The hits just keep on coming for Honda’s crossover and SUV entries and this updated 2019 Pilot is leading the way. The styling has been tightened up, the powertrain has been refined, standard safety features have been expanded and the tech has been modernized. With a starting MSRP of $32,445 including destination, the 2019 Pilot is offered in 5 trim levels with or without all-wheel drive. The 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is standard across the board and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission on all but the top 2 models. The Pilot Touring and Elite trims utilize a reprogrammed 9-speed automatic which addresses my previous concern, delivering smoother shifts.