Honda may be a Japanese auto brand but many of their new models are made right here in the U.S.A. The Cars.com 2021 American-Made Index® named four 2021 Honda models – Ridgeline, Odyssey, Pilot and Passport – in their Top 10. All four new 2021 Honda models are made in Lincoln, Alabama, plus the 2021 Honda Accord, ranked number 17, is built in Ohio. Honda received more recognitions than any other automaker, including ones you would assume are entirely American-made like Ford, Jeep and Chevy.
Interestingly, it is the hybrid and electric vehicles that are assembled outside the U.S., often in Mexico or Canada, but sometimes as far away as Italy, South Korea, or China. Only Tesla can say they build all of their vehicles in the U.S.A., but Honda assembles over 65% of Honda vehicles in the U.S.A. Final assembly outside the U.S.A. disqualifies it from the cars.com American-Made Index (AMI), as do eight other factors. Visit Cars.com to learn more
In the overall rankings, Honda took four top ten spots – six through nine – with the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Honda Passport, in that order. More than any other automaker! However, in rankings by class, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the Number One Most American Made Pickup Truck! The 2021 Honda Pilot is the Number Two Most American-Made Three-Row SUV. The 2021 Honda Passport takes the number three spot in Most American-Made Two-Row SUVs, with the 2021 Honda CR-V coming in at number 18. The 2021 Honda CR-V also came in as the 2nd most affordable American-Made SUV, just after the Ford Escape. The 2021 Honda Civic ekes out a spot in the top eight Most American-Made Cars Under $25k.
2021 Honda Ridgeline
The new Honda Ridgeline is available in four trims – Sport, RTL, RTL-E, Black Edition – and features standard all-wheel-drive and a 3.5-L V6 engine with 280 horsepower. The Ridgeline receives high rankings in comfort, exterior styling and performance. The class-exclusive In-Bed Trunk® adds 7.3 cubic feet of storage beneath the truck bed, is lockable, has smart hooks and a drain plug – making it perfect for storage or as an ice caddy! The dual-action tailgate allows you to open it from the side or open top down and hold 300 lbs.
Standard features include Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, intelligent traction management, tri-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 Split Lift-Up rear seat with under-seat storage, and unibody construction. Higher trim levels offer many premium options, including:
- Leather trim
- Power moonroof
- Heated front seats
- Wireless charger
- Audio system in the truck bed
- USB charging ports and power outlets
2021 Honda Odyssey
The new Honda Odyssey is available in five trims – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite – seats up to eight and runs on a 280-hp 3.5-L V6 engine with standard auto-start stop. The 2021 Odyssey gets impressive gas mileage at up to 28 mpg* and offers a host of driver-assist features and convenience options to keep passengers and the driver happy and entertained. The new Odyssey receives a perfect 5/5 on Cars.com for comfort, interior design and reliability, with nearly perfect rankings for performance, value for money and exterior styling.
The 2021 Honda Odyssey Touring and Elite trims add a rear entertainment system with a 10.2-inch color screen with Blu-ray™ player and accessibility functions. You also get CabinWatch® to view the rear passengers – even in the dark – on the 8-inch touchscreen and CabinTalk® to broadcast your voice through the rear speakers or rear passengers’ headphones. It’s like your own in-car PA system!
Standard features on the Odyssey EX include Magic Slide® 2nd-row seats, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, power sliding doors, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, two front and center console USB ports and an 8-inch touchscreen.
Upgrade to a higher trim Odyssey to get premium features, including:
- Power moonroof
- Power tailgate or hands-free access power tailgate
- Leather trim
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Wireless charger
2021 Honda Pilot
The new Honda Pilot comes in seven trims – LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, Black Edition – with the 280-hp 3.5-L V6 and available all-wheel-drive, which comes standard on the Honda Pilot Elite and Black Edition. The Honda Pilot seats seven or eight passengers, depending on trim and the option to have 2nd-row captain’s chairs. The 2021 Honda Pilot receives high rankings for reliability and comfort along with great reviews for design, styling and performance.
The new for 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition (SE) offers more luxury features at a mid-range price, including a wireless phone charger, hands-free access tailgate, black roof rails and 20-in black alloy wheels. The SE builds on the features included in the Pilot EX-L that includes:
- Leather-trimmed seats
- Power moonroof
- 2nd-row sunshades
- Power driver’s seat with memory
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Upgrade to a higher trim Honda Pilot to add the rear seat entertainment system, a premium audio system, panoramic roof and heated 2nd-row seats.
2021 Honda Passport
The new three-row Honda Passport is available in four trims – Sport, EX-L, Touring, Elite – with the 3.5L engine and standard intelligent traction management system. AWD is available on all trims but comes standard on the Honda Passport Elite. Standard features include:
- Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™
- Underfloor cargo storage areas
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- LED lights and auto high beams
- Remote engine start
The 2021 Honda Passport EX-L features leather trim, power moonroof, heated front seats, power tailgate, Walk Away Auto Lock®, 2nd-row sunshades, auto-dimming rearview mirror and more!
Or upgrade to a higher trim Honda Passport to add ventilated front seats, wireless charger, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors and Honda navigation system.
Explore all the American-Made Honda models available now at Tracy Honda! Our Honda experts can help you explore all the features, options and different seating configurations available in the new 2021 Honda Pilot, Honda Passport, Honda Odyssey and Honda Ridgeline. Whether you need a Honda that hauls more people, a Honda that can tackle tough jobs, or a Honda made for adventuring – or all three! – Tracy Honda will help you find the Honda right for you. On a budget? No worries! Work with our experienced Honda finance team to find a vehicle at the right price. Visit Tracy Honda in Tracy, California, to learn more about American-Made Hondas and take a test drive today!
*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. 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.