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