Today we’re checking out the 2019 Honda Pilot. In Canada this is being offered with six different trim levels. Today we have the Black Edition which is actually exclusive to Canada. The Pilot typically seats eight but the Black Edition and a variation of the Touring have Captain’s chairs in the second row making them both seven-seaters. Keep watching to explore the 2019 Pilot and be sure to give us a thumbs up and to subscribe to see more videos from Canada’s Largest Automotive Group. Before we get into the finer details of the car there are a variety of really great features that make this the perfect family-friendly option that are worth mentioning upfront. Firstly, the pilot is a great vehicle for all sorts of purposes. It’s really practical. Honda offers roof racks and you can add towing packages for up to 3,500 or 5,000 pounds. One really neat tech feature is the “How Much Farther” app that lets your little ones in the back track the progress of the trip. For the parents, keyless entry, remote start, and walk away door locking is standard across all trims. The Touring and Black Edition trims also have available hands-free power tailgates for ease of access. The Pilot has a 3.5-litre V6 that is standard across all trims. It’s paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for the Black Edition and Touring trims only. The pilot makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard on this vehicle. For fuel economy, the Pilot gets 12.4L/100KM city, 9.3L/100KM highway, and 11.0L/100KM combined. The 2019 Pilot has undergone some minor refreshment in the front and the rear. The Black Edition comes in Crystal Black Pearl. This trim adds 20-inch black aluminum alloy wheels in addition to a gloss black front grille bar and black door handles. LED daytime running lights and tail lights are standard on this vehicle with available LED fog lights as well. If you opt for one of the Utility packages you can get either the standard or the chrome roof racks and running boards. And in the rear is 510 litres of cargo space. Once you fold down those third row of seats you have access to 1583 litres. The Pilot has an incredibly spacious interior and the Black Edition really makes it special with black leather perforated seats with red contrast stitching. Red ambient lighting is available with the Black Edition only. The driver’s seat is 10-way power adjustable with lumbar support and the Pilot does come with a heated leather wrapped steering wheel for those Canadian winters. In the summer you can take advantage of the ventilated front seats with the Touring and Black Edition trims. The second row Captain’s chairs are heated and can slide and recline. The Pilot is well equipped with tech features. The infotainment system can support Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Wireless charging is available on the Touring and Black Edition trims. As we previously mentioned, the “How Much Farther” app is really neat and can be controlled from the rear seats with the remote control. Another app that is incredibly handy is Honda’s HondaLink app. This shares important vehicle information right at your fingertips like range and tire pressure. It also allows for you to turn your car on and off remotely and schedule service with your dealership. All Pilots come standard with Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies which include collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and road departure mitigation. For driver convenience, adaptive cruise control is standard and the Pilot also has lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring. The Pilot has some really great warranty options on top of the reliability that you can expect from a brand like Honda. Learn more about it and take it for a test drive at your nearest Dilawri dealership. Start your journey at Dilawri.ca.