2021 Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey

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With modern SUVs and family minivans, the Honda vehicle lineup is a great place to begin the search for your next vehicle. To help you find the perfect vehicle, the team at Lee's Summit Honda has taken a closer look at two of the most impressive models in this 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Odyssey head-to-head comparison.

After reading, browse our Pilot inventory and Odyssey inventory pages to see what's available at our dealership in Lee's Summit, MO. To set up a test drive appointment or learn more, call us at 866-966-6024 or send us a message through our online form.


The 2021 Pilot and 2021 Odyssey share a 3.5L V6 engine, but slight differences in build and configuration results in minor performance differences. The Pilot pairs the V6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the Odyssey offers a ten-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the Pilot is available with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD). Pilot and Odyssey performance specs are as follows:


2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Odyssey


3.5L V6

3.5L V6


280 HP

280 HP


262 lb.-ft.

262 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy*

20 city / 27 hwy MPG (FWD)

19 city / 26 hwy MPG (AWD)

19 city / 28 hwy MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs. (FWD)

5,000 lbs. (AWD)

3,500 lbs.

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

Interior Amenities

Whether you're behind the wheel or just along for the ride, you'll enjoy every mile inside the 2021 Pilot and Odyssey. Both can be equipped with a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seating, and a hands-free power tailgate. Pilot and Odyssey interior differences include:

  • While both of these Honda vehicles are available with a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, only the 2021 Pilot offers a panoramic glass roof.
  • The 2021 Pilot is standard with a tri-zone automatic climate control system, while that feature is reserved for higher Odyssey trims.
  • Only the 2021 Odyssey can be equipped with the exclusive HondaVAC® integrated vacuum, making short work of messes.

Honda Pilot interior

Honda Pilot

Cargo & Passenger Space

The 2021 Pilot and Odyssey are both available in seven- and eight-passenger configurations, providing room for the whole family. The easily configurable cabin also allows you to maximize cargo space. The 2021 Pilot provides 18.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 55.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 109 cubic feet behind the first row. On the other hand, the 2021 Odyssey measures in at 38.6, 92, and 158 cubic feet, respectively.

Exterior Design

With smooth lines and elegant design cues, the Pilot and Odyssey promise to be some of the most striking vehicles on the road. While each has its own distinct style, the Pilot and Odyssey share these standard and available exterior features:

  • LED low-beam headlights, daytime running lights, brake and reverse lights, and fog lights
  • Roofline spoiler with integrated brake light
  • Power-folding, auto-dimming, heated sideview mirrors with integrated turn indicators and reverse gear tilt-down
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®

2021 Honda Odyssey exterior

Honda Odyssey

Available Technology

The elegant interiors of the Pilot and Odyssey are accented by a variety of cutting-edge tech features. With the exception of the available CabinWatch® rear seat monitor, which is exclusive to the 2021 Odyssey, these Honda vehicles have similar tech suites. Technologies shared by the Pilot and Odyssey include:

  • 5-in. color LCD screen or 8-in. high-resolution touchscreen
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio™
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Remote start system
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD digital traffic
  • Advanced rear entertainment system with 10.2-in. high-resolution screen, Blu-Ray™ player, and built-in streaming apps
  • CabinTalk® in-car PA system
  • Wireless phone charger

Honda Pilot tech

Honda Pilot

Safety Features

Thanks to the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist features, standard on all Pilot and Odyssey models, you'll be backed up by several responsive safety systems. While the Odyssey raises the bar with a standard traffic sign recognition system, you can find the following safety features on both Honda vehicles:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with available dynamic guidelines
  • Front and rear parking sensors

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