2020 Honda Pilot Specs

2019 Honda Pilot

Whether you’re taking the kids to school or loading a bunch of gear for a trip, a full-size SUV is a great choice for drivers in Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, Florida. The versatility of a dependable SUV like the Honda Pilot offers plenty of power, performance, and smart fuel-efficiency.

In this review of the Honda Pilot specs by the team at Honda of Bay County, you’ll be able to see what it has to offer and what makes it a great family SUV. Will it soon be in your driveway making your neighbors envious? There’s only one way to find out.

Honda Pilot Engine Power

2020 Honda Pilot in Black Crystal

As a full-size SUV, the 2020 Honda Pilot has a large engine to provide ample power. It comes with a standard 3.5L V6 engine equipped with Variable Cylinder Management™ and lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®), to supply a smooth yet powerful drive. This is thanks to the advanced i-VTEC system, which maximizes power and fuel efficiency.

This engine gets 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It also has an 11.5:1 compression ratio, direct fuel injection, and a 24-valve SOHC valve train.

Working alongside the engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT). However, there is a larger transmission on the Pilot Touring, Elite, and Black Edition trims. These run on a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters to let you control the gear shifts.

2020 Pilot Fuel Efficiency

The i-VTEC and its Variable Cylinder Management help the 2020 Honda Pilot get a respectable fuel economy.

Depending on which trim level you choose and if you opt for the 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the EPA-estimated mileage differs:


Trim Level



EPA-Estimated MPG1


6-speed automatic


19 city/27 highway1


6-speed automatic


18 city/26 highway1


9-speed automatic


20 city/27 highway1

Touring, Elite, Black Edition

9-speed automatic


19 city/26 highway1


The Eco Assist™ System monitors your driving and gives you real-time feedback on what kind of fuel consumption and efficiency you’re getting during your drive.

Honda Pilot Design & Drivetrain

The Honda Pilot was designed to be a capable and versatile SUV. It starts with its durable frame and Unit Body Construction.

The frame sits on a pair of reliable suspensions. Up front, there’s a Macpherson Strut Front Suspension, while in back there’s a Multi-Link Rear Suspension. These suspensions work together with Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) to allow the Pilot to get better maneuverability and handling.

This capable design comes together with the drivetrain. The available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System allows for greater traction and control while navigating slick or uneven terrain.

With standard 18-inch alloy wheels that are equipped with all-season tires, you’ll be able to tackle any driving conditions.

Test Drive the Honda Pilot

You’ll get a dependable, powerful, and efficient drive in the latest 2020 Pilot. This versatile full-size SUV offers you and your passengers a great driving experience.

If going over these 2020 Honda Pilot specs has you imagining yourself in one while running errands around Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, FL, come by Honda of Bay County to take a test drive. You can schedule yours online today!



119 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, battery-package/condition, and other factors.