The 2021 Honda Pilot is a three-row family SUV that seats up to eight passengers. Buyers at dealerships like the Emeryville Honda dealer appreciate the Pilot’s ample passenger space. Unlike many rivals, the Pilot’s third row can easily accommodate adults. There’s lots of room for cargo, too. Pilot owners can carry everything from a week’s supply of groceries to larger items from the DIY supply store. The Pilot’s fuel-efficient powerplant provides quick acceleration.
2021 Honda Pilot Trim Levels
According to the Emeryville Honda dealership, the 2021 Honda Pilot comes in seven trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, SE (Special Edition), Touring, Elite and Black Edition. Under the hood sits a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates a satisfying 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a nine-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the Elite and Black Edition, which get all-wheel drive standard. All-wheel drive is available in the other trims. All trim levels feature an automatic stop-start system.
No matter which trim level you choose, you’ll get exceptional fuel economy. The 2021 Honda Pilot gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.*
2021 Honda Pilot LX
The base Pilot LX trim comes with a dual-zone automatic climate control system, push-button start, cloth seating, a seven-speaker audio system, a 5-inch screen, two USB ports and Bluetooth. Standard safety features include road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera and automatic high-beam headlights.
2021 Honda Pilot EX
The Pilot EX adds a tri-zone automatic climate control system, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, slide-and-fold second-row seats, heated mirrors, keyless entry, a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an 8-inch touchscreen.
2021 Honda Pilot EX-L
The Pilot EX-L gets some extra amenities, such as leather upholstery, second-row sunshades, a sunroof, a power liftgate, and USB charging ports in the second row.
2021 Honda Pilot SE
The new Pilot SE trim level starts with the features of the EX-L and adds a hands-free liftgate and wireless device charging.
2021 Honda Pilot Touring
The Pilot Touring gets all the features mentioned above, plus heated rear seats, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, a premium stereo system with 10 speakers, and a rear entertainment setup.
2021 Honda Pilot Elite
The Pilot Elite trim includes ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs that lower the seating capacity to seven (optional in the Touring), auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof.
2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition
The Pilot Black Edition starts with the Elite’s features and adds exclusive black exterior touches and red interior trim.