2021 Honda Pilot
2021 Honda Pilot at Spring Honda in Cranbrook, BC
With the space and comfort of a minivan, but the power and style of an SUV, the three-row Honda Pilot is a vehicle offering serious versatility for the whole family. The 2021 version is no different, building on the stellar legacy of this large SUV to provide an abundance of all the things you both want and need from a vehicle. Add in an abundance of trims, its great price, and the knowledge that you’re getting a quality, reliable vehicle, and the 2021 Honda Pilot is a smart choice for any driver. Learn more about the 2021 Pilot with your source for all things Honda in Cranbrook and beyond—Spring Honda!
Inside and out, the 2021 Honda Pilot blends style, space, and versatility to great effect. An imposing frame with clear SUV-styling sensibilities, from a muscular body and hood to its wide grille, available roof rails, and available 20” aluminum-alloy wheels, the exterior of the Pilot commands attention. Of course, it also offers no shortage of utility, with standard LED daytime running lights and taillights adding to this large SUVs bright disposition, while the available LED fog lights provide a clear view of the road ahead—no matter the conditions. More smart functionality is found thanks to the available hands-free power liftgate, opened with a simple wave of your foot underneath the rear bumper.
That same smart and versatile design is found within the roomy and welcoming cabin of the 2021 Honda Pilot. With a bevy of luxurious available features, like heated and ventilated perforated leather-trimmed front seats or heated second-row outboard seats, the Pilot provides a warm experience on every journey. Amplify that warmth thanks to the available heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, or simply let in that warm mountain sunshine thanks to the available panoramic moonroof. Speaking of amplified, the 60/40 split-folding third-row bench seat and 60/40 split-folding second-row seat (or folding captain’s chairs) lets you crank up the space in the already roomy interior of the Pilot, ensuring you’ve got more than enough room for all your cargo. Or, simply take advantage of the roof rails so you can seat up to 8 passengers in select trims. The 2021 Honda Pilot isn’t just big, it’s big on utility.
2021 Honda Pilot Dimensions
|Dimensions||LX||EX/EX-L Navi/Touring 8P||Touring 7P/Black Edition|
|Wheelbase||2,820 mm||2,820 mm|
|Length||4,991 mm||4,991 mm||4,991 mm|
|Width (including mirrors)||2,296 mm||2,296 mm||2,296 mm|
|Cargo volume (behind front row)||3,087 L||3,092 L||3,072 L|
|Cargo volume (behind 2nd row)||1,583 L||1,583 L||1,583 L|
|Passenger volume||4,330 L||4,330 L||4,330 L|
|Headroom in mm (front/2nd/3rd row)||1,019/ 1,020/ 989||1,004/ 1,014/ 989||1,004/ 1,040/ 989|
Powering this heavy-duty SUV forward is an equally heavy-duty 3.5-litre, V6 Direct Injection SOHC i-VTEC® engine, complete with Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management® (VCM®) system for optimal efficiency. Adding to that efficiency is a now standard 9-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control for better performance heading up or coming back down steep grades and hills. All of that combines for an engine capable of producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, while posting a healthy estimated fuel economy of just 9.3 L/100 km in the city in front-wheel drive models.
Ensuring smooth travels, the all-wheel drive 2021 Pilot is equipped with the i-VTM4™ (intelligent Variable Torque Management) AWD system, which provides exceptional response and handling on the road—while Honda’s Intelligent Traction Management system lets you swap drive modes on the fly to adjust to changing weather conditions. Add in the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters found in the new Honda Pilot and you’ll have supreme control over your driving experience, whether you’re pushing its performance capabilities or taking advantage of its available max. towing capacity of 2,268 kg.
2021 Honda Pilot Performance
|Engine||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Estimated Fuel Economy, FWD (City)||Estimated Fuel Economy, AWD (City)|
|3.5-litre Direct Injection SOHC i-VTEC® turbocharged V6||9-speed automatic transmission w/ Grade Logic Control||280 hp||262 lb-ft||9.3 L/100 km||12.4 L/100 km|
Safety & Technology
Not only is this three-row Honda SUV big on space, style, and performance, it offers an array of the best modern technology and advanced driver assistance features on the market today. Stay connected, wirelessly, thanks to the Apple CarPlay™- and Android Auto™-capable Honda Display Audio System, run through an intuitive, 8” tablet-like touchscreen. That same touchscreen turns into your best friend come parking time, thanks to the multi-angle rearview camera with multiple perspectives and dynamic guidelines. Add in the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ for your own peace of mind, or the available advanced rear entertainment system that’s sure to keep your second- and third-row passengers busy on long rides thanks to a high-resolution, 10.2” screen with Blu-ray™ player and embedded streaming apps.
But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, with the available HondaLink™ app and subscription service providing unparalleled access to your vehicle—not to mention support in an emergency. Of course, emergencies and accidents might just become a thing of the past thanks to all the intuitive Honda Sensing™ features found standard in the Pilot, like the Forward Collision Warning system, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Departure Warning system, and more. Combined with other Honda safety systems like 4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control, and it’s no wonder the 2021 Honda Pilot scored a perfect five-star overall safety rating in NHTSA testing.
Honda Pilot Model Changes
For 2021, this versatile SUV has seen a number of changes compared to the 2020 Honda Pilot, including a reorganization of its trim levels, offering new standard features every step of the way. This includes a now standard 9-speed automatic transmission complete with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, as well as Dual-Zone Climate Control and Automatic Start-Stop systems. Finally, the special 2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition presents unique exterior and interior details, black 20-inch wheels, a foot-activated power liftgate, and wireless charging, along with all the other amenities found in the Pilot lineup.
2021 Honda Pilot Trim Levels
Pilot LXStarting at $44,245
- Honda Sensing™ Technologies
- Remote engine starter
- Max. 2,268 kg towing capacity
Pilot EXStarting at $46,545
- Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot display
- Roof rails
- 18” aluminum-alloy wheels
Pilot EX-L NaviStarting at $50,445
- Display Audio System w/ Honda
- Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
- Power tailgate
Pilot Touring 8PStarting at $56,245
- CabinTalk™ in-car PA
- Blind Spot Information (BSI) system
- Power tailgate w/ hands-free access
Pilot Touring 7PStarting at $56,645
- Sliding & reclining second-row captain’s chairs
- Panoramic moonroof
- Auto-dimming power folding side mirrors
Pilot Black EditionStarting at $58,145
- 20” black aluminum-alloy wheels
- Blad Edition emblem/stitch & mats
- Red ambient lighting