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2021 Honda Pilot in Santa Maria, CA

From the outside, the 2021 Honda Pilot looks like most crossover SUVs have looked for the last ten years. The 2021 model year doesn’t bring with it much in the way of visual changes, but this isn’t a bad thing. The precise, simple, and clean aerodynamic design of the last few years of the Pilot continues to impress more than the clumsily designed competitors in its class.

With the 2021 model year of the Honda Pilot, owners can take advantage of available 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels and the first Special Edition trim for the vehicle. The Special Edition trim includes the features from the EX-L, but adds the aforementioned black alloy wheels, roof rails, a hands-free power tailgate, and a wireless phone charger. The Pilot remains what it was always meant to be underneath all the extra features and accessories, and that is a 3-row SUV for maximum seating and comfort. The chart below highlights the available mechanical properties, safety technology, and entertainment features owners can enjoy with the 2021 Honda Pilot.


Safety Technology

Entertainment Features

3.5L V6 Engine Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Systems Blu-Ray/DVD Player Entertainment System
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Pre- and Post-Collision Safety Systems 10-Speaker, 590-Watt Stereo System
280 Horsepower Turn Signal Mirrors and fog Lights Satellite Radio
262 lb-ft of Torque LED Headlamp with Auto Delay-Off Auxiliary and USB Audio Inputs


Model Analysis

Car shoppers searching for a 3-row SUV should put the 2021 Honda Pilot on the top of their list. The combination of interior features, engine power, and safety technology covers everything a mid-size crossover should be. While competitors use exterior design or gimmicky features to draw people in, the 2021 Honda Pilot focuses on what 3-row SUV drivers need and want most and delivers it with Olympic execution. The range of trim levels should allow for shoppers to find the right balance of features and value with precision as well.

Other Features Available on the 2021 Honda Pilot

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • And More!
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