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2021 Honda Pilot Is Available For Sale: New Gearbox, Special Edition

Honda has updated the Pilot for the 2021 model year. The first vehicles began arriving at dealers from June 17.

The company added a new Special Edition (SE) including new black 20-inch wheels and trim. A fresh Platinum White Pearl color is offered for the Black Edition. Other trim levels received updates too.   

A 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters comes standard now, as well as dual-zone climate control and a stop/start system. The Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance and safety tech is available for all trims.

The Intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4) with true torque-vectoring is standard on all AWD models.

Other highlights of the new Pilot include an 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, CabinTalk in-vehicle public address system, wireless smartphone charging, and a hands-free access power tailgate.

Honda builds the 2021 Pilot and its 280-hp (262 lb-ft) V6 engine at the factory in Lincoln, Alabama. The Odyssey, Passport, and Ridgeline are also manufactured there.

EPA fuel economy rating of the 2021 model is 22-23 mpg (combined).

The Honda Pilot’s pricing for 2021 (incl. a $1,120 destination fee):

Trim Level – Price

  • LX (2WD) -$33,370
  • LX (AWD) – $35,370
  • EX (2WD) – $36,050
  • EX (AWD) – $38,050
  • EX-L (2WD) – $39,480
  • EX-L (AWD) – $41,480
  • SE (2WD) – $40,080
  • SE (AWD) – $42,080
  • Touring (2WD) – $44,040
  • Touring (AWD) – $46,040
  • Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs (2WD) – $44,340
  • Touring w/ Rear Captain’s Chairs (AWD) – $46,340
  • Elite (AWD) – $49,540

The starting price is a $600 increase over the previous model. Cost of adding all-wheel drive to the trims has increased by $100 to $2000. Other price increases vary from around $300 to $500 across the range.

Source: Honda USA

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