Conquer Any Road in the 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake

New roads await in the 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake. With incredible features to conquer bumpy roads, long distances, and superb chassis construction, this SUV is the perfect addition to your lifestyle. But don’t just take our word for it; today, we’re comparing this Pilot against the 2020 Nissa Armada, and you’re about to discover what sets this Honda above the rest.

A vehicle’s fuel economy plays a big part in the decision-making process when comparison shopping for a new vehicle. The higher the mpg, the more money you can save, and the more economically friendly your car can be. Within the Pilot is an engine control system that continuously improves its fuel economy by shutting down half of the engine cylinders. And if you get stuck in heavy traffic or at stoplights, the Elite, Touring, and Black Edition models have an automatic on/off system, which saves fuel and reduces pollution. The Armada doesn’t have an automatic start/stop system, or the ability to shut down half of the engine’s cylinders, and when we look at the numbers, this Nissan falls short in MPG:

MPG

Pilot

FWD

3.5 DOHC V6

20 city/27 hwy*

AWD

3.5 DOHC V6

19 city/26 hwy*

Armada

2WD

5.6 DOHC V8

14 city/19 hwy

4WD

5.6 DOHC V8

13 city/18 hwy


When re-fueling at the pump, you won’t have to mess with a nasty gas cap because the Pilot has a standard capless fueling system. All you have to do is insert and remove the fuel nozzle, and the fuel filler will automatically open and close. Aside from eliminating the cap, this feature also helps reduce fuel evaporation, which causes pollution, but the Armada doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system, so you’re stuck with a gas cap if you choose Nissan.

Aside from fuel economy, the Pilot also has a better-constructed chassis for superior handling and efficiency due to it weighing about 1,550 to 1,650 pounds less than the Armada. The Pilot also has a unibody construction that lowers its center of gravity without impeeding ground clearance to make all adventures, on-road and off, incredible. This construction also makes the chassis stiffer to reduce squeaks and improve handling, unlike the Armada that only uses a body-on-frame design. When you’re bouncing along rough roads, you won’t need to worry about excess vibrations in the cabin of the Pilot because it has an electronically controlled liquid-filled main engine mount. This system sends electric currents in the liquid to change its viscosity, which permits the mount to dampen the engine thoroughly.

If you want more information or are ready to test-drive the 2020 Honda Pilot in Clear Lake, visit us this weekend at Honda of Clear Lake. Soon, you’ll be on your way around the country in a brand-new SUV made for any adventure.


*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.