Black on black on black. That’s what Americans like, and with the 2020 Honda Pilot, that’s what they’re getting with the debut of the new Black Edition trim level. It’s painted black, and it has blacked-out trim, black wheels, a black leather interior with red accents, and red ambient lighting. Able to stay clean for about five seconds, the new 2020 Pilot Black Edition sadly does not include unlimited use of your local car wash.
Nearly half a decade has passed since the Pilot received its last complete redesign, and competition in the mid-size three-row SUV segment has gotten tougher thanks to new models like the Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Subaru Ascent, and Volkswagen Atlas. As a result, Honda’s mainstay family crossover SUV is less popular than it used to be — though it's no less capable of safely transporting your family and belongings. We put a new Pilot Black Edition to the test in suburban Los Angeles, hauling kids, getting groceries, and taking a short road trip. It remains worthy of your consideration.