The 2021 Honda Pilot is a wonder of Honda SUV engineering. The model may not have had a complete redesign since 2016, but it isn’t necessary when you consider how effectively all of the safety, entertainment, and convenience technologies work on the current design. A few changes have been made, however, like an increase in standard features and a new trim.
When it comes to trims, there are seven available for the 2021 model year of the Honda Pilot. These seven trims include the new Black Edition trim which is now the highest trim. The inclusion of the Black Edition is how Honda responds to similar black-themed trims being offered on competitor vehicles. Use the chart below to compare some features of each trim, in ascending order.
|LX||280 Horsepower @6000 RPM V-6 Engine||Seating for 8 Passengers|
|EX||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Integration||Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control|
|EX-L||Leather-Trimmed Seats and Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel||One-Touch Power Moonroof|
|Special Edition||Wireless Phone Charger||Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate|
|Touring||Rear Entertainment System with 10.2-inch Display||590-Watt Premium Audio System|
|Elite||2nd Row Captain’s Chairs||Heated and Ventilated Front Seats|
|Black Edition||Black Edition Exterior, Black Edition Leather Interior, and Red Ambient LED Lighting||20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels|
The freedom of having seven trims to choose from is an ideal fit for the 2021 Honda Pilot. As a larger family vehicle, buyers should have a wide range of features to choose from. Pilot buyers with large families find the Touring and its entertainment features a useful way to mitigate boredom on long drives. The EX trim will still capture the hearts of many due to how many standard features it has despite being one of the lower trim levels.
• Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
• Multi-Zone Audio
• Standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel-Drive System
• LED Front-Row Map Lights
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Automatic-Dimming, Power-Folding Side Mirrors
• Panoramic Roof
• And More!