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Three-row midsize SUVs continue to hit the market like offering a third row is something new. The Honda Pilot has been providing seating for up to eight passengers for years, ensuring drivers have a fantastic alternative to minivans. The 2020 Honda Pilot delivers the desired seating, useful ground clearance for light off-roading, and optional AWD. What else is offered in this Honda three-row SUV?

Does the 2020 Honda Pilot offer plenty of storage for your stuff?

2020 Honda Pilot Cargo Space
2020 Honda Pilot Cargo Space | Honda

Honda designers must have an origami degree or they’ve attended the Mary Poppins Institute of Storage. This Honda SUV delivers several great ways to store your stuff. In addition to the variety of small storage areas throughout the cabin, you’ll find space under the rear floor and lots of cargo space.

With all three seats upright, the Pilot has 16 cu-ft of cargo room, but this area expands to 84 cubes when the rear two rows are flattened. Even the cupholders offer design versatility to hold cups of all sizes.

Is this Honda SUV safe for your family?

The 2020 Honda Pilot earned a 5-star overall safety score from the NHTSA and is a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. These high scores should provide peace of mind for any family to feel safe and secure inside this impressive Honda SUV.

Was blind-spot monitoring offered on this version of the Honda Pilot?

Some might want to forget 2020 and some of the terrible events of that year. In the automotive world, 2020 feels like a long time ago. It wasn’t so long ago that this Honda three-row SUV wouldn’t be offered with blind-spot monitoring. Kelley Blue Book tells us this feature is standard in the EX trim and above, making it easy to enjoy the alerts provided when another vehicle is in your blind area. This is just one more way Honda makes driving this SUV safe for you.

Can the 2020 Honda Pilot tow a trailer?

Blue 2020 Honda Pilot SUV parked in front of a grassy hill
2020 Honda Pilot | Honda

The powertrain included in this Honda SUV gives you a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission. The power offered is 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. If you choose an FWD version, the tow rating is 3,500 pounds. This is more than enough for a load of camping equipment or a small boat. The AWD version increases that tow rating to 5,000 pounds, which means you can bring more stuff or a larger boat for your family’s fun weekends.

Will your family be comfortable inside this Honda three-row SUV?

The Honda Pilot is one of the largest midsize SUV models. This ensures you’ve got a large cabin to stretch out and get comfortable. In addition to the cabin size, Honda provides this SUV with a smooth suspension that perfectly handles bumps, dips, and road imperfections. The sound-deadening material helps keep the road and wind noises outside. Together, you’ll have a smooth, quiet, and large cabin for your family driving experience.

Are rear passengers provided with climate controls?

Some automakers refuse to put rear controls in their vehicles, and we’re not sure why. Honda nailed the third-row comfort with the 2020 Pilot. This SUV has a climate control for this row that allows passengers to remain comfortable by sending cool or warm air to this cabin area. The tri-zone automatic climate control system ensures everyone can have a pleasant ride.

All of this comes at an average price just north of $27,000 for the 2020 Honda Pilot EX. Good luck finding this price in a Kia Telluride or Hyundai Palisade.

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