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Smooth, refined, and high-performing, the 2021 Honda Pilot is the modern family SUV you've been searching for. To help you find the right configuration, Lee's Summit Honda has taken a closer look at all eight trims in the following 2021 Honda Pilot model comparison. Browse our online inventory to see the Pilot models for sale at our dealership in Lee's Summit, MO. To speak with the Lee's Summit Honda team, call us at (816) 251-8700 or use our convenient online form.

In addition to providing room for the entire family, the 2021 Honda Pilot LX boasts the comfort and technology modern drivers are looking for. Features found in the base 2021 Pilot include:

  • Eight-passenger seating configuration
  • LED low-beam headlights, daytime running lights, brake lights, and reverse lights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Push-button start
  • 60/40 split-folding third-row bench seat
  • Seven-speaker audio system
  • 5-in. color LCD screen
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

If you're hoping for additional creature comforts, consider the 2021 Honda Pilot EX. Not only does this model option add improved seating, but it also provides a boost to the suite of tech features. The Pilot EX includes most LX features, as well as:

  • LED fog lights
  • Intelligent traction management
  • Heated sideview mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators
  • Heated front seats
  • Ten-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support
  • One-touch second-row seats
  • Second-row temperature control
  • Remote start system
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • 8-in. HD touchscreen
  • CabinControl® remote compatibility
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

Whether you're behind the wheel or just along for the ride, the 2021 Honda Pilot EX-L promises to make a strong first impression. The plush leather seating can be enjoyed by all, and the power moonroof immerses the cabin in natural light. The 2021 Pilot EX-L includes most EX features, plus:

  • Sideview mirror reverse gear tilt-down feature
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Power tailgate
  • Acoustic glass windshield
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Four-way power front passenger's seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Second-row integrated sunshades
  • Driver memory settings
  • HomeLink® universal remote

In the 2021 Pilot Special Edition, you'll find exclusive style refinements and added amenities. When you slide behind the wheel of this exclusive Pilot trim, you'll find the following features:

  • Exclusive 20-in. black-painted alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Wireless phone charger

It'll be hard to find a suite of tech features that can compete with the advanced offerings found in the 2021 Pilot Touring. In addition to most Special Edition features, this commanding SUV includes the following features:

  • Available seven-seat configuration
  • LED headlights
  • Heated second-row outboard seats
  • Blue ambient lighting
  • Courtesy front door lights
  • Illuminated beverage holders
  • Ten-speaker audio system
  • Multi-zone audio
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD digital traffic
  • CabinTalk® in-car PA system
  • Advanced rear entertainment system with 10.2-in. high-resolution screen, Blu-Ray™ player, and built-in streaming apps
  • Second-row HDMI interface
  • 115V power outlet
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot

The 2021 Honda Pilot Elite exchanges the second-row bench seating for captain's chairs, trading an extra seat for added comfort. The Pilot Elite also boasts standard all-wheel drive. Additional features found in this high-end 2021 Pilot trim option include:

  • Standard seven-passenger configuration
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power-folding, auto-dimming sideview mirrors
  • Panoramic roof
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated perforated front seats
  • Perforated second-row seats
  • LED front row map lights
  • All-row floor mats

Ensure that you have one of the most unique SUVs on the road by driving home in the 2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition. The Black Edition makes bold adjustments to the luxurious Elite trim, adding the following features:

  • Red ambient lighting
  • Gloss Black door handles
  • Exclusive 20-in. black-painted alloy wheels
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Performance & Handling

Each 2021 Honda Pilot model is powered by a robust 3.5L V6 engine. Most trims are standardly equipped with front-wheel drive with the option to upgrade to the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ all-wheel drive (AWD) system. However, the 2021 Pilot Elite and Black Edition are standardly paired with AWD. 2021 Pilot performance specs are as follows:

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD

Horsepower

280 HP

280 HP

Torque

262 lb.-ft.

262 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy*

20 city / 27 hwy MPG

19 city / 26 hwy MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how your drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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Color Options

Depending on your trim preference, you'll have a plethora of options when choosing the exterior color of the Pilot. Below, we've listed each 2021 Pilot color option, along with their available trims:

  • Steel Sapphire Metallic
    • EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
    • EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite
  • Black Forest Pearl
    • EX-L, Touring, Elite
  • Crystal Black Pearl
    • LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, Black Edition
  • Modern Steel Metallic
    • LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
    • LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite
  • Deep Scarlet Pearl
    • EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite
  • Platinum White Pearl
    • LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring, Elite, Black Edition

2020 Honda Pilot Trims


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Honda redefines modern style with the 2020 Honda Pilot trim lineup. This midsize SUV offers a commanding exterior with spacious seating in every configuration. To help you decide which trim best fits your lifestyle, Lee's Summit Honda in Lee's Summit, MO, crafted the following comparison guide. Once you're ready, browse our inventory to see which models we have available.

If you have any questions concerning the 2020 Honda Pilot, contact our dealership online or give us a call at (816) 251-8700.

The 2020 Honda Pilot LX includes convenient features, such as:

  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • Push button start
  • Hill start assist
  • Honda Sensing® safety suite
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • LED low-beam headlights with auto on/off
  • LED daytime running lights

The EX includes features of the LX, plus:

  • 8-in. display audio with high resolution touchscreen
  • Ten-way power driver's seat
  • CabinControl® remote compatibility
  • Intelligent traction management
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ capabilities
  • One-touch second-row seats
  • Fog lights
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Remote engine start
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and HD Radio™

The EX-L includes features of the EX, plus:

  • Side mirrors with memory and integrated LED turn signals
  • Three USB charging ports
  • HomeLink® remote system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Integrated second-row sunshades
  • Power tailgate
  • Two-position driver seat memory

The Touring includes features of the EX-L, plus:

  • Blue ambient LED lighting and front beverage holders
  • HondaLink® subscription services
  • Hands-free access power tailgate
  • 590-watt premium audio system with ten speakers
  • LED headlights with auto on/off
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
  • Blu-ray™ rear entertainment system
  • Roof rails
  • Body-colored parking sensors

The Elite includes features of the Touring, plus:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ all-wheel drive system
  • LED front-row map lights
  • Illuminated front and second-row beverage holders
  • Automatic-dimming, power-folding side mirrors
  • Multi-zone audio
  • Panoramic roof
  • Heated second-row captain's chairs
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Perforated leather front and second-row seats

Get bold styling with the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition. This trim ensures you're ready for any occasion with bold features, such as:

  • Red ambient LED lighting
  • Black edition exterior trim
  • 20-in. black alloy wheels
  • Black edition leather interior

LX vs. EX vs. EX-L

The LX, EX, and EX-L trims of the 2020 Honda Pilot all include advanced features, such as cruise control and a tilt and telescopic steering column. Additionally, if you're looking for an upgrade, the EX configuration includes heated front seats as well as Apple CarPay® and Android Auto™ integration. To take your drive to the next level, the EX-L trim includes leather-trimmed seats and a power tailgate that the previous trims don't have.

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Touring vs. Elite

Both the 2020 Honda Pilot Touring and Elite are equipped with an advanced rear entertainment system and a hands-free power tailgate for your convenience. Get even more features and amenities with the Pilot Elite. This trim includes perforated, heated, and ventilated front seats, as well as a panoramic roof.

Performance

Enjoy an SUV powered with an engine that excels in dynamism and efficiency. Each configuration of the 2020 Honda Pilot is equipped with a 3.5L V6 powertrain. Choose between a six-speed automatic transmission and a nine-speed automatic transmission to pair your engine with.

Engine

3.5L V6

Horsepower

280 HP

Torque

262 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy)

20/27

Intelligent Traction Management

Drive confidently with the intelligent traction management system provided by the 2020 Honda Pilot. This system is available on all configurations of the Pilot and offers four modes with all-wheel drive. These modes include:

  • Normal
  • Snow
  • Mud
  • Sand

Interior

Drive with connectivity and comfort at your fingertips. The 2020 Honda pilot offers unique interior features within every trim.

2020 Honda Pilot Trim

Interior Features



LX

  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Air conditioning with filtration system
  • 60/40 split, flat-folding third-row bench set



EX

  • Ten-way power driver's seat
  • CabinControl® remote compatibility
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ capabilities
  • One-touch second-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • SirusiXM® Radio and HD Radio™


EX-L

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Two-position driver seat memory
  • Integrated second-row sunshades

Touring

  • 590-watt premium audio system with ten speakers
  • Blue ambient LED lighting and front beverage holders




Elite

  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED front-row map lights
  • Illuminated front and second-row beverage holders
  • Multi-zone audio
  • Heated second-row captain's chair
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Perforated leather front and second-row seats

Cargo Capacity

Be completely prepared by fully stocking your Pilot with all the necessities. This SUV provides ample cargo volume, so you'll have room for everything you need. The 2020 Honda Pilot LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring all have a maximum cargo volume of 109 cu.-ft. behind the first row. The Elite and Black Edition both have a cargo volume of 108 cu.-ft.

Seating

The LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims of the 2020 Honda Pilot all seat up to eight passengers. The Elite and Black Edition seat up to seven.

2020 Honda Pilot seating

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