The 2019 Honda Pilot is the Best Buy of the Year among Midsize SUVs/Crossovers according to Kelley Blue Book’s Each year the experts compare all of the top-selling vehicles in a segment and find that one that has earned consumer loyalty, performs exceptionally well in the real world, and delivers good value for your investment. How did the Honda Pilot beat out the competitors? Let’s find out what there is to love about this surprisingly spacious family vehicle here, or run over to your local Valley Honda Dealer in Surprise, Superstition, Tempe, Prescott and Chandler areas and everywhere in between.

The Three-Row SUV with Room to Spare

When KBB compared all the mid-size SUVs on the market, the 2019 Honda Pilot beat out the competition with its well-designed cabin that offers extra space for passengers and is easier to access. You can order your vehicle with seating for seven or eight. The second-row split bench flips forward and tilts providing enough room to reach the third row without doing some acrobatics along the way. Opt for the second-row captain’s chairs for added comfort to accommodate your adult passengers. There is plenty of head and legroom in the back, so your teens won’t feel crowded. Even with all rows occupied, there is still space in the cargo area for groceries and backpacks with a hidden storage section for valuables and emergency kits.

The 2019 Honda Pilot comes with 7 or 8 Seats

Delivering a Comfortable and Capable Ride

Many other family-sized vans and SUVs sacrifice a well-tuned suspension and powerful engine for the extra capacity. The 2019 Honda Pilot simply upped the game by offering a 3.5L V6 engine standard that doesn’t hesitate to cut through traffic using 280 horsepower. The suspension smooths out bumps in the road while the well-insulated cabin blocks out most of the road noise. Available upgrades such as tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, an intuitive touchscreen menu with navigation, and a kicker premium 590-watt audio system rounds out its appealing interior.

A Power Tailgate can be upgraded to a hands-free version in the Touring and Elite. The available moonroof brings in natural sunlight, and roof rails give you extra options for oversized luggage. It can even tow your pop-up camper weighing up to 5,000 pounds with the optional all-wheel drive. You can also program the Smart Entry key to unlock the driver’s door or all the doors when you approach the vehicle, so the kids can climb in by themselves or wait for your assistance.

A Power Tailgate can be upgraded to a hands-free version in the Touring and Elite models

Safety Comes Standard

Of course, when your 2019 Honda Pilot spends most of its time chauffeuring the kids around town, safety is an absolute priority. Another attractive perk of this SUV is the included Honda Sensing suite of driver assist features that work independently to help you avoid collisions. From adaptive cruise control to road mitigation technology, your SUV safety tech will continuously look for potential hazards and apply the brakes or provide an alert so you can steer back into the safety zone. These features are usually only included on higher trims in competing models. The 2019 Honda Pilot has a 5-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Do you think that the 2019 Honda Pilot may be the best buy for your Phoenix area family, too? Visit your local Valley Honda Dealer and take one out for a test drive today.


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(2) Model tested with standard side airbags. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (