Since the Honda Ridgeline returned in 2017, it has included a range-topping and black-accented Black Edition trim. Oddly enough, its platform-mate and crossover doppelganger, the Honda Pilot, never received this sharp-looking trim level. That was until the 2020 models rolled out.
The 2020 Honda Pilot rips a page from its pickup truck sibling’s playbook with the arrival of the new, range-topping Black Edition trim level. Like the Ridgeline Black Edition, the Pilot Black Edition gains tons of black on the outside, including its Crystal Black Pearl paint job, Black Edition badges, black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, and blackout treatment on the grille, headlight trim, side trim, door handles, window trim and fog-light accents.
Inside, the darkening continues with seats, but there are splashes of red to break is up, including red accent lighting for the dash, doors, and center console; red accent stitching on the front- and second-row captain’s chairs, door panels, and steering wheel; and black perforated-leather seats with red inserts. Rounding out the interior updates are Black Edition logos embossed on the front and rear seatbacks.
The 2020 Honda Pilot and its new Black Edition trim are in showrooms now. Pricing ranges from $31,550 for the base LX trim to $49,620 for the range-topping Black Edition trim, which comes standard with all-wheel drive. That makes the new range-topping Black Edition trim $1,600 more than the 2019 Pilot Elite — the old range-topping trim.