Is the 2019 Honda Pilot a Good Family Car?

With safety, room, and power, the 2019 Honda Pilot makes an excellent family car. Many parents in Berwyn, Des Plaines and surrounding areas already have one, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option for your growing family. The following are just a few of the features that make this such a great family car.

Stellar Safety Features and Ratings

You can feel comfortable putting your little ones in a 2019 Honda Pilot, for it’s among the safest vehicles on the road. Hopefully, you never have to put these ratings to the test, but it’s good to know you and yours are well-protected if something does happen.

To help you avoid potential collisions and crashes, more standard driver-assist features have been added to the new 2019 Honda Pilot. The Honda Sensing suite that now comes standard includes a(n):

  • Forward collision mitigation system
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control system
  • Lane keeping assist system

A multi-angle rearview camera is also standard on all trims, and all-wheel drive is always an option. With all of these and the available all-wheel drive, the SUV is well-equipped for city traffic, highway commutes, winter driving and whatever else you might ask it to handle.

Plenty of Room Inside the Cabin

To accommodate your growing family, the 2019 Honda Pilot comes with three rows of seats that accommodate up to eight people (seven on the Elite trim). This alone makes the model preferable to any two-row crossovers or SUVs if you have several kids or want to bring friends along.

Even when compared to other three-row SUVs, however, the 2019 Honda Pilot stands out. For example, it offers 151.7 cu. ft. of passenger room, which is significantly more than the 2019 Toyota Highlander (142.2 cu. ft.) or the 2019 Mazda CX-9 (135.1 cu. ft.).

In addition to comfortable space in the seats, the 2019 Pilot also offers plenty of space for stowing things. Cargo capacity with the seats up measures 18.5 cu. Ft., and that can expand to 83.9 cu. ft. with the seating area folded down. That’s more than enough space for a few suitcases, dorm room supplies or everyone’s sports gear.

Integrated Smartphone Connections

For staying connected, the 2019 Honda Pilot offers a full array of smartphone connection options. The Entune app suite and Bluetooth, which together make answering calls and responding to texts easy, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional. If you need the ultimate level of connectivity, the SUV has an integrated mobile hotspot on Touring and Elite trims.

Specifically for backseat passengers, a rear entertainment system and CabinControl are also available. The former makes long road trips much more bearable, while the latter lets passengers change the music or adjust the climate control through their device if the app is downloaded.

Solid Long-Term Resale Value

The 2019 Pilot was one of several Honda vehicles to receive the Residual Value Award* from ALG, which recognizes vehicles predicted to lead their segment in retained value after three years of ownership.

Top Ratings

2019 Best Buy: Midsize SUV | The spacious yet sophisticated 2019 Pilot has been named Best Buy of the Year among Midsize SUVs according to Kelley Blue Book's,º marking four consecutive years of excellence.

Try the 2019 Honda Pilot

To see these features in person, bring your family to McGrath City Honda at 6720 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. Stop by Monday through Saturday, and you’ll see why so many families love this SUV.

*ALG Residual Value Award based on ALG’s residual value forecast for the 2019 model year.

ºKelley Blue Book Best Buy - Midsize SUV award. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

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