Honda’s 8-Passenger SUV

The 2019 Honda Pilot is an elegant, high-tech, and capable SUV. It’s a great option for Detroit area drivers looking for a spacious vehicle with available all-wheel drive that can accommodate up to 8-passengers along with tons of room for cargo. U.S. News and World Report calls the Pilot a “good SUV” and the “spacious cabin includes three rows of adult-sized seats (uncommon in this class) and a higher cargo capacity than many competitors.” With roomier seats, versatility, and safety features to protect your precious cargo, the Pilot is a great 8-passenger option for Detroit drivers.

Seating Capacity

The Pilot comes standard with seating for 8-passengers. It’s ideal for families, trips, and everyday driving—from carpools to morning commutes. As an available option, drivers of the the Touring model can swap the 2nd row seat for two captain’s chairs, which brings the passenger capacity to 7. The top-of-the-line Elite model features the captain’s chairs as the standard.


Seating Configurations

Whether the 8-passenger or 7-passenger Pilot is right for you, the interior of the Pilot is extremely versatile for many different scenarios. The 3rd row is at a 60/40 split and can be folded to reveal more of the cargo space to accommodate large or awkwardly-shaped items. The 2nd row bench seat is also at a 60/40 split and can be folded down in several different configurations.

Interior Dimensions

As one of the most spacious SUVs on the road, the entry-level LX model has a passenger volume that measures at 152.9 cubic feet of space. Even tall adults sitting in the rear rows will have plenty of leg, head, and hip room to sit comfortably for extended journeys.

  • Passenger Volume – 152.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/middle/rear) – 40.1 inches / 40.2 inches / 38.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/middle/rear) – 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches / 31.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/middle/rear) – 62.0 inches / 62.0 inches / 57.6 inches
  • Hip Room (front/middle/rear) – 59.1 inches / 57.3 inches / 44.6 inches

2019 Honda Pilot People Cabin Talk

Seating Features

Inside the Pilot and throughout the trim levels, there are seating features and amenities that bolster comfort and provide touches of luxury. One touch 2nd row seats starting with the EX model allow for easy access to the third row while heated seats are a great way to combat the cold Detroit winter months.

  • One-Touch 2nd Row Seats – Standard on the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models
  • Front Heated Seats – Standard on the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models
  • Heated Rear Seats – Standard on the Touring and Elite models
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats – Standard on the EX-L, Touring, and Elite models

2019 Honda Pilot Honda Sensing Front View

Safety Features

As a family-friendly hauler, the Pilot takes safety as one of its top priorities with a number of standard safety features including a multi-angle rearview camera. The Pilot also comes equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technology that helps drivers drive more safely on the road. The package comes standard on every Pilot trim level and includes systems that warn, prevent, and mitigate incidents.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2019 Honda Pilot by contacting us or visiting your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the Pilot firsthand when you sit behind the wheel with a test drive today.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers 42.199894, -83.207115.