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How does the 2019 Honda Pilot EX compare to the EX-L trim?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Honda Pilot on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Shopping for a new SUV can be a stressful experience for some, but it certainly doesn’t have to be! If you utilize detailed comparisons (like this one), the decision-making process can be much smoother. For instance, if you have your heart set on a 2019 Honda Pilot, you may be interested to learn about some similarities and difference between two popular trims—the EX and EX-L.

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2019 Honda Pilot EX vs EX-L

  2019 Honda Pilot EX 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L
Starting MSRP $34,330* $37,760*
Power Moonroof w/Tilt Feature No Yes
Power Tailgate No Yes
Leather Seats No Yes
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ No Available
Advanced Rear Entertainment System with 10.2-inch Screen No Available

Since it’s a step up in the lineup, it’s no surprise that the Pilot EX-L is a bit more expensive. The EX-L trim also happens to have a few extra features that are not available on the Pilot EX. Not to say the EX trim isn’t impressive! Each of these Pilot models certainly has a lot to offer the modern driver. In addition to the elements mentioned in the table, the EX-L also comes with the HomeLink® remote system, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.Apple-CarPlay-shown-on-display-screen-in-2019-Honda-Pilot

Similarities between the 2019 Honda Pilot EX and EX-L

Moving on to some of their key similarities… both the 2019 Honda Pilot EX and EX-L trims are equipped with a 280-horsepower V6 engine that can deliver 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine in both models is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is available for both. The two Honda Pilot models also share the following features:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Honda Sensing® suite
  • Heated side mirrors with LED turn indicators
  • Push Button Start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.