connected apps. Opt for an available 10-way power driver’s seat and Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration to stay comfortable year-round.


The Honda Pilot boasts plenty of space for passengers as well as their belongings. We’ve listed all of the Pilot’s interior dimensions to give you an idea of how your family would fit inside this comfy SUV.


2020 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)

40.1 in./40.2 in./38.9 in.

Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)

40.9 in./38.4 in./31.9 in.

Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd row)

62 in./62 in./57.6 in.

Hip Room (1st/2nd/3rd row)

59.1 in./57.3 in./44.6 in.

Cargo Volume (behind 3rd/2nd/1st rows)

16.5 cu. ft./46.8 cu. ft./83.9 cu. ft.


2020 Pilot Towing Capacity

If you have a couple of dirt bikes or a boat, then it’s likely important for your next car to be able to safely handle the load. Luckily, the base model Honda Pilot can tow up to 3,500 pounds. This should be more than enough weigh for a small fishing boat or pop-up trailer.

When properly equipped, the Pilot has a 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity that’s sufficient for smaller hard-side RVs and recreational boats. Combine the 2020 Pilot’s haul-ability with a 7.3-inch ground clearance to get a ready-for-anything SUV.

Where Can I Test Drive the 2020 Honda Pilot? 

We hope you found our 2020 Honda Pilot review informative and helpful in your car-buying journey. With a powerful engine, numerous interior conveniences, and a formidable towing capacity, this full-size SUV is ready for all your commutes around Miami, Doral, and Hialeah.

Of course, getting behind the wheel is the only way to figure out whether a car suits your driving lifestyle. Contact our showroom to schedule a test drive in the 2020 Honda Pilot today!
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* 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 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