It starts at $50,715, including destination.

A year after Honda gave the Pilot a significant update for the 2019 model year, the Japanese automaker is now adding the new range-topping Black Edition trim for 2020. Based on the Honda Pilot Elite, the same as our long-term Honda, the Pilot Black Edition adds several new design cues inside and out. The Pilot Black Edition is similar to the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition introduced for 2018.

Prospective Pilot owners who pick the Black Edition will get several visual cues added to the exterior such as exclusive Crystal Black Pearl paint, a Black Edition grille and tailgate badges, and black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels. Blacked-out trim pieces include the grille, headlight trim, door handles, side trim, fog light accents, and window trim. If you were looking for performance upgrades, you'd need to look elsewhere.

While the blacked-out theme continues inside, Honda spices things up a bit with red accents throughout. Red accent lighting for the dash, doors, and center console pair with red stitching accents on the front and second-row captain's chairs, door panels, and steering wheels. First- and second-row seats receive red accents on the perforated leather while the Black Edition logo is embossed on the front seats and floor mats.

Gallery: 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition

The 2020 Honda Pilot begins arriving at dealerships today with the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition starting at $50,715 (all prices includes the $1,095 destination charge). That's a small premium – $1,500 – over the Honda Pilot Elite that starts at $49,215. It'll be up to customers to decide if it's reasonable to pay that premium. The new trim is an appearance package without any performance or power upgrades. The same 3.5-liter V6, which makes 280 horsepower (208 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (399 Newton-meters) of torque, powers the Pilot Black Edition. All-wheel drive and Honda's nine-speed automatic are standard.

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2020 Honda Pilot Launches with New Line-Topping Black Edition Trim

Fresh from a thorough style and technology update for model year 2019, the 2020 Honda Pilot begins arriving in dealerships tomorrow with the addition of a new Black Edition trim. Positioned at the top of the Pilot lineup and with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $49,620, the new Black Edition features exclusive styling touches that distinguish it from the rest of the Pilot family.

The 2020 Pilot Black Edition is based on the Elite trim and features numerous exterior and interior styling enhancements. Like the similar Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, the Pilot Black Edition comes exclusively in Crystal Black Pearl paint and includes Black Edition badges on the grille and tailgate. Pilot Black Edition also includes black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, and blackout treatments for the grille, headlight trim, side trim, door handles, window trim and fog light accents. Inside, there is red accent lighting for the dash, doors and center console, with red accent stitching on the front and second row captain's chairs, door panels and steering wheel. The Black Edition logo is embossed on front seats and floor mats, and the front and second-row seats also get a red accent to the perforated leather seating surface.

The 2020 Pilot LX with standard 2-wheel drive carries a starting MSRP of $31,550 (excluding $1,095 destination and handling) and comes with the full suite of Honda Sensing®suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment. The all-wheel drive Pilot LX carries a starting MSRP of $33,550 and adds Honda's exclusive i-VTM4®torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system.

The aggressive new styling introduced to Pilot last year emphasizes its capabilities while highlighting the state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly character that has made it one of the most popular midsize three-row SUVs. Pilot also remains one of the few models in its segment to offer eight seats (seven with the optional second-row Captain's Chairs), with available three-person capacity in both the second and third rows. Third row access is made simple and easy by the available One-Touch Walk-In feature. In addition to standard Honda Sensing, technology highlights include an available 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay®and Android Autocompatibility, CabinTalkin-vehicle public address system, wireless smartphone charging, and a hands-free power tailgate. Touring, Elite and Black Edition trims feature 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi capability/compatibility, enabling expanded subscription-based HondaLink®services that include Amazon Key In-Car Delivery2, geo-fencing and speed alerts for parents of teen drivers, a stolen vehicle locator, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, remote start, and even personal concierge services.3

The 2020 Pilot's robust off-road and all-weather driving capabilities are assisted by Honda's available intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4®) with true torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD trims, i-VTM4®uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles, and dynamically distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering under power.

2020 Pilot Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM / DRIVETRAIN TRANSMISSION MSRP1 MSRP4
Including $1,095 Destination
Charge
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(City/Hwy/Combined)5

Pilot LX (2WD)

6AT

$31,550

 

$32,645

 

19 / 27 / 22

 

Pilot LX (AWD)

6AT

$33,550

 

$34,645

 

18 / 26 / 21

 

Pilot EX (2WD)

6AT

$34,430

 

$35,525

 

19 / 27 / 22

 

Pilot EX (AWD)

6AT

$36,430

 

$37,525

 

18 / 26 / 21

 

Pilot EX-L (2WD)

6AT

$37,860

 

$38,955

 

19 / 27 / 22

 

Pilot EX-L (AWD)

6AT

$39,860

 

$40,955

 

18 / 26 / 21

 

Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (2WD)

6AT

$39,860

 

$40,955

 

19 / 27 / 22

 

Pilot EX-L w/ Navi & Rear Entertainment System (AWD)

6AT

$41,860

 

$42,955

 

18 / 26 / 21

 

Pilot Touring
(2WD)

9AT

$42,620

 

$43,715

 

20 / 27 / 23

 

Pilot Touring
(AWD)

9AT

$44,620

 

$45,715

 

19 / 26 / 22

 

Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain's Chairs
(2WD)

9AT

$42,920

 

$44,015

 

20 / 27 / 23

 

Pilot Touring w/ Rear Captain's Chairs
(AWD)

9AT

$44,920

 

$46,015

 

19 / 26 / 22

 

Pilot Elite
(AWD)

9AT

$48,120

 

$49,215

 

19 / 26 / 22

 

Pilot Black Edition
(AWD)

9AT

$49,620

 

$50,715

 

19 / 26 / 22

 

 

1 MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $1095 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 Requires active subscription to HondaLink® Remote Package, plus an active Amazon Prime account and Amazon Key app. See Amazon Key In-Car for more information.
3 Subscription-based services available with annual subscription fee. See https://hondalink.honda.comfor more details.
4 MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
5 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.