2020 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2020 Honda Pilot Touring
2020 Honda Pilot EX-L 2020 Honda Pilot Touring


3.5L V6 3.5L V6


280 280

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/27 * 20/27 *


6-speed automatic 9-speed shiftable automatic

  Sound System

215-Watt Audio System with 7 Speakers, including Subwoofer 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer

2020 Honda Pilot EX-L vs 2020 Honda Pilot Touring

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Between its spacious interior with three rows of seating, its impressive performance on the road, and its desired features, the 2020 Honda Pilot is undoubtedly the midsize SUV that has captured your full attention. For 2020, the Black Edition has been added to the top of the Pilot's trim options. The other trims available for 2020 are aligned with the 2019 Pilot's trim line. These are the LX, the EX, the EX-L, the Touring, and the Elite. Reviewing the mid-level trims is a great starting point as you prepare to pick out your new vehicle. How does the Pilot EX-L compare to the Pilot Touring?


While these trim levels are close siblings, their mechanical equipment differs slightly. The EX-L and the Touring trims come with a V6 engine with direct fuel injection that produces 280 horsepower. They are both outfitted with a direct ignition system with an immobilizer, active noise cancellation, eco assist, hill start assist, power steering, a MacPherson front strut, and a rear multi-link suspension. The Pilot EX-L also comes with a six-speed auto transmission. The Touring trim level is loaded with nine-speed auto transmission, idle stop, shift-by-wire tech, and paddle shifters.


The 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L and the Pilot Touring have an excellent style with angled headlights directly connected to the Honda-specific grille, lower-body cladding, a confident profile, and modern definition throughout the sides. On the EX-L trim level, you will find LED low-beam headlights with auto on-off, integrated LED turning signals in the heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, and other gear. The Touring trim level adds memory-linked side mirrors, more advanced LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and a hands-free power liftgate.


Both of these mid-level trims are thoughtfully outfitted with desirable features. Some of the gear that you can appreciate across both trims are HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, SiriusXM® radio, HondaLink® Subscription Services 1, an 8-inch navigation system, 12-volt power outlets, power-adjusting front seats with heat, memory settings for the driver's seat, an auto climate control system and many other items. The 2020 Honda Pilot Touring adds a multi-zone audio system, a wireless hotspot, a premium sound system, an HDMI interface in the second row, and headphones for the Cabin Talk® In-Car PA Systemand rear entertainment system, a voice-activated navigation system, and other advanced features.

Our Economy Honda associates will do what it takes to support your continued Pilot research and trim comparison. The differences between these two trims extend to their capabilities on the road as well as their appearance and features, so a test drive experience is your next step. Schedule your 2020 Pilot test drive visit with our Economy Honda team today.

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* 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
1. HondaLink Subscription Services come with complimentary trials of Security for one year and a Remote/Concierge trial for three months. Enrollment is required to access the Remote/Concierge trial and to access certain features of Security. At the end of each trial period, purchase of a subscription is required to continue the respective services.