Capable, Spacious & Stylish: The 2021 Honda Pilot

Available in seven trims, the 2021 Honda Pilot has something for everyone. With three rows and seating for up to eight, the new Honda Pilot is somewhere between and minivan and an SUV. Available all-wheel-drive takes you off-road with ease and aerodynamic styling with a bold front grille, clean lines. With 109 cubic feet of cargo room, you get as much space as a large minivan, but with a more rugged exterior. Plus, Honda Pilot models – and Hondas in general – tend to keep a higher resale value!

In every trim of the new 2021 Honda Pilot, enjoy the power of the 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The capable 9-speed automatic transmission, previously only included on the top trims (Touring and up), is now standard across the Pilot lineup. This conventional automatic transmission provides for quieter driving and more capable off-road and towing capabilities than CVTs. The 2021 Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds with AWD or up to 3,500 pounds with FWD. For a larger vehicle, the new Honda Pilot gets impressive fuel economy with up to 27 mpg*!

How do you choose between so many models of the 2021 Pilot? Let’s compare!

The 2021 Honda Pilot is available as an LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite and Black Edition. The base Pilot LX has plenty of great features, including:

  • Seating for 8
  • Honda Sensing® safety features
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with Auto High-Beam
  • Hill start assist
  • 15 cup holders!

The next level up, the Honda Pilot EX, features:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Intelligent traction management with Normal, Sand, Mud and Snow drive modes
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Heated front seats
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • One-touch 2nd-row seats

The Pilot EX-L adds:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Power tailgate
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • Three USB charging ports

The luxurious Honda Pilot Touring features all of the above, plus:

  • Rear entertainment system with Blu-ray™ player
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 20” alloy wheels
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 10-speaker premium audio system

Or level up to the top-tier 2021 Honda Pilot Elite to get everything plus:

  • Panoramic roof
  • Heated 2nd-row captain’s chairs (reduces total seating to 7)
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Perforated leather front and 2nd-row seats
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • AWD standard
  • And more!

The 2021 Honda Pilot lineup also includes a Special Edition or Black Edition model. The Honda Pilot Special Edition adds a wireless phone charger, hands-free power tailgate, black roof rails and 20-inch black alloy wheels. It sits between the Honda Pilot EX-L and Touring. The Honda Pilot Black Edition features all-black coloring: Black Edition exterior trim and leather interior, 20-inch black alloy wheels and red ambient LED lighting. The Black Edition comes with everything the Pilot Elite does, dressed in black. 

Visit Tracy Honda in Tracy, CA, to test drive a Pilot, maybe try out every trim! Since AWD is available on any model, you can choose to add the extra capability or save the money if you plan to stay in the urban jungle. Our knowledgeable, friendly team is here to go over every trim, feature and option so that you can get the new Honda Pilot that fits your driving needs best. View our new Honda inventory online, then stop by Tracy Honda in Tracy, California, today!


*20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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.