READ MOREThey both are featuring freshened styling, noteworthy powertrain refinements and major connected-car technology upgrades, including available new Display Audio systems with a physical volume knob, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. In addition, Pilot and HR-V also benefit from the expanded application of Honda Sensing, which will now be standard equipment on all Pilots, and on EX and higher grades of HR-V.
With the addition of Honda Sensing to the HR-V, Honda's advanced safety and driver-assistive technology will now be available or standard equipment on every nameplate in the Honda lineup, as the company moves toward its goal of 100$ standard application of Honda Sensing to all vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022. The 2019 Pilot brings a long list of upgrades to Honda's 8-passenger SUV, including more aggressive exterior styling, an available new hands-free power tailgate and significant refinements to its 9-speed automatic transmission (available in Touring and Elite trims).
Major available technology upgrades include 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, a larger Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray and streaming video capability, Honda's innovative CabinTalk in-car PA system and smartphone-enabled CabinControl app, along with a new Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, over-the-air updates and a volume knob. The 2019 Pilot adopts the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard equipment on all grades.
The 2019 Honda HR-V expands its appeal as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims, refreshed styling, new technology including an available new Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a more refined driving experience. The freshened HR-V also benefits from refinements to its standard Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) and available Real Time all-wheel drive system, additional sound deadening features and the addition of variable-ratio electric power steering. ■